Oh joy. I am again playing human guinea pig with a new drug. I’ve already mentioned the routine doctors appointment last week to get a refill for my migraine medication. Well, my doc is still not happy about the number of headaches I have each month. “So, how about we try another preventative treatment?” I like how he says “we“. But since I am not happy with all these headaches either, I said yes. He scribbled something on his prescription pad, said somethings I didn’t catch (I had a fever remember!) including a warning about dizzy spells, and sent me on my merry way. I should have asked him to repeat all that. I had no idea what I was going to be taking until I actually picked up the pills and talked to the pharmacist.
Turns out I’m going to be taking the calcium channel blocker Norvasc, which is used to treat high blood pressure and angina. Apparently it also help with migraines since it relaxes the blood vessels. So the warnings were about potential low blood pressure. oh boy. My blood pressure has always been on the low side of normal. This might get interesting. I’m not sure how my sessions with Evil Trainer Adam will be effected.
Hey, since I am not always the most observant person and (as Chris is oh so happy to point out) I have no self-preservation skills, if you notice that I start mentioning being tired, or dizzy, or anything out of the ordinary, let me know will ya?
And now, apropos of nothing, a picture of Erin! Enjoy.