For the last few days I’ve been trying to reduce the amount of codine that I’m taking, cutting the dose from four tablets a day to only three, missing out the “lunchtime” tablet to give me a more alert afternoon. And that seems to have been working quite well, with me feeling more alert, but with no significant effect on my output.
But yesterday I managed to forget to take a complete set of tablets (ie, the leperomide and the codine) at “teatime” in addition to my planned codine reduction. The result was immediately noticeable, and as a consequence of that I’ve had a pretty rough time through last night and all of today. One of the side-effects has been that I’ve slept even more than I normally do (I’ve barely been awake!), so I’ve ended up taking my medicines at “unusual” times, which probably hasn’t helped me get the situation under control as quickly as I should have.
A check of my fluid chart showed that I was probably behind the curve both yesterday and today, which may help account for at least part of the reason why I’ve been feeling so ill, so I’ve had a concerted effort to drink as much water as possible, and that (and the medicines) seem to finally be helping me get back on top of the situation.
I can see I’m going to need to invest in some sort of simple “pill alarm” and something that I can carry a single dose of all my tablets in, that is small and light enough that I can carry everywhere, so I don’t ever repeat this exercise. Because it’s definitely not been fun.