The past few days, since Thursday before stronghold really, I’ve had some sort of stomach thing. abdominal pain, blated feeling, etc…
I let it go for a few more days, and then when it kept getting worse, I went to the Dr. he said it was nothing to worry about, and gave me some pills… As I was leaving work to head to the Dr. I decided to look up the common side effects of the allergy meds I’ve been on for the past month. The most commonly reported side effect, matched my symptoms exact… I mentioned it to the Dr. he didn’t think that was the problem. The 1st few days the new meds didn’t seem to be making any difference, so I stopped the allergy meds. I’m now improving, but since I wasn’t 100% by Monday the Dr. wanted to see me again, and so he drew a bunch of blood and we will see what the test results say.
My mother of course is overreacting and is sure I’m dying…
3 thoughts on “Overreact much?”
oh that’s it. I’m going off my allergy meds too.(Actually, switching back to Zyrtec)
I’ve been taking the generic Allegra D. Is that what you’re on?
Zyrtec? I think we have an excess of that at our house. Ellie was supposed to take that, but it didn’t work. (Didn’t even make her drowsy, darn it!) I think we had two bottles – one unopened & one with 1 weeks worth of doses missing. If we still have it, want me to hook you up?
Any time I have a question about meds, I talk to a Pharmacist… NOT a Dr. They have to look in the PDR to learn about them. We can do that ourselves – or look online. Medicine is a Pharmacist’s *specialty*, and I feel that they are the most knowledgeable.
A Dr. my mother had one time, leaned across the desk and got right in her face – denying that the 3 drugs he had given her would interact or give her the symptoms she was having. Then he decided to consult the PDR, and sheepishly turned around and said “Oh – that *can* happen.”
I think it’s best to do our own research and be as informed as possible. There have been a few times when I figured things out better than my Dr. After all, who knows your body better than You.
Ok… I’ll get off my soapbox now.
Hope you get to feeling better.
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