A Potential Pill Polemic

Sunday draws to a close and I am considering writing another post. I have a lot to write about, but much of it takes work, which is why I generally ramble a bit then stop.

It’s lucky I did sit down tom type, as my Warfarin were by the side of the keyboard and this reminded me to take them. Normally I keep all my pills together but these had become separated. That makes it seem like something that happened, rather than something I did. In fact, because of the different ordering cycles of my varied pills, they don’t always arrive at the same time and in this case I picked up Warfarin on its own, wandered home and put the pills by the side of the computer instead of in the box. Once that happens I sometimes struggle to remember to put them in the right place.

My normal pills, I have one a day and get two months supply at a time. Regular as clockwork. methotrexate is ten pills on one day of the week, and they only let me have four week’s supply at a time. Folic acid, which I take on non-methotrexate days, is issued as a two month supply, generally on alternate months on the same day as the methotrexate. The Warfarin comes in 100s and I have to take 2Β½or 3 tablets a day depending on the results of the regular tests. And then I have the injector pens once a fortnight, but they are delivered so that’s not a completely different problem.

I hope you’ve been keeping up. I, to be honest, find it all a bit tricky and have to rely on my diary. You can see why people get mixed up. Fortunately I take them all at the same time so I don’t have problems remembering to take them at different times. That will, I assume, come later.

At one time I had a plastic device to pop the pills out of the packets, as it’s tricky when you have arthritis. The plastic device didn’t actually make it easier and I used to drop a lot more.

You can list this under “things they don’t tell you about getting older”. I’m thinking of writing a series of blogs about it, but you know how it is – I’ll do a couple then I’ll forget . . .

12 thoughts on “A Potential Pill Polemic

  1. Lavinia Ross

    Do the best you can. Actor David Carradine had his problems, but his advice in one of his books was to 80% eat well 80% of the time. That might be an attainable goal.

  2. tootlepedal

    I used to have pages of prescriptions but counter intuitively, I have got better as I have got older (for the moment at least). I have got a system to remind of when to take the two medicaments that I still need, but it is not entirely foolproof – as I have proved – many times.

    1. quercuscommunity Post author

      It is a tribute to your exercise regime and sensible diet. I really should try it. Not sure about foolproof systems, we seem to have a better class of fool these days. πŸ™‚

    1. quercuscommunity Post author

      The alternative is that I eat less and exercise more. I keep thinking of it, as I’m not really an admirer of pills. Wouldn’t be so bad if they had them in fruit flavours . . .


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