Thursday, 29 September 2016

Medication - Word of the Week


I'm in the situation at the moment where my medication is ruling my life.
I had a new medication prescribed by my neuro consultant a couple of weeks ago. As soon as I started taking a very low dose I felt ill. I was told to keep on a low dose for 14 days and then increase it a little. That time has come but I'm worried because this medication is taking over.

This week I've done not very much at all. I did take the kids to school on Tuesday because I had a meeting with Star's counsellor. I will also be taking them to school this morning as I am going to a coffee morning with the Senco at Star's school. On Monday I went shopping at the supermarket for the first time this year, which is huge really...but that's it. I've done very little else. Not only have I not been out much I've not done much in the house either. I've kept up with the washing and cooked meals with the help of Graham. I may have washed up once or twice.

I've just been so tired and in pain that I feel like I've stepped back to how I was 9 months ago and I'm not happy. I know it's down to the new medication.

These new pills are popular with those who have my condition, Transverse Myelitis. They help to release the tension in muscles, reduce spasticity and muscle spasms. If they work it will feel like a miracle. I have to keep taking them and hoping that the side effects stop. I have to keep hoping they will work and give me my miracle.

In the meantime my week and my life is dominated by the effects of medication.

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