I don't feel good.....
Saturday, November 15, 2014
It is 4am here and 32 degrees. burr for the south!My anti histamine stopped working so I got up and took some more meds. Perhaps I am over loading them:
First thing Friday morning 9 am:
zyrtek 10mg ( supposed to last all day!) antihistamine for allergies
Allegra- D for allergies and congestion: 12 hour Decongestant withpsedoephedrine 120mg and fexofenadine hcl 60mg,antihistamine
This Does not last 12 hours more like 6-7.
mucinex-DM- 12 hour for cough and expectorant Guaifensin 1200mg and dextromethorphan 60mg
Pharmacist said that I could take just plain old sudafed to cover the hours that the allegra stopped working. So this morning 4am instead of suffering with symptoms( running nose and stuffed then stopped up so I cant breath) I decided to take:
alka seltzer plus- It last 4 hours and has aspirin for sore throat, Clorpheniramine maleate 2 mg anti histamine dextromethorphan 10 mg for cough and phenylephine bitartrate 7.8mg for nasal decongestant.
I am drinking hot water sweetened with stevia for my sore throat it feels good.
4:45 nose is still stopped up. I can't seem to sleep with my mouth open.
cough drops have not helped.
This is the third day of my allergies or sinus or cold what ever it is. I have had once a day coughing spells so severe that I thought I was going to throw up, having laryngo spasms uncontrollable barking like cough. That alarms people. I am trying to not have this turn into a full blown sinus infection like I have had so many times before. I really don't want to go to the walk in clinic. This time, that is why I have thrown the " big guns" of medications over the counter, drinking plenty of fluids to stay hydrated.
Trying to nip it in the bud so to speak.
5am and I can sort of breath thru one nostril. Maybe I will try to go back to bed. My alarm is set for 8:30 I have a client at 10, then lunch with jeff then hair color appointment at 1pm which usually takes 3 hours and then I have 2 more clients to see after that. So it is a busy day.
I need to be on my feet and not coughing or sneezing or runny nose, I think this is all sinus stuff no fever so I don't think that I am contagious.
I don't want to seem contagious either.
thursday night I got about 6 hours of sleep woke up friday morning and did paper work for 2 hours I felt fair so thought I would take advantage of the extra time in the morning to do paper charting that I was so far behind in. Instead of going to bed maybe I will just do more paper work, I am not tired and have gotten about 6 1/2 hours of sleep.
5:15 think I am up for the day.
thanks for bearing with me.