Could be the title of a book, eh?
Anyhoo, I'm pretty much in a drug-induced haze today (probably makes me a more interesting instructor). The cold got progressively snottier yesterday and by the time I got home from school at 6:30, my nose was rubbed raw and the boogers were sliding out on their own. Dissatisifed with the cold medicine I got before, I went to Target, and got some super strength Tylenol Cold -- Day and Night (if I was within driving distance of Canada, I would've made the trek for that Tylenol 3 with codeine -- I wanted the powerful stuff, but I guess this version made due). Last night I took the night stuff, and sure enough, I was immediately drowsy and went to bed at 9 (which, is probably good for me anyway, but I missed "Lost" -- so don't spoil it for me).
This morning, I awoke groggy and disoriented, but I pressed forth with the drugs and popped two of the "day" versions. As I swallowed, I read the side of the box, and the medication's side effects: nausea, vomitting, headache (!), excitability (my favorite), anxiety, and fatigue (I guess that comes after the "excitability"). I immediately wondered about the anxiety and excitability, especially since I was swallowing the pills with coffee -- and I have a tendancy to be a bit "excited" all the time. But it's the "headache" I find humorous since it's TYLENOL! Take it to cure a headache, but it may give you a headache!
Excitability or not, I'm trudging through my teaching schedule today like a good little soldier, but man, sometimes the medication makes you feel just as shitty as the illness itself.