Some people never learn. That is how I ended my last post. I was referring to myself, of course. And I was absolutely right. Less than 6 hours after posting that I was feeling better, I had a reaction to the medication and was quite ill through the night.
When will I learn to keep my mouth shut? This happens every time I claim to be feeling better. I even knocked on wood.
This is silly, really, because the treatment I am on is the least likely to have negative side effects, when compared to the other drugs that are typically prescribed for NDPH. No one explained that to my body. It seems that I took the doxycyline to close to bedtime, perhaps and I’m supposed to wait a full 30 minutes before lying down.
I know that I am sensitive to medications, except for pain killers. Pain killers only seem to make me not care about the pain. Yet, for the most part, I still feel the pain.
So anyway, I still have a heartburn like pain 4 days later, particularly when I drink coffee or eat anything acidic. I guess I will be eating bland food for a few days until this passes.
Darn. I hate bland food. I was planning on making my favorite chili today, now that the weather is getting cooler. There is nothing I like better on a cool fall day, except maybe a cup of coffee. But that hurts too.
As far as my headache, it has been slowly getting worse since I stopped taking the medication. Very slowly. I am just about ready to try out another new pain med. I have to admit, I’m a little nervous about the possible side effects. I’m just not up for any surprises this morning.
I spoke with Dr. Rozen’ s office this morning, and he is recommending that I only take the Doxycycline in the morning, with yogurt, to minimize the heartburn factor.
Makes sense. We’ll see how it goes…