Post by heidihope on Sept 18, 2006 15:45:32 GMT -5
Hey, I'm the first one! I'd better start this off right, huh? I'm 24, and I have dysautonomia, which means my autonomic immune system is severely screwed up. Seizures, heart murmur, arrythmia, GERD, chronic bronchitis and migraines, borderline diabetes, Reynaud's phenomenon - pretty much anything that can get screwed up, is. I'm on state disability, and trying to get back into school (on-line, since I usually don't have energy to leave the house) for psychology. I'm usually pretty bored, so this forum is half my life. I went to the store the other day with my boyfriend Josh, and we ran into some friends of mine. They asked what we were doing, and Josh held up a box of Pepto-bismol. It has the five well-known symptoms on the box, and he pointed at it and goes, "Yes, yes, yes, no, yes". Thay asked if he was serious, and then I took the box and went "Yes, yes, yes, yes, no". I personally thought it was pretty funny, b/c they couldn't believe that we made a trip to the store just to get Pepto, but hey, everyone has their priorities in life. Pretty sad when your field trip for the day involves making it so you can actually stand up straight w/o groaning. At least I'm dating someone who understands the importance of the pink stuff. I used to take all different meds for it, back in college, b/c I got ulcers pretty frequently, but I have to take too many meds for all the other stuff in my life, and as frustrating as GERD is, I don't like feeling like a 60 year-old pill popper for a mile long list of symptoms. So, yeah, that's my story and I'm stickin' to it. . .
Post by heidihope on Sept 27, 2006 12:31:33 GMT -5
Yeah, Josh and I usually end up doing the Pepto dance somewhere during the course of buying it and taking it. The commercials drive me nuts, but they definately meke people remember what the product is for. This week has been horrid. I spent the week in the hospital after going going toxin on seizure meds (the hospitals fault, not mine), and I've been having horrific migraines and stomache problems. I wish Pepto would help, but no such luck this go around. Josh stayed with me in the hospital every night. I have definately found a keeper.