29 October, 2008

Consumptive Diaries Part 26: Orange

Been taking the new meds for a week.
And i am still feeling cautiously optimistic; I'm not feeling too tired (unlike the complete lethargy i had with the last drugs); my appetite is remaining OK; and i don't have any of the other potentially damaging side effects (there are a shit load of them).

I do, however, have orange pee.
Now you wouldn't think this would be particularly disturbing, and to be honest it isn't really.
But i still have random moments of confusion & surprise. I hope I'm not the only one who looks in the toilet after doing my business, but seeing orange pee for the first time is a shock.
About half an hour after taking my meds in the morning, my pee is BRIGHT orange (think fake orange squash a la tango or fanta). Then as the day goes on it fades.
But i keep forgetting about it; and have little stress moments & think to myself, "Crap, I'm not getting enough water..."

So, that is my little dilemma: how do i know if i have had enough water during the day if my pee is always brightly coloured? My solution is just to drink as much water as i can...

(seven and a half more weeks till i see the german...and counting...)

1 comment:

j-ster said...

I check my pee before I flush. I think its an easy way of monitoring your health.... I ALWAYS freak out the morning after eating beets. Just for 5 seconds perhaps, but still, it always gets me.

I hope your pee will be clear again before you know it. And 7.5 Tokyo weeks will fly by in no time!