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Drug shopping

Me, not the cat.

When I was a kid, I occasionally got terrible hives, for which I was given Benadryl. In those days, Benadryl was diphenhydramine and it was prescription. It would knock you on your butt.

So much so, it got an awful reputation and fell out of favor as an antihistamine, when other less soporific drugs were discovered. In fact, the product labelled “Benadryl” is another antihistamine entirely these days. But then diphenhydramine got a second life as a sleep aid.

Only, not here, apparently. Oh, no – Limeys want herbal remedies. Well, honestly, you can stuff your stinky valerian.

So I can get any number of diphenhydramine products from the States and pay as much in postage as I pay for the drug. Or I can get it from Latvia in a caramel-flavored liquid, which sounds dreadful. Or I can get what I hope is it in a box written entirely in Russian.

And now I’ve got that stupid Sominex jingle running through my brain.


Comment from Jon
Time: October 5, 2020, 6:35 pm

Cat pictures ever day? Best. Inktober. Ever.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: October 5, 2020, 8:05 pm

Take Sominex tonight and sle-e-e-ep
Safe and restful sleep sleep sle-e-e-ep


Now I’ll have to sing The Star-Spangled Banner in my head six or eight times to drive that thing out!

Back at ya:

I know an old lady who swallowed a fly.
I don’t know why she swalled a fly.
Perhaps she’ll die.

I know an old lady who swallowed a spider
That wiggled and jiggled and tickled inside her.
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly,
But I don’t know why she swalled a fly.
Perhaps she’ll die.

I know an old lady who swallowed a bird…

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 5, 2020, 8:43 pm

That’s the one, Uncle Al.

Comment from The Neon Madman
Time: October 5, 2020, 10:55 pm

(in W.C. Fields voice): “My boy, if it’s drugs that you need, the good doctor can help you out”

Remembered from my misspent youth….

Comment from Gromulin
Time: October 5, 2020, 11:56 pm

I’ll swap you some for that Codeine cough syrup you can get OTC there…

Comment from Dangedyankee
Time: October 6, 2020, 12:46 am

She swallowed a bird, how absurd, she swallowed a bird….

Great song…

Imagine that! She swallowed a …..
What a hog, she swallowed a …
How bout that now, she swallowed a ….
She swallowed a horse, she died of course

I know not what not narcotic means in those old cough syrup adds. Bastards ruin everything. Like gas cans with those new asinine gas filler caps. How DID we survive before California arrived to save us all?

Comment from thefritz
Time: October 6, 2020, 3:16 am

title for this mastersweas….”Ilumicatty”

Since I’m awaiting several ‘dick’ wins, I call dibs on this for one of them…

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 6, 2020, 9:31 am

Yes, Grom, we can get codeine products over the counter still. We were discussing it this morning, as Onkle B has toothache. They give you a hard time about it in the store, though. There’s one particular Boots in town where the cashier thinks she’s a doctor.

Comment from Timothy J. McCorkle
Time: October 6, 2020, 11:34 am

as a child I sufferd from adult Grade Hay fever… my dad and I were Both on chlorotrimiton, My dose was double His. if He took one of Mine it was Nap time immediately… The Navy switched Me to Sudafed which worked Great! except the Motorheads kept stealing it to make meth… wound up o generic Diphenhydramine ( about 6 tabs a Night) But have not got the drowsiness…

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 6, 2020, 12:38 pm

Six tabs of diphenhydramine? Holy shit!

Comment from Jon
Time: October 6, 2020, 5:27 pm

Kars for Kids theme song got a shout out by the forces of Hell on the last season of “The Good Place”. Now that’s a terrible song to get stuck in your head! “K-A-R-S Kars for Kids…”

Comment from harbqll
Time: October 6, 2020, 8:25 pm


You’re welcome.

Comment from weasel again
Time: October 6, 2020, 9:37 pm

Nice try, but it says “currently unavailable”, harbqll.

Anyway, it would have shipped from the US. Plenty of those out there, but it’s like £10 for the pills and £11 for the shipping.

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