I open the box, attempting to pronounce the Latin name, failing miserably at wrapping my tongue around the 7 syllable in the word. The trays are marked out for 2 weeks of pills. Monday to Sunday, Monday to Sunday. The little foil tray glistens in the midday sun as we drive off in the car. Flipping it over I see they are pink .. very feminine .. and square. Who the hell makes square everyday tablets. Taking a deep breath I pop one out, return the tray to the box, knock the pill back with a few mouthfuls of water and sit back feeling nervous about the days ahead.
2 weeks they tell me. the symptoms can last for 2 weeks after taking the initial tablet and after then the body settles. The first day felt like a week on its own.
First I became chatty. Not a hour after taking it I talked, alot… ok more than my usual ‘alot’. Poor husband had to listen to me natter all day. I even rang mum later that night and talked constantly on the phone. I’m very surprised I din’t have a sore throat right now. It wasn’t a hyper feeling, just as if I had 10 years of talking to catch up on.
Then a few hours later whilst we were food shopping I noticed my neck was stiff and I felt nauseas. This slowly lead me into pressure discomfort in the head. Made food shopping interesting because I kept walking into things and believe me, feeling like you’re going to throw up whilst food shopping isn’t an easy feat.
The best way to accurately describe what you head feels .. is ‘weird’. There are no other words. Imagine if you like, having really bad congestion in your head .. like the flu. Body aches, numbness, the whole shebang. Combine that with feeling like you aren’t slept in 3 days, take out the ACTUAL congestion and runny nose and that is kinda how it is. Disoriented, dizzy, nauseas, sleepy, heavy headed.
That feeling came and went all day. Some hours I was fine, the next I felt like a truck had hit me, then the next I was fine again. Slept like a rock tho.
This morning is a different story. Woke up at half past 8 after just 6 hours of sleep and wasn’t able to get back to sleep. I tossed, I turned, I wasn’t comfortable in any position. Out came Facebook. Flicking through my feed my lids were struggling to stay open. Yawning was frequent so the phone went down and I tried again …… Nope. No sleep. I just tossed and turned. The neck started to ache and I was becoming anxious, definitely time to get up.
Standing up to pee I find my legs are weak, in fact my whole body is weak. I shuffle to the toilet to pee then make my way around the house to open the doors and check on husband. My hands are shaking a fair bit and I feel famished, as if I haven’t eaten in a week. I decide that the shaking and feeling weak is probably more hunger than tablet.
I’ve taken today’s tablet and every yawn is almost painful. I’m so sleepy but the body won’t sleep if I lay down. The shaking has stopped now I have eaten breakfast but I still feel wrong. Got to go out later and do the lawn as well, might go take a lay down and see if I can get some more shut-eye.
Here’s hoping for an easier day two and three. I can’t wait for this to settle.