I'm dreading spring. My 'winter allergies' (dust mainly) have been bad this year... and to make matters worse, my usual OTC allergy medicine is now _behind_ the counter. Apparently the Patriot Act won't allow pharmacies to put pseudoephedrine out on the shelf, you have to ask for it now...because someone in Washington decided that meth heads = terrorism or some such.
Whatever happened to "We have nothing to fear but fear itself"?
So our local pharmacy is selling a 'similar' product now - looks just like my old medication (which is why we accidentally bought it), only it's phenylephedrine hydrochloride. When I first realized the change I thought, okay, shouldn't be a big deal.
It is a big deal. This med gave me side effects the original never did. Dizziness and insomnia.
I am so sick of big govt. meddling in my health affairs.