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This was my first cold after starting managing my HBP so sudafed is no longer my friend. And, as luck would have it, it was a brutal cold. Head, chest and ears. One of the worst colds I've had in years as far as congestion goes.

Called my doctor because I was so miserable with the heavy chest and Mucinex DM was the recommendation.

Mucinex absolutely works. I was stunned. Drink lots and lots of water. I will admit that I used the old-style Nyquil (w/decongestant) for two nights but otherwise my only drug was Mucinex.

For those wanting to go on the cheap, Mucinex is time-release guafenisin at 200mg per 4 hours. Generic tablets available at most pharmacies, some with higher doses.