About a week or so ago, my doctor decided to put me on a new medication for my heart problem. This is not the other "new" med that caused all my problems before.
So I started to take it about Tuesday the 19th I think. I woke up Thursday in a terrible mood and a bad headache. About noon, I got on the old PC and started to play
some COD4. Of course I got tubed and naded as always, but it really started to piss me off. I then noticed that my heart rate was up and my anger was bad enough that
I threw a can of Dust Off across the room. I immediately stopped, left the game and went in a laid down for about 30 minutes. My heart was better but my anger was
still there. I then started thinking that it came down to me killing someone or killing myself. Luckily my mind kicked in and I could see what was happening. I went to
the drug cabinet and found a sleeping pill. I took that, and I started to calm down and did fall asleep.
The next day, I took the pills to my doctor and asked him what was in these pills that could affect my sleep so much. It was a mood stabilizer of some kind, along with the
heart medicine. I looked at my doctor and said to him, "You know, from past experience that my body cannot tolerate mood control drugs of any kind? You remember all
those failed medicines we tried?" He looked the medication up in his online doctor site and started reading the ingredients. It listed all of the standard stuff, then the
heart stuff, then at the very bottom, it listed "benzodiazapine, and valproic acid". The last two ingredients are given to people with depression and bi-polar problems.
I am neither one. All my doctor knew was that this medication was very good for controlling rapid uplifting heart rate. Which I have. I can be just sitting around and my
heart rate is 65, then I will see or hear something that peaks my interest, and my heart rate immediately jumps to 120 or 130. Then it takes 10 minutes or more for it
to go down. But because of this, I then get a migraine headache. So now I am screwed all day.
After this consult we went back to the medicine I had been taking, even though it doesn't control my heart rate as good, it doesnt do evil things to me.
So today I am in control and feeling pretty good. But I learned a very important lesson. Read ALL of the ingredients in any medicine and know what you can and
cannot put into your body.
I am also on a marijuana program right now. I dont think it is helping, but I have this week to keep testing it. I never liked grass when I was growing up, because it made
me lazy and stupid. Even though I am taking a medicinal formula of grass, it still makes me stupid, but I don't get the high from it. So what is the use of this stuff?
Well that is all folks, I am Ol' Smoke and I will be 10-10 and on the side, 10-4 good buddy, you keep the dirty side down and the shiny side up, we will catch you on the flip side.