Last week, I wrote about Punkie’s first cold. He still has it, and I am still suctioning snot from his nose at regular intervals. Good times.
In that post, I said, “If I had the cold, I’d take as much Sudafed as allowed plus one and power through (not regular Sudafed, the good stuff you have to go to pharmacy counter and show your drivers’ license to buy).”
I take it back. What I apparently meant is that was true, as in past tense. I’m evolving here, dear blog readers.
What I’m saying is that I have the cold now too and I’m not going to take those pills. I have the package of sinus decongestant pills in my hand – they expired in 2013. I could work with that.
The active ingredient, pseudoephedrine, is what I lovingly refer to as the good stuff because, when I have a cold, it clears my sinus and keeps me awake so I can be productive at work. I’m sure the guys on “Breaking Bad” call it by some kicky little nickname, like pseudazzle or something (actually, I think they just call it pseudo).
I did a Google search to see if I can take the pills while breastfeeding Punkie and the internet says that, while the pills won’t hurt Punkie directly, they may or may not reduce breast milk supply.* It boils down to a cost/benefit analysis – do I make myself comfortable and productive and take the risk that Punkie will have less milk to drink tomorrow? Nah.
Since I don’t have a blue bulb with which to suction out my own snot, I’ll just tough it out. (That was a joke – I don’t want you to send me a blue bulb sucker thing)
*I am not a doctor or any kind of medical professional. DO NOT RELY ON MY GOOGLING.