Meds for cold or flu?

Ugh, I’ve got a cold or the flu, not sure which yet. Now that I’m being treated for MAV, I don’t take any medications for my headaches except for the Topamax and Motrin up to 2 times a week. I took those yesterday. I have also read that cold remedies can’t be taken. What do people take then when they are sick then? Nothing?

In theory, it will be interesting to see if either the Topamax or not taking meds keeps me from getting increased dizziness after a virus (dizziness that has lasted at times weeks or months, admittedly much longer than the virus), but if there’s something safe to take, I’d take it.

Mary Lee


I don’t usually take anything for a cold or flu anyway. I didn’t think there was much that could get rid of a virus and you just have to let it take its course until your body fights it off. I have taken painkillers like paracetamol or ibuprofen. I think they are usually ok with most meds, best double check though x

echinacea is great and harmless with other meds/ migraines x