Monday, February 22, 2010

Boiron Giveaway

This giveaway has ended. Thanks to all that entered!!
I attended a webinar last month hosted by Dr. Merrell and Boiron about homeopathy. I'm not one for webinars, but this was amazing and really informative. We actually used Boiron's Oscillococcinum meds 2 years ago when my mom had the flu. I was at Earth Fare and saw them and thought she'd be willing to try anything. As soon as she took the quick dissolving pellets, she started to feel better. By the next day she was coming to life. I started to feel like I was getting it and took 1 dose and never caught it. So, I figured the webinar would be interesting.

I was right! And after what we've gone through for the past week, I'm glad I sat in! I'll start with 2 1/2 weeks ago when I first mentioned Ella getting sick. She had no symptoms but a 102 fever for a few days. I had just received a box of children's homeopathic medicines from Boiron and figured Ella was getting the flu. The basic way to tell the difference between a cold and flu is that with a cold there is congestion and with the flu there is not. She wasn't congested, so I started her on the Children's Oscillococcinum right away. She didn't act sick and within 3 days the fever was gone and no other symptoms appeared. Oscillococcinum helps reduce the duration and severity of the flu. It doesn't mask symptoms, like majority of OTC drugs do, there are no side effects, and they are quick dissolving pellets that taste good. I'm going to do a post about homeopathic drugs after this so you can better understand how they work.

Then a week later on the 11th Ella started coughing and her fever went up to 101.5 out of the blue. I figured since she had a cough and stuffy nose, she had a cold. So, I gave her Boiron Coldcalm Pellets in hopes it would nip it in the bud. My throat was getting dry, so I took some adult Coldcalm. Children over the age of 2 can take either versions, but the Children's Coldcalm Pellets taste better. The next day I was fine but Ella's fever went up and down. I also gave her Boiron's Chestal Honey Cough Syrup to help ease her cough. Ella didn't act sick at all even though she had a fever. She ran around and played hard- as much as I tried to keep her on the couch. I quit taking the Coldcalm after the first day because I was fine and then 3 days later it hit me hard.

I took Ella to the doctor a week ago just in case and they said it was a virus. So I continued giving her the Coldcalm Pellets and Chestal Honey Cough Syrup. Her fever went up to 103.3 and then she'd be fever free for 2 days. Then it'd come back again. It's been nasty! I went to the doctor last Wednesday and was diagnosed with a double ear infection on top of the virus. My mom also caught it, so we were 3 miserable people who were too sick to go to the store and buy some more Oscillococcinum when we realized it was the flu instead of a cold. Plus, we all still had fevers and didn't want to infect anyone. My mom's congestion ended up going into bronchitis, so I know by Ella staying on the Coldcalm and Chestal Honey stopped her from getting some sort of infection. Luckily, we are all coming to life. We sound sort of human, but thankfully we had some awesome cold and flu products around to help us through it!

Be sure to stay tuned to my next post on homeopathy. I'll talk more about Boiron and the awesome webinar!

The Giveaway: Boiron would like to offer 1 LUCKY reader a Children's Sample Box will full sized boxes of Oscillococcinum, Coldcalm Pellets, and Chestal Honey Cough Syrup (Adults can use them as well)Rules: You have until 11:59 p.m. EST March 10, 2010 to enter. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced after they respond to the winning email. The winner has 48 hours to respond to the winning email, or a new winner will be chosen. You must leave your email address! This contest is open to the US

How to Enter:
Tell me something else from Boiron you'd like to try.
Make sure you leave your email address!! I cannot contact the winner without it!

EXTRA Entries: You must complete the "How To Enter" before making any extra entries. Make sure you leave a comment for each extra entry and tell me which one.

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5. Enter another giveaway I have going on and tell me which one or leave a comment on a non-giveaway post (1 entry total)

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New disclaimer: I was sent these items to review from Boiron. This in NO way changes my opinions about the products or company. These are my thoughts, opinions and results.

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