My body hates drugs.
I don't mean illegal drugs, but I'm sure it would really hate those.
I mean legal medications like Advil, penicillin, sulfa drugs, and anything else that's supposed to make a person feel better.
I think my body is actually building up an allergy to Advil.
Every month, the sickest I feel is several days after I start taking Advil for cramps. However, I'm caught in a catch 22. If I don't take Advil, my cramps are so bad that I will crawl the walls. If I do take Advil, I'm reduced to a nauseated, dizzy mess. I can't win.
Today at work, I felt ill all morning, especially after taking Advil, but I chalked it up to Mother Nature's wily ways. I shrugged it off until halfway through the day when I wasn't sure whether I would pass out or throw up all over the floor. I started to shake, I felt nauseated, my mouth was dry, my chest was tight, I was short of breath, I had a headache, and I was dizzy. I remembered all of these symptoms because they were the same ones that visited me when I suffered a much worse allergic reaction to an antibiotic. For the first time in a long time, I flew out of work. My poor intern started last week, and I just left him with a pile of work. If I didn't feel so awful, I would feel awful about it.
I am now loading up on lots of fluids and gluten-free crackers (if I can stomach them.) Luckily, the fluids seem to be helping...some.
Seriously, body? I know you reject all medications, but what am I to do with you?
And, Advil? I hate you so bad.
Before this bottle of water sends me to the bathroom again, I shall share today's outfit with you. You can't see it, but my dress has little red heels all over it. If I felt better, I would have tried harder to snag a clearer detail shot. You get what you get.
Dress: Jessica Simpson via Marshall's ($14.99)
Blazer: Old Navy (~$35)
Silver belt: NY & Co. (old)
Silver flats: Nine West via Marshall's ($29.99)
I am going to take a nap now.