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*And, Then I Got High

17 July 2014, 10:55

A hacking cough irritates everybody, hurts your ribs and keeps you awake at night.

So, SM went off to the pharmacy and I received the inevitable 'phone call:  "Do you have a dry or wet cough?" he asked.  "They need to know."

"I think it's dry, but please get a bottle of each and I'll sort it out from there,"  I replied.

I took a tablespoon of dry - no help, and then one of wet for good measure and slept for ten hours.

My daughter popped in later to see how I was doing and found me in euphoric bliss.  On inspecting the bottles, she discovered the cough mixtures contained codeine.

"Codeine is addictive,"  she scolded.  It's what Justin Bieber uses for his sirrup."

I remember seeing this.  There he was with a Styrofoam sippy cup.

Now, before I get really high and pelt eggs at my neighbour's house or accost men with loose morals, I decided to research codeine.

Codeine is present in opium and morphine which has euphoric properties.  As I bear witness.  But, continued usage may result in constipation, depression, drowsiness, nausea, urinary retention, miosis and erectile dysfunction.

Great, at least one of these symptoms won't apply to me.

The flipside is that should one decide on cessation, the withdrawal symptoms include cravings, sweating, insomnia, nausea (again), diarrhoea, muscle spasms, chills, pain and irritability.

I have thus decided it may be best to use Benylin or Vicks Acta Plus from tonight.

I also recall reading a local magazine article that cough mixture containing codeine would only be supplied with a doctor's prescription from January this year.

As SM had no problem obtaining two bottles, this obviously has not been tabled in Parly yet.  Maybe, it's because they're still high.

*Cough.  *Cough.

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