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Sick and Meds to watch out for


WaterWolf83

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I am not exactly sure why I am writing this, but here I go.

When you are sick your body will typically know what it needs. Your body feels weaker, and will not permitt you to move as fast. Your head may spin and you may feel as though you must sit down. Taking OTC medications while you are sick can be more dangerous than taking anything else.

I am cautious about taking any OTC unless absoloutely needed. I avoid taking tylenol unless I have to, and I prefer to let my body handle the problem with natural herbal help. Last night I was convinced to take Nyquil, and it was not the best choice. I have had previous bad experiences with Nyquil. I have slept for long hours without the ability to wake up. I have done things in an almost Zombie like state to which I do not recall. Last night, however, I was extremely sick and took on the OTC that does not agree with me.

I woke up in my bed, and had not been there after taking the medicine. I have no recollection of what happened after I took the medicine. I was informed I was carried to bed, and have no memory of anything. My body feels rested, but slightly painful, and I still feel slightly drugged from the Nyquil. I do not have bad reactions when taking perscription medications, or during surgeries with the drugs required to put you under. Nyquil seems to be the only drug to have this "loopy" affect on me.

So here is my warning:

Your body knows what it needs to get better. Stay with remedies that you feel comfortable taking, and do not take ones that leave you feeling akward. If you wake up and dislike your feeling, your body is telling you something. Your body is telling you to be cautious. Sometimes we are ready for the quick fix, and simply wish to be rid of being sick. Even if you have a quick fix your body still needs to regather the strngth it lost, and continue fighting off infection. I was guilty last night of a quick fix that I was WELL AWARE my body did not like. Stick with what you know, take vitamins, get some rest, and let your body handle the sickness.

Bottom line: Do not take and scripts or otc's that you know leave you feeling uncomfortable :)

ok.. done .. still crazy.. and done

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lol. Sorry to hear about your experience!

I am an avid avoider of meds as well. Infact, I think that all the bad reactions I have to the meds is because I have gotten my body so used to the natural stuff, that it rejects the synthetic crap.

Just out of curiosity, have you ever taken Nyquil when you didn't need it? (erm, what can I say....we've all done something stupid, right?) Well, point it, that I now understand why you have to take that stuff when you are beyond ill. It takes over your body slowly, and you can feel it creeping around like a black cloud, making each part of your body ache as it is metabolized. It sucks. It makes you think instantly *doh* This stuff is horrible! As soon as you realize how much it sucks, it knocks you out cold.

Now I know that rest is important for recovery, but that is not natural.

 

Anywho... I concur, masking symptoms is not always a good idea. We feel like crap for a reason, and unfortunately, modern medicine thinks that just *shutting up* the pain is the way to go, rather than erase the problem to begin with. What a silly world we live in.

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lol. Sorry to hear about your experience!

I am an avid avoider of meds as well. Infact, I think that all the bad reactions I have to the meds is because I have gotten my body so used to the natural stuff, that it rejects the synthetic crap.

Just out of curiosity, have you ever taken Nyquil when you didn't need it? (erm, what can I say....we've all done something stupid, right?) Well, point it, that I now understand why you have to take that stuff when you are beyond ill. It takes over your body slowly, and you can feel it creeping around like a black cloud, making each part of your body ache as it is metabolized. It sucks. It makes you think instantly *doh* This stuff is horrible! As soon as you realize how much it sucks, it knocks you out cold.

Now I know that rest is important for recovery, but that is not natural.

 

Anywho... I concur, masking symptoms is not always a good idea. We feel like crap for a reason, and unfortunately, modern medicine thinks that just *shutting up* the pain is the way to go, rather than erase the problem to begin with. What a silly world we live in.

 

 

lol. Sorry to hear about your experience!

I am an avid avoider of meds as well. Infact, I think that all the bad reactions I have to the meds is because I have gotten my body so used to the natural stuff, that it rejects the synthetic crap.

Just out of curiosity, have you ever taken Nyquil when you didn't need it? (erm, what can I say....we've all done something stupid, right?) Well, point it, that I now understand why you have to take that stuff when you are beyond ill. It takes over your body slowly, and you can feel it creeping around like a black cloud, making each part of your body ache as it is metabolized. It sucks. It makes you think instantly *doh* This stuff is horrible! As soon as you realize how much it sucks, it knocks you out cold.

Now I know that rest is important for recovery, but that is not natural.

 

Anywho... I concur, masking symptoms is not always a good idea. We feel like crap for a reason, and unfortunately, modern medicine thinks that just *shutting up* the pain is the way to go, rather than erase the problem to begin with. What a silly world we live in.

 

 

lol. Sorry to hear about your experience!

I am an avid avoider of meds as well. Infact, I think that all the bad reactions I have to the meds is because I have gotten my body so used to the natural stuff, that it rejects the synthetic crap.

Just out of curiosity, have you ever taken Nyquil when you didn't need it? (erm, what can I say....we've all done something stupid, right?) Well, point it, that I now understand why you have to take that stuff when you are beyond ill. It takes over your body slowly, and you can feel it creeping around like a black cloud, making each part of your body ache as it is metabolized. It sucks. It makes you think instantly *doh* This stuff is horrible! As soon as you realize how much it sucks, it knocks you out cold.

Now I know that rest is important for recovery, but that is not natural.

 

Anywho... I concur, masking symptoms is not always a good idea. We feel like crap for a reason, and unfortunately, modern medicine thinks that just *shutting up* the pain is the way to go, rather than erase the problem to begin with. What a silly world we live in.

 

Well, as I see it, your body and you know both what words, and what doesn't. If it's Percodan and Valium, and chase it with a "hot toddie" of Scotch, honey, and water, so be it!!! Vicodin, or hydrocodone, the narcotic opiate in Vicodin, is the one everyone loves in the Gen Y crowd, mostly for the Gen X'rs who have them behind the Percodan in the R/x closet.

Me, I'm a walking R/x pharmy pharm. "Doc" is what they call me. Personally, I prefer just plain old Owl. Well, Owl, that;s that.

 

But the best is the least. In some cases. Me? the very few times I DO get sick, for as a witch, it's not very often you will see my sick, trust me. I go into a sickhouse, and spend the day there, taking clothes out, cleaing, and bringing some LIFE back in there, and they're all "Oh, she's gonna git the fits fer suuure, she is! Aye, and all...PHAW!!!! Rubbish.

I DON'T HAVE TIME TO GET SICK. pERIOD. I DON'T GET SICK. I DON'T HAVE TIME TO GET SICK. Simple as that. Next?

And I never did get sick,. And still do not. I tell my body when it can take a vacation, and when it can't. NOT the other way around

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