Posted by on Oct 20, 2017 in Personal Injury | 0 comments

I bought a bottle of painkillers the other day, and I think they’ve made me sick. I need to know if I should see a doctor about it. I don’t have very good insurance, so I don’t want to take that step, but I feel awful, and I’m beginning to worry.

Here’s the background. I had a headache a few days ago, Wednesday I think it started, and I decided I would get some acetaminophen. It was off-brand, one of the store brands. I don’t have the bottle handy, so I can’t recall which. Anyway, I took the pills, and I expected the pain to go away, but it didn’t, in fact, it got worse.

Now, the thing is, I usually hate taking pills. I wouldn’t say I have a phobia about them, but I really don’t like it. I don’t keep any at home, and I only buy the tiny little bottles when I’m desperate so I can throw away everything I don’t use and not feel guilty about the waste.

But, I’ve now gone through most of the bottle, and my headache isn’t just the same, it’s much worse. And I’ve developed a nauseous feeling as well in the pit of my stomach. My eyes are always a little bad, but I think my vision might be a little blurrier as well.

With all this happening, I stopped taking the pills today, but the symptoms have continued, and I worry that I’ve been poisoned. I’m sure a normal headache would have cleared up by now.

I’m going to give it just one more day, and then I’m going to have to risk it and go to a doctor. I’m terrified about what I’ll find out. Hopefully, it’ll clear up by then.

Even if it does, though, I intend to look into legal options once this is all over. There’s a law firm in Scranton, where I’m from, that specializes in this sort of thing. Munley Law, they’re called, and right on their page I just linked to, they talk about taking cases where someone has packaged bad drugs.

I really feel someone has to hold these companies responsible. My mother had an ulcer because of some Advil she took in her youth, that’s what’s warned me off painkillers all my life. And now I’ve taken some out of desperation, I see I had it right in the first place.

Where’s the regulation? There’s no way such a big market is regulated well in this country, and it’s just crying out for someone to strike up a lawsuit and to publicize the problem. I hate to think how many other people are lying ill right now because of the same problem. I’m not naive enough to think it was just my particular bottle. It was probably everything on that conveyor belt that day. There could be thousands who feel as bad or worse than me.

If anyone else is having these symptoms, contact me. Hopefully, we all pull through and we can get some justice for this.

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