I don't get a cold often but when I do it's horrible. I can't sleep, no appetite and worst of all, I can't breathe through my nose. I take sudafed (the good one behind the counter) and an antihistamine and yet hours later, I still am plugged up tight while my nose drips constantly. It's worse when I lay down and try to sleep. I tried the netti pot, saline spray, and blowing my nose a lot but still, this is day two of stuffy, runny nose. My doctor gave me an inhaler the last time I had a cold like this and THAT didn't work, either, nor did the tussin he gave me and an antibiotic shot in the arm with follow-up antibiotic in pill form. I rubbed Vicks all over my chest and neck and on the bottom of my feet, too! Honey and lemon tea does nothing either. Why does none of this work??? I used to use Comtrex or some other severe Cold/Flu night time pill that you could buy OTC but now there seems to be nothing left that works. They took all the good ones away!! I am sooooo miserable! Last time I even tried drinking cayenne pepper and garlic tea and that didn't do anything but burn my mouth and lips. Still plugged! What to you use that works?????????????????/I'll try anything to unplug and stop the runny nose.