Boy oh boy family! Do I ever need your love, hugs, and support today !!!!
Yesterday I was in alot of pain so I went to the doctor. She said I had a urinary tract infection and it could be DANGEROUS. So she gave me Sulfamethoxazole (for infection, antibiotic I guess), Phenazopyridine (for I dont know what, just know that it turns my pee orange), and Tramadol (says here its for pain). Well, the antibiotic did say it might make me nauseated and vomit. AND THAT DID! But I also feel dizzy. I dont know if thats a side effect or if its just my nerves. I am fighting off a panic attack about all this so that very likely could be it. (See my realistic positive self talk?). I'm also thinking that it could be hitting me so hard bc I didnt EAT anything before taking the med like I probably should have. I'm sitting here now nibbling slowly on some crackers and getting ready to sip on some chicken broth when it cools down.
But I am just feeling very panicky about all this! I'm using positive self talk and reasoning. Its hard but it sure works better than what I WAS doing before in a situation like this, which was just concentrating on the worst "what ifs" possible! They keep creeping in my mind but I pretend I have a sword which is positive self talk, and I picture slicing those scary thoughts in half.
But I'm still dizzy and feeling strange. Chest is tight, adrenalin flowing, nauseated. Can you guys tell me this is normal? I know the side effects say nausea and vomiting and headache is, and thats a tremendous help! But at this point, I cant get enough reassurance! Have you guys ever felt sick like this on an antibiotic or any of these meds and it was ok?
Also, I just need hugs right now! This is 2 days strait that my boyfriend has had to help me get threw this panic and I feel like his patients are wearing a little thin. That makes me feel worse! But you guys know how it feels! I'd just love the support if I can get some right now! You are all so wonderful!