After losing a few nights’ sleep due to the coughing, I finally decided to take some cough medicine to cope. I had Pei Pa Kao a few times but I would still wake up in the middle of the night in a coughing fit.
The folks had some Dimetapp samples stashed away in the pantry – my uncle’s a doctor and he gives it away. The narcotic effect was unknown to me because I never had to resort to cough medicine in my entire adult life, but I have heard of people getting high from cough medicine.
Anyway, I was desperate for a good night’s sleep so I took double the dose. Woo-wee! I got knocked out stone cold. This stuff is dangerous – might as well call it “sleeping potion”. I woke up the next morning still feeling the effect but boy was it a good night’s sleep!
Maybe I’m a different kind of high-chaser, but getting all groggy and sleepy is not my idea of recreational fun. Cheap compared to other kinds of narcotic? Yes. For sleeping? Most definitely. For partying? Nope. And definitely don’t operate heavy machinery while you are on it.
And err, self-medication is bad, mmkay?