Side Effects

Hazy thoughts
Dancing to Sinatra ballads with orange and blue plaid elephants
Excess saliva
Weird thoughts
Visual sparkles
Suddenly fluency in dead languages (Sanskrit mostly)
Dreams of flying
Walking with a tilt
Thinking I’m walking with a tilt when really I’m upright and the world has tilted
Understanding Dostoevsky’s work
Spontaneous giggles
Refuting Nietzsche, adamantly, while wearing clothing upside down and backwards
Crossed eyes
Hair dysfunction
Voices telling me to buy more spray cheese
Sore toe
Sudden infatuation with sprinkler heads
Driving in a zig zaggy manner
Attempts to capture the many bats flying around the office (but not in that “Fear and Loathing kind of way)
Craving limes
Ability to converse with refrigerator
Ability to burp in three part harmony


These are but a few of the side effects experienced that were not printed on the back of the Robitussin Bottle. Maximum strength.

Buyer beware.***

***Yes, I managed to get sick again. That’s twice in two months. I’m mostly over it but can’t stop coughing. I’ve decided that Robitussin is evil and shouldn’t be sold over the counter.

I have to stop riding the pink dragon. It’s altering my mind.

In a conversation with The Good Man, I ticked off the list of things to watch out for (as in, a bad reaction to the ‘Tussin). Aberrant behavior, moodiness, blackouts, etc. He replied, “How would I tell any of this apart from your everyday life?”

That is not a good sign.

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  • Anji

    Would it help if I said "Get well soon"?

  • Elise

    "Ability to burp in three part harmony"

    That's not a warning, it's an endorsement!

  • Karen Fayeth

    Anji – Thanks. Working on it.

  • Karen Fayeth

    Elise – lol!!

  • budh.aaah

    Nice..yeah the burp line was good had me in splits. And huh Sanskrit isnt a dead language least in India..but ya on its last legs :(

  • Kath Lockett

    Karen don't tell too many people or EVERYONE will want it!
    Seriously though, I hope you shake your lurgy soon.

    …and this post is the complete opposite of your last post about being relaxed, doing nothing. Like a before Robitussin and after Robitussin comparison!

  • Karen Fayeth

    budh.aaah – Thanks for the comment!

    Not to get too technical, I did a Google to look for dead languages before my post. Sanskrit is considered a dead language…it has mutated into modern Indian languages.

    I picked Sanskrit because I like the sound of the word. It sounded so much melodic than ancient Greek! :)

  • Karen Fayeth

    Kath – I finally got in to see a dr yesterday and I've been given inhalers and all sort of medication. They think I may have set off asthma. Nice.

    Anyhoo…your point about one post being polar oppo of the last. Hadn't thought about it, but you are completely right!

    Cough syrup will do that to you…….

    evil, evil stuff

  • California Girl

    Well, at least you're not drunk!

    Thanks for visiting my site and leaving a comment. I am a native Californian living in NH. So I get the displacement. I have lived in four other states too and I still call California "home". Always will.

  • Karen Fayeth

    Hi California Girl! Thanks for the comment!!

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