Thursday, January 21, 2010
Let me start off with that I am not a medication person. I am a strong believer in not taking medication that just covers up the problem and doesn't solve it. I am a Christian, not a Scientologist however so please do not confuse that part... The only medications I take are at extreme times so I knew that I wasn't feeling good when I asked my husband to get me some sinus infection medication. Normally I will eat healthy and drink lots of herbal tea to get rid of the infection, which occasionally spurs up at the least likely moment, so it was a surprise to be needed this week. The only other medication I will take is advil for migraines (not minor headaches though). Thankfully I rarely get migraines even though it runs in the family.
Unfortunately 2010 has not started off on the right foot with a serious cold from Santa and now a sinus infection. Thankfully I am feeling better today. I did learn a lesson though. Since I am not a medication person I have learned that you should really read the package information and take it seriously. I took a full dosage (which I have only done a few times in my life) and slept a lot yesterday during the day. I had a goal of getting my lazy booty to the gym for one hour. I set this goal the night before along with my husband. When my husband got home, I was sitting in front of the television (which again I normally do not do) in my exercise clothes. It must have confused my husband... I was ready to go on the outside, just not on the inside.
So, to make this story short and less of a babble session. We went to the gym and I tried to run - yeah, didn't last more than a few steps. I was completely lethargic - never knew medication could do this to a person. I actually worry about people that take cold medication and then go to work - should they be driving alone? Anyways, I learned that when you take medication, maybe it is best to stay at home and just do some nice relaxing yoga instead of trying out the evil treadmill. My conclusion: Treadmill + Sinus infection medication = Disaster