I came down with a cold this Friday, and Sunday the cough got bad enough that I started taking my favorite medication, which is Nyquil Cough. Apparently Nyquil is basically high-fructose corn syrup and alcohol, which I was surprised about because it tastes pretty bad. I figured it was artificially sweetened. Nope. About 20g of pure sugar carb per dose, and I was taking one to two a day for the past couple of days. Ooops. Now I know to check medicine.
In other news, I’m looking for a drug in pill or gelcap form that just has cough suppressant in it without the anti-histamine. But I can’t seem to find just cough medicine anywhere. I’m guessing because the kids abuse it, so they mix it with something else that will mess up the high. Except that kids abuse Nyquil cough too. I hate that these days you can’t seem to just buy single function OTC drugs. It’s either got to have anti-histamines or acetaminophen in it, neither of which I want. I’m pretty convinced this is the reason. Could we introduce something that kids can get high off of that doesn’t involve having to suffer through colds with crappy medicines?