Ok, so I realize it’s been almost two weeks since I’ve been here, I’m still not feeling myself. I have seen my Dr about my high blood pressure, she checked my BP in the office along with getting an average BP, they were mostly high. She has since put me on a low dose bp med, metoprolol ER 25mg….. Unbeknownst to anybody else, least wise my pharmacist, it has a bad reaction to me while taking tramadol and amitriptyline, so can you guess what might have happened? Friday night I started that pill, only at night, because my Dr stated, “if it makes you tired, take it at night”, so, knowing that, and knowing both my mother in law and my husband take that same pill, just in a stronger dose,I decided, not much to worry about, sleepy, yay, I’ll get more sleep, sweating more, I’ve already got that, but no, me, I took it at 10:05p.m., by 11pm,I had passed out on my living room floor.
Well, that was interesting. Attempted to get up, very slowly, felt like I was going to go down again, so I waited. The feeling passed for the most part and I took my fuzzy butt to bed. Saturday, I looked at some of the side effects to see what else might happen with them, again Saturday night I took it, but this time I was already in bed before it took effect. On Sunday, curiosity got the better of me, so I started looking for drug interactions as to why I kept passing out, low and behold, it doesn’t do well in people taking tramadol or amitriptyline. Two pills which I take every night. So Monday, I contacted the pharmacy to let them know the discovery I made on my own behalf, and I contacted my Dr to find out what else she may want me to do. Stop taking them and keep monitoring my BP, and if any more fainting/passing out spells happen, go to the ER. So, that’s been my fun week or so on top of getting kids prepped to go back to school.
I can’t possibly forget, thanking God that my hubby last weekend, missed any hurricane Harvey effects. He was supposed to go down there again this week, but, thankfully his load to Texas cancelled. But even though my hubby isn’t down there this week, I’m definitely praying for everybody else affected by hurricane Harvey.
Have a safe week, safe travels to anybody traveling for work, the holidays or just to travel and I will catch ya all later.