I am a battlefield

September 7, 2012


Sorry to gripe about allergies again, but today was kind of funny. I have been running low on the non-drowsy pills the past few days ( and have bben too lazy to just go buy some more) so I rationed them. At night I would take half of a ‘drowsy’ tablet, and the effect usually wore off by nine in the morning after a few cups of coffee, then I’d take the daytime pill.

On Thursday I called Lloyd when he happened to be close to a Walgreen’s in Lincoln. I asked if he would get some 24-hour non-drowsy allergy medicine, and he was happy to oblige.

He brought home 24-hour drowsy kind. He was sorrowful at his mistake, and said that he even talked to a sweet little old lady at the store to get advice, and resisted the urge to buy two gigantic bottles of the stuff because it was ‘buy one get one half-off’ and he normally can’t resist deals like that due to a genetic condition.

Sidebar: who takes medicine that makes them sleepy for a whole day?

Anyway, he said he’d return the bottle, so I had to take a whole sleepy-making pill at night, and the effects did NOT wear off by nine. I was sooooooo groggy, yet just kept drinking caffeine, and at the end of the day marveled at the chemical war going on in my body. Who would win? Itchy throat? Sleepy eyes? Shaky hands? Burning stomach?

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3 Responses to “I am a battlefield”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Alternately, maybe you could take the groggy medicine all the time and build up your resistance to being drowsy. Maybe you could even find a new kind of consciousness! Sleeping while awake!


  2. Peggy Said on:

    …due to a genectic condition. HAHAHA! I laughed out loud!

    Sorry about your drowsyness. I always seem to be drowsy, without any medicine.

    I hope you’re nice & awake today….well, unless you want to take a nap later.


  3. Lauren Said on:

    Small note: I have fixed that ‘bben’ three times and it won’t stay fixed.


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