Monday, November 19, 2007

Changes with medicine. Good and Bad.

For the last few days I have been talking back and forth with my doctor's nurse. We have have talking about how I feel, what new symptoms I have experiencing and any questions I have. I have mentioned to the nurse for like the 20th time that I am unable to sleep and also the pain I feeling after having a bowel movement. They tell me that there is nothing that they can do about not being able to sleep. She advised that I picked up Tylenol PM, because the doctor will not write a prescription because they feel it may interact with everything else I'm on. As far as the pain, they would like for me to continue to take my Darvocet if I need to.

We also talked about that fact that I am having bowel movement every other day. To me, this wasn't really a problem because it's better than going everyday, multiple times per day. I guess that wasn't good for them. She told me to pick up this laxative called Mirolax. It's a powder that you mix into any drink. The instuctions on the bottle say to take it only once per day, but they want me to take it twice. This sucks. I am not looking foward to starting this.

She also advised me that the doctor wants to lower the amount of Prednisone I take. Currently, I am taking 4 pills at 10mg each. They now want to cut it down to three pills. I don't know how much of a difference this may make, but we will see.


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