Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Awful Headache

monday i was having sore throat. so i bought a pack of fisherman's friends to ease the pain. guess wat? sore throat turned into headache n insomnia.

after comsuming quite some fisherman's friends, i went to bed. n the severe pain in my head woke me up at 2am n left me in agony until the morning. the pain was so undescribable. if u have read "journey to the west (西游记) " before, please recall the part where the head ring that locks the monkey's head and whenever he rebels against his si fu, his si fu will speak some kind of magic words n the ring will tighten until the monkey crying unbearably. (if u never read, go get one, i think it's the ancient chinese version of harry potter :P) ok, wat i m trying to say is that i was having the same kind of pain last night. the head was like getting tighter and tighter and i had to actually shower cold water on it to relieve the ache (at 3am.....)

i seldom have headache. whenever i got one is when i don get enough sleep. but obviously this one is not because of lacking of sleep...it happened when i was sleeping~! so i thought of analysing wat was wrong. did i consume anything unusual? the first thing to pop out of my mind was "fisherman's friends".

5am, bloody 5am, i was awake thanks to the bloody headache. n i started looking for the candy's package, and read the nutrition label. every ingredient is in small caps, except for "PHENYLALANINE". so i googled it.

"Phenylalanine - Aspartame

Phenylalanine is a hidden danger to anyone consuming aspartame. Most consumers don't know that too much Phenylalanine is a neurotoxin and excites the neurons in the brain to the point of cellular death......" read more on sweetpoison.com

the symptoms that it mentions r similar to my situation - headache, excitement, insomnia, brain damage (hopefully my neurons r strong enough to survive, nerve cells r the only cells in human body that cannot regenerate)......

moral of the story : never simply consume anything in large amount before googling the ingredients

n happy one year old birthday, to my blog~ :D


bluejazz said...

huh...thaz good info...i will never consume too much Fisherman's Friend from now on...=P

specialhuman said...

hahah~ it almost kills me. i got test on the day when i got headache. luckily i felt better when having the test~ :D