Saturday, August 23, 2008

two outa three ain't good

I've had TLM's cold since about Wednesday, and - because I've had to take time off to look after TLM while she had her cold - I've been soldiering on and going to work anyway. It has really helped to take the right drugs though. My drug of choice for this particular lurgy, was Codral Day and Night. I've always liked the idea of having daytime pills to keep me from using up entire rainforests' worth of tissue paper on my nose, then taking a night time pill to make sure I get some sleep.

So for two days running, I took the 2 daytime doses during the day, and a dose of night time pills before going to bed. Then on the third day, I forgot to take the night time pill. And I got very, very little sleep. I already knew that these pills contain pseudoephidrine. But only now to I truly realise that taking them is like taking a baby-sized portion of speed. And that, if I take a couple of doses of something that suddenly makes me alert and productive, I really should not skip the night time pill that's going to allow my body to rest.

I guess it's never too late to learn about drugs.


Nigel Patel said...

That stuff sounds like our Nyquil and Dayquil.
When I found out that when they have colds ST & her husband do liquid Nyquil like shots of liquor (and it basically is) instead of being appalled I thought it was cute.

Violet said...

nigel: the stuff must taste ok then. My drugs are pills and I really hate taking pills. They always seem to stick in my throat on the way down.

Nigel Patel said...

No, it tastes like cough syrup but there's a lot of alcohol in it.

Violet said...

sounds like Jaegermeister then.

Angela said...

Hope you are feeling better.

I never thought about that
Next time I need such medicine I think I will buy both day and night too
It may be why I don't sleepwell on the day medicine at night.

Violet said...

angela: yeah, that would do it.