No, this isn't a recipe post. This is a post about how Maggie Moo was prescribed cough medicine with codeine in it and is feeling a little loopy at work.
I've had a cough for about 2 weeks now, yet I feel fine. I have no other symptoms associated with a cold or flu, I don't have pneumonia or bronchitis either-I simply have the coughs. Dry, barking, not so attractive coughs that make my throat soar and my sleep interrupted.
Last year this happened (or the year before?) and they gave me an inhaler. They told me that a cough is like an itch and that once you scratch it (or cough) it itches (or makes you cough) more. It's a vicious cycle, the doctor said.
Today, he gave me codeine. Beside the fact that I have trouble taking liquid medicine (it makes me gag) this stuff is potent! He said, "Take the full dose today and see how it effects you. If you're really sensitive to it, take half a dose."
Gee, thanks doc. In the meantime, I'm drooling at my desk, laughing at every little thing and hiccuping at various times during phone calls.
But hell, my cough is gone.