The New Pain and it’s Consequences!

Last week I had a new pain.
It had been coming and going for a week or so, then it decided to stay so I went to visit my GP.
The pain was in my side and after testing the GP decided that I had a urine infection. He prescribed me some anti-biotics and told me to go back if it got worse.
I started the pills on Friday, the prescribed dose was two a day. The second one I took on Saturday morning and soon after I got a headache.

Then I became feverish, nauseous and the headache progressed to a migraine. It’s okay, I thought, I’ve dealt with migraines before, I’ll survive.

Saturday afternoon I went to bed. I NEVER do this, even with migraines. Usually I top up with painkillers and soldier through. I might sit on the sofa with my cool pad on my head if I’m not coping, but going to bed is not something I ever do. Saturday, I felt I had no choice.

Thankfully hubby, Graham, was here to look after the kids and cook the dinner. And do everything else as I was totally useless. The kids came up for a cuddle in bed before going to their own beds. Then I risked putting on the television upstairs so I could watch Casualty because I really didn’t want to miss it. Then I went to sleep. Sadly, my illness kept waking me during the night but I soldiered on and made it to the morning.

On Sunday I risked half an hour on the lap top, even though my head still hurt, and I looked up the pills I’d been taking. I’d thrown away the packaging before reading the leaflet, I don’t often read them because my consultant goes through all the  side effects of my medication. These pills I’d had off my GP and he’d not mentioned side effects. Sometimes though, when you do read those leaflets and look at the side effects you imagine you have them anyway!

Back to my pill’s, Nitrofurantoin, side effects. I’d had all but one of the serious side effects that you should consult your Dr straight away if experienced!!

If I’d read the leaflet I’d have probably been in hospital on Saturday night.

I’m relieved that I made it through ok, but I’m a little upset that I can’t remember what happened in Casualty. Thankfully, that’s what iPlayer is for (priorities!)

I still felt pretty rough for most of Sunday, but I could tell I was getting better not worse. I’ve filled in a yellow card online for side effects, I’ve never done that before but I felt it necessary.

And guess what? My infection seems to be still present! Another visit to my GP is in order.

Do you read the side effects on your medication?

Debs Random Writings
One Messy Mama

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A little Note About Positive Reviews on Raisie Bay

A little Note About Positive Reviews on Raisie Bay

Some people only write reviews when things go wrong with products, which is good because it lets people know that there could be potential problems. I’ve also seen negative feedback with say things like, I had to return this item because the colour did not suit me…is this useful?

I write reviews on most items I buy because I like to give genuine feedback. If I have a genuine problem with a product I will write my review in the appropriate place.

I write reviews on my blog too, but they are mostly positive. Why? Because I only write reviews for the things I’ve loved. If I don’t love them I let the person who sent me them know with details why and then let them decided if they would rather me write a negative review or not write one at all. It’s always the latter.

This is my blog, my place and I’ll let you know about the things I love. If you want to find out what other people have hated about the product then you will need to look elsewhere.

My reviews may all be positive, but they are still genuine.