Chemical Cocktail


I have bruises under my rib cage and on my back; the effects of ICD shocks.

Today, I began taking Amiodoran 600mg. A medication with scary side effects ranging from kidney failure to blindness.  Here’s a few I read about..

Abnormal skin sensations (loss of sensation; tingling; numbness; prickling); bitter taste in mouth; blue-green discoloring of skin; constipation; dizziness; dry eyes; flushing of the face; general body discomfort; headache; involuntary muscle movements; loss of appetite; poor coordination; trouble sleeping; vomiting.

I’m told its a newly approved medication that is more suitable for someone my age.  In contrast to Beta Blockers and Calcium Channel Blockers that leave the patient lethargic, this one allows young heart patients to remain active. Well, sort of active.. with Amiodoran, I have to keep away from the sun; how do I do that with two kids under the age of 4? they need to be out in gardens and on the beach! I can deal with the rest, but I hate to think that I cannot spend time with them outdoors as I had done.

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