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I fully intended to write a really nice entry today about MY ACCEPTANCE phone call from VCFA (:D :D :D), but instead:

NO ONE TOLD ME ABOUT GRAPEFRUIT D:

Apparently it has very bad interactions with a lot of medications. I dug around a bit and it seems like it's the same enzyme that makes it good for when you're taking mushrooms (yes, the magic kind) is the enzyme that can effing kill you with prescription drugs. It causes your body to absorb more of the active properties of whatever you're eating. With prescription drugs, they know you're not going to absorb most of the pill that goes into your body, so they prescribe based on that ratio. But when you have grapefruit, suddenly your body absorbs WAY more of the drug than you're supposed to.

For the first time in AGES I was craving grapefruit today (I've had a bit of a cold this week), and I ate half of one. A few hours later I was so dizzy and stoned-feeling, and so thirsty, with this awful, awful taste in my mouth, I actually had to just curl up on the couch and wait it out. Thankfully bupropion isn't one of the drugs listed as having an extremely dangerous interaction, but I did not plan on being "on drugs" today, so it was a little alarming.

I still feel pretty stoned/thirsty/weird, and still have that awful taste in my mouth. But I'm pretty sure I'll be okay.

BUT WHY DID NO ONE WARN ME ABOUT THIS? D:
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