Trial and Error

Yesterday was another trip to the doctors, another handful of prescriptions and another load of drugs to try to see if they help with my condition.

Tomorrow I go back to the doctors because one of the medications that they gave me is making me very unwell.

It strated last night, I took the medication as advised, and within minutes it felt like my head was about to explode. The pressure was so bad that I was nearly screaming. A minute later I nearly blacked out. The room was spinning, my lips were tingling and I was so dizzy. Light headed doesn’t even begin to describe how I felt.

I went to sleep thinking that maybe it was a one time thing.
I woke up this morning and took the second dose. And again within a few minutes it all happened again, but this time worse. I could feel my heartbeat in my ears. When I tried to move it seemed impossible. Walking made me even dizzier and I could feel the blood pumping round my body.

I called my doctor, as advised when they gave me the prescription. Eventually they called me back. They told me what I knew instantly, stop taking the medication. The doctor then told me that they thought the medication was lowering my blood pressure seemingly dangerously. They told me to go to bed, because if I did black out then I’d already be lying down and I couldn’t do myself any damage. To try and eat something, and come in tomorrow to get another medication.

But if it doesn’t get better go to hospital. I might need to be watched. Oh goody, just what I need.
Why is my life never simple? Why can’t I even take a medication that’s supposed to help me that actually works rather than makes it worse?

I give up. I’m going to bed. Wake me when they have a cure for whatever this is.


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