Do you know how to say it? Do you even know what it is? Lol.
I recently received a package from the homeopathic company Boiron, which is the world leader in homeopathic medicine to test out two of their best selling products: Oscicclum and Arnicare. I’m going to tell you about my experience with Oscillococcinum (or Oscillo for short) in this post and then I’ll write about Arnicare in another post.
So who is Boiron and what is Oscillo?
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Both products couldn’t have come at a better time. After getting back from my trip to Las Vegas, I developed this annoying head cold where I was sneezing non stop and my eyes were watery and itchy. I mean I kept sneezing and could not stop. It was actually embarrassing being at work doing this and I skipped a work dinner because of it! (Sneezing at the table with a bunch of co-workers is just not cool). I had been on a DayQuill/NyQuill regimine since I got back and that was just NOT working for me. I was feeling super drowsy when I woke up and then jittery all day from the DayQuil. I was actually shaking and not feeling like I was totally with it and that was not working for me.
Then I got the Boiron package and now all is right with the world!
So what exactly is Oscillo and How Does This Work?
Oscillococcinum is a non-drowsy, no side effect homeopathic way to treat the common flu like sypmtoms. It works best when taken at the first sign of flu-like symptoms, such as fatigue, headache, body aches, chills and fever. Oscillo® has no side effects, and has been shown in clinical studies to help reduce both the duration and the severity of flu-like symptoms. Safe for everyone ages 2 & up. Suggested retail price for Oscillococcinum 6 dose is $10.99.
One box comes with 6 doses of Oscillo that are in these cute little vials. You simply pop the top off and let the pellets dissolve in your mouth. It takes about 30 seconds and the pellets taste a little sweet and then they are dissolved! There is no foul cough syrup taste or waiting for the pills to get into your system. I started to feel relief immediately and I did NOT feel the drowsy/jittery effects I got from Dayquil/Nyquil.
So how did it work for me?
First off, I do not like to take a lot of pills when I can help it. I shared this on the radio show but I don’t think I’ve mentioned on the blog how I was having some major health problems as I was winding down my time in Texas. I had been eating so bad and not taking care of myself and I was to the point I was considered PRE DIABETIC from the amount of sugar I was taking. I also have high cholesterol. So instead of getting on some meds I have to take the rest of my life, I went to a naturopathic doctor and now I’m on a vitamin/lifestyle change which includes cleaning up my diet and getting rid of all the sugar (bye bye Mt. Dew) ! So the point of me telling you this is I will pretty much do anything to take a natural approach to trying to cure anything I have wrong with me.
But the problem with being sick is you just want to feel better asap. And it’s annoying when you live alone because you do not have someone to run to the store for you to get meds when you are sick! You either have to drag yourself out looking horrid or just deal with what you have already at home, (which is why I was taking the DayQuill/Nyquill).
I started to feel relief immediately after I took the first packet and I did NOT feel the drowsy/jittery effects I got from Dayquil/Nyquil! It was a nice change to feel better from being sick but not have the usual side effects that come with feeling better!
I’m going to stock up on Oscillo to have on hand so I don’t have to rely on the Dayquill/Nyquill again. If you are interested in giving it a try, there is a coupon on the website here: http://www.oscillo.com/special-offers/