To hate taking so many tablets.
PiperIsTerrysChoclateOrange · 24/07/2015 21:37
i take 1 50mg of steraline 1 100mg of steraline. 1 piriton then it's my pain Meds. 2 500mg of zapain and 500mg ibuprofen then it's 7.5mg of zimovane plus the omeprazole tablets for acid reflux.
I'm 29 and I hate that these Meds will highly likely to be long term
DoeEyedNear · 24/07/2015 22:01
Your meds are mainly psych meds aren't they? Hopefully they'll be temporary. Omeprazole also can be taken sporadically once the reflux is under control. Also if you have reflux issues wtf are you taking an NSAID like ibuprofen? Is your Dr trying to give you an ulcer?
It seems like a temporary situation.
Could be worse. You could, like me, live in England.
Welshmaenad · 24/07/2015 22:05
I take a lot of tablets, plus daily injections. I do worry about taking codeine long term and try to limit it just to night time.
I live in wales too, I wouldn't pay for my prescriptions anyway due to being diabetic. I view it as a cost to the NHS that will help keep me healthy and functioning and able to work or contribute to society in other ways for a long time, which will far outweigh the costs of my medication.
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TopazRocks · 24/07/2015 22:55
I have a lot of daily meds too. But it's only a nuisance when going away - or if I start to run out!! A few months ago I went away for a trip and my bag was half-full with tablets, inhalers, creams, etc. Coming back was a lot less. I am just glad I don't have to pay for it all, as in up front costs not just prescrption charges which I don't pay anyway being in Scotland, and that I live in a country where they are available easily. Without some I'd be dead or closer to being dead.
CharleyDavidson · 24/07/2015 22:59
Oh I hate my medication.
I take them for asthma, allergies, contraception and my face.
My face meds are my main pain.
a) they don't fully work, but I'm lucky that they work at all. I have some breakthrough pain in my face/jaw/ear/teeth daily.
b) I really dislike their side effects.
Face pain meds no 1 made me drunk, so dizzy I couldn't walk a straight line, so nauseous I couldn't stay awake driving in broad daylight and made me drop stuff.
New face pain meds that replaced the old don't come with the nausea or dizziness so I can function. But I twitch and still knock/drop stuff. I have problems with my memory, my word recall, my handwriting/spelling, my habit of saying a wrong-but-related word to the word I wanted to say (so it will start with the same letter or be the opposite or a similar word).
Many of the above side effects are highly noticeable by my class of 9 year olds but the other option is unremitting pain and I'm lucky that I've found a tablet that works.
DOWN WITH MAD MEDS! (But thank goodness for them at the same time)
AwakeCantSleep · 24/07/2015 23:01
YANBU. Currently just taking two tablets a day (sertraline and thyroxin). A few years ago I was on 25 tablets a day (very high dose steroids, some other horrible meds plus about eight tablets against side effects of the first two). Not nice.
Hope things get better for you soon OP.
achieve15 · 24/07/2015 23:03
Doe, I'm guessing OP is on the stomach stuff because of having to take anti inflammatories? If you have a pain condition and need to take the NSAIDs, in my experience nothing else works. I should have been given stomach stuff but wasn't....talk about shredded tummy!
Ah yes, the inhaler problem. I have two but I know someone who has to carry four. No teeny handbags for us.
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