Today I picked up a prescription that my dermatologist gave me for acne. Because at 27 my body has finally hit puberty. Maybe some day soon my boobs will sprout and my period will start. On that day I'll finally put away my well read copy of "Are You There God? It's Me Margaret."
When I picked up the prescription I asked the pharmacist if there were any drug facts I should know. The pharmacist seemed less than interested in talking to me so when I got back to work I looked the drug up online. Turns out it's mainly used to treat gonorrhea which explains why the pharmacist was ready to be rid of me. Anyway, besides learning about curing gonorrhea I found out I'm not supposed to recline for 90 minutes after taking this medicine.
Is it just me or does that seem like a weird drug warning? Do not recline, as in lay back, nap, enjoy the comforts of a La-Z-Boy, or lounge about on the beach while sipping pina coladas. The other warnings seemed pretty normal: sun sensitivity, avoid taking vitamins at the same time as the medicine, may cause nausea. But that 'no reclining' thing just really confuses me. How can reclining affect the medicine? My little mind can't handle this.
Now I'm worried because, dang, I want my acne to clear up, but I also want to recline. I love reclining! Reclining is one of my favorite hobbies. Without reclining I'm just a hollow shell of a person.
I also can't have dairy two hours before and two hours after taking the medicine. So if I take it in the morning I've got to skip my coffee. Lunch and dinner are risky because what if I opt for cheese on whatever I'm having. And bedtime is out thanks to no reclining.
So I ask you, when the hell am I supposed to take this medicine?