Planning to go cold turkey on the Tylenol with Codeine today, I took a dose and a half before bed last night only to toss and turn and get awakened by nightmarish things whenever I fell into a decent sleep. I could swear someone moaned and slapped my ass around 6am and I've been having adrenaline jolts ever since.
I woke up today around noon and staggered around, forcing myself to do awake type things. I took only regular guy Tylenol. I've done most of the laundry, had a bowl of cereal and a huge smoothie, actually drove a mile or so to the allergists for my five weekly shots. When I came back, I gave in and went to bed, waking up 3 hours later. Then around 10pm tonight, my throat suddenly felt better. I actually at warmed up soup. I'm still staggeringly tired and am heading back into bed ASAP. But I wanted to time-date stamp the recovery a little.
Also, I want to sum up the problems with Codeine. It does take the ache out of my whole face and keep it focused at the source in my throat. Not having my whole jaw and all of my tooth nerves throbbing was good. The rest, not so much. Codeine + pain makes me:
- Patience free
- Did I mention C.R.A.N.K.Y?
Well, that's what I've got. I've still got white gunk coating the back of my throat and excessive exhaustion so I'm taking tomorrow off too, see if I can make it a whole day without being angry beyond what the situation calls for. And see if my *poof* now I feel better actually improves even more before I add stress and strain to the mix.