Monday, July 18, 2005

Today, You Get Nothing

I haven't been able to post a writing prompt because I've been home sick today. I woke up in the middle of the night with the horrible, writhing pain in my stomach that makes me think of the Aliens is about to pop out of it. I didn't fall asleep again until about 5:30 am, and I was back up at 6:15 toasting frozen waffles just so I'd have something on my stomach. It helped. I managed to fall asleep again, and I've slept most of the day.

I've been taking Nexium for almost two months for what I thought is an ulcer, but maybe it's not. I didn't eat late, didn't lay down for four hours after eating and didn't even eat pepperoni pizza. So I don't know what's going on. Dammit, I don't want to have some tube/camera/light stuck down my throat.

Oh well. I did get a short story idea from one of the writing prompts. I started it last night before going to bed. We'll see how that goes.

And now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to eat a peanut butter sandwich and drink some milk because my digestive system hates me.


Blogger jane said...

Oh I just love peanut butter! Have you thought of writing a blog entry when you're feeling homesick? That might help you to write about it. Hope you're feeling better.

7/19/2005 10:46 PM  
Blogger Carla said...

Well, it's not that I was homesick. I was home... sick.

7/20/2005 11:32 AM  
Blogger Mamsbug Speaks said...

Does that mean if you get sick at the store you can be store sick? or CarRepair sick?? LOOOOL Opps laughing when one is bent over the toilet bowel!!!
Hope you get well soon.

7/20/2005 7:14 PM  
Blogger Carla said...

Thanks mamsbug, and no more drugs for you! ;-)

7/20/2005 7:40 PM  
Anonymous Nexium Prescription Information said...

My name is Jon Star and i would like to show you my personal experience with Nexium.

I am 34 years old. Great medicine. I only hope that I don't become dependant on it. But as my esphogus heals then maybe I'll be able to take an OTC PPI if my symtoms re-occur and I catch them ASAP! Can't wait for a generic. BLUE CROSS of MA won't pay for Nexium unless I start on generic Prilosec, then Protonix, then if both of those failed, they would pay for Nexium. I hate BLUE CROSS! My Dr. was great in giving me 7 weeks of samples when he heard this and Aztra-Zeneca gave me a 7-day coupon I re-deemed at my local pharmacy(with a written 7-day script from my Dr.)

No major side effect. Sometimes a feeling of indigestion/bloated, possibly due to low or no stomach acid as a result of a PPI. So, I am sure to chew my food well and not to eat large portions. I have introduced foods/drinks back into my diet, that before taking Nexium would otherwise bring-on reflux symtoms. Fruit juices and citric acid containing drinks still are bothersome. But, I've eaten Pizza, and am able to drink coffee/tea, both decaf(not to excess though.) A little at a time. I do not drink any alcohol! I still limit any food intake 3 hours before bedtime and try to sleep on my left side. Nexium has given me the greatest relief as compared to all OTC H2 and OTC PPI's. I'm on week 5 of an 8 week treatment.

I hope this information will be useful to others,
Jon Star

11/22/2008 4:23 AM  

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