I should have known better.
As I’ve mentioned before, I haven’t had the greatest sleep schedule, or sleep at all really. So my doctor put me on Rozerem. Rozerem is a sleep aid, but it isn’t addictive, and can take up to a week for full effects. 4% of the patients had increased dizziness compared to 3% who took the placebo. So a good choice for me, right? Umm, not so much. It was prescribed before my surgery and each time I took it I woke up with vertigo.
Last night I decided to give it a try again, thinking possibly it would be different now since things have calmed down so much.
Yes, I should have known better. I woke up, not with vertigo exactly, but the world is not being still! I’m using the walker to get to the bathroom and every time I move my head to either side I feel like I’m going to barf. I have acid reflux so bad, it hurts all the way down my esophagus and into my stomach. Neither my prescription acid medication nor Maalox is working. And the diarrhea is back. (yes I had one day of normality, yesterday, I’ve not eaten any vegetables, except a pickle and a piece of lettuce on my burger yesterday, for 3 days. The burgers I made, so I know they were safe. I think most of the diarrhea today is because of the spinny head. It does put me in the fight or flight mode, constantly expecting a full-blown attack.
I got the book Food Intolerance Management Plan by Sue Shepherd yesterday. It has the most up to date information about Fructose Malabsorption and other food intolerances. Sue Shepherd is considered THE expert in Fructose Malabsorption (FructMal). So I looked at the book, from cover to cover yesterday. I just knew I’d find something I’ve been doing wrong. Nope. I’ve been eating all safe foods. This book gives a lot more variety than I’ve been eating, and says I can eat much larger servings than I have been. So why is it that every time I eat a vegetable, I get sick? Ugh! I’m working on it. That’s my big goal this year, find out how to stop this GI trouble! Then I’ll think about losing weight.
So enough about my bad day. (we all know, it’s just a day, one day at a time right?)
A friend of mine works for Red Hat. It’s the world’s Open Source leader, according to their website. (yes, I’m a big foggy on all of that. So not the geek.) My friend, Ruth, wrote an article about SOPA and PIPA. Here’s the link: http://opensource.com/life/12/1/sopa-shelved-fight-must-turn-pipa-wikipedia-will-join-blackout
The title tells the story in a nutshell. SOPA shelved, Fight must turn to PIPA. Wikipedia will join blackout.
Did you see the last part…Wikipedia will join the Blackout!!! (Don’t forget the Blackout is the 18th, so you may be on line and not be able to find many of your favorite spots.)
If Google would join, that would make all the difference. Could you imagine a day without Google? Even just shutting down their search engine would make a huge statement. But alas, I doubt they will.
However, it also looks like WordPress has joined the strike, so my blog may not show up anyway. Neither would any other blog on WordPress.
On a different soap box….Don’t forget to PLEASE sign the petition about Headache Disorders – The Petition is Here.
Now, I’m going to take a nap, and hope my head is less wonky when I get up!