Secondhand Sunday

Sunday, January 10, 2010

I'm basically too lazy to think of anything new to say so I'm re-posting a "vintage" entry.

If you aren't in the mood for repeats, please feel free to change the channel.


Original Post Date, April 22, 2009

Anorgasmia: "The inability to reach orgasm during sexual stimulation."

This is one of the potential side effects from a new medication my doctor put me on for my condition.

I told Manly Man that this would be the perfect time for him to make his move since I'll just assume it's me.

My blood pressure is still pretty high and I was experiencing shortness of breath that was affecting my asthma so my doctor decided to add some pills and take some away.

Here's a list of some of the other potential side effects:

*severe stomach pain

*difficulty breathing

*swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat

*feeling light-headed


*urinating more or less than usual, or not at all

*fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms

*tired feeling

*muscle weakness

*pounding or uneven heartbeats

*chest pain

*swelling, rapid weight gain

*decrease in libido

Less serious side effects may be more likely to occur, such as:








*upset stomach

*mild skin itching or rash

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.

Doesn't it sound like I should just take my chances and keep the high blood pressure?I've had quite a few of these symptoms already. I'm finding the nausea particularly useful since every time I eat, I feel sick to my stomach. I've already lost 5 pounds.

I am absolutely exhausted, though, and a lot of people are asking me if I'm okay. I just feel kind of blah. It takes me a while to register what someone says and I lose my train of thought easily. One of the warnings said, "Do not operate heavy machinery or do anything that requires you to be alert."

I went to lunch with my sister on Tuesday, five days after I had started this new round of medication and she told me that I looked like a Stepford Wife with my expressionless face and blank stare.

I'm trying to work through the side effects and see how I feel after a few weeks. I would prefer to be off meds completely and I'm a big proponent of natural remedies but I think I should get it controlled before I...

What was I saying?


  1. I thought it was someone you knew in high school-Ann Orgasmia!

  2. I know then when I began taking blood pressure medicines it was like being hit with a truck. Where before I could walk for miles without effort, after these medicines were introduced I had trouble at first juts walking down the block.

  3. Hi Chrissy, I've just slid an award your way from my blog. Come check it out in the CAPTAINS'S BLOG: SUPPLEMENTAL at the end of yesterday's blog entry ( Hey, hope those pills have worn off by now? Indigo

  4. So THAT's why I'm walking around like a zombie... it's all the medications I'm on! Duh! It does tend to make you wonder if the cure is worse than the ailment.

  5. @Secretia,
    Actually, I knew her quite well in high school!

    @Laoch of Chicago,
    I swear, I've never gotten past that. I'm tired ALL the time.

    Oh boy! Thanks. I'll come and check it out. The only side effect left is fatigue. ;-)

    I know!

  6. Oh, Chrissy! You SCARED me with that cold, hard stare! Well, I know this was an older post, so I'll assume you've worked out the kinks by now...and that it's not responsible for your recent issues with weight coming on...and not off...


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