Friday, December 21, 2007

I am on drugs!!!!

Well, the usual anti-histamine that I used to take--Ezede does not work well, so now, I have 3 kind of drugs to alleviate my suffering!

There is Flixonase aqueous nasal spray every morning. It claims not to have any systemic effect. The liquid squirted into my nostrils can be really disgusting as it feels like mucus flowing out from my nose. So, I have to lie down and let the drug flows into my nose the first thing when I wake up in the morning.

Then I can have a more potent pill-- Zyrtec-D if I sneeze non-stop. This drug can be sedative though. But I am glad that I have not even opened the packet so far =)

The last resort is Afrin nasal spray...o.....I know about the active ingredient-- oxymetazoline! (It should be some sorta alpha adrenoceptor antagonist...). It can last up to 12 hours but I am not really keen on that as aunt reminded me about the possible allergic reaction to it....

Then, when I was visiting gram yesterday, I suddenly realised the amount of drugs she is on--aspirin, stabilon and a couple more for her angina, hypertension and high LDL level.

Food for thought-- is the advent of technology in the health industry reversing Darwinian revolution?!?! just random...

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