I just gotta laugh. My MS is progressing and I'm learning to cope in my own ways. I have my pity me days, but I am working hard to just keep on keeping on. It helps to have easy child and difficult child to keep a smile on my face for! Anyhow, I've laughed the past 2 years at things I would never have imagined. Its odd what happens to ones humor when your brain goes wonky and your body follows suit. I laugh when I can't walk? Or when I'm carried to the toilet and "aided in my functions" or in bathing etc. I even joked with the doctor while admitted a few days before Christmas to the Critical Care Unit and was completely deaf in my left ear with a face swollen like a monster and the worst pain of my life. My family doctor was alerted that I was admitted overnight and he came to see me before his office hours and woke me up from a drug induced sleep to speak to me. He and I laughed really hard at how I was his first cyclopse patient as my face was so swollen that I appeared to have one eye. Weird, that's me! Anyhow, part of the progression is my memory or doing stupid things and not realizing it. Or saying wrong words and not realizing it. People will point out to me what I said instead of what I shoudl have said and I'll look at them like their nuts, I'm so certain the words were correct. So this week in my chronicles. I'm ill for like the 5th time since January with another flu or bug of some type. From last time, only about a month ago, I had anti-diarhea pills in the house. (this is not MS related, except for my carp immune system from the MS is helping me catch EVERYTHING that goes around!) So past 3 days I've taken these stupid pills and been sleeping and running to the bathroom, and not much else. I couldn't understand why the medications weren't helping and was planning to see my doctor today as I was heading into day 4 of this. At 4a.m. I woke from a dead sleep, rushed to the bathroom and well, ya know. So I couldn't sleep again and made a tea and went to take more of these not working medications. Imagine my surprise to realize that I was taking for 3 days straight .... ALLERGY medications!!! The drowsy type. 12 hour long acting, need only one tablet, types. I was taking two each morning and one again each time I had to use the bathroom, as is explained for diarhea medications!! Some days I was taking 7 or 8 of these things!! No wonder I've been a zombie sleeping away for days!! DOH!!! So I'm now making my SO dole out all medications, over the counter ones, vitamins, and prescribed medications. I am wondering now what other medication errors I've been making?? The up side here??? I'm awake!!! Mid day!!!! I see SUN!!! Okay so you may all not understand the humor in this, but boy we all laughed round here this morning. My defense is that both medications have similar packaging and are both blue/green tablets haha.