here there be monsters

This may just be me, but have any of you noticed that when you take a dose of NyQuil or any of the generic brand copies of the wonderful nighttime cold remedy liquid deliciousness that your dreams that evening are, shall we say, odd?

I’m all for its magical and miraculous ability to send me sprawling into the nether reaches of sleep.  I truly appreciate that aspect of the medication.  But, I think perhaps they should put a new warning label on it the bottle to let consumers know about the possibly dream side effects.

There are already so many warning and drug facts on the bottle, what’s one more?

In my own experience my dreams tend to veer towards the nightmare range so here is my proposal for the new warning to be included:

It wouldn't discourage me from purcashing.
It wouldn’t discourage me from purchasing.

Oh, and if you were wondering, it is gluten free.  That’s good to know.

You can't be too careful about these things.
You can’t be too careful about these things.


19 thoughts on “here there be monsters

    • I believe it. I find that if I don’t drink enough then I too spend most of the night wide awake. So, I’ve just started downing a 1/3 of the bottle at a time – that seems to do the trick.

    • Terrifying indeed. I try to avoid the over the counter (and behind the counter) stuff as much as possible, but occasionally I break down far enough that if I want to continue functioning even semi-normally I have to take something.

  1. Although we don’t have NyQuil over here in the UK (well, I don’t think we do, anyway), I still wouldn’t use it. I’m a believer in what my father used to say and do, ‘a good dose of whisky or brandy will sweat it out of you’. Okay, I don’t touch either, but I’ve found that any type of alcohol helps. And no, I don’t mean drinking half the bottle, just a wee dram. 🙂

  2. I’m just ending a Nyquil/Dayquil/cough drop bender. I haven’t taken Nyquil in a couple of days (well, nights), but the dreams continue. Yesterday, Rod Stewart, who was Oompa Loompa orange, was trying to take away the house I’m hoping to rent, and he had absolutely no conscience about it. There were hummingbirds flying around inside and I tried to explain to Rod that these were my hummingbirds, not his. Enter the flying wooden goldfish.

    It seems to me this cold/flu season has Nyquil surpassing chocolate as the blogger’s substance of choice. I hope you feel better soon.

    • Thank you.
      question – isn’t that the normal coloring for Rod Stewart?
      I think your NyQuil dreams may win in this competition – mine just had a giant dragon like monster that I was trying to avoid, and failing to do so.

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