Wednesday, 28 June 2006

a bitter pill to take

 
I had to go see my Doctor over a month ago now to get my prescription signed ~ while there he suggested I would be a prime candidate for a pill to help my bones ~ it only has to be taken once a week so I didn't mind that ~ anyway I picked up a packet on my way out of the Surgery ~ and took one the next morning
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 I didn't expect to feel any different I think it is supposed to help bone structure ~ But as he had suggested I take them I did so
 
 ~ after the third week I was feeling really grotty ~ I had a pain just under my right arm and could not get comfortable whichever way I tried to lay or sit ~ and was having a little bit of difficulty breathing deeply ~ so was having to use my inhaler more often than I would normally ~
 
 
 
after a few days the pain moved sides and was now under my left arm but still just as painfull ~ and I ached in places I didn't know existed ~ and I dare not go too far from the bathroom
~ Reading the side effects  they claim they are very rare well I think I have just about suffered half of them ~ bearing in mind when I went to the Doctors I was feeling just fine
 
~ I have been reading journals and commenting but we have had so many problems with aol I don't know if half of them got through ~ I get half way through commenting and get cut off from aol ~ then can't get into a journal to make a comment ~ I am on the mend now so perhaps will be able to concentrate better ~ So please forgive me if my comment went amiss
 
 

38 comments:

jeadie05 said...

Oh you poor old thing ,are you still taking the tablets ?have discussed the side effects with your Doc,I had missed you and was beginning to wonder if you were OK I hope your feeling better now ,love Jan xx

salemslot9 said...

hi Ally
sorry to hear that you've been under the weather
I'm not fond of doctors in the first place :(
flush those pills!

jaymact1 said...

Think you should make an appointment to see you doctor and tell him all side effects are not good. You poor thing your were all OK when you went too.  Take care Love Joan.

labdancer51 said...

Hi Ally,  I wondered where you were.  Those tablets really sound as though they disagree with you, are you still taking them or have you just got used to them?  If they are making you ill you`re certainly better off without them,  take care . :o)

Hugs

Sandra xxxx

PS:  what a pretty `wild` part of your garden. :o)

stijoan said...

oh Ally i'm so sorry youv'e not been well. are you still taking the pill's or have you had a visit to the doctor. poor you! hope you feel better real soon lovey. love Joanne

ora4uk said...

Dear Ally...so sorry you have been "under the weather" so to speak...and do hope you are better...are you still taking the pills...???  and your "wild garden" is just beautiful....I love it when the garden goes a bit of "it's own way"...and not so prim and proper...LOL...I have been watching Wimbledon on tv...I enjoy watching a good tennis match....Hugs from KY....Ora

yakima127 said...

Very pretty flowers!  That is not fun that you went to the doctor feeling okay and are now having such problems after taking medication...Jae

astoriasand said...

Good To read you are back Ally, we all seem to haved missed you!!!!! I think almost all tablets I have taken over the last ten yrs, have not had very nice side affects.For the first time my doc has just found one that agrees with me thank goodness.After three months on them I still have no side affects so I am realy pleased.I would have a word, if you havn't done already.You can do without all them pains appearing.The pictures are so lovely,of the garden.I love honeysuckles.Hope you soon feel much better.I think most of us in the journals I follow,are not too good just now,we all want shaking up in a bag LOL!!!Take Care Oh!! by the way,AOL has been very unkind to  lots of my friends lately,I myself if you remember. had lots of probs last week.
Take Care Astoriasand.

edwardssoapy said...

Hi Ally!

Missed your entries. I figured there was something up with your connection, AOL are a pain sometimes! Sorry to hear your not feeling well. Hope you feel better soon. Love your photos and graphics.

http://journals.aol.co.uk/edwardssoapy/LeighsWorld/

astra1547 said...

hi Ally...

hope you get well soon...I had some tabs given to me roughly ten years ago now for my Asthma called "Phylocontin" to help me with my breathing but,they made me cough up blood so, I stopped them. they made me feel so ill...I think they just try the tabs out on us and hope they will work...you take care!

Astra!
http://journals.aol.co.uk/astra1547/astrasjournal

spikedc said...

Oh so sorry to hear you been feelin poorly n glad to hear ya on the mend now. Why not come out with me n mrs spike i'm sure we could find a suitable anasthetic (did i spell tha right ? who knows ?) any ways X spike X

oddb0dkins said...

Hi Ally, hope you're soon feeling chipper again. B. x

msecz said...

it seems every pill has many side effects for the 1 thing its supposed to help...maybe just calcium pills would have been better.... Hope you are feeling a lot better now, Sandra

tillywooat62 said...

Hi there I was wondering what had happened to you, hope that you will soon be feeling better,
take care Lynne xx

bbartle3 said...

