Monday, October 13, 2008

Diphenhydra-mean

Yesterday, I woke up with a sore throat. Didn't feel ill, just had a really sore throat... didn't want to eat or drink anything because even a sip of water felt like swallowing a tennis ball with sandspurs stuck all over it. I drank anyway. Lots of water and warm liquids. I made some yummy ribs for dinner, and was able to enjoy the taste, but I still hurt. I am pretty sure this was sinus related, so I took a benadryl tablet (diphenhydramine) around 7:30pm. I was asleep right after we got the kids in bed... maybe out before they were.

Woke up around 4:30am and my nose was drippy again. That voice, you know the one, the evil voice that convinces you that if you reconfigure your ringing alarm clock by pushing a secret series of numbers (that you can never remember later) will reset not only your clock's time, but the time on clocks world-wide, allowing you extra time to sleep in. Yea, that one. It got me today. I woke up enough to realize that my throat was getting raw again. So, that voice told me to go get another benadryl. I NEVER take benadryl after midnight! I hate the effect of it even when I take it at night! It works on my sinuses like nothing else will, but it seems to simultaneously knock me out, and completely rob my sleep of any rest-like property. But, that voice told me not to worry about it. I would be able to sleep in. I should stop the my runny nose from making me feel awful again - I'd be a much sweeter mom and wife if not in pain, etc. Besides, 4:30am still left plenty of time for the effects to wear off...

Needless to say, that voice lied. It's Monday, our 2nd day of the week. I had to be up before 6:30am to get the kids ready for school. No sleeping in. Benadryl-head in full fog mode. Urk. I made it, but it wasn't pretty. It's 2pm... I'm finally starting to feel functional. Hope I can sleep tonight. At least my throat feels better.

8 comments:

Cairo Typ0 said...

Everyone seems to be sick or down with allergies right now. Get well soon!!!!

Simple Answer said...

You weren't eating ice cream during the changing weather, were you? I despise the benedryl fog. Love the fact it makes me feel better. Hope your sinsuses clear soon!

Tobi said...

Damn the snot and sore throat of it all! I nominated you for a blog award btw, come on by when you feel better--Hope that's soon!

Tina in CT said...

Don't understand the ice cream and changing weather connection.

Hope you're feeling better and were able to go back to bed when the kids went off to school.

I also suffer from allergies.

Tanya said...

we have the same thing going around here except it seems to get stuck in the humidity and you end up still running and coughing phlegm a month later. bring on the dry season!! sending you nice healthy thoughts

Connie said...

Simple Answer - not ice cream, but I did go out with my hair wet!

Tina - we don't get the connection either, but there seems to be a lot of superstitions about temp changes causing illnesses, etc. - some people do not get the whole germ, virus concept. ;-)

Tanya - we're coming into the cooler, field-burning (polluted), season.. blech! Thanks for the good thoughts. I am feeling better today.

Tobi - an award! Oh yay!! Way to start my day :-) !

Mama Seoul said...

Hope you feel better. Curt has had a cold for two weeks.

Christine said...

Hope you feel better soon!

We got the three packages today! You should have saved them for Christmas!