Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Little Red Heels

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. 


  1. You look great and I actually feel the same way about medications. I just feel like my body has never liked them and for the most part wants to do everything on its own!

  2. Thanks! Mine is very much the same way. It screams at me when I don't let it fix itself. I need to start listening.

  3. That dress is the cutest - love it with the red blazer! And I hope you're feeling better :)

    The Other Side of Gray


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