Sorry for the length of this post; I felt the background information was extremely important in order to understand everything else.
Since Sunday night I have been feeling horrible. I couldn’t figure out what was wrong with me until yesterday, when I was going to Wal-Mart with my mom.
I was telling her about last Thursday. Mimi had taken me to the doctor’s office, and decided to go in. She had done most of the talking, and pretty much had him diagnose me based on what she told him.
I was taking Loratidine and Famotidine. Honestly? I simply needed him to refill my prescription for those two items.
Supposedly he gave me an anxiety medication, which would help with my shortness in tempers lately. I do not think I have been short, but if I have been, it is only with Mimi and/or when people do not listen to something I say (and then they are angry later because I did not tell them).
The only reason I have been short with Mimi lately is because I can never tell her anything; she has to be right, and everything has to be her way and with Tommy, her boyfriend. It is quite aggravating and unbearable. However if I tell her that, she will most likely cry the same way she did when my mom told her1.
The doctor looked at me the entire time Mimi talked. It was awkward, and I strongly dislike awkward moments like that one, so I fidgeted with my hands. What else could I do? Would you like to know what he did? He diagnosed me with that, too!
It was like the diagnostics would never end!
Once he was finished, I had seven medications prescribed. I currently have Advair®, Singulair and an Albuterol inhalor. I thought it was Singulair that I was allergic to. He gave it to me anyway, and said that we would see what happened.
That I know of, I have never grown out of any allergy I have had with something – the allergy has merely became worse.
That is what I thought was wrong. I thought it was the Singulair.
Boy, was I wrong!
Monday was okay. I merely felt tired, had chest pains and a sore throat. I went to class and dealt with the pains and exhaustion. I also had a headache, but pain reliever would not work.
Wednesday. Was. Worse.
“I have to go today. I can’t miss. I have a speech!” was all that ran through my mind. I had an algebra test as well. The sad part is that I can barely remember anything I did in math or how I felt/acted. I was completely out of it; I doubt all of me was there. Brigdon lectured in English class, but he let us out earlier than usual2.
Jacob3 and I somewhat went over our speech in the hallway before speech (because he was released early as well). I started feeling shaky, dizzy, nauseous, faint and weak all over again. Crap. I told him I felt dizzy, and he said it was the nervousness. But that’s just it – I was allergic to Advair.
I felt shaky during the speech. I also felt like I was going to pass out at any moment.
Side effects of Advair I was having
Serious allergic reactions:
- breathing problems
Sudden breathing problems after inhaling the medication.
Effects on heart:
- chest pain
- a fast and irregular heartbeat
Effects on nervous system:
Reduced adrenal function (may result in loss of energy).
Common side effects of ADVAIR DISKUS for asthma include
upper respiratory tract infection, throat irritation, hoarseness and voice changes, thrush in the mouth and throat, bronchitis, cough, headache, nausea, and vomiting.
Long story short: I want another different doctor this time4, and I am never taking Advair again. Yeah, that’s right, Justin Bieber. I said never. This is my life I’m talking about. I can’t waste it testing medications to see whether I am/am not allergic to them or not! I’m so angry. 🙁