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BadTichelDay




 
 
 
 

Post  Thu, Aug 08 2019, 3:07 pm
On the tips and tricks for an easier fast thread I saw several people mentioning suppositories that contain caffeine and tylenol or similar.
Today I went to my local kuppat cholim pharmacy and asked them for such suppositories and they just goggled at me with big eyes and said that doesn't exist in Israel. No suppositories with caffeine in any combination. Is that true?
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Iymnok




 
 
 
 

Post  Thu, Aug 08 2019, 3:11 pm
I never heard of any, but I never asked. We use drops called tzom kal (I think). 2 drops 4x the day before the fast.
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BadTichelDay




 
 
 
 

Post  Thu, Aug 08 2019, 3:15 pm
Hmmm, they offered me some tzom kal pills. But this year that's a problem, isn't it? Taking pills on Shabbat and as a hachana (preparation) for something that starts after Shabbat?
Also, my real problem with the fast is that I'm a coffee addict. Never mind food and drink. It's the black gold I'm missing and that gives me withdrawal symptoms...
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amother




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Post  Thu, Aug 08 2019, 3:17 pm
Fasting Pills - caffeine / Tylenol /Ibuprofen in slow release form to be taken *before* the fast. 50 nis each type. Proceeds support Ramat Eshkol Hatzala & the Toronto Kollel. Pick up points: Rowe family, 48 Ramat Hagolan, half flight up (best at night) / Bernstein family, 16 Yam Suf apt 2 bottom floor (between 8:30 - 10:30 pm) / Grunwald family, 2 Sd Eshkol, for more info contact: chumyg @ gmail.com
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Iymnok




 
 
 
 

Post  Thu, Aug 08 2019, 3:22 pm
It’s called Pele Tzom.
The number on the bottle is 052.764.9570
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etky




 
 
 
 

Post  Thu, Aug 08 2019, 3:36 pm
I bought regular acamol suppositories last year after a particularly bad fast.
Haven't had to use them yet but it's good to know I have them if I get a migraiine.
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Mrs.K




 
 
 
 

Post  Thu, Aug 08 2019, 3:56 pm
I buy caffeine plus optalgin suppositories every year in Jerusalem.
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BadTichelDay




 
 
 
 

Post  Thu, Aug 08 2019, 4:56 pm
Thanks. I won't make it to Jerusalem before the fast but I'll keep the information for future reference (and fasts.)
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amother




Lawngreen
 

Post  Mon, Oct 07 2019, 10:50 am
Mrs.K wrote:
I buy caffeine plus optalgin suppositories every year in Jerusalem.

Where do you buy them?
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