If a prescription has a side effect, nine times out of ten, I will experience it.
That being said, I take an occasional medication for occasional problems.
One of the side effects is “potential” stomach upset and cramping. By “potential” the pharmaceutical company should really just say, “Stephanie, your stomach will be in such a knot for 72 hours you’ll wonder which is worse; the problem you’re taking the medication for, or the effect on the rest of you.”
I dosed on Monday evening. By Monday night, I felt as though I had ingested a load of matza balls. Tuesday I had little to no appetite. After the gym, I thought I was going to vomit everywhere. Tuesday night, well, it was embarrassing, I am glad Steve was cutting the lawn and I’ll leave it at that.
This morning, I awoke and felt okay.
About 45 minutes into my shift, things took a turn for the worse.
Things that I am embarrassed to have happen in my own house happened at work.
Plus, as if that wasn’t enough, years of poor diet habits left me prone to another embarrassing, yet less as openly recognizable, problem. And with the side effects of the medication, that problem is back.
I don’t want to walk around with a sign that says, “Really, it’s the side effects of my meds!”…
Hey reader(s), how do you deal with having embarrassing things happen at work?