Taking your pills

United States
March 8, 2007 8:13am CST
Am I the only person in the world that can't seem to force myself to take my pills? I have pills for, what seems like, everything! I pass my pill container twenty or thirty times in a day and I can NOT force myself to take them. Oh, sure, I don most of the time, but it is SUCH a struggle! I see them sitting there and I start to gag and I just have to go on by. I tell myself that I will just do it later but later is still a struggle. I am fully aware that if I don't take them I can have a stroke or wind up in a coma but I just can't always do it. I can't make myself. Am I the only one?
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@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
9 Mar 07
No I can tell you that definately you are not alone. I hate taking all the medications I have to take. I too begin to gag at just the thought of it. Some days I just can't take them or I have to wait until later in the day or maybe even that night. Some days I stress so much over it, that by the early evening I can't remember if I took them or not...so I just wait till the next day and start the battle all over again. I do notice that when I haven't taken my antidepressent that I am crying over stupidity by the end of the day. Some days I just want to take them all and be done or just throw them away and hope for the best. I'm so deep into depression now it really is hard to care whether I take them or not.
• United States
11 Mar 07
I, too, suffer from clinical depression and even though I may not take my othe pills regularly, I make sure to take that one!! There is NO WAY I want to go back to that! I have decided that since I can't make myself take all of them every day I will shoot for the goal of taking one of them every day and the others if I can make myself do it. At least this way I don't lapse back into depression. Would that work for you? I hope we both find something that works. because I know that the pills are important. I just hate them. Good luck and thanks for the response!
@emeraldisle (13158)
• United States
8 Mar 07
I don't have a problem taking my meds for the most part. However I have known others that do. My sister is one of them. She'll skip her meds a lot of times because she resents taking them. She hates having to and because of it she won't. For me I've been taking meds since I was a small child for one reason or another so it's just a part of my life. I guess it all depends on what you are used to but also what you want out of life. If a med will keep you alive or functioning it's worth it to me to take it.
• United States
9 Mar 07
Well, like I said, I do take them most of the time, but... I, too, have been taking one type of medication or another most of my life and I don't seem to have a problem with taking my inhalers but swallowing pills every day -- that is just a major chore. Thanks!