Cold Sweats

Ha! I wish the scary kind.

-31 like seriously stop playing with me!

+1 and then zoom dip back into the Arctic frigid weather. With warning I can do it no problem. When the temp just drops my delicate system begins its outraged shrieking.

And just how does it let me know its displeasure?

Wicked night sweats.

Which are a lie! Sweat is something usually produced due to heat.

And while I am sure night sweats are produced by heat they become ice cold once upon flesh and sheets. I woke up feeling like I was wrapped in an ice blanket upon a soggy ice floe, water seeping over the edges.

Never mind the freezing air that is being swirled around by the fan.

Yes, due to extreme heat I had my fan going. And I had to pee.

It was like the trifecta of discomfort.

I turned the fan off. Got ip and staggered to bathroo.. Peed. Back to bedroom. Pulled sheets over and dove into the middle of the bed. Pulled the comforter up to my chin. Closed my eyes and sighed.

Drifted back off to sleep… time for the alarm to go off.

Feeling Wonky

As I indicated yesterday I was coming down with a cold.

I was not pleased and with the tickle in my throat I knew that I needed to do something. I grabbed the cough syrup out of the cupboard and looked at the expiry date. September 2022.

It had not been that long and the cough was beginning. I stood up. Cough. I sat down. Cough. I took a slug of the syrup and while it was not as mentholly as it usually is, I figured that it would still work. And it did.

By the time I got to work I was not feeling well at all. And my head was feeling wonky. Light headed. My body felt weighted. Hot and cold. But the head was the worst of it.

I came home at 11. I just was not able to push myself through. Spent the day laying and dozing on the couch. Mom called to check up on me.

As I was sitting here, it still was bothering me just how wonky my head was feeling. So I decided to look up the active ingredient in the cough syrup. And once I saw it it made sense.

The hydrobromide salt form of dextromethorphan, a synthetic, methylated dextrorotary analogue of levorphanol, a substance related to codeine and a non-opioid derivate of morphine. Dextromethorphan exhibits antitussive activity and is devoid of analgesic or addictive property.

I believe that given the fact that Motrin is the strongest thing that I take, that something in this affects me differently.

K insisted that I throw the bottle out and to make sure I bought a fresh version of my cough syrup.

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