Pain Meds!

Happi­ly, the GP vis­it was much more pro­duc­tive than the rheuma­tol­o­gist vis­it yes­ter­day. I have pain meds and mus­cle relax­ants. I feel much bet­ter, but I’m so woozy that I’m fair­ly use­less. The nurse warned me not to take the new meds with my sleep­y­time meds, and not to dri­ve while using them. Why not with sleep­y­time meds? Because while these drugs make the user very woozy, they also cause insom­nia. That makes no sense to me. Per­haps it would if I weren’t so woozy, but I doubt it.

The doc sent off many vials of blood for var­i­ous tests. She wants me to go back to mon­i­tor­ing my basal body tem­per­a­ture every day and bring the records to her when I see her next week.

She also gave me a pre­scrip­tion for Allegra‑D. I men­tioned that it isn’t avail­able as a gener­ic, and might be too expen­sive for me to fill. I got home, checked with the phar­ma­cy, and yep—it costs five times as much as Extendryl SR, the one I used to take! (And hon­est­ly, Alle­gra just does­n’t work as well for me any­way.) So I’m going to call back tomor­row and see if I can get her to call in a pre­scrip­tion for the Extendryl. I’m not sure why she pre­scribed Alle­gra instead, but she’s prob­a­bly just famil­iar with that one. She had sam­ples, so I know their drug reps vis­it her. Extendryl is cheap because it’s way past its first sev­en years of availability.

I did­n’t make it to class, but I feel much much bet­ter. Per­haps after a few days of this, the pain flare will be over. I’m hop­ing so, any­way. I may need to rearrange this week­end so as to expect any actu­al com­pe­tence from myself.

sam­bear only worked for a few hours, but he did go in to the office. He’s on his way home now, but will have to turn around imme­di­ate­ly to take shad­owkatt to her mar­tial arts classes.

And he got me fresh flow­ers again yesterday!

Cur­rent Mood: 😴grog­gy
Cyn is Rick's wife, Katie's Mom, and Esther & Oliver's Mémé. She's also a professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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