Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Thank God for alka-seltzer

The past few days have been awful. Thanks to my awesome immune system, I usually don't get anything more than the occasional sniffles and if it is worse than that, it doesn't last very long. However, every once in a while I catch something that renders me pretty much useless. This is one of those situations.

Yesterday I was so dizzy and congested that I didn't feel safe driving my car. My muscles are aching and no matter how much water and orange juice I drink my throat is all dry and scratchy. The constant coughing doesn't help either.

This is day 3 of being sick and, although I'm not really feeling any better, I am finally not feeling any worse. I attribute that to finally finding some cold medicine that actually does what it says it should:
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Yeah, alka-seltzer is my new best friend. Prior to getting some of this last night at the grocery store I had been taking nyquil and robitussen... neither one did me any good. I couldn't fall asleep because I couldn't breathe. It felt like someone was trying to smother me with a pillow every time I laid down. Now I can actually breathe and sneezing does more than make my nose and throat hurt. My temperature is coming down slightly and I'm hoping I can shake this thing soon.
The only positive thign I can think of is that the timing of this cold is convenient if nothing else... after Thanksgiving (parts 1 and 2) and before I start my job.

1 comment:

  1. Alka- Seltzer is pretty awesome. Thats all I use the few times I get more than sniffles.