Nexium, the purple drug that works like a charm.
And then tries to kill you.
Guess what, folks, it ain't the flu. It's side effects that are slowly fading away as I stop taking this damned pill.
I'm one of the lucky ones, so this is only the second time I've had seriously adverse side effects from a medicine... unlike one of my old JROTC buds from Rogers High School, who proposed to me in a letter she wrote while her room was spinning from Lortab....
The downside is the recovery's slower than I'd like, and I'm still a warmth-craving lizard. The upside is that I no longer need be quite so paranoid about my immune system.