I took the first capsule on Thursday evening. And then sat there, waiting for something to happen. Im not sure what I was expecting but something fairly dramatic. Ofcourse nothing did and I went to sleep and woke up feeling fine the next morning.
Day 5 and I woke up with a sore mouth and feeling very queasy, just like morning sickness. And absolutely no appetite. I feel 'full' all the time, as if Ive just eaten. But generally I dont feel too bad. I went and had my BP checked by our practice nurse, Jean, too - it was a bit high but nothing to worry about yet.
So - so far so good although I know the worst is yet to come. The side effects are worse in the 4th week apparently - just when we are on holiday ! Great !
Please dont think Im moaning - honestly Im not. I really appreciate the fact I have been given this drug, there are a lot of people out there who have been denied it.
Nurse Martin is at his attentive best, peering at me all the time and asking 'do you feel ok?' as if he is expecting my arm to drop off or something. I do look a bit pale and washed out right now, but thats nothing that a touch of blusher and a week in the sun wont sort out !
I cant resist checking my lumps every day to see if there is any sign of them shrinking - ofcourse I know this is a mistake, its like weighing yourself every day when your on a diet. Even if there are subtle changes I wont notice yet. None of them are any bigger so Im taking that as a good sign, it helps me stay positive.
And the latest update on 'HairWatch' is that it is STILL coming out in handfuls !