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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Weekend Assignment!

It's time to close out the week here on A Working Pantry  blog with a weekend assignment. 

Last week the assignment was to check your supply of antibiotic cream and restock accordingly.  I heard from several of you that you did!  Good job!

Keeping in mind that our pantries are more than just food, this week our assignment is to check our pantry for over the counter pain relievers such as aspirin, ibuprofen, acetaminophen, baby aspirin, etc.  Who wants to have to make a run to the store for these items when you have a splitting headache or are aching from an illness or injury?  Not me!

So, let's do a little prevention work here shall we and check our supply? 

patsi
She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27

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17 comments:

  1. A word to the wise: don't take Tylenol after the experation date on the bottle. A pharmacist told me this. He said it was highly toxic after the experation date. So while we are replenishing our medicine pantry, check the experation dates and repenish if needed.

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    1. Quilting Grannie, thank you for that tip!

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  2. That's a great tip. I used my swag bucks to stock up on Advil .So am good for awhile.

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  3. As we're travelling and hubby has bad rheumatoid arthritis, we have stocked up on all pain relievers and anti inflammatories. Just as well we did as he has been in quite a bit of pain for the last three days. I know it was getting bad when my suggested visit to the Dr was accepted without grumbles. Turns out he thought one of his kidneys was failing as he was in such pain on one side of his lower back. Nope it's just a badly inflamed muscles. So it's more pain killers and anti inflammatories for my man. Just as well we have plenty.

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    1. Rheumatoid arthritis is bad news! I'm sorry your husband has to deal with it, the only upside is that you will always make sure you have plenty on hand.

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    2. My husband has osteoarthritis in his spine. That causes his knee to hurt badly nearly all the time. He had 3 epidurals last summer that helped some. He had another epidural Monday and I expect he will have 2 more. I think the weather makes him hurt more. This morning he was complaining more than usual and then it rained and he has no complained as much since.

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    3. Quilting Grannie, it has been my experience that the weather does indeed have an effect on those with osteoarthritis. I hope the shots help him!

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  4. Wow, so far I am 2 for 2. We always have a good stock of acetaminophen (Tylenol), Ibuprofen (Advil) and A.S.A. (Aspirin) at our house. We buy it in bulk at Costco (their generic brand) as it is much cheaper than anywhere else. I can only take Tylenol, but most of the family like Advil. My mom takes low dose Aspirin every day (as per Dr.'s orders), so if we ever need this in an emergency, it's handy too.

    For those who have animals, I will caution you about giving pain relievers to them. Advil can cause gastric ulceration and bleeding in the gut, so NEVER give this to them! This is also the reason I cannot take it, as I had gastric by-pass surgery. If my memory serves me correctly, cats can only have 1/2 of a low dose Aspirin every other day. Just to be sure, though, ALWAYS check with the vet office BEFORE you give the meds. It just might save you a large vet bill for them to make your pet vomit up the meds then monitor them for problems. How do I know?...I worked at a Veterinary Emergency Clinic when I was younger, and I've taken far too many calls AFTER they gave the meds!

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    1. Rhonda, Thanks for that tip for our animals. I surely didn't know that and I bet there are others who didn't either.

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  5. Dear Patsy,
    I keep a close eye in pain killers of a few kinds. As I get migraines life without painkillers isnt worth thinking about. But also if someone has a high temperature bringing it down with meds is really life saving.
    I have a fair stash. I need to rotate and keep an eye on that. Have a lovely weekend! With love Annabel.xxx

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    1. Annabel, rotating our stash is crucial especially when one suffers from chronic conditions such as migraines.

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  6. We rarely need them but I have stock on hand so must check the expiry dates as we are coming into flu season here. I also had temp reducing medication on hand for my children when they were little.

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    1. Nanna Chel, we most definitely have to prepare for our children's needs too. Great reminder!

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  7. Check. We have an ample supply of ibuprofen. We also buy the generic brand in bulk. It has the exact same ingredients. Also, when my back was out badly and I was in a lot of pain, the chiropractor told me that taking 4 Advils (ibuprofen) was the over-the counter dose of 800 mg (and could be taken every four hours for 24 hours as needed). So if anyone is in dire straights, there is a way to prescribe from your own medicine cabinet rather than going through the doctors. I like having this knowledge that is independent from the medical system. If disaster strikes, this kind of information is gold. Love these weekend assignments Patsy!

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    1. That is a good tip JES, and is one I/we have had doctors tell us as well. Thank you for your sweet words of encouragement.

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  8. I use coconut oil as a first aid cream.... Antibacterials and anti fungal...helps reduce scars. I swear by it. I did buy some more amoxicillin online :)

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