Naturally, the drugs wore off by the morning of Day 3 and I had to start the three-dose pattern (two DayQuil?, one NyQuil?), but with patience and some effort on my part to eat and keep from becoming bed-ridden I recuperated enough to take the Greyhound bus back to Miami. I left the remaining gelcaps in Tampa (this was in October 2003) just in case I got sick again in my next visit. Good thing, too, because I get another nasty cold in early January of 2004.
All that being said however, I have now showered at the gym several times because I had to meet someone immediately afterwards. Two of these times happened to be after BODYATTACK. My gym tries to provide good showering services; they have shampoo, conditioner, and bodywash in all of the showers. For my first shower I tried them. Using the shampoo was a little unsettling because it had the exact color, texture, and smell of DayQuil.
Results: While this three-dose pattern is actually one less than the 4-in-24-hours limit, it turned out to be effective. A few hours after the 10 AM gelcaps were administered, my headache had gone from really bad to tolerably dull, my nose had stopped running like Niagara Falls, and I could at least walk about the small apartment in Tampa without feeling like I had participated in a fraternity keg party. I still couldn't have written anything like a review or even an e-mail, but at least I could watch TV or play, yep, Solitaire. With the 4 PM dose I still felt pretty weak and not very happy, but at least I was alert...in fact, maybe too much so, because I went online and wrote several Amazon reviews in one day. Not very well because I later had to revise them a few times, but some ingredient in the DayQuil? LiquiCaps (the pseudoephedrine, perhaps) kept me pretty bouncy.
Vicks DayQuil is an over-the-counter medication used to treat common cold and flu symptoms. The medication is available in liquid or tablet form and contains the active ingredients acetaminophen, dextromethorphan and phenylephrine. According to Vicks, DayQuil provides temporary relief from nasal congestion, cough, sore throat, fever and minor aches and pains. It is importantl to follow dosage instructions when using DayQuil to provide maximum relief and avoid adverse health effects.
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