from now on, i will keep all korean medication in its original packaging.
trying to rid myself of a headache, i grabbed a bubble pack of ibuprofen-looking pills and popped three of them before settling in for the night. a few hours later, i’m buzzing like a neon sign. it seems i actually swallowed a full day’s dosage of korean cold medicine, which is made with ephedrine. i feel like a sweaty, shaky bag of crud. but also oddly enthusiastic about finding friends who are awake stateside and chatting with them on the internet. and also understanding why people take this stuff for diets, because even thinking about food right now is gross.
why anyone would willingly put this into their bodies is beyond my understanding. fda, good on you for banning it.