Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Sudafed works

With most medicines, I never really know if they're working.  I mean, I take cough suppressant and I'm still coughing.  I take pain killers and there's still pain.  Now, the theory goes that if I hadn't taken the cough suppressant (or the pain killer), I'd be coughing (or experiencing pain) even more.  But since there's no way to actually prove that, I sorta take it on faith and hope I'm actually getting some relief.

Not so with Sudafed. 

Went to bed around 1:00 last night.  Very congested.  Could not sleep.  Lying down only made the congestion worse.

2:00 a.m., staggered to the medicine cabinet.  Had a box of 12-hour Sudafed.  (Amazingly, unlike half the other meds in my bathroom -- and, to my great regret, the Campbell's chicken soup in my pantry -- it was not yet past the expiration date.)  Popped one.

Within, oh, 20 minutes, I felt the congestion clear and went to sleep.

I'm now 8 and a half hours into my 12-hour Sudafed, and I'm still breathing clearly.  Sure, I still feel sick and I have that slightly woozy medicated feel going on, but, hey, small price to pay.  Take decongestant, get decongested.  Isn't life grand?

1 comment:

dklars said...

Hope you feel 100% soon!