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let me hear your voice tonight ([personal profile] alexseanchai) wrote2017-08-09 03:25 pm

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Vanishing scent Bengay has one active ingredient. Ultra-string Bengay has nearly twice as much of it, and two more active ingredients besides.

tl;dr the Bengay with less scent is probably less than half as effective

UPDATE: past!Alex is a FUCKING OPTIMIST

(the scent is sticking around longer than the therapeutic effect)
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[personal profile] angelofthenorth 2017-08-09 07:54 pm (UTC)(link)
Argh. I take it that this is a bit like deep relief in the UK. Menthol and a drug. Can you get the non scent rubs for other drugs?

Huge hugs
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Unsolicited Advice Alex (alternatives)

[personal profile] kaberett 2017-08-09 08:54 pm (UTC)(link)
Topical antiinflammatories I've used are (a) Voltarol, which is diclofenac-based and tends to come with a lemon scent, and (b) ketoprofen gel, which tends to come with lavender scent, from my suppliers. There's also an option on ibuprofen gel but I tend to... just go for the harder stuff.
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Re: Unsolicited Advice Alex (alternatives)

[personal profile] kaberett 2017-08-09 09:00 pm (UTC)(link)

I am mildly cross with myself for not having thought to offer to include a sample with the care package. :-(

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Re: Unsolicited Advice Alex (alternatives)

[personal profile] kaberett 2017-08-11 12:19 pm (UTC)(link)

No, it is absolutely fine, I am just ..........HOUSE D: and doing really badly at responding to anything that isn't straight-up exchange of facts <3

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[personal profile] alatefeline 2017-08-09 10:07 pm (UTC)(link)
*headdesk headdesk*
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[personal profile] alatefeline 2017-08-09 10:14 pm (UTC)(link)
Truthfully I do my headdesking while computing in/on bed anyway, so I'm rarely actually contacting a hard surface...*wry smile*
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[personal profile] lilysea 2017-08-10 02:45 pm (UTC)(link)
Is Voltaren gel an option?

(As someone who gets really bad migraines from fragranced / scented products, thank you SO MUCH for being considerate of other people. ^_^ <3 <3)
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[personal profile] sporky_rat 2017-08-10 03:02 pm (UTC)(link)
It's RX only here and it tends to be rather spendy even with insurance.

(I got lucky and a friend brought me some from the UK when visiting family.)