I am currently on my third week "loading dose" of Namenda, (that's 15 mgs a day) and although I was hopeful there would be none of the side effects of the Aricept, it appears that now I am experiencing the famous "flu-like" symptoms so many of those commercials warn us about.
It began Friday afternoon when I noticed a "stitch" in the center of my back. Not there continuously, but there when I'd move a certain way or sneeze.
"Pleurisy", I thought to myself, and prepared to "ride it out" with some Tylenol (which I already take for my arthritis). Pleurisy is an inflammation of the lining of the lungs (the pleura) and it usually goes away in a few days. I get it often when the weather gets cooler.
Having to work this weekend, I just thought I'd take things easy and just "brace" myself when I had to move that certain way or sneeze.
I awakened Saturday afternoon with a stiff neck, a headache, and sore leg joints, and felt like I'd just run a marathon with no training.
It got worse on Sunday, and now, with about an hour left before I get off from work, all I wanna do is go home and go to bed and sleep for a week. No fever, no chills, just a very sore and stiff body and headache. Nothing to do but let it run its course and take some thera-flu.
Hope you're doing well, wherever you are.