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Ugh. Snot aliens have invaded.

Woke up yesterday with a bit of a stuffed nose and a sore throat. It was much worse today so I called in sick to work.
I ♥ Walgreen's brand Ny-quil. If you ask for it at the pharmacy counter you can get stuff w/pseudoephedrine in it! It's still a pain in the ass because you have to give them your ID to take down your info & agree to the legal terms and sign before you can buy it. But then you get to walk away with medicine that actually works! Still annoys the piss out of me that they took the pseudoephedrine out of most of the liquid meds when you can't even use the liquid form to make crystal meth anyway.
But I spent most of the day sleeping and waking up only to take more Ny-quil. I'm still stuffed up, but much better than I was this morning. Yay Ny-quil coma!
Now that I've been awake a few hours I think it's time to go back to bed. I'm going to attempt to work tomorrow unless I feel like complete ass in the morning.

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scubagrrl
Dec. 2nd, 2010 06:31 am (UTC)
Yay for medicine that works! Suck for snot-monsters and I hope you feel better in the morning.
hellziggy
Dec. 2nd, 2010 04:56 pm (UTC)
I did feel much better today! :)
scubagrrl
Dec. 2nd, 2010 05:41 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear it!
boliviafang
Dec. 2nd, 2010 01:01 pm (UTC)
I completely agree about taking the psuedoephedrine out of even liquid meds! I don't tell my other, more naive, friends that if the stuff that's on the shelves now, which has been around for as long as PE, was as good as PE, then it would have been in everything, too... not thrown in as a replacement for PE later. I told a pharmacist that I wouldn't even try the alternative because I know the best product is the one that ended up in every cold medicine for the last twenty years and he agreed.

But it's adorable that my coworkers insist that the generic non-PE decongestant in our medicine cabinet works great. I don't disabuse them of that. A) if they believe it works great, it will work great for them and B) if you haven't used PE in a while, you might not realize there is a difference in effectiveness.

Anyway, as you can see, you've hit a nerve with me. I buy Wal-phed (hooray for Walgreens generics!) in the 96-count box. Often. I lost a box a while back and I worry that there will come a time when they'll punch in my driver's license and say "sorry, you've exceeded the legal limit". To which I will say "then put it back in liquid form!"

Maybe I should write a letter to Sudafed. If they do it, Walgreens will do a generic! ...okay, not really fair to Sudafed...

um.... little wound up. I sort of guzzled my chocolate coffee this morning. Kinda hyper now. Should get ready for work.
hellziggy
Dec. 2nd, 2010 04:59 pm (UTC)
I attribute the fact that I was well enough to come to work today to the fact that my Walgreens generic Ny-Quil I was chugging yesterday had the PE in it! I completely agree that if the other stuff worked as well that it is what they would have been using already!
genevra
Dec. 2nd, 2010 05:37 pm (UTC)
I always buy the generic pseudoephedrine, no matter where I go. Cub, Target, Walgreens - they all have it. You have to sign your life away (why would I ever turn my wonderful sinus-clearing PE into Meth anyway???), but you can get up to 3.6g per day, and not more than 9g per 30 day period. http://www.ctpharmacists.org/files/public/MethSummary.pdf
You can get 3 of the 96-packs of 30mg pills each month, and there is no "lifetime limit".
genevra
Dec. 2nd, 2010 05:13 pm (UTC)
You know, you can just take the crappy generic Ny-Quil that has NO decongestant in it, and also take a dose of generic Sudafed at the same time - make your own PE Ny-Quil! I checked with my pharmacist. Just make sure there's no decongestant in the Ny-Quil, and you're fine. Or, I skip the Ny-Quil part altogether, and just take the sudafed and some advil.
whimsywinx
Dec. 3rd, 2010 02:08 am (UTC)
I'm sorry you feel like crap. I hope the Ny-Quil keeps working. *cozy*
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