Yesterday I had a rough day. Right before leaving for a brutal session at the dentist (cleaning, a root canal... fun times...), I realized I have a fever. Naturally, this left me sick at home. Considering the outside temperature, one would think this is a good thing, but I had a lot of things to do. I tried making some chicken soup from my mom's special recipe, but that turned out pretty nasty. Temperature rising, I felt worse by the minute until my wife, Adva, offered me to take some NyQuil and head to bed.
Usually, I don't like taking medication. Unless it is absolutely necessary, I like letting my body heal on its own. Yesterday, though, was to much for me - I didn't want to be sick for New Year's and I had a lot of work piling up. Being sick seemed a little inappropriate. So I took two NyQuil pills in the evening. 15 minutes later I was knocked out on the couch, drooling on the pillows. My wife tells me it took her about 5 minutes to get me to wake up and go to bed. When I woke up this morning, I felt like I was on some kind of narcotics. I forgot how strong NyQuil is, which lead me to thinking - what's in these magical blue pills? My search yielded some interesting results:
Those are the three main ingredients that make NyQuil such a strong cold medicine (at least from my research). I am sure there is more to it then this but hey, I'm not a doctor. All I know that it is a strong and pretty effective pill. Use it with caution - it may seem like two harmless pills but excessive use may cause you to see Lucy in the sky with diamonds.
Written in New York. © 2013