Friday, November 03, 2006

Problem with Visits in TR

Well, I started off with breakfast and devotion with the family, then to the office. Hmm. Was there gluten contamination somewhere at breakfast?

Well, Alyssa's doing the bulletin and stuff, so I'm off to TR. By the time I was near the 7 Clans Casino I was pretty sure I was having a gluten reaction.

I tried to park in the visitor's lot at the Hospital, but even the extra lot was packed. And now I knew I was having a reaction. A quick dodge into the library-thankfully there was parking.

OK It's hard to do any visiting during a gluten reaction. So, I picked up some quick groceries, reacted again, and went home.

I used the afternoon in the office for a few hours but developed a migraine on top of the gluten reaction. I wonder, I thought celebrex should prevent a migrain. I looked it up...

Here are some reactions:
"Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur.
  • flatulence or diarrhea
  • dizziness
  • headache
  • insomnia"
So, if I understand this right, though Celebrex is gluten free, the symptoms I have for gluten reactions are actually, ahem, "complemented" by common side-effects of the drug. Ya just can't win.

I also noticed (Mary actually pointed this out by telling me to settle down) that since I don't feel the pain so acutely in my rib and back that I tend to play with the kids like normal and do my normal stupid stuff. This cant help the bruise too much.

I'll try going without celebrex tomorrow and see how the rib feels. A little pain might make me more cautious and careful-as well as keep any gluten reaction from getting too much assistance.

May tomorrow be a better day.