i was gonna write this yesterday but i told the entire thing so many different times to so many different people, i got tired of restating it. i first had to tell the lady who helped me what caused it, and then to the doctor, then to all my teachers because i want them to know that i will miss their class and appointment. then andy…
but yea i fainted and threw up at school yesterday. thankfully some kind lady took me to the student health center with a cab or i don’t know how i could have made it.
i woke up late yesterday morning. originally i would be able to make it to my 9:30 class since i missed the bus but somehow i remembered there might be another bus a couple of blocks away that would take me to class. i called the city transit and they told me that bus is going to be there in just a minute. so i ran all the way and caught the bus. the that time, i realize i had very bad cramp for my period. i found the ibuprofen bottle i always carry with me but i had no water. i swallowed the pills one by one (i had to take four). i was ok for a while until all the sudden i just wanted to throw up. i was quickly losing energy. i dropped my bag and had my head on my knees. at first i was gonna get off the bus because i could puke any time. then the bus driver saw me not feeling well and said i didn’t have to leave the bus. i grabbed the trash can and got ready to throw up. i didn’t really do it. and by the time the bus reached downtown, i felt a lot better. i told the bus driver that i was ok. so i got off the bus. i was still a bit light headed, i should have probably got myself some drink or something. but not wanting to be late for the class, i went straight to the classroom.
my tidle wave like pain quickly came back as i sat down in the class. it was so painful that i started to sweat. soon i felt like puking again and was losing energy and conscious. i tried hard to step out of the class. i wanted to walk to the bathroom but i couldn’t make it. my conscious went out for a second and i fell on my knees. a guy sitting outside of the classroom offered help. i felt so bad i could just lie on the floor and pass out. i tried very hard not to. i gathered enough energy to tell that guy i felt like throwing up. he lifted me up to sit next to a trash can. there i did throw up. just a little bit of course. i had no breakfast nor drink. what could i throw up? i knew then i was overly dehydrated. i put my head on the trash can trying not to faint and hoping that the ibuprofen i took could help easing the pain. i was soaked in sweat. i think last time i experienced that kind of pain, i was in my high school’s health office where i did pass out. they later called my dad to take me home. well i was not so lucky this time since andy was in cedar rapids (a different city), there was no way i could reach him. i didn’t think of anyone else who could take me home because i didn’t even have enough energy to tell them where i live.
after struggling for another 10 minutes, some lady came by and offered help. they worked in the building i was in. at first they wanted call the ambulance and i refused. later they suggested to call a cab to take me to the student health center and i agreed. walking to the cab was a huge afford. we had to pause multiple times on the way. but lastly i got to the health center and thanked the lady. i actually felt a lot better when i got to the health center because the ibuprofen i believe finally kicked in.
the nurse quickly greeted me to a room (surprise surprise they didn’t have me wait in line for 100 hours. it’s probably because the lady called prior to our arrival that she was gonna take me over.) i lay down on a bed and they gave me some juice. later they took my blood pressure, temperature, heartbeat, weight and height. a doctor came and talked about my condition. i told her everything i’ve encoutered and she said i had very low blood pressure. and that if my period would have this kind of effect on me, i really should consider a better way of handling the pain than ibuprofen. she suggested birth control pills. she said it only costs $13/month if i were to buy them from the student health center, it would cost $35/month elsewhere. it was a great news because my gynocologist also mentioned bcp to me but i refused because they were so expensive. so i took the advice and perscribed to one month of pills. i will be able have a full year perscription after my pelvic exam next week. i will give you more information on the birth control pills here.