My husband has had flu like symptoms for the past couple of days. He's very cautious when it comes to taking medicine (ms. jae, barefoot, justme, DAD--back me up here). I have to literally FORCE Tylenol down his throat only AFTER being interrogated as to how many mg in each caplet? how many does it say to take? how many are you giving me?
Yes, dear, I'm trying to a) kill you with acetaminophen, b) get you addicted to aspirin, or c) just trying to get you to quit your bitching and take some medicine already!!
So Monday afternoon he went out of town for a conference. He took a bottle of Excedrin with him. When he asked how many he could take at one time, I told him not to exceed 8 tablets within a 24 hour period. He said the Excedrin helped A TON, but was afraid of taking too many. I told him to grab some Ibuprofen in between doses, but he declined with an "I don't want any more medicine" excuse. Ok.
Tonight he gets home from his trip, and he says he feels "weird". The fever and chills are coming back and he cannot sleep; his heart is racing. Through an internet search on caffeine, it was discovered that he has consumed the equivalnet of 17 cans of Coke Zero (or 22 cans of Diet Coke) worth of Excedrin over the past 36 hours.
Yes, honey, I would feel a bit "weird" too!