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Food poisoning...

Woke up at about 11:00 pm with a stomachache and nausea. Went digging around for the bottle of activated charcoal capsules, but couldn't find them. Guess I was out. (Activated charcoal absorbs toxins and bad stuphs, so I always take some when my stomach bothers me.)

Laid in bed feeling miserable for an hour, then decided I might as well go to the local 24 hour Rite Aid and pick up something.

Bought the pills ($13 for a bottle of 100, feh!), and took a handful in the car. I started to drive home, but I barely got halfway across the parking lot before I got hit with a wave of nausea. I quickly parked next to a planter and sat with the door open, in the rain, trying not to throw up the pills I just took. After a while, my nausea dropped off until I figured I wasn't in immediate danger of barfing all over the place, so I drove home.

I have to get up to go to work in about 5 hours. I can't take anything to help me sleep, as the activated charcoal would just absorb it. I can't call in sick tomorrow, because a programmer is going to be in to take a look at our database to see if he can make his web apps work with it.

I don't know what could have caused this. Breakfast was half a loaf of bread and some cream cheese. Lunch was the other half of the loaf of bread and a Cup Noodle. Dinner was rice made with a can of Progresso chicken soup. I'm wondering if it could have been the latter; maybe there was a reason they were 10 for $10. :(

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rummy_raccoon
Mar. 3rd, 2005 09:20 am (UTC)
Hmm, i didn't know they sell the charcoal pills, i'll probably get some for myself. I used activated charcoal when i was making some hard alcohol from my peach tree. Once i had steamed off the spirits i soaked the liquid on charcoal and then ran it through a few coffe filters with charcoal in em. Wanted to make sure i didn't poisen myself.
*snugs* Hope you're feeling better in the morning.
captpackrat
Mar. 3rd, 2005 03:49 pm (UTC)
You have to be careful with activated charcoal if you take any kind of prescription medication (or even vitamins and such), because it'll absorb the good along with the bad.