So today I decided I had truly had enough of the crackling ears and the snuffly sinuses. I have been using a super strength nose spray for almost two years to not much effect. The only time they really cleared was last year when before the flight to Hobart the doctor prescribed me the proper Demazin (i.e. the stuff with the pseudoephedrine in it) and they miraculously dried up after two days. It didn’t last though and this year I have had two sinus infections requiring monster sized antibiotics and regular sinus headaches. Finally last week I was sick of it and decided to ask for the Demazin again.
I took one this morning and all seemed well until at about 10 when I sat down to read a book and suddenly could not for all the will in the world stay awake. I slept for a solid two hours and woke up feeling groggy. I thought pseudoephedrine was supposed to keep you awake. So I checked the box. May cause drowsiness and/or sleeplessness. Drowsiness my behind. More like a total and complete inability to keep one’s eyes open combined with a slight grogginess and desire to return to the couch for the rest of the day. And I’m supposed to take FOUR per day. I don’t think so Sonny Jim. I am considering either taking the child’s dose or just plain giving up. This didn’t happen last time.
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