stupid is as stupid does

March 22, 2018 3:52am CST
I am usually rather good with my medication. I mean, how difficult can it be to remember to take one tablet a day, at the same time? Well, apparently when Husband isn't around it's very easy. He's on oodles of meds, for his thyroid, his sticky blood, and obviously to stop his body rejecting the foreign kidney, and he takes it at the same time every day, which reminds me to take my single tablet at the same time each day. I haven't taken my meds since Monday night. It hasn't been a conscious decision, but just something that happened, possibly because they don't live in my line of vision. It isn't life and death obviously - they're only antidepressants after all - but I do wonder how quickly withdrawal symptoms occur. There's a part of me who thinks that I could just try not taking them and see what happens, but I do know this could be dangerous. But maybe it won't be. I won't know unless I try. Not that I will. Unless I forget again tonight. I don't think they work anyway, not anymore, if they even did at the beginning, four years ago. But I don't like going to the doctors and I don't like ringing for an appointment and this makes it difficult to see someone. She'll ring me soon {I'm due a meds review} and she'll enquire as to whether I am happy on them, and I'll say yes, and she'll say okay and then life will carry on as normal and be hunky-dory, because I'm too stubborn or anxious or stupid to sort stuff out. Time to go. Lessons need supporting in. Happy day!
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@xFiacre (5116)
• Ireland
22 Mar
@poppylicious Apparently I'm a freak of nature having arrived at 60 without being on any medication whatsoever. If I was any way average I'm told I should be on 5 tabs. It would really depress me if I had to go on medication. Do be careful with yours.
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22 Mar
@xFiacre Lolz. Enjoy!
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• United States
24 Mar
oh yea.my docs were surprised i was almost 50,and only took low dose asprin.you'd think i told them free steak in the lobby by their reaction.
@LadyDuck (175604)
• Switzerland
22 Mar
I am against any kind of medication. I turned 67 last month and I never took any medication during all my life. Except some headache pain killers. If the meds you take seem not to work, stop to take them. Take the risk.
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23 Mar
I'm on a fairly high dosage. If I stop taking them completely 'cold turkey' the side effects could be verging on catastrophically fatal. I'd have to stop taking them gradually, by lowering my dosage over time. For this, I need to see the doctor so s/he can advise. I don't have the the time. I shall just keep plodding on. :)
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@LadyDuck (175604)
• Switzerland
23 Mar
@Poppylicious I understand, if you are on a high dosage, stopping without consulting a doctor is not a good idea.
@Courage7 (15557)
• United States
22 Mar
Medicine is such a personal issue..to take or not to take
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@Courage7 (15557)
• United States
23 Mar
@Poppylicious Indeed it is
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@KrauseHome (35517)
• United States
25 Mar
I would share my cpncerns with her about thinking it may not be working. There are a lot of meds out there to help with depression, anxiety etc
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26 Mar
It's just a matter of finding the time to see her though. :(
@amadeo (72794)
• United States
22 Mar
well not sure what to say here.But stopping is a bad idea and should notify your doctor on this?
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22 Mar
I don't have the time to talk to a doctor. *sigh*
@RasmaSandra (19615)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
22 Mar
I can tell you to be careful about stopping taking any pills. I have a close friend who lives in Florida and we contact through email. She was taking pills for anxiety and then pain meds for a backache. Now she has an overload so to say so she is starting to cut back on her meds and having the darndest time with many withdrawal symptoms. I remember her saying that she does better if she takes her anxiety dose cutting the pill in half which helps alleviate the problems with getting off the pain meds. Hope you get the right med for you and as I said you have to be careful which I know you know but just saying.
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22 Mar
Thank you. I do know, but it's good to be reminded.
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• United States
24 Mar
i forget sometimes whether i took it or not.damn menopause.