I’ve always used NyQuil at home and while sick on trips. I just happened to run out and found some Tylenol AM/PM pills on one trip. I got very different results. I had NyQuil one night and found myself feeling a lot better the morning after. I took Tylenol PM the next night and found myself not that much better the morning after. The effect I got from the Tylenol was just not anywhere near what I got with Nyquil. I didn’t sleep as well. The drugs are just not the same.
When it comes to combating symptoms of the common cold or flu, many people rely on over-the-counter medications for relief. Among these popular choices are Nyquil and Tylenol PM, both of which are designed to alleviate symptoms and promote a good night’s sleep. However, it is important to understand that while these two medications may appear similar, they have distinct differences in their formulations and intended uses. We will explore why Tylenol PM is not the same as Nyquil and why each has its own unique benefits.
Different Active Ingredients: One of the key distinctions between Tylenol PM and Nyquil lies in their active ingredients. Nyquil contains a combination of acetaminophen (pain reliever/fever reducer), dextromethorphan (cough suppressant), and doxylamine succinate (antihistamine). On the other hand, Tylenol PM consists of acetaminophen and diphenhydramine hydrochloride, which is also an antihistamine. While both medications contain acetaminophen, the additional ingredients in Nyquil target specific symptoms such as coughing and congestion, making it more suitable for overall cold and flu relief.
Varied Indications: Nyquil is primarily marketed as a multi-symptom relief medication for cold and flu symptoms. Its formulation is specifically designed to tackle common symptoms like coughing, nasal congestion, sore throat, body aches, fever, and runny nose. On the other hand, Tylenol PM is primarily marketed as a nighttime pain reliever and sleep aid. It is formulated to relieve minor aches and pains, while also helping individuals fall asleep and stay asleep throughout the night. Therefore, if your main concern is pain relief and improving sleep quality, Tylenol PM may be a suitable choice.
Different Approaches to Sleep: Although both Nyquil and Tylenol PM contain sedating antihistamines, they approach sleep differently. Nyquil’s antihistamine, doxylamine succinate, tends to have a stronger sedative effect compared to Tylenol PM’s diphenhydramine hydrochloride. This can be beneficial for individuals dealing with severe cold symptoms that may disrupt sleep. However, for those who primarily require pain relief and occasional sleep support, Tylenol PM’s formulation can be a more suitable option.
Personal Experiences May Vary: It’s worth noting that everyone’s body chemistry is unique, and what works for one person may not work the same way for another. While some individuals may find relief with Nyquil and prefer its multi-symptom approach, others may find Tylenol PM to be more effective for their specific needs. The effectiveness of a medication can depend on various factors, including the severity of symptoms, personal tolerance, and individual preferences.
In conclusion, Nyquil and Tylenol PM may share some similarities, but they are distinct medications with different active ingredients and intended uses. Nyquil offers a comprehensive solution for various cold and flu symptoms, while Tylenol PM is primarily focused on pain relief and promoting sleep. It’s essential to choose the medication that aligns with your specific symptoms and needs. However, if you find that Tylenol PM did not work as effectively as Nyquil for your symptoms, it may be worth reverting to your preferred choice. Remember to consult with a healthcare professional if you have any concerns or questions about which medication is best for you.
PS: Let me add that you cannot buy Nyquil in Japan or Korea. I found a Korean name for a Nyquil equivalent, but visited 3-4 pharmacies in Seoul and couldn’t find it. Nyquil just isn’t available in Japan – at least I couldn’t find it. If you want to take the medicine, bring it in yourself, but don’t bring too much. 😉
UPDATE: Ice is building up at the back of the fridge again. Water hasn’t it my crispers yet, but it’s probably time to start cleaning up soon. So, Samsung refrigerators are STILL pieces of shit!
After a couple of nightmares with my Samsung RF18HFENBSP fridge, I’m happy to say that I’ve not had an issue for over 2 years now. My friend has the RF197ACRS with the exact same problem. Hopefully this fix covers his issue as well. I’ll update this post if there’s any different results, but I don’t expect him to have any issues using the same remedies for at least 6-9 months.
Here’s what I did to correct (fix) it.
Buy a bigger Samsung drain evaporator. This one should help. I think what’s happening is that the original evaporator is too small and unsatisfactory in keeping the condensation warm enough to avoid freezing. If you’re ready to do the repair and don’t have this thing, you can try using a large paperclip or a metal wire.
