A couple of weeks ago I decided to take the pain medication one night. I hadn’t been using them for a while, but my legs and hips were giving me a lot of pain, so I thought I might do that. I had bought some green grapes and was not feeling very good and hadn’t eaten and I need to eat before taking the pain medication and so had some grapes. They were not very good, kind of sour and not really fit for eating. So I stopped and took the pain med. An hour later I was feeling much worse in my tummy and mistakenly decided to eat some more grapes.
Those extra grapes refunded on me; in a repeat of an incident in September when I was combining pain meds and several antibiotics. I wish that my brain worked better when I was sick, so that I could make really good health choices when I need to.
I really have to say that my head was not being very awake and rational when I did eat more food. I know better, but really my brain doesn’t work very well when I am sick or in a great deal of pain. I also refunded a small amount of water the next day and did not eat anything at all that next day, out of concern that it would not stay down. So my tummy was not feeling good. I laid in bed and tried to sleep. I used some peppermint essential oil and that usually helps, but the last few times it doesn’t work so good, I guess because the issue is really bad. My head and ears hurt so bad and I had dizziness and vertigo once again. Then my eyes started hurting bad again.
Three days later I did go out and eat out and buy groceries. Within two days I got flu symptoms, no vomiting again, though, thank goodness. This went on for three days until I finally gave up trying to get better on my own and took pepto bismol.I knew I was in a lot of pain, but noticed that my whole inner abdomenal area was in intense pain from the uproar it was going through.
I have never taken this product before as an adult, the smell has been enough in the past to gag me. I hate chalk and it is very difficult to cope with that texture as well. Textures have always been an issue in my life, since I was very small. Luckily I finally relented and it made my digestive system call down some and then again the next day. I guess I was pretty lucky that it got better. Next time I will try to use more products sooner to get better sooner.
So I’ve just been laying around, recovering slowly. Not real happy about that. But with my long-term chronic pain and health issues it is nothing new or surprising.
I finally realized that all the ear and head pain, dizziness, vertigo, and nausea, and eye issues were caused by taking the pain med, so I think that I am done with that. Yes they cause horrible headaches, but I didn’t really connect the other issues with the pain med, but now I do. All of the issues have been lingering, so that is awful, but I am hoping that like when I stopped taking them in January, that the head issues will all get better eventually.
It had been warmer this past week and I wanted to go out more, but I just wasn’t sure that I would have the energy in order to deal with biking around, so I’ve stayed inside instead. My energy level has been kind of low. Later today I’m going to an early St. Patrick’s Day family celebration. I’m thinking that I will have fun and enjoy it. I’m feeling much improved and looking forward to the spring.