Monday, February 17, 2014

I Should Live in a Bubble...

So\, first off, I'd like to say that I've been TRYING to post about some crafting I did last week since last Wednesday, but for some reason, Blogger is refusing to load any of my photos.  So as soon as I get that sorted out, I'll get that post up too.  This four posts a month thing isn't going very well so far!  Oh well.  That said, on to my story...

So, it's a good thing "Survival of the Fittest" isn't as hard and fast a rule as it once was.  For the past two and a half weeks, I've had agonizing back, "call off from work, go home and lay in bed with a heating pad and an ice pack and a bottle of Advil and cry" kinda pain.  On top of that, I was just generally achy all over and had some other random symptoms that I decline to share in such a public 

Now, back pain is nothing new for me.  At first, I thought I just overdid it at work.  And then the other symptoms started...and then my back pain was so bad that it was causing abdominal pain just compensating for it.  And it just wasn't NORMAL.  It was worse in the afternoon than it was in the morning, which is unusual.  Just everything was wrong.  I was just about to make a doctor's appointment, and I made one last brain-racking attempt at figuring out what had changed in the last two weeks.  Literally, the only thing that was different was that I had started taking vitamins. 

So, I threw out my own advice of not searching for medical info on the internet, and started looking up side effects for multivitamins.  And whaddaya know...a list of 8 symptoms popped up on a reputable website and I had half of them.  I tested out my theory by stopping the vitamins, and two days later, I'm pain free.  Seriously. 

The worst part of this whole story is that they were Adult GUMMY Vitamins.  What kind of person has an adverse reaction to GUMMY vitamins?!?  So that's my story for the week, and proof that healthy choices are trying to kill me!  :)  Just kidding.  Well...half kidding anyway.  Have a good night all, and don't forget to skip your vitamins tonight!  :)

1 comment:

  1. Glad you are feeling better. That is crazy about the vitamins. I think about taking them every once in a while and don't. I think I will stay away. I couldn't post either so I got on firefox and was able to post there.