Sunday, November 22, 2009

Flushing out the Woozy

I, for one, can't wait to get back to normal. The thing is, I was expecting all of us to be okay by now, but Husband relapsed; Marguerite caught our cold; and I'm, well, still a little woozy. I've mentioned here before that I'm not really a fan of taking pharmaceutical drugs. When I can, I normally just go the natural, herbal route. I'm also a strong believer in water therapy and the power of quiet rest. When I do take meds, it's usually because I need to get fixed up (I just made myself sound like a broken radio or something) right away and just resolve to bear the side effects. Most of the time meds make me feel even more out of sorts than the actual sickness and they leave an unpleasant... essence (for lack of a better word) in my entire body. It's not just an aftertaste, although it does include a chemical taste in my mouth... Anyway, they also usually screw up the natural healing process of the body, so that in the case of a cold for instance, suddenly the mucus is all dried up but it's still lodged somewhere in your body unflushed and instead of feeling well, it just feels like there's something wrong (or in the case of taking loperamide, your diarrhea does get suppressed, but somehow a short bout of constipation follows...). Anyway, that's how I feel right now, which is strange since I hadn't taken any drugs at all. There's nothing else I can pin this feeling down on except the 1000mg ascorbic acid tablets Husband had given me (we had a bottle of 500mgs so I wasn't sure why he had to buy 1000mg ones. Couldn't we have just taken two of the 500mgs?). Anyway, I've been feeling weird since taking them (I've stopped, of course), exactly as though I had taken OTC cold medication, but without the bonus of getting drowsy. Oh well, I'm dealing with this by taking in lots of liquid to flush it out of my system.