Side Effects

For the first time that I can recall, I am noticing some side effects of a drug I am taking.

(EDIT) it was not the first time. see my next post.

Since I have been taking pregabalin  I have been having visual disturbance, drowsiness, lack of coordination, and the not unpleasant feeling of being stoned (or what I think being stoned would feel like if I had ever been stoned!).  When I sleep I have weird dreams.

Despite the fact that the pain is not bothering me, I think I had better stop taking the pills until I have another chat with the medic.    I have to drive to Halls Creek on Sunday afternoon.

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Author: Uisce úr

Though I am old with wandering Through hollow lands and hilly lands, I will find out where she has gone, And kiss her lips and take her hands; And walk among long dappled grass, And pluck till time and times are done, The silver apples of the moon, The golden apples of the sun.

3 thoughts on “Side Effects”

  1. I was wrong about this being the first time I suffered side effects. I now recall a similar experience when I was 16 and taking some medication prescribed by one Dr Ogg at the Bexley clinic in Remuera. He was supposed to be curing my stammer. But I was stoned out of my head for three months until my teacher contacted my mother to say the school thought I might be a drug addict. She flushed them down the loo, and I went through a difficult withdrawal period. Mind you, I never stammered while I was taking those pills.

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  2. You could say the reason I cannot play guitar is because of my stammer. I had one that I was learning to play but when I was abruptly taken off those pills I had a fight with my brother, for some reason I do not remember, and smashed my guitar over his head. That ended my future as a rock star and set me on a different path.


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