a hobo's song

Last night, I got a grand total of forty-five minutes of sleep. I was unable to even contemplate sleep and this morning, I realized in hindsight that I did it to myself.

What happened was this: I took two Advil Cold and Sinus pills before going to bed. My head was pounding and I just wanted. it. to. stop. I didn’t give a second thought to what I was doing, though, and I really should have. Why? One of the two active ingredients in the pills is pseudoephedrine, which has never really given me a problem before when taken as Sudafed. Last night, though, I basically dosed myself with speed. While they work for colds — rather nicely for me — they’re definitely not something to take two of just before bed. My whole body was thrumming, for want of a better word to describe the sensation.

I think I’m still running on its last legs, and hopefully when I crash, it isn’t too bad, as I need to be fully functional from 3:00 until 3:30. Tonight, though, will be a world of fun.

I am such a dummy some times.

One Response to Self-Inflicted Wound

  • I’ve come to the conclusion myself that ANY drug that works on the sinuses in any way, is going to effect sleep… and also effect mood, probably via effecting sleep, sleepiness, alertness, etc.
    I would include both decongestants and antihistamines.
    And it seems the more effective it is for the sinus symptoms, the more pronounced are the effects on sleep!
    I’ve also noticed that the presumed effects on the label, are not necessarily the ones everyone get. For example, the drowsy warning, or the non-drowsy formula… I’ve noticed opposite effects at times!