I feel that I need to share my story about what happened to me this past week.
I was feeling ill and went to my doctor. I hadnt been in a while due to trying to stay away because of COVID 19. Me being diabetic would have put me at high risk.
But I felt bad enough that I thought I should go. They did blood work and urine sample. I had a bladder infection. So I got some antibiotics and she felt that the metformin was doing enough for my diabetes so she prescribed me a shot to take once a week.
That Saturday I took the shot. Within a few hours I was feeling really bad. By late that I was throwing up and had to get my daughter to get me some gatorade.
It was so bad. I felt so bad. Then Sunday came and I went and Monday morning I actually had to call another manager to go open the store for me. Which is something I had NEVER done. Not since I became opening manager.
Tuesday I still felt bad. By I believe Wed I was messaging @Lady_Eva saying something is wrong. I’m still sick and I’m not going to the bathroom.
This of course alarmed her right away and she added @DarkestKnight to our messages and the two of them together convienced me to get to the ER. I recieved fluids because I was very dehydrated and I still had the bladder infection along with a kidney infection so new anribiotics. I finally did go to the bathroom before leaving.
Once I got home and thought about I looked up the side effects of my new medication.
Loss of fluids (dehydration)
Worsening of kidney problmes
Even as late as yesterday I was complaining with my stomach aching.
So, what I’m saying is please be very cautious with taking new medications. I know some of us have little choice like me being diabetic. But please be careful and pay attention to your body. No one knows your body like you.
If I hadn’t been noticing something was off. If I hadnt messaged Eva and said something is wrong, if she and DK hadnt insisted on me going to the ER. If I hadnt realized this could be the meds. I honestly dont know. If I had taken that shot again would I be here? Luckliy, it was a once a week thing and Saturday i did not take it. What good is it managing my diabetes if it kills me from kidney failure. Today I feel more like myself than I have in over a week.
So please if you get prescribed any meds please pay attention to your body and how your feeling and whats going on.
Please don’t wait if you feel somethings off. Even if you just reach out to a friend like I did.
Two heads and in my three heads are better than one. You can talk it out and decide if you need to take action.
Maybe my story will help someone else to pay attention to the warning signs and find help. Even if its just a message to a friend. Sometimes others see the seriousness of something easier than you can.
Not peeing = not good. I learned that
Anyway. Stay safe. And pay attention to your body.