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Infidelity and "meds"

Happenedtome2 posted 4/17/2021 14:10 PM

As I was reading some of the more recent posts, I was reminded of when my DDay came around. I was (as you all know) in a REALLY bad way and at one point wound up heading to the local emergency clinic as I was having various symptoms.

After signing in and filling out the forms ( including any current medical conditions which obviously went unread ) the doctor on duty felt that I was suffering an extremely high amount of stress and anxiety (go figure). She prescribed me a sedative, unfortunately I forget which, and sent me on my way saying "you really need to remove the stress from your life". No kidding.

I get home and am about to take whatever pill it was and decided to carefully read the bag. in VERY large letters : "Do not use if you suffer from sleep apnea " . Guess what - the likelihood that I would have died in my sleep was somewhere in the 60/40 range.
Moral of the story - We're all here under some degree of stress, especially in the early days after DDay. Make sure that you double and triple check any meds that your counselor or doctor prescribe, ESPECIALLY anything that will slow your body down. It could be the difference between life and death.

[This message edited by Happenedtome2 at 2:10 PM, April 17th (Saturday)]

SadieMae posted 4/18/2021 10:32 AM

Thank you so much for sharing.

It is so hard to think straight following the stress of D-day and this is just one more danger.

Happenedtome2 posted 4/20/2021 10:27 AM

You'd think they would check your information before prescribing anything. It's literally on your chart when you go into the exam room.
Then you go home and sometimes you're in such a bad state that you may not check the warnings and end up worse off than you were.

20yrsagoBS posted 4/21/2021 10:04 AM

As a Registered Nurse, might I suggest something?

Create a document with your medical history, allergies, and medication list?

A fam hi is a good addition

Update it at least every 6 months. Email it to yourself so you have ready access to it if you ever seek medical care.

As the OP posted, it can be the difference between life and death

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