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Rescue Remedy, Calms and such like - will it stop me blubbing like a loon at a funeral? Please say yes.

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MadreInglese Mon 06-Oct-08 15:34:32

My friend's dad has passed away sad and I'll be going to the funeral this week.

I am ridiculously emotionally incontinent and I know that if I start crying at the funeral I'll end up snorting and gulping at a ridiculous volume.

Whilst I know that it's natural to cry at funerals I don't want to disrespect or take attention away from her family by opening my blubbing floodgates as I feel my grief is way down the pecking order from theirs IYSWIM, and I'd really like to be able to just squeeze into a pew at the back and keep calm.

Would something herbal sedate me a little do you think or is it all placebo?

Flier Mon 06-Oct-08 15:38:05

I swear by rescue remedy. Maybe try starting to take ot the night before and just keep taking it very regularly, remember, you can't OD on it.

MadreInglese Mon 06-Oct-08 15:39:16

Thanks flier, is it tablets?

cocoleBOO Mon 06-Oct-08 15:39:42

Rescue Remedy should help, you can also by Bach flower remedies that deal with grief.

Flier Mon 06-Oct-08 15:41:03

no, its drops which you can put directly on your tongue or put in some water. You can also get a spray which is quite handy. Its not the nicest of tastes, btw, byt I find it doesn't linger and, as I said, I really find it works. I even used mine when in labour!

JacobsPrincessOfDarkness Mon 06-Oct-08 15:42:49

I love the flavour and swear by the stuff for birth, funerals, dentist visits, wet monday mornings etc etc

stayinbed Mon 06-Oct-08 15:44:04

i doubt it. i have never found rescue remedy to help for anything. a nice tea with honey can be just as calming

Flier Mon 06-Oct-08 15:44:12

do you? jacobsprincess? grin love the flavour I mean

MadreInglese Mon 06-Oct-08 15:44:54

right, will be getting some of that then

can you just get it from a chemist? and am I ok to drive if I'm using it?

Flier Mon 06-Oct-08 15:45:55

you can get it from boots and holland & barrett and yes you'll be safe to drive. Hope it works for you

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