Not only is having illnesses like CFS and Fibromyalgia overwhelming, all of the medications a patient may be required to take can also be extremely overwhelming. I feel as though we as patients are caught in a tough situation when it comes to taking medications and remaining faithful with taking them.
We want to get better – no doubt. But trying to keep up with all of the prescription and non-prescription drugs can be extremely expensive and then patients are unable to keep up with the constant financial burden.
Are you faithful in taking your medications? Have you been able to keep up with the enormous amounts of pills recommended to treat ME/CFS? When I was going to the Fibro & Fatigue Centers (before it got to be too expensive) it became very hard trying to keep track of when to take certain meds and under what circumstances. There were some drugs I had to take in the morning, but then I had to take some on an empty stomach while others I had to take with food. I couldn’t keep up with it all.
Prof S says
Great post! I kept forgetting (brain fog exacerbated by pain meds) so I finally set up a system where the bottles are color-coded and lined up every morning. As soon as I take a pill out, the bottle goes in a little decorative basket beside the line-up. That way I won’t forget that I took the med.
I have one that I take after meals. I put the bottle on the table at dinner so I wouldn’t forget to take it. Five minutes after dinner I couldn’t remember whether I took it or not. It was only a couple of days since I got it and I had to dump out all those stupid pills and count to see if I’d taken it already that night.
Sandy Robinson says
That’s a great idea! I’ll have to give it a try. I added you to my links on the sidebar. Thanks for visiting!