Sunday, October 28, 2007

Update on the clinical trial...

I know I don't write as frequently as I used to when the trial was all new to me, but I'll try to pop in now and then and update those of you who have been loyally following along.

The 20th was the two month mark and I have to say I have been feeling great. The ONLY possible side effect I have experience happened to me yesterday at the grocery store. I was in the meat department and suddenly felt like my heart was pounding. True, I had walked all over the store up to that point and I'm not as young as I used to be, so my heart rate probably was up a little.

But I felt dizzy and a little nauseated. I put my head down to make the swimming feeling go away. When I looked back up the whole grocery store seemed filled with white haze. I blinked several times and it finally went away.

Now, I'm no doctor and don't even play one on TV, but I'm guessing this may have something to do with the medication. At any rate, come tomorrow morning I will be calling my study nurse to let her know so they can document it.

I even still feel like my heart is beating too fast today but can't decide if that's just my brain telling me to freak out or if my heart really is beating faster. I almost took a Xanax just to see if maybe it was anxiety messing with me, but decided against it.

It's not like I can go to my local ER and say "um, my heart's beating funny and I've been taking these. Don't bother looking them up in your PDR because it won't be there." That would surely send the local ER doctors into a panic of their own.

I guess when you offer yourself up on a platter to Science you have to be prepared for Science to poke you a little.

Hopefully it's nothing and I can keep taking my little brown pills. I'm on month FIVE with no relapses!! For the first time in 2 years I made it past month three.

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