Thursday, July 14, 2011

a little bit loopy.

I'm on an antibiotic to hopefully knock out the infections, but they gave me a cough syrup called Promethazine DM and they told me it can cause drowsiness. I pretty much snorted when they told me that, because I've never noticed much drowsy-making effect on stuff in the past.


I was working this afternoon and my throat got scratchy-ticklish, so I downed a little bit of the stuff. Guess what? DROWSY!

I called my supervisor and told him I was going to wrap up my affairs for the day and go to bed. He said I sounded "looped." I am certain he was not exaggerating. I felt dull-witted, not just physically slow.

Anyway - this medicine is either very, very good or very, very bad. I had a bit of a rough time sleeping trhough the night last night. I wish I'd thought to take a bit of this stuff. Hmm. ALmost bedtime now. Now where did I leave that spoon?


Ambulance Driver said...

Promethazine is the generic name for Phenergan, which you've probably heard of.

And yes, it will make you loopy. It's often given with opiate narcotics to prevent the nausea those drugs sometimes cause.

Auntie J said...

Your picture reminds me of the time when Large Fry stuffed a mostly-unpopped popcorn kernel up her nose, which resulted in a trip to the ER, where they put some liquid cocaine drops in her nose for the vasoconstrictive properties, in hopes to dislodge the kernel by shrinking the swelling. Fun times. (We ended up having to see an ENT anyway.) "Be sure you tell Dr. Chang that they put cocaine in her nose," Hubby said when they got back from the ER. "Wait, so my little girl is high?" (No, just still popcorn-kernel-congested.) The things you learn....

Old NFO said...

Some of that stuff ACTUALLY works as advertised... :-)