Long story short (ha, actually it’s not a long story but I could easily make it one), I am taking medication to treat a sinus infection. Even though I had no runny nose, no coughing, no fever, I had major congestion, trouble breathing through my nose, and major sinus pressure. The doctor at the clinic downstairs decided it was a sinus infection (unlike WebMD who suggested maybe I had something lodged in my nose).
Saturday morning I picked up my medication, antibiotic and decongestant/expectorant. I slept alright Saturday night, but last night I slept horribly. I woke up constantly, had trouble getting back to sleep, in general it sucked.
So this morning it occurred to me that it kind of felt like I had taken a Sudafed last night (even though I learned the hard way years ago to never take them before bed). I decided to check out the ingredients list in my decongestant. The name of the medication, Pseudovent, did give me pause when I picked it up, but I didn’t think much of it. And yeah, this morning I discovered that Pseudovent has pseudoephedrine in it. (Side effects of pseudoephedrine would include sleeplessness and restlessness. Shocker.)
So, umm, lesson learned. Again. Read the ingredients list!