Monday, February 18, 2008

Think you don't need those pills?

Some people don't mind taking pills every day, other people do. Some people find that taking medications every day becomes a chore, hard to remember, or they just don't want to take them. Other people, sadly, can't afford to buy them.

The problem is, if you need the medications - you need them. I learned that lesson the hard way last week. I got busy, forgot to take some medications, figured I'd take them "tomorrow." Unfortunately, I forgot the next day too, and before I knew it, almost a week had gone by without the medications.

I've been taking them since Friday again but am still paying for my stupidity last week. Hopefully, it won't last too much longer.

If you take meds that make you sick to your stomach, speak to your pharmacist or doctor to see what you can do for that - same with if your medications keep you awake or make you too drowsy.

If you feel you take too many medications, again, speak to your doctor and maybe some can be combined or cut down, but don't stop taking medications on your own.

News for Today:
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CDC Study Warns of Deaths Due to the "Choking Game"

1 comment:

Terrie Farley Moran said...

Hi Marijke,

I hope that you are feeling better.

I take a bunch of meds and get confused about which I took and didn't take, so I am more concerned about taking a double dose than missing a dose or two. (I know, I know, use a pill case!)

I hope that you will be completely recovered by the time you read this.