better living through pharmaceuticals

except when the fine print comes into play.

General — Physicians should consider the cardiovascular status of their patients, since there is a degree of cardiac risk associated with sexual activity. Therefore, treatments for erectile dysfunction, including CIALIS, should not be used in men for whom sexual activity is inadvisable as a result of their underlying cardiovascular status. duh, you morons.
Left Ventricular Outflow Obstruction — Patients with left ventricular outflow obstruction, (e.g.,aortic stenosis and idiopathic hypertrophic subaortic stenosis) can be sensitive to the action of vasodilators including PDE5 inhibitors

NO, I am so not on Cialis, but my kids have memorized the ads which play almost continuously during breaks in the shows they watch (Mythbusters, History Channel stuff--Old guy shows) Even though I force them to turn the sound down, we see all those happy, happy old folk doing well on cialis and so I feel as if we all are pals with the stuff around here. What is with the bathtubs again? The separate bathtubs on the damn beach? Other bloggers have asked, no one was given an answer that works.

I was given a choice to either take more medication B to counteract the high blood pressure caused by medication A or go off medication A cold turkey.

I'm doing the turkey thing and now I'm pushed into high whine gear, as high and whiny as a mosquito, and since this blog is supposed to attract readers--which I usually forget--I'll go for a walk instead of blogging for a while. OH, but I have to post tomorrow. Shirley Jump!


  1. I hate to take anything stronger than aspirin.
    Right now I have to take something for my elbow - it works - but it makes me queasy all the time.
    So not good for a romance writer, lol!

  2. Sounds like a pain in the medicine chest.

  3. Kate, do your boys walk around the house grinning like that Bob guy?

    I scored some Viagra samples once and tried it out. VERY unpleasant. There should be a warning, "Men with functional parts need not take this medication. And if they do, they only have themselves to blame."

  4. I hate taking medication. They wired me so I can't work. Ugh!

  5. I'm pharmacutically challenged. If it means I have to take something...I generally forget and end up going cold turkey!

  6. Look I don't know what medication A is but do the research first. They took my husband off an SSRI cold turkey and it went VERY badly. Just please check out what you're getting into.

  7. lorelielong, yup, it's one of THOSE medications. But the BP was high enough they didn't want to do it slowly.

    If I'd known, I would have checked myself into Britney Spears Wing of the local hospital. Or at least a holiday inn.

  8. Ugh, sweetie. I'd opt for Holiday Inn, some wine, and good music.

    Don't suppose you know what's causing this spike?


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