i received a phone call this morning, telling me the second batch of my order was in from the hospital. my drug of choice, midodrine. this tiny orange tablet i take twice a day, 20mg. without it i wouldnt function. it shoves my blood pressure up. this is from someone that was so anti-drugs, i would rather contend with a banging headache then give into a paracetamol. i would always think twice about taking an antibiotic, and would steer clear of the docs, preferring to see the chemist first.
now its 'give me the drugs'. they have to import the midodrine from i think they said america, although they are in a german box. with a fluorescent sticker on the front of the box saying 'unlicensed drug', this worried me at first, till i was told that england doesnt prescribe it anymore so therefore it has been unlicensed.
bit worried at the moment. im supposed to take my pulse for around a month now for the appointment with the consultant at the end of the month. now a normal persons pulse would be 70, which mine was on lying down, however since im on a beta blocker, 40mg, it has dropped further and now its regularly at 42. im glad im having to write this down to get an overall calculation of my pulse, also glad that im seeing the doc soon. im sure a pulse that low isnt normal. im in a catch 22 though, because when i stand its still high after around 5 minutes, so if they reduce the dose im going to not be able to stand this long.
am i ready for the knackers yard or what?