I just popped my first ever Tecfidera pill. I also ate a few tums and took 4 Ibuprofen. I’m really hoping those things will help walay any side effects. Since I’m sitting at work, I really don’t want to get any of the GI issues. I did apologize in advance to my co-workers for any restroom disruptions they may be privy to. Explanation – our department has it’s on restroom and it’s located right outside my office door…. But right outside the restroom door as a desk (that is occupied) and right across from and nextdoor to me is Hefe’s Jefe’s Bossman’s office. So any minor explosions that occur in the privacy of the restroom are not really private… Eek!
As I sit here watching the minutes tick by since I took the pill (8 minutes so far) and wait for the dreaded side effects, I remind myself that what I may feel is nothing compared to what Dad is going thru with his chemotherapy. Granted, he’s on a low dose form of chemo but it is still having an impact on how he feels overall. He is functional. He is working part time. But he just feels sorta puny. And tired.
I can’t believe how good he’s doing! I’m so proud of my ol’ man.
So I’m an hour post pill pop. I’m a bit nauseous but not so bad that my mouth is watering or like there’s an impending heave session. It started about 15 minutes ago and is getting progressively worse… I hope it doesn’t last too long. Surely there’s a peak and then it starts to lessen? But again, if this is the worst of it…
The nausea is still with me. It hasn’t really abated much at all… However, I was feeling hungry. Weird to be hungry and nauseous all at the same time. I’m attempting to eat. So far so good. I got to thinking that maybe some food and water may just help settle my stomach. What’s the worst that could happen? Puke.
While eating I was reading the news. I am in disbelief right now over a google game app just released. It’s called “Angry Trayvon” and while the developer said it’s fictional… Whatever. It makes me sick people will use tragedy to make money… Especially when the product will serve no purpose other than to further divide the races as well as continuing to incite anger and promote hatred. Unreal. The purchase price for this bit of idiocy is $99… I really hope there are very few people out there who will pay that kind of money for this.
As I finish eating, I have realized that the nausea is actually a bit better. For now! I hope I havne’t spoken too soon though ha!
The nausea was completely gone for the rest of the afternoon. I had a bit of the other type of GI upset but I can handle that. We ordered pizza for dinner… Man was it tasty!
I took my second dose of Tecfidera.
I’ve started feeling a bit nauseous but I’m going to bed. Hopefully I can sleep right on through the upset. I’m noticing that the nausea isn’t as bad tonight as it was earlier today. Good sign…