Wednesday, 3 January 2007
|1037 - *sniffle*|
Add me to the list of folks for whom pseudoephedrine-free cold meds don't work. I got some of what used to work well for me, Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold, and it didn't put a dent in it.
I'm going back to the pharmacy and telling them "I don't care if I have to sign for it, I want something that will actually work."
current mood: sick
I'm mourning the loss of real Nyquil.
A Canadian coworker just brought some of the good stuff back from there. Are law-abiding citizens really going to be forced to smuggle cough syrup across the border to get a little cold relief?
All so a few people can't make stove-top meth? Grrrr!
Bleargh. I bought a bottle of Nyquil and a bottle of Dayquil a couple weeks ago. The Nyquil worked 1 night, then failed from then on out. The Dayquil worked a bit over a day and a half before it started failing to work.
Annoying how people focus on the tools instead of on the behavior in our society. People are violent and shoot people with guns? Take away the guns so they have to resort to broken bottles to be violent idiots with. People are drugged out idiots and make drugs out of cough syrup? Change the cough syrup instead of doing their job in tracking down and enforcing.
The cold going around is quite bad, eh? If it doesn't go away by friday, I'll be on week 4.
Thank you, drug warriors, for knowing what's best for us. :-P
I will admit to deliberately asking for medication with pseudoephedrine in it because "I don't care if if the alternatives work, I'll be damned if a bunch of idiots in parliament deny me the right to use a perfectly good medicine for some arbitrary reason".
Indeed. I read somewhere that the bioavailability of phenylephrine (the stuff that replaced pseudoephedrine) is only 38% versus pseudoephedrine's 90%.
Probably just about ANY of these decongestants can be made into meth. :P Each and every single one of them is nothing more than a stimulant, because stimulants cause constriction of the membranes and thus less congestion of airways.