Only, this does happen a lot when it’s “regular” physical pain people are dealing with. Especially if others don’t readily understand why the person would be experiencing pain under those circumstances.
(And yes, learning that you’re not supposed to avoid things that are causing more straightforward pain–or say much about it–can fuck you up in a lot of the same ways.)
I mean, the general point stands otherwise, at least phrased as “overload can be experienced as pain”. And nobody should be expected to disregard and push through any of it–to the point of internalizing this crap.
But, that is totally a thing that happens with just plain physical pain.
It’s pretty chilly in here, so I put on those kneewarmers. Toasty where they cover, and just a little colder above and below on the legs but not really uncomfortable.
Where I really started feeling the cold, though? My butt. Now I have cold, drafty feeling buns below the sacral brace, and it feels very weird like the seat of my pants is out or something. (Nope, the pants are fine.)
Probably time to go for the layered trouser approach again 😅
I got hold of some store brand combo cold/flu stuff when I was in college that seriously fucked me up for 2 or 3 days, worse than any of the inappropriate psych meds over the years. I didn’t even remember most of that time, I was that far out of it after a single dose. Probably wouldn’t have lasted that long if I had stuck to the one dose, but apparently I kept taking more over protests until my mom took the rest of the stuff and flushed it so I couldn’t get it back.
My mother said she would have been way more worried if she didn’t remember what happened on the few occasions they tried giving me (old formula) Actifed when I was little. As in, pretty much the same reaction–which included screaming “I hate you!!!” a lot without remembering any of it later. That was apparently the clue-in that it must be Bizarro Cold Med Reaction Time again.
Good thing I was sick enough to go home for some help before I started taking that shit, though. If I had stayed in the dorms like that, people who had never seen it before might well have gotten me committed and/or beaten up by the cops. Glad it was just my mom physically wrestling the bottle away from me eventually 😵
Who knows exactly why that reaction to those specific drugs, but that’s thankfully the only time it’s happened since I hit adulthood. You can bet I have been careful to avoid the particular antihistamines involved at all. (It was two different kinds in the formulas.) No clue if they would cause any similar response on their own, not in combination with the decongestant, but I do not want to find out.
OTOH, as far as I know, Nyquil just puts me to sleep in a very sedating antihistamine kind of way. And the slightly different formula Night Nurse available here does about the same, only it kicks in surprisingly quickly. But, idiosyncratic medication reactions are such an individual thing.
(That also seemed way more readily explained by “neurodivergent system prone to weird med reactions” than anything to do with sleep disruption. Like I said, one dose was plenty 😱)
In our attempts to get human beings to stop being fucking assholes on a macro scale can we not just turn around and be fucking assholes on a micro scale
I feel like we would be way more productive if we could just agree on that
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