Medical ‘Whoa’s

December 8, 2010


I went to the doctor today. It’s not that my cough is any worse, it’s that I’ve been breathing snot into my lungs, and that needed to stop. *jibblie* I had run out of most of the cold medicine in the house, and I just wanted to ask what I should buy at Wal*Mart so I could stop wasting my money.

Well, he said I should buy Mucinex (more on that later), wrote out a prescription for an antibiotic and then said, “… I’m going to send you home with an inhaler…”

I really didn’t hear anything he said after that because I was instantly thrown back to the 6th grade when I bold-faced lied to my mother and told her that I was having trouble breathing – all because I wanted a cool Primatene Mist inhaler like my friend Barb had. (I was a total, total dork, and I’m so sorry, Mom.)

I then told that story to my doctor, who looked blankly at me and then scribbled some notes in my file.

Back to the Mucinex: When we were waiting for my antibiotics at Wal*Mart, Lloyd helped me shop for Mucinex. He was going to get me the best deal, which translates to ‘milligrams per penny’, and since he loves me so much he bought the most mg’s possible – Maximum Strength Mucinex!! It has twice as much guaifenesin as regular strength Mucinex……. because (brace yourselves) the pill is twice as big.

Ain't no room fer fillers in these pills.

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9 Responses to “Medical ‘Whoa’s”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Mucinex? But where are the cartoons of the cute globs of mucus? Those TV commercials almost make me want to not blow my nose so I don’t disturb those hilarious mucus people that live in my sinus cavity. Did you see the one where the housewife mucus is making the house dirty instead of cleaning it? Ha!

    (Actually, those commercials give me major jibblies.)


  2. Kristi Said on:

    That pill looks HUGE!


  3. Rae Said on:

    Mucinex is a staple at our house -- that and Delsym. Hope you get rid of your “house” dirtying mucus monsters!


  4. Peggy Said on:

    Dang. When I was in elementary school, I wanted to wear glasses & it never dawned on me to pretend I was having trouble seeing. What a stupid, unresourceful child I was!

    Feel better soon Lauren!


  5. Lauren Said on:

    There is some karmic payback going on here. The new inhaler has the side effects of severe jitteriness! I felt like a sped-up stop motion movie all day.


  6. Keren Said on:

    Hey, you got the same medicinal cocktail I did!


  7. Keren Said on:

    Not really. But it’s way better than it was two months ago…


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