Eat whatever you can and try to cut down to only be using an ice box for all of your items. You should remove everything from the fridge. The way I did it was just before I went on vacation, I ate all I could to an empty fridge. I fixed the fridge immediately when I got back to an empty fridge, conserving the power while I was on vacation. It should take less than a day for all of the ice to melt out if you leave it all open. There’s a lot of insulation, so if you leave it closed, it’ll take a lot longer. Open the fridge door and pull the plug to let the fridge thaw out. Leave some towels on the floor by the fridge and inside the fridge where you will find the puddles so that you don’t have water all over the place. You can find plenty of videos online on how to remove the panels. Here’s one:
To install the drain evaporator, I just used a pair of pliers and made sure that the clamps were bent enough to touch the wire. Nothing special. After you’re done installing the new drain evaporator, just close everything back up.
Consider adjusting the temperature and keeping it a little warmer. For a little while, I had mine at 4 and 40. I found it might be a little warm, so I put it back to 2 and 38, but my friend said that if you keep it warmer, it won’t freeze. At 4 degrees, the ice cream comes out soft. I think it’s pretty nice. Unfortunately, the boss of the house doesn’t like it that way.
If you got some however, please don’t throw them out. Here’s how to make them taste better. I was watching an episode of Diner Revival where Amanda Freitag show someone how to make a gluten free pancake and used a banana. That inspired me to give it a shot and it worked well! When following instructions, add a banana to the mix before putting them in the blender.
It’ll add just the texture you want. They’ll taste almost like regular pancakes. Of course, add maple syrup or honey to your liking. 🙂
After the last episode, a few of my picks are gone – Kevin Roberts and Nipa Bhatt– both of whom I thought had a chance are out of the competition. Aaron McCargo Jr.… eh … maybe. He’s hit and miss. Sometimes, he can have some showmanship, but I think he’s a better cook than a TV star. I think the most complete package still is with Kelsey Nixon. I’ll be very surprised if she’s eliminated anytime before the final two. I wanted to say final four, but we’re almost already there!
Kelsey Nixon – excellent personality, great energy and stage presence – definitely has what it takes to be on TV. The way she handled the judges questions, it was awesome! She’s also VERY HOT!
Kevin Roberts – the guy is funny … can’t say much more, but have the feeling that he’s got a shot.
Nipa Bhatt – I actually have the feeling she’s NOT going to win, but I feel that she has great potential. Her confidence I think is great. She’s got good answers to judges questions and could handle being put on the spot … but seeing her say “I can’t handle this anymore,” we’ll see what happens. She, like Kelsey, is also very beautiful.
Shane Lyons – I think this young kid’s got a good shot as well – seeing him breakdown in episode 1 I think helped him – it showed his love for food and his pride in his work.
Sushi Dai had better service as even though we did the set (omakase), we were asked if there was anything that we didn’t eat. (I don’t like octopus or uni.)
The egg in at Sushi Dai was hot and fresh where the one at Yamato was cold and looked like it sat there for a while.
At Sushi Dai, we were given the items one at a time and told what they were. At Yamato, they just kept throwing stuff in front of us making it feel rushed.
At Sushi Dai, we were offered different tastes for example, the choice between salt and soy sauce and a citrus flavored piece whereas at Yamato, they were all soy sauce flavored.
At Sushi Dai, I was able to use chopsticks to eat all of my pieces. At Yamato, my pieces kept falling apart.
Others on yelp.com have it pretty much on the money. It was expensive a long time ago when I went, but the last time, it was very cheap! We filled everyone up for just $60 and there was about 8 of us! The food was good too! Awesome!
662 Commercial Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
“Sorry guys, I can only give it 1 star and that’s being generous because I’m giving it the star based on cleanliness. It’s clean compared to most Chinese restaurants. The dim sum is between mediocre to poor and Chinatown being so close by, I’d much rather walk to Chinatown and pick some up there and get similar quality and pay half the price. Koi Palace I still find is the best – I occasionally get bad food there, but it’s still the best on average. Here’s my analysis:
– cleanliness +1
– no hostess at the door – I didn’t even know what to do – just walk in and see a small barrier in front – should I seat myself? wasn’t sure -1
– waiter asked if I wanted tea – didn’t bother to ask what kind of tea … just tea … and brought a couple of cups and a pot. -1
– they all tried to speak English – this is good with non-Chinese speaking folks, but they didn’t understand me in English! I asked for vinegar 3x! So I asked in Chinese. -1
– shu mai – okay. was good compared to everything else. +1
– some good uncommon dishes – mostly fried, but they were good +1
– sand in my scallop gow (pretty common as it’s hard to clean, but the scallop seemed to have been processed – didn’t have the chewy texture -1
– ha gow – bad texture – soft and now chewy -1
– near the end of closing, a guy walked up and mumbled – I didn’t know what he said (it was something in Chinese), so I just shook my head and he took the check and calculated it -1
My girlfried said this place was almost like Koi Palace. Sorry… food quality is not even close. Price is a bit high too – I think it may be around the same.
This place wouldn’t be my choice – ever.”]]>