A Matter of Timing perhaps?

This is the fourth day I’ve taken my meds in the morning rather than at night.
And the second night in a row I’ve had some decent sleep.
One of the drawbacks of Anastrozole is hot flushes, and one of the proven things about poor sleep is if your bedroom (or you) are too hot or too cold.
Within half an hour of taking my pill, I am flushing red from head to toe, and it is nothing to do with the red tee shirt I’m wearing. I can feel the heat creeping downwards from my forehead, and one day Hubby is going to make good on his threat and fry eggs on my face.

Not that long ago, I thought I had the menopause thing under control, but talking to one of the team members the other day, it would appear that she has a reaction to certain brands of medication, and thus has to have a specific one. Hubby already knows that pills from different manufacturers vary as we wonder if some forget to put the painkilling bit in the mix.

I am currently taking meds from a different manufacturer than those two months ago.
It will be interesting to see what happens when I finish this month’s supply as the next box is different again.
Nothing in the NHS is uniform anymore. It’s bad enough when you can’t see the same GP if you manage to get an appointment in the first place, but now it’s pot luck with medication as they try to cut costs by buying cheaper products, which might not do what they say on the packet.


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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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6 Responses to A Matter of Timing perhaps?

  1. blindzanygirl says:

    AND they’re not even supplying some drugs any more. Lol I HAD to laugh at the thoughts of hubby frying eggs on your forehead! Have a good day. At least the weather is better x

  2. fransiweinstein says:

    It is so infuriating that governments can get away with playing russian roulette with our health

  3. colonialist says:

    Never thought I would sympathise with hot flushes from personal experience, but I certainly do. Let’s see, if you get them due to menopause, mine must be due to my meds causing womenopause?

    • Know what you mean! Always wondered why it was a menopause when it related to women. I thought I’d left all that in NZ back in 2010, but the meds have given me the flushes again. ho hum. Better than the alternative!

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