and two pills knock you out…

So I recently wrote about the various medications I’ve been taking for my back. (see: and one pill makes you small…)

I’ve discovered why I don’t tend to mix muscle relaxers and other pain medicines.

Both my naproxin and my cyclobenzaprine list drowsiness and dizziness as a side effect.  Taken alone, I can handle either pill.  Together… well… I became a walking, or sitting rather, zombie.  I would seriously just go blank.  Also, looking at the computer screen only increased my dizziness.

Needless to say, this was not all that pleasant of an experience.  So, I’m off my pills.  Here’s to hoping over-the-counter ibuprofen keeps the pain down.