Saturday, April 5, 2014

Cymbalta + Head Cold = Another Non Gardening Weekend

Last weekend I started a trial of Cymbalta, the idea being it would help alleviate some of my arthritis pain.  Apparently studies have shown that Cymbalta tricks the brain into blocking pain signals.  I said I'd give it a try but it didn't go well. At all.

Day 1 - Woozy within an hour of taking the first dose.  My stomach was killing me all day. Tried baking soda and water and Pepcid AC, but nothing helped. My chest felt heavy and I felt like crap all day.  Perked up about 10:00 PM.

Day 2 - Woozy within 40 minutes of taking second dose.  Heavy chest and stomach pain came back with a vengeance.  Started having problems with my mouth - couldn't taste anything and my mouth felt cottony.  Didn't perk up at all that day.

Day 3 - Took the third dose just before I left for work, hoping I'd make it into the office before the woozy hit.  Close.  So close.  2 minutes away from work and wham!  Same story, different day - stomach pain, heavy chest, and at some point I was caught "staring into space" a few times and I definitely felt like I was "on drugs".  To add to my misery, I started having streaky sores on my tongue by mid-day.

So that was the end of the Cymbalta trial.  Good grief!

Because my system was so out of sorts from the Cymbalta, I caught my boss's cold.  Misery loves company!

So this makes the third weekend in a row that I haven't been able to get out back and finish my work on the new plot.  It's so late in the season now I don't think it much matters, but it's still disappointing.

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