Since my arm was already hurting at 8am yesterday, I took 2 pills with my morning cup of coffee, then went to work where I had 1 more cup of coffee and a glass of water. Then at 1pm I began feeling hot and flushed. It felt as if the temperature had suddenly gone up to 150 degrees in my office. I was literally sweating in my clothes. I also started to feel nauseous. I went outdoors and stood in the cool 40 degree air for a few minutes, then returned to my desk.
I thought that was the end of it and rinsed my mouth out and patted my face with a cool wet paper towel. I had clients coming into the office in 15 minutes and I needed to get myself together. But before I could get from the bathroom to my desk the nausea returned in waves.
I had to call my clients and cancel the showings planned for the afternoon. Fortunately they were very understanding and we rescheduled for Fri. As soon as I got home I ran to the bathroom and vomited again. I laid in bed for a few hours and each time I attempted to get up, I felt a wave of nausea again, so I stayed in bed from 2:30pm and until this morning. Spouse brought me some oatmeal and ginger ale around 8pm because I was so hungry. I'd only had coffee and an apple all day.
The potential side effects listed are nausea and vomiting, but since I didn't experience them on Tues night when I took 1 pill after dinner, I'm thinking I probably shouldn't have taken 2 pills on an empty stomach. Since today is my regular day off and I've been in comfortable positions all day I haven't needed to take any pain medication today. But just to be sure, I will take 1 after dinner tonight to make sure that is the correct way for me to take them.