Made Worse By Medication

After about a week of hacking and coughing, and such extensive coughing fits that my abs have been aching for days as if I’ve done nothing but stomach crunches all day, every day, I woke up this morning determined to get an appointment with the doc as early as they could see me today. I put it off when I first started feeling icky – if it’s only a cold, there’s not a thing they can do but take my copay money and send me on my way.

But today, they decided that it’s most likely I have a sinus infection (sounds so hot, right?), since I’m prone to them, and along with antibiotics, the doc – not my normal doc – wrote a script for a prescription decongestant and cough syrup with codeine. I’ve now had two doses of the antibiotic and two of the decongestant and now have the pleasant symptom of feeling like I’m gonna puke. And I am STILL coughing.

As far as I can remember from previous ventures into the codeine arena, it doesn’t zonk me out – but I haven’t wanted to take it yet, because zonking out when I’m the sole responsible adult in the house (Hubby hasn’t been home) didn’t seem a super fantastic idea. The girls are safely tucked in now, so I may medicate. I’m afraid though, if memory serves me correctly, that I won’t zonk out – but rather will be rendered completely wired and slap happy by the codeine. Hate that.

I’m under doctor’s orders to drink water “until you float” and I have an overwhelming urge to just hang out in my pajamas and sweatshirt. I hate this.

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Sarah is a book nerd, a music lover, an endorphin junkie, a coffee addict. Oh, and a goof ball. She writes, she tweets, and she sings off key.


  1. I’m sorry you’re under the weather. Here’s hoping the meds kick in soon.

    Big hugs,

  2. I know what you mean about the slap happy stuff. Hey, the kids may love it if that’s what it does to you!! 🙂

    I hope the rest of the meds help out pronto!

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