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Did forgetting to take my tablets cause a bad day?

Posted Jun 30 2009 4:17pm

I was not well yesterday. I got up at 6 with stomach pain and so I got up and went to the loo. I went back to bed hoping that that would be the end of problems, but it was only the start.

I got up again at 7 as normal to get people up for school/work. But I was not feeling too good and fell asleep on the sofa. I woke up and realised that our daughter was not getting ready for school. She did not feel very well, but my husband and I decided that it was mostly self inflicted from the sleepover so we made her go.

I felt really bad about making her go when I found myself spending the day alternately between the loo and asleep on the sofa. My legs were so painful I could not get comfortable, they really were bad and I could not understand why.

When she got home she told us that she was really surprised that for most of the day we were right and she was able to forget about how sick she felt. But when they did PE, running a mile outside in the heat of the middle of the day, she felt really bad.

It was about 6 when I went to take my evening meds that I realised why I felt so bad. I had not taken the morning tabs. I decided that I would miss them altogether as it was so late. I could not take the pain killers anyway as I was talking another dose.

I did wonder at that point if not taking my MST had caused some of the problems, as I had sort of gone cold turkey and missed my ‘fix’.

I did not eat anything yesterday, other than a slice of plain bread, and went off to bed about 10:30. I did not sleep until about 1 but managed to sleep all night and got up again at 7 this morning.

I feel a lot better than I did yesterday. A bit delicate but so much better than yesterday.

So was it a bug or was I my feeling unwell yesterday caused by not taking my medicine?

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