Saturday, October 15, 2011

Side Effects May Include

I usually don't get sick. I'll get the common cold once or twice a year, but have never been hospitilized or had anything major. I take an over the counter medicine and am good to go. But not this time.

I'm getting over pneumonia. I've never had it before and I don't recommend it. I haven't taken a deep breath in over two weeks.

I initially went to the walk in clinic where the doctor perscribed an antibiotic. While laying in bed resting, I began to read:

Possible side effects that may occur while taking this medicine include diahhrea, dizziness, headache, loss of appetite, nausea, stomach upset or vomiting. Can I just say I had all of these. And it wasn't just any headache, it was a migraine. My first. Don't recommend that either.

I continued reading: muscle weakness, breathing problems, tarry stools, numbess in arms, chest pain, dark urine, fever, chills, hallucinations, irregular heartbeat, loss of consciousness, hives, swelling of the mouth, severe sunburn, mood changes, confusion, depression, yeast infection, vision changes, unusual bruising, peeling skin, seizures, suicidal thoughts... 'This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur.'

Oh. My. Word.

I'll be so glad when I'm off this medication!! 


Beth said...

Oh dear! How miserable.
If you've got anyone who can run to a health food store, have them get you a probiotic. It will help restore your digestive tract, giving it new healthy bacteria to keep things digesting properly.
I had a migraine last night, so I'm with you on that. I get nauseated and need a dark quiet room until the migraine passes.
Wishing you well!

I am said...

If you like the taste of it, yogurt normally helps keep things more comfortable when on antibiotics. Coming from someone who lived with a steady headache to migraine for 6 months hot showers normally helped, I also learned to stay away from milk and cheese because it made it worse. Sometimes, if I caught it early Midol would take the edge off. Hope you are feeling better soon!

Kristin said...

Ugh! Hope you feel better soon!

Laurie said...

oh, my..... get better soon...... I was just reminiscing about how I had h1n1 flu exactly two years ago. I had never been so sick before and hope to never be that sick again!!

Take care!!

Toyin O. said...

Praying for you.