May 12th, 2005

dino

The dangers of being an obsessive fan with disposable income.

I DO NOT NEED TO FLY TO NEW YORK THIS WEEKEND.

I DO NOT NEED TO FLY TO NEW YORK THIS WEEKEND!

I'm finding flights for £380. I'm not sure if that's a good thing. I could afford £380 without really blinking too much. Come back, £900 flights, all is forgiven!

*hyperventilates*
*attempts to make a list of better things to do with £380*
*attempts to convince self that couriering her game cartridges to a NY local along with some cash to help "persuade" them to spend Saturday standing in a long queue with a bunch of kids would be much more environmentally-friendly*
*continues to hyperventilate*
*wonders why these things always happen when Richard is away from home and uncontactable*

(Yes, this is a Pokemon fandom thing. Did you even need to ask?)

*blinks*
OK, anyone near NY and want to earn US $50 for a few hours' work?
  • Current Mood
    hyper hyper
angry, Buttercup

paracetamol

Can anyone explain from where I absorbed the belief that taking a therapeutic dosage of Paracetamol will kill me horribly?

Paracetamol is a dangerous drug - yes. It causes horrible liver damage if misused. However, every single packet of the damn drug comes complete with the same warnings on the back:
1 to 2 tablets (500 mg - 1g) to be taken three or four times a day. Do not repeat the dose more frequently than every 4 hours. Maximum 8 tablets (4g) in 24 hours. Do not take for more than 3 days, unless your doctor agrees.

So by that token, I can take 1g of paracetamol every 5 hours I'm awake for the 3 days I have horrible period pain, and it shouldn't do me any harm at all.

So why do I think it will? and not take as many tablets as I should? and put up with the pain, even though period pain on top of my usual chronic pain pushes me from ok to irritable and miserable? It's not even as if paracetamol actually helps that much with the pain, but it's the only painkiller I can actually take - all aspirin derivatives are contraindicated for me, and codeine does terrible things to my gut.

Meh. Self-preservation instincts that lead to a failure to look after myself properly are just ... less than helpful.
  • Current Mood
    sore sore