Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Side Effects

I was feeling - a lot of different things - after I took 2 more of those pills this morning.
High - like on LSD.  Drowsy.  Lethargic.  Muscle cramps all over my body.  Surreal - there but not there.  All kinds of sensations.  The obvious conclusion: stop taking the stuff, my body and this drug did not agree to a contract and all negotiations are off the table.  I stopped taking it.  Talk about taking a drug whose side effects are FAR worse than the thing it is trying to treat, this is one of the worst I have ever experienced, Penicillin taking the number one spot. 

Next time a doctor wants to prescribe something to me that I have never heard of before and know nothing about, I am going to ask specific questions about side effects.  If his answers are vague, I'm going to look it up on the internet.   A side effect of "Death" is not exactly something I want to venture into when considering a condition that is not going to come anywhere close to taking my life.  I left work early - 2 hours before I should have gotten off, stopped at Walmart for some dog food on the way home, got home and went to bed.  My cell phone wouldn't stop ringing, really got annoying.  Calls from people answering my ads for things I am selling for my company on Craigslist.  Normally, I wouldn't care but today - no thanks.  I answered the calls and got it over with.

After 5 hours passed after getting home, I finally started feeling these side effects to start thinning out.  I feel MUCH better now than I did this morning.  So, I went outside, removed plants off of the larger pond, caught 4 of the fish in there and relocated them to the turtle pond.  I do NOT think the turtles can catch them, they are large goldfish and very fast.  Regardless, the load in the larger pond needed to be reduced, too many fish, too much waste, too much toxins.  I did regret in catching one of them - she obviously is full with eggs.  I couldn't tell which was which when I was fishing them out, I just caught them.  She was leaning to one side when I got her in there - the move was not exactly a good thing for her.  I added shock treatment to the water and hope that she is still alive tomorrow. 

Life - at least for me - is an interesting conundrum of both good and bad things going on at the same time.  The occasions when either there are only good things going on or only bad things also occur.  I'm always dealing with tenant issues - bad - my ponds and fish - mostly good.  I'm learning about pond pumps - they are a pond's life blood.  I had one break this week and realize that I didn't keep the paperwork for it.  It's history.  I ordered another one and this time, the paperwork will go into a folder.  It has a 2 year warranty on it.  My winter neighbor arrived 2 nights ago.  He's - early.  He hates the heat and there is still 4 more days of it before the expected temps go below 100. 

Well, just an update.



I had breathing problems in the middle of the night last night. Another potential side effect of this medication, it was a funny feeling. Like you're breathing but you're not breathing at all, so you breath harder cause' you don't feel like you're getting enough air/oxygen.

I have always had terrible side effects to most medications, which is why I HATE taking pills of any kind. Ibuprofen excluded, that stuff works for what it's supposed to do and I don't have ridiculous side effects to it. I suffer extreme allergies and take nothing for it - there is nothing on the market that doesn't give me WORSE side effects than the condition the medication is trying to treat.

I'll have to call the doc later when they open up and see what they have to say about all of this.

The work day is already here, I'm outta here.


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