Moral of the story is....
Check the ingredients of medicine more carefully!!
Mmmm.....so, I have been prescribed some meds to help with the bad pain I get in my neck and knee. Went to see GP recently, he prescibed Co-codamol. I've had it before, so he gave me a shed load to keep me going. Great. I was taking them, they were working, all good.
I finished the first box, and before I started the second I thought, hold on a minute...I've still got lots of these from chemo days. Surely, it would be better to use those up first before they go out of date. Makes sense right?! So this week I started on them. I have been saying to some friends how I haven't been feeling great at all this week, I thought it was the very early starts and tiredness. Up at 4.30 am and by 8.30 feeling rubbish, nauseous, having to lie down for some time. Very reminiscent of chemo days.
Today I couldn't face taking the meds, so I didn't, but I have been in pain. This afternoon chatting with hubby, and a thought crossed my mind....hahahahaha....went to fetch the meds, then fetched the new box. Oh dear, oh dear!
Turns out, the meds are not the same. Well they are sort of. Still Co-codamol, but ever so slightly (!!) different. No wonder I have been feeling rubbish. New meds are 8/500mg, the old ones are 30/500! 😆
Funny thing is I did check the box, but when I saw 30/500 I thought it meant 30 tablets in the box.
Won't make that mistake again!!🤣😂
Hope everyone's weekends are going well.