Saturday, April 25, 2009

No LYRICA for me!!!!

This seemingly innocent beautiful pill called LYRICA is not a match for me. I hurt my back pretty badly while I was coming home from Portland last week. I had gone to the doctor and he had given me the round of anit-imflammatory, muscle relaxers, pain medication and a sheet of exercises. My Mom has been here helping me out and she, like me, is a walking pharmacy.

She had given me some lidocaine patches to put on my back and those worked pretty well. One day I was exceptionally hurting and she brought down some of her LYRICA. I asked her what it was and she told me it was for pain. Happy to relieve my pain I took both pills that she brought me, without thinking about my own medication I normally take. I did ask her if it would make me sleepy and she said that it shouldn't. So, down they went and we left to go do errands.

Those pretty little pills took about 1 1/2 hour to lay me flat on my bottom. It started with dizziness, then the slurred speech started and feeling so high. During my life I have never once taken any illicit drug, but after taking this LYRICA I soon got the feeling that this is what it felt like. Although this obviously stoned person is a man, this is exactly how I felt.
Mom kept telling me that it should wear off, but it hung on all day long. I still had the effects when I went to bed and I took that beautiful pill LYRICA in the morning. Now, I have to admit that this was funny and Victor made fun of me when he called several times a day. We got a good laugh out of it, or maybe I laughed because I was stoned. Anyway, I really didn't like the feeling. I couldn't walk straight, I was dizzy, I couldn't keep my eyes focused on anything. The only part I enjoyed was that I was ultra happy.
It was determined, very early, that I can't take the beautiful pill LYRICA. I definetely learned a lesson in being careful in taking medication that I am not knowledgable of and being super cautious on how it will affect my other medications. Although, for one day I did enjoy being ultra happy and I laughed a ton. In all my grief it was a happy day!

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