Monday, October 12, 2009
I have been on medications or meds, for 25 years, as long as I have been a Mental health patient.
what I am about to show you is my pills for the day (one day) three pill cups.
some are my Dr. prescribed medications ( the ones in the blister packs )
the rest are supplements that I take (AND YES ALL MY DR'S KNOW WHAT ALL I AM TAKING, THANKS!!!)
all of those go together for 3 cups of meds a day for a week. I make them in 2 parts, 4 days worth, then the last 3 days. it is hard to keep more than that straight. I used to do it all myself, then I started making mistakes so now the pharmacy helps some and makes the blister packs, and I do the rest.
I have 16 medications that I take on a regular basis. Not even close to the maximum I have over the years. at my highest I was taking 64 different meds a day.
most are for my mental health, and to make sure I sleep.
I have horrible nightmares from being tortured as a child, in more ways than most of you can even imagine.
I wasn't a drug addict for the fun of it. ;o)
the supplements are to help even out the damage that the meds incur, and to cover what they don't do. I have nerve pain that isn't being addressed by my dr's as I get really bad reactions when I take the medicines. losing your mind is less painful.
yes I am fat. I am working on it. I have a gym membership where I start swimming tomorrow.(had my post op exam and got cleared for 3 weeks out (tomorrow) to start back up.
take this how ever you want....
it is sick and I am sick from it. I am sick of it. Not proud, just doing the best I can to live my life and deal with my problems, I am proud of that.