I need help or advice or something, please!
So I’ve gone through way too many drug combinations and trials and different treatments over the past, say, six years? But it wasn’t until the later ones that I started experiencing bad side effects. Like last summer I was trying a different thing for pain and it was working great until I started to forget what I was doing or where I was going or who the people around me were. Stopped the drug, problem went away.
Well I had a similar situation this past semester, but I woke up each day and my hearing was just less and less each day. I went to clinic, they told me I had a severe ear infection (which I did), gave me antibiotics, and sent me on my way. My hearing never got better until about a month later when I made some poor choices, ended up in hospital, and was taken off a medication that was causing my depression symptoms to worsen.
Now I work in a pharmacy where everyone whispers because confidentiality, which is perfectly fine, but I can’t hear anything anyone says to me! Everyone else can hear them perfectly fine, but I can’t. Or I hear them say something, but not the right thing. I’m not getting all of the sounds and I don’t know what to do. I don’t know if I’m just not a super hearing pharmacist yet, or if there is actually something wrong with me because of the medications I was taking.
Is that even a thing? I mean, Mikey lost most of his hearing from his treatment, but he was on the highest doses of the strongest chemo that’s legal to put into small children. I was on gabapentin.