Sunday, April 03, 2016

I Slept!

     Went back to the doctor yesterday.  He prescribed a different antibiotic and a much stronger cough syrup.  Yeah, cough syrup. I didn't think too much of it at the time.  After all, it's mostly treating a symptom.  Being of a technical mindset, I know in my bones that you want to go after the root causes.

     Ahem.  Perhaps this is not the entirety of treatment.

     The fancy snake-oil has already made a difference.  A big difference.  The last few weeks, I have been remembering dreams much more than usual.  In hindsight, that's a sure sign of not getting deep sleep.  I took some of the hydrocodone-containing cough syrup last night and slept like a log.  I feel much better this morning.

     The doctor said I might not have been sleeping too well and that the stuff would help; I took it for the usual rah-rah talk.  Guess again!


Merle said...

Been there, done that. Take the syrup & head to bed. About once a year my chronic bronchitis overwhelms me, and I end up with the same cough syrup. Beats coughing all night, and making your ribs so sore you can't lay down any more.


Phillip said...

As a chronic insomniac and someone with sleep apnea, I can vouch for the fact that lack of good sleep messes with you horribly. One night of bad sleep makes you feel off and cranky. After about three nights (depending on your immune system) you start getting the sniffles, and after that things just get worse.

Guffaw in AZ said...

Yep. What Merle said.
Been there - last Summer.
Worked like a charm!


rickn8or said...

Good news indeed.

Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

Glad to hear it!

Carteach said...

After this latest plague piled on top of allergies, sleep has been a lost dream.

Lately I've found that two benydryl and a glass of bourbon = a nights good sleep. Shortly after taking such, I realize I CAN BREATH!!!11!, and then I crash.