Sunday, February 3, 2013

Side effects of the meds....

On my last post, someone commented on what the side effects are of the terbutaline and the procardia.  :)

The procardia, in my opinion, really doesn't have any side effects.  BUT, it is also less effective in stopping those bad contractions.  The night I had contractions all night it really didn't do anything, but I couldn't take anything else because I can't mix the meds together.

The terbutaline is the nasty drug that I really hate to take.  It makes me have hot flashes (and stay warm,) makes my heart race, and makes me feel all shaky.  If I drank about 15 cups of coffee on an empty stomach that might begin to explain how it makes me feel.  If you get the injection at the hospital or the OB's office, it has the same side effects but just a lot more intense for a shorter period of time.  The injection is only supposed to work for about a half hour and then wear off. 

In other news, I feel like absolute garbage.  I don't remember feeling this terrible when I was pregnant with the girls at all.  I am having some strange pain... my breasts hurt so bad that I can't even pick up the girls without being in pain  They hurt to the touch and I have no idea what to do about it.  I used Dr. and it said that this is "normal" late in pregnancy as my breasts are getting ready to lactate.  But, if it doesn't improve by tomorrow I will probably call the doc and see what I can do about it.  So far I have tried a shower, bath, warm compress, and Tyle.nol.  None of which seem to really give me much relief. 

I also feel like I got run over by a truck.  Perhaps its the lack of doing anything... I don't know.  I have body aches, my joints in my hands hurt and I just feel like crap overall. 

It just makes me mad because I can't take care of the girls and feel pretty useless.  Brian's dad has been here since Monday and has been a big help.  He's fixed some things around the house and helped take care of the girls which is huge at this point.  Next week we will be depending on Sherrie, the gal that takes care of the girls to help out when Brian is at class and such.  I don't know what we would do without her!!  I mean, could I take care of the girls by myself?  Maybe.  Maybe not.  I feel like such a crappy right now, but I'm not really sure what I can do about it.  It would be nice to not be pregnant anymore so I could take care of the girls, but I also want the boys to cook longer so they don't have any time in the NICU. 


Amanda said...

I'm sorry that you're feeling so lousy. =( How did your growth u/s go on Friday?

Manju said...

Hope you feel better soon and lots of good luck !

Jessica Anne said...

Growth u/s went great! A is 5lbs 13oz and B is 5lbs 11oz. Both head down! :)

Aleta said...

Thank you so much for sharing the side effects. I appreciate it, because the more I learn, I figure the better prepared I will be if ever in need of those drugs. It's scary enough to take them and then find out how they can affect you.

That's great about the ultrasound!!

Infertile Goddess said...

But of luck, girl!! Good part is you have made it really far already - way to go!! I have had the opposite effect really...started feeling like crap after the delivery! You are a hero in my opinion...two sets of twins - wow! I feel like I am losing it with a newborn, a ten year old, and a messy house! I can't imagine how you do it!! It's crazy to think how hard we worked for these babies!! Praying those boys stay put until they are safe and sound for delivery!!!