Sometimes I feel like I take too much medication. I take Lithium, Tegretol, Clozapine, Cytomel, Mirapex, and Valium for my bipolar disorder and anxiety. I take Zofran, Cogentin, and Metformin because of side effects from my bipolar medication. I have to take hormone replacement therapy because of my hysterectomy. I also take Percocet and Elmiron for my bladder disorder. It’s a long list of medication.

One of the meds has to be taken on an empty stomach twice a day, but some of my other meds have to be taken with food. I take medication about 6 times a day, sometimes more, depending on when I eat. It feels like all I’m doing is taking medication. I hate the fact that so many of my medications are treating side effects of other meds, but I guess that’s how it goes.

I’ve been hoping that one day I won’t have to take medication, but realistically, I know that won’t happen. This is just something that I have to deal with. I think I wouldn’t care about it as much if the meds actually worked. My depression has improved, but my suicidal ideations are still there. In the end, I know that I’m a lot better off taking these meds than I am without them.

6 thoughts on “So Many Meds

  1. “I’ve been hoping that one day I won’t have to take medication, but realistically, I know that won’t happen. This is just something that I have to deal with.” – well perhaps one day you will not have to take the same quantity of daily meds as you do now…and that is completely realistic, yea? The pharmaceutical industry knows exactly what they’re doing. Take this med for one thing and you’ll two more of our drugs for the side effects.

    “I think I wouldn’t care about it as much if the meds actually worked.” – I would take 20 pills or more a day with no complaints if they actually fucking worked…

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  2. I HATE TAKING MEDS!!!!!!!! I HATE IT SO MUCH!!!!!!

    Just had to get that out there – I feel like you’re the type who wouldn’t mind me venting that here. ;-). Sorry you’re in this boat, but there are others of us in it with you! Let’s call it a cruise ship and start a conga line.

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  3. I can relate with feeling stuck on medication. I’ve been taking anti-depressants for the last 13 years and find it hard to imagine a time in the future where I will be able to function without them. My diagnoses was Clinical Depression, OCD, Anxiety, Panic attacks. It sucks. When I’m doing well and able to work I feel so grateful. The down times really do make me appreciate when things go well. Wishing you all the best.

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