The Amazing Dancing Heart
Last week I went to my doctor, again, I was concerned that I wasn’t getting enough sleep (2 hours if I was lucky) and I felt like I couldn’t breathe. I sat in her office and I had an overwhelming feeling of stress, both mentally and physically, she looked at me and said “you look so tired” and I felt like I wanted to cry.
For the last few weeks I’ve been telling people that I haven’t been sleeping well, but they seem to shrug it off, like it’s nothing of concern, or tell me how they’ve only slept so many hours. It’s a game show where who ever has the least hours of sleep wins a prize. So it was a relief to finally have someone take note. I told her my symptoms, such as severe headaches, lack of mental clarity, and a few other odd symptoms. She gave me a worried look, and then told me that it sounded like Iâ€™ve been having sleep and oxygen deprivation, and that my body had started to become very stressed because of it.
She decided to put me on asthma medication, to see if it would clear up the inflammation in my lungs, and even though I was told it would take 3 weeks to have a full effect, I could feel my lungs open up after just one dose. I could finally breathe again.
It’s quite a large dose that I’m on, so I’m experiencing quite a few side effects from it. Such as a feeling of surprise I was warned about, loss of appetite, a feeling of my mind racing and trembling hands. My heart is also palpitating, and at times it feels like it’s going to jump out of my chest and do a little dance…
“Ladies and gentlemen… Roll up, roll up… For the amazinggggg dancing heart! See it shake its aorta to the top 20!”
Cirque Du Soleil got nothing on me.
Apart from the aorta shaking heart, I am feeling better, much better. I’m still not sleeping at night, but I can now sleep during the day; which is heaven. I think the shit phase is passing.
Note: Before you comment, please know that the side effects stated above are common and I am under close supervision of my doctor.