I’m sick. Thanks, Brad. No more close physical contact with you, buddy.

I went to work anyway today, and at noon it was suggested that I take some echinacea (3 tablets). This was a first for me, but why not? If I could kick this cold faster, great.

An hour later, my right eye went dark. My left eye wasn’t far behind it. I could still see somewhat, but it was disturbing to find myself going halfway blind in less than an hour. I wondered if I was having some sort of weird stroke, but in the end I can only trace it to the echinacea.

It eventually wore off (slowly), and I drank four glasses of water to help flush this crap from my system.

I think I’m allergic to echinacea. I don’t think I’ll take it again.