OTC Medicine Anonymous

Today is sucking a little bit, because I’ve stopped taking medication. It’s a little masochistic, but a confluence of things over the last two months or so has had me downing a wide array of over-the-counter drugs, and I’m not real happy with that. So, time to detox. I’m moderately stuffed up and headachy and so on, but it’s subsided to a level I can live with, in trade for not pummeling my system with chemicals.

(Please note that I would not be doing this if I had in fact been diagnosed with strep; I would be taking my mold pills like a good little girl, because I am all about killing bacterial infections D-E-D, and in a manner which does not promote antibiotic resistance. But this appears to be a viral infection, so if I can live without clockwork doses of Advil, I will. I’m not feverish, just a bit achy.)

So. Lots of liquids is the order of the day.

I’m rather annoyed to have more or less lost my week to this business. I haven’t been completely unproductive, but the balance has swung much further toward that end of the spectrum than I’d like. Fortunately, my copy-edit for Ashes isn’t slated to arrive until early February, so I’ll have a chance to finish the things I wanted to do in January.

Oh! Speaking of which! I don’t think I’m on the website yet, but I will be at VeriCon at the end of the month. If you’re in the Boston area, come by Harvard for the fun.

0 Responses to “OTC Medicine Anonymous”

  1. kendokamel

    *hugs and mojo*

    I hope you get to feeling better!

  2. ckd

    I’m looking forward to Vericon. (The Boston winter convention season starts next week with Arisia, then Vericon, and Boskone not too long after that.)

  3. gauroth

    *hugs* I have just been through a ghastly lurgy,too. I find that rather than taking vitamin pills, eating fruit salads (eg melon, grapes, mandarin or clementine or orange segments, apple or pear slices, kiwi, pineapple and anything else you find in the market – your local fruits in the USA will obviously be different from mine in South East England!) all chopped up together is a wonderful dish, whether for supper or breakfast.

    I find a fruit salad is also a fab detox for anyone (ie me) who has stopped smoking since 2 am on January 1st, yay! It’s also filling, so it doesn’t put on weight – unless smothered in double cream, of course! Fruit salad is a magic food.

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