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03 May 2007 @ 09:06 am
pollen, chemicals, and dreams  
Cold medicine has been helping me sleep soundly through my allergies, but I've been having some real 60s-sci-fi-style dreams that my waking brain is half-convinced would make for decent stories. But how can you trust a brain that's all messed up on cold medicine? Besides I'm sure it's just stealing them from somewhere. Evil, evil brain.

 
 
Listening to: Fountains of Wayne - "Traffic and Weather"
 
 
 
damabupukdamabupuk on May 3rd, 2007 09:20 pm (UTC)
I read a book recently by a guy who used a psychedelic called DXM, the effects of which can be had by drinking lots of cough syrup. Apparently there's small amounts of it in the medicine. Could account for your dreams, I suppose. And hey, lots of the best stories I've read were inspired by dreams and altered states. Go with it.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: comics: x-ray specsassmonkeydiary on May 3rd, 2007 09:28 pm (UTC)
Wow, I just checked and there is indeed DXM in my meds. I've been taking 40 mgs of Dextromethorphan a day for a few days now.

According to this website I've been "Robo-tripping" or "skittling." Crazy....
damabupukdamabupuk on May 3rd, 2007 11:45 pm (UTC)
The book is called "A Psychonaut's Guide to the Invisible Landscape", by Dan Carpenter. It's an interesting read, though sadly the guy died shortly after completing it.