In age it'd be wicked to not
take vitamins and some supplements.
I believe in them. Especially if taken
in conjunction with lots   L   O   T   S
of exercize. Do you own a pair of running
shoes?  For women, they say, Saucony
is best. They are also good for walking,
of course. Vitamins, of course, do their
work via circulation of the blood. Even
your eyesight will get better from taking
vitamins in conjunction with exercize.
(You've said nothing about a wheelchair, ha.)

Barry

thinkingoutloud said...

Hey Ally!

Those "calcium" type meds can cause a lot of negative side effects.  I hope you have called your Doc and stopped that bitter pill.

I use a nasal spray.  The pills are just impossible to digest.

Hope you feel better.  And yes, AOL does bite;0)
Niki***

lindachapmanuk said...

Ally, so sorry you have felt so grim. That sounds really rough.Hope you come off the horrible things soon! Love your pics and the graphics are very apt! Get well soon Love Linda xxx

jlocorriere05 said...

I'm sorry you've been having a rough time. I think I'd stop taking the pills if they made me feel like that! I'm having problems leaving comments tonight, I click save and after a few minutes it says Journals unavailable! Dear old AOL!! Jeannette xx  

rayne1123 said...

i hope you feel better very soon, it must be terrible. i think i am getting all of your comments. i have been having trouble with aol and journals also.

take care
noelle

sdoscher458 said...

Sorry to hear that you are having such a rough time of it with that new medication. I believe there are all kinds of treatments that can be used to up calcium....some people swear by coral calcium, a more natural approach. I hope you have told the doctor how this is affecting you....be better...Sandi

plieck30 said...

I take my fosamax once a week for bones and haven't had a problem but did hear bad publicity about it on TV. My doctor told me to keep taking it as there are side effects to all medicine. Have had good reports about my bones lately. Paula

rachealcarol said...

(((( hugs Ally )))) you just get yourself well that's the important thing. Rache

sdrogerson said...

I hope you have stopped the meds??
Whatever I hope you are soon feeling better..........{{{{}}}}

nedmoh said...

Sorry you haven't felt well Ally ,you can see you were missed by all the comments ,like you say AOL playing up again!!!! Have you stopped taking the tablets? hope you feel better now Dear,take care of yourself ,I think your wild bit of garden is lovely and colourful........Love Jeanxx

sexkitten198511 said...

Hope you feel better soon Ally love the pictures

sexkitten198511 said...

Hope you feel better soon Ally love the pictures

grahamfarmga said...

I hope you feel better and have stopped taking this pill
Terrie

deegleed said...

I hope you are fully recovered from the effects of that pill. As always enjoyed the pictures. Dan.

dcmeyer420 said...

Love your flower pics! I hope you feel better soon. Yeah, US AOL is losing its mind too.

onemoretina said...

Oh, Ally, I am so sorry that you haven't been feeling well.  That's a shame about the pills.  Who would ever think that they would affect you that way?  I seem to be one of those people who have trouble taking certain things, too.  Maybe we are just wired differently ?  Well, lets hope that you get that cleared up soon.  It's not fun to feel so poorly.  Take care of yourself.  Luv and get well hugs, Tina

dejen13 said...

Hope you're feeling better now - I took a pill to give up smoking, which I managed for a month, and then had the most awful (supposedly rare) side effects - head to toe rash which itched like fury and was really everywhere.  Needless to say I stopped taking them, and promptly started smoking again...oh well, at least I had a month off!  Keep smiling. Jenny

mllevl said...

Hope you went back to the doc and told him how you were feeling and also stopped taking those pills!     Hoping to hear you are ok again..Eve

jillannemarie said...

Hi Ally.  Thanks for stopping by my graphics journal.  Just wanted to let you know that I posted the rest of the alphabet tiles.  Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment.

I hope your feeling better today.  Take care.

http://journals.aol.com/jillannemarie/HousewifeLife/
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jeanno43 said...

Pills do not agree with everyone, what suits one will not suit another and it sounds as if these are certainly not right for you. Aol has been a nightmare lately.  The service gets ever worse.  Wonderful pictures of your garden.

http://journals.aol.co.uk/jeanno43/JeannettesJottings/

icklemisssexpot said...

{{{{{ally}}}}}}} do hope you're off those pills and that you are recovering  Caff xxxxx

wrigleyrachey said...

Hi, Sorry to read that about those pills and there effect.I would go back to docs and tell him because side effects are awful, and the tablets don't suit you.
Book in an appointment asp.
Rach.xxx

faveanti said...

Oh, Ally, I am so sorry you are having a tough time with your tablets.  Is it Fosamax you're taking? I've taken that for several years and no adverse effects so I hope you'll be seeing your doc about it because there are other things he can prescribe.  Fosamax (aka Alendronic Acid) are not a calcium providing drug.  You usually have to take a calcium supplement like Calcichew.  Hope you're feeling better by now.  Love, Angie, xx

happinessdreams said...

Hey Ally.
I'm sorry to hear that. I hope that you are feeling better. Yea, AOL has been acting funny the past few days.
Elisa