First of all, I want to let ya’ll know that I’m not taking the Sudafed and the Nyquil at the same time. The Sudafed is the non-drowsy kind so I can take it during the day to unstuff my nose. I take the Nyquil at night to help me sleep. Between the two of them, and the Halls Cough Drops, I’m doing okay. The wimpy cough that I had earlier in the week has turned into a more productive cough (I won’t go into detail but I’m sure understand) that’s keeping me up at night. The cough is so bad that it woke Luci up last night a couple of times and she thought it was playtime. Yes, I had to get up twice last night because my coughing woke her up.
I bought a new bottle of Nyquil Friday night . . . the first time I’ve bought it since the laws here in Ohio changed about restrictions on sales of pseudophedrine. Evidently Nyquil has changed their formula and it no longer contains pseudophedrine. That’s the thing that made Nyquil great. That’s the part that knocked you out and let you get a good nights sleep. Back in April, Ohio passed a law that pseudophedrine had to be behind the counter at the pharmacy and you have to jump through all kinds of hoops to get it. I don’t object to jumping through the hoops, I understand that the laws were passed, and I understand why Nyquil changed their formula so that their product can be bought without jumping through the hoops. The old Nyquil had the good stuff and it worked just great. The new Nyquil doesn’t have the good stuff and it doesn’t work as well. Guess I’m going to have to find a new nighttime cold medicine that has pseudophedrine in it so I can get a decent nights sleep.
The good news is that the worst of the cold is over. The bad news is that this horrible cough is going to last for another week or so. Now isn’t that special?! I suggest ya’ll invest Kleenex, Sudafed, Halls Cough Drops, and Nyquil.
It’s still bitterly cold here. Highs this weekend are expected in the mid teens and lows in the single digits. There’s a wind chill advisory tonight which means that the wind chill is going to be in the below zero range. So now I have to decide which I would rather have . . . warm weather, no cold, and muddy paw prints in the kitchen and mud room or cold weather, a nasty cough that’s going to last for two weeks, and a hockey rink in my back yard.
Neither option sounds very appealing at the moment. I think I’ll just grab a cup of hot tea, sit on the couch wrapped up in my blankie, and hibernate. It won’t be that long . . . .after all, the groundhog said we were going to have an early spring.