I have to take back what I said yesterday about the anti-inflammatory medication I was on making me less dopey – I took my evening dose around 7:00 PM Thursday night and almost immediately felt ill. It seemed like every time I took a dose, the side effects got worse – stomach cramps, body aches, lethargy, mind fog – it was awful. I had to keep sipping on soup to control the nausea and had a hard time getting to sleep due to the stomach upset and body aches – but then once I got to sleep, I slept like a zombie. My alarm went off at 5:30 AM and it was as if I’d never gone to sleep; I could barely keep my eyes open and I still felt a mess, so I skipped the morning’s dose with the intention of calling the doctor as soon as his office opened. By the time I got to work I knew I was still no good to anyone being there; fortunately the principal took one look at me, realized the same thing, and told me it was fine for me to go back home and get my health issue straightened out. As much as I bitch about work, that is one nice thing about that place – they keep no track of absences and never dock people for being out sick. It’s a real luxury.
So, the doc called me in a new medication and I am happy to report that while I still feel a little queasy on it, the horrible reaction I was having to the other one is no more. It’s also a lower dosage – 800 mg a day instead of the 1500 mg I was on before. My back actually feels better, but like a good little patient I want to take the complete course of medications as prescribed to me (I always do). I have never in my life had a bad reaction to a medication, so this is all new to me, but I was seriously miserable on that other stuff and will never take it again.
As far as pics and plans for them over the weekend, I have none. I am still feeling wrung out from all the problems I had with the medications and my back this week, so my general plan is to lay about and rest. We’ll see if anything else occurs. Aside from online shopping due to boredom, actually – I am sad to report than in all my stuck-at-homeness of the past three days, I managed to purchase yet another pair of Uggs (banana yellow ones – don’t judge) AND a $90 tee-shirt from Neiman Marcus (it’s really long, and it’s sleeveless…those two things are really hard to find in a t-shirt. Honest). I need to get myself straightened out and back to work before I end up with a whole new, overpriced wardrobe.
Up next week: my 14th wedding anniversary (for which we’ll do nothing, as is our way – not a complaint as I am not into forced celebrations; truth be told I didn’t even want a wedding, that was my husband’s doing) and then the following week is Spring Break. I am really itching for a week off, in spite of the more or less week off I had this time around. Hopefully I’ll be healthy for it this time around.