Wednesday, July 02, 2008

A Vital Question


What I want to know is this: is there such a thing as a cough medicine that would actually enable me to stop coughing between now and 6 AM? 'Cause I sure haven't found one.

And oh, second question, where the heck did John put the very expensive cough medicine that I bought tonight anyway?

Oh, never mind. It was still in the black canvas shopping bag.

I can't decide which I hate more, the completely unstoppable sniffle of a serious allergy attack or the beginning of a cold (or some combination thereof), or a completely unstoppable cough when I'm trying to sleep, combined with that nice hit of asthma that makes walking around in hundred degree weather just a little painful.

Still, there's no point in ranting on and on about it, not when I can go take the cough medicine and at least try to sleep! Wish me luck!

Karen

4 comments:

DesLily said...

that's a big bummer! Hope something works soon!

Carly said...

I am sorry I didn't see this sooner, but I found a great cough suppressant, Delsym. It has a good flavor and lasts well over 12 hours. It might take about 30 minutes or so to kick in. It doesn't make you feel hungover, in fact there is no side affects at all so you can take it in the daytime.

http://delsym.com

Becky said...

Hmm. You have my complete sympathy. [weak lungs, allergy induced asthma, tendency to catch every lung related ailment that comes down the pike] I have a deep fondness for this orange flavor cough syrup with codeine that my doc gives me when I have a cough that won't let me rest at night. Maybe a visit to your doc will land you a nice script for an inhaler and some of that nectar of the gods?

bea said...

Maybe you don 't need this info by now, as I'm late responding to this entry... My husband and I have found that Night Time Cold medicines (any brand) help with our night time coughs/colds. Robitussin, like you've shown here, works good most of the time as well. However, when none of these work, and I'm losing sleep with a cold during school season, I make a visit to my doctor and she'll prescribe something. The last meds I used for coughing was a tasty gold liquid called Tussionex Pennkinetic suspension... worked like a charm, and I slept well. Hydrocodone in it makes you sleepy.