Tuesday, April 3, 2007
FINALLY turning a corner!!!
Before I even start this post let me tell you all, if you ever get prescribed Zyrtec by your doctor, pray and pray hard that you are not one of the unlucky ones that don't do well with this drug.
I have NEVER in my life felt so sick and like I was going to die. Seriously! Since friday morning I've been walking around like a zombie, disconnected, groggy, not myself, dizzy, lightheaded, headaches, foggy, heavy head....you name it, I had it. It was THE worst feeling in the world. I just can't believe that this one drug could have such an effect on my body. After looking online I came upon a site with tons of people complaining about the same thing.
Everyone's body chemistry is different and I guess I'm just one of the weaker ones. Any kind of drug that says "May make you drowsy" is enough to put me to sleep, so I would have appreciated it if my doctor had told me the side effects of Zyrtec. Drowsiness, lightheaded, dizzyness......THAT right there would have been a huge signal for me not to take it.
I have not touched zyrtec since thursday and I actually threw it away. Today is the first day (5 days later) that I feel 90% back to normal. It's pretty scary when you visit the ER twice in one week, yep, that is where I was saturday after my "Five Senses Saturday" post. I thought I was doing ok but right after I got off the computer I was hit by another wave of dizziness, I had enough of it so I drove myself and the kids to the ER. Unfortunately Curt had weekend duty and was already working, the way I was feeling I wasn't going to sit around waiting to see if his bosses would let him off work.....the hospital is just 2 blocks down from me anyway.
The minute your husband and children start looking worried and asking what is wrong with you, YOU KNOW it's time to do something about it. I never want my children to worry about me like that again.
Anyway, thank you to those that sent out a prayer, I do feel much better today, hopefully I can continue to feel this way, the ER doctor said it would take a few days to get Zyrtec out of my system, can't get out fast enough for me.
On to moving news, Curt has his briefing appointment this afternoon so by tomorrow we'll have a better idea on housing, dates, moving dates etc. I just can't wait actually, we're all excited to get on with it.
I think the worst is always the months in between, there is so much planning and I'm one of those people who just wants to GO. If you tell me I am moving, then let me move NOW. LOL
I want to quickly send out a hug and kiss to Anabela in Johannesburg, thank you so much for the comments you have been leaving, I'm SOOOOO excited to know that you read my blog :) BTW, your book is going to be mailed this week, hope you enjoy it :)
Of course I have to mention my stepmother too, she finally was able to leave comments too, so I'm SUPER thrilled and happy for that :) Nela, beijinhos grandes :)
Well I can't push it, watching tv and being on the computer just makes my headache worse, so I better squidaddle on out of here. Have a great day everyone :)