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On Pins and Needles...

Ok. I'm a worrier. Those of you who know me well, know that I ALWAYS worry and anticipate the worst for whatever situation I'm in. I know this isn't healthy, and it's no mystery I'm having stomach problems because of all the internalized stress.

15 minutes ago, I started taking the drug therapy for the H. pylori bacterial infection in my stomach. I am fighting the urge to sit here and wait for the other shoe to drop. The patient advisory leaflet for these medications is approximately the same size as "War and Peace." There are all sorts of ugly possible side effects- sore MOUTH, YEAST INFECTIONS, constipation and/or diarrhea, BLACK STOOLS, lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Thank God it's only a 14 day treatment. The only problem is, I have two trips planned during those 14 days. And really, who's trip wouldn't be ruined by black stools, for heaven's sake?

So please send positive thoughts my way, and if anyone has any strategies for helping me deal with my worrying, feel free to weigh in with a comment!

Comments

Anonymous said…
For god's sake - why didn't Devin take that leaflet away from you - you'd find similar side effects on almost any medication - if you feel the urge to delve further into research on your medications - JUST SAY NO. Also - don't forget to compensate with some yogurt - you know what these powerful antibiotics do to your belly!! :) Dr. Di - seriously I am a DR. :))
Mimi said…
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Mimi said…
Amen Dr. Di. By the way, smoked pig belly is way better than nasty poo eating bottom feeder fish.

WDevin
suzanne said…
Dude...you must chill!!!
Mimi said…
Easier said than done, Grasshopper...
Anonymous said…
So - by Devin's rationale, its okay to eat something that eats it's own poo, but not someone else's poo. Now I understand.

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