Which Daytime Cold Medicine Works Best For You?

I started coming down with a cold last Friday night.  It's Wednesday morning as I write this and I'm making annoyingly slow progress.  Perhaps part of my problem is that I refuse to take any kind of daytime cold medications and I take the nighttime medications very sparingly.   I swore them off back in the early '90s when I was on the air after taking some daytime cold medicine and started slurring my words a little and even said "Magison's Magic 98" at one point.   A couple listeners were concerned enough that they called me on the studio line and asked "Sara, are you alright?" 


I imagine cold remedies have improved in the 20-some years since I stopped taking them.  If there are any that work well for you, I'm all ears!  Please feel free to email me your suggestions at sara@magic98.com, and I'm wishing you a cold-free and flu-free fall and winter!