a little off-topic, and i don't really know why i am documenting this here, but it's as good a place as any (please don't feel like you have to read past this point, ootd will be back tomorrow!)
a little while ago, i posted about my unidentifiable stomach pains, which have been going on for quite some time now..i've been through blood tests, and various diagnoses, each requiring different prescriptions..i've kept a food diary, taken a tablet 20mins before i eat anything for 6 weeks, and still had the most awful, unpredictable pain..
i'm not sure if we are getting any closer to a solution, but at the last visit to my GP i told them i wanted to be referred to a specialist, as the pain, at it's worst, is literally so bad that it stops me from doing anything other than curling up in a foetal position, which makes it a little easier - it makes it impossible to sit at a desk, drive, swim, run or go to the gym, and i am not prepared to put up with not knowing what the cause is and having to put up with this indefinitely, any longer..
i was told that before i would be seem by a specialist, i would need to try one last thing..which means one more 6 week course of another kind of tablet..this time i am told that the pain is 'probably' a stomach ulcer, and i have to take acid supressants in order that the ulcer is able to heal, with less acid being produced to prevent it healing..(i think)..
so i have been taking these for about a week, and am now a little worried about the effect that i think they are having on me..i have woken up on two different occasions so far, feeling sick, lightheaded and dizzy..when i've got up, i haven't been able to walk properly without swaying and stumbling around..in fact on saturday morning, i fell into a lightswitch in the corridor so badly that the bruise is only just starting to show, three days later..
i know most people reading this will think it's just a hangover or something, but i don't drink (for a number of reasons which i won't go into now), so it categorically is not that..i'm struggling to think of any other reason for this, although having read the leaflet this isn't mentioned as one of the possible effects of the tablets - i'm wondering whether it could be something to do with the mix with the other medication i have to take for BP..i have made an appointment wirh my doctor just in case, but am not anticipating that they will take me very seriously..
also, whilst i don't want to jinx anything, dizzy spells aside, i have not had any of the stomach pains since starting this course of tablets..so fingers crossed that whatever it is has healed..