Monday, January 10, 2011

A story about wild salmon oil pills....

So...I have high cholesterol. I tried to lower my cholesterol with diet but no such luck. For the last year or more I cut out almost all red meat, cheese, butter and cream except for special occasions like Christmas, birthdays or when I've had visitors... ect. Giving up cheese and salami was by far the toughest. There was no change, my cholesterol did not go any higher but neither did it decrease so I now have to take cholesterol lowering pills.



I picked my pills up last week and was advised by the pharmacist to take extra fibre, like Metamucil and wild Pacific salmon oil, and my cholesterol pill at night, okey dokey, I understand.



I went to the store and purchased Metamucil and salmon oil pills. Have you ever seen a salmon oil pill? They are huge...and I have to take two. I decided to split the misery...I will take one in the morning and one at night.



This is a salmon oil pill...one inch long.



I have the first one at night, went down ok, nothing to worry about, I went to bed, all was well. The next morning, same thing, take my pill and off to work I go. Now I must confess that the night before I had some olives and with the high salt content I was quite thirsty when I arrived at the diner. Instead of starting with coffee I gulped down some sparkling water, a couple of glasses.
I start working and I have a little burp here and there...hey, what's that smell? Fish? What on earth, I don't have fish on the menu. I looked high and low for a dead fish, was this someones idea of a bad joke, burp....burp....that fish smell is everywhere, oh no, I'll have to tell the landlord that there is some bad smell in the diner....Art do you smell fish? Nope, I don't smell anything...
I finally clue in....it's me! Those darn fish oil pills and sparkling water do not, and I mean, do not mix well. So if any of you have to take fish oil pills be forewarned...take your pill with food and do not drink anything bubbly....

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thats very funny..think thats happened with cod liver oil too....Magpies diner is close to where i live, so checking it out soon is on list.

2 Tramps said...

Thanks so much for the warning. Since it is the start of a new year, of course we are trying to be healthy and have the same things to start swallowing!

Mel said...

Keep them in the freezer. That is what I do with mine. No more fishy burps.