Remember a few days ago I wrote about getting the bug that is going around? If not, you can read it HERE. Anyway, by now I should have been up and running…and by this morning I was so frustrated and wondering, “Why aren’t I???”
When I first felt sick, my knee jerk reaction was to get the Tamiflu prescription filled. (Background – it was given to me when Rich fell ill in Vegas. The doctor gave it to me “just in case”.) Probably the worst thing to give me aside from a credit card with no limit and the OK to get a “little something” for myself. After watching the news the past week or so, I was so amped up about the flu epidemic. I couldn’t get sick, I didn’t have time!!
Fast forward to yesterday. I was so excited to get back into my routine – dropping the boys off at school and then off to work for me! At work I sat through a benefits seminar, where I first started to feel “weird”. I went back to my desk and jumped right onto a conference call. Conference call ended, still felt a bit odd, but chugged along. It was during conference call #2 that I realized something had to be up. I felt YUCKY – nauseous and woozy. A coworker thought it may be low blood sugar, so I ate my clementine and drank a lot of water. Nope, that didn’t help. I needed to go home.
On the way home I called my mom and explained my symptoms. ”Could it be from the Tamiflu?” Hmmmm…Mom may be on to something. I called the doctor, and lo and behold – it was from the Tamiflu. I had to call Mom back and tell her “You were right!”. Once home I sequestered myself to my room, wondering why the heck I feel this terrible. I didn’t even want a glass of wine, that’s how terrible I felt. One thing I hate more than any sore throat, cough, runny nose, etc. is the feeling of nausea. That’s what I felt like and it wouldn’t go away Darn medicine. Well, I couldn’t blame the medicine…I could only blame myself for self-medicating and then following that up with over-medicating. Nice, right?
This morning comes and I still feel the same way and at this point I am so frustrated, aggravated, annoyed. After seeing the doctor and receiving a medication for nausea, I feel like a new woman. I still have to wait on the blood work results, but I can’t tell you how much better I feel.
I definitely learned a lesson – do not self-medicate. Wait to talk to the doctor. Read the inserts that come with the medications. Also, I don’t bounce back as fast as I used to.
Thankfully I feel great now, but geez…never again!!