Turns out it wasn't a cold, I had Bronchitis. It was nearly gone, but the cough was lingering.
Doc gave me two options. Just finish riding it out like I had been doing, and it'll go away in a few more weeks. Either that, or medication time.
I was losing sleep. More importantly, the gf was losing sleep (and getting cranky). Meds it was.
And whoa, I had never taken prescription cough syrup before...
|My Face When the meds kicked in...|
Loopy was an understatement. After getting home, I took a swig, and waited.
30 minutes later, I was high as a kite. Everything was awesome. I was switching back and forth between watching Football and Robot Chicken, and was trippin balls.
Right, Professor Oak?
So yeah, good times. Prescription cough meds are THE BOMB!
The good news is after one night I feel much much better. I haven't coughed in 12 hours, but the doc made sure to emphasize finishing the full regimen of pills he gave me. The cough syrup is as-needed, and will be saved for another time. Either when the cough comes back, or I just feel like trippin out after a long day at work. We'll see.