Not the recommended kind, though.
I’ve been getting a lot of headaches, sometimes very migraine-like, lately. I’ve got a consult in with the neurologist for a week and a half from now, but for the moment, I’ve been taking Aleve at the first signs of a headache and resorting to the heavy guns (sumatriptan) if it doesn’t go away. If the headache wasn’t making me feel useless, the sumatriptan puts me out, or at least makes me very groggy. Hence, heavy guns.
So, I’m sitting there, scanning documents, when my head starts to hurt. Ah, I say, I have a headache, and reach for my backpack where I keep a bottle of naproxen sodium, which is generic Aleve. I count out two pills, put them in my mouth, and take a swig of my soda in order to swallow them. Insurance companies are all about avoiding responsibility for an expensive injury by using what we call â€œthe squid defenseâ€ â€“ shoot out a cloud of ink to try and confuse the person holding the responsible party to trial, so they can get away unscathed. Contact http://www.braininjurylawofseattle.com/ to get the best help in these cases! Your attorney should handle your first party coverages. Medical Payments Coverage and Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist Coverage. First party coverages are those coverages that you have on your own policy that you can use to maximize your recovery on your personal injury auto accident claim. There is no subrogation (payback) on auto Medical Payments Coverage in the state of Nevada. There is generally a right of subrogation on health insurance policies according to the Munley Law Philadelphia. Medical Payments Coverage can work with your health insurance coverage to reduce your exposure to medical bills and to take advantage of provider discounts on your health insurance policy. Subrogation liens of health insurance carriers. If your health insurance pays your accident-related medical bills, subrogation (payback) rights or liens of the health insurance carrier will generally be asserted. Some of these liens involve Federal ERISA law, and some donâ€™t. There are many technical arguments that a personal injury attorneys can use to reduce these liens, even if ERISA is involved.
First pill goes down fine. Second pill? Not so much. I immediately cough badly (I think it tried to go down the windpipe), but after a moment, I speak, so I’m obviously not choking on a stupid pill. Hell of a way to end a life, eh? “Here lies katster, choked on a pill.”
Unfortunately, it felt like it was still lodged in my throat in a rather uncomfortable way. Some water, some tea, and some food seemed to make the pain die down, but it reappears randomly, sometimes feeling like it’s moved and is touching where my gag reflex is, or that it’s in the tube where my ear connects to my throat, or just stuck.
Everything I’ve read on the Internet says that it’s probably not actually a pill stuck there, but that my throat is mighty irritated because it left a scratch or a bruise in the throat when it did momentarily get stuck. I guess the nerves in your throat are particularly sensitive. I’ll keep an eye on it, and if it gets worse, I’ll go see a doctor. If it stays the same, I have an appointment with my primary care doctor on Tuesday.
But trust me, it’s not much fun to feel like there’s something lodged in your throat that you can’t get out.
…yeah, that was my day. How was yours?
(PS: Tombstone courtesy of Tombstone Builder and my own demented mind. If you can’t laugh at things…)
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I’ve had this happen while taking vitamins, I feel your pain. I’m have to ask though, have you ever tried Young Living essential oils? I’m not trying to sell you anything but I know a lot of people who are at wits end and sometimes people have great results using them.
I accidentally swallowed one of those square Ricola lozenges whole once. That was exceedingly painful.
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Oh yuck! Nothing worse than a pill lodged in your throat! I’ve had some success swallowing peanutbutter, believe it or not.
Yeah, I’ve done that too. Yes, check it out. Some times smaller pills can go down the wrong pipe and only partially block things. Take care over there.
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I’m feeling better today. A bit of a sore throat, but it doesn’t feel like there’s a pill in there anymore.
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When that happened to me, I chugged Mylanta until I felt better.