For most of my life, I have not had to take medication on a regular basis.
When I first got married, I was on The Pill until we were ready to start a family which actually never happened and I haven’t got kids.
I had an issue with high blood pressure and migraines in my twenties so was on the beta blocker propranolol for a few years.
I did have a real cocktail of meds when I was suffering from depression and now I am on post cancer meds for at least the next 7 years. I take this at night.
Every morning, I open the cupboard and the OTC Pill Army are staring back at me.
On recommendation by our GP because of our heath issues, we both take vitamin D and vitamin C, plus odourless garlic for our blood pressure. On top of those, I also take multi vitamins and glucosamine, which I started taking for my arthritis having seen how much it seemed to help Maggie with hers. Mine is a stronger strength and it has certainly made a difference.
When I was 18, I got engaged to a guy from a very well to do and wealthy family. It seemed like a good idea at the time, but I’m glad it didn’t last because my life would have been dreadful, square peg round hole and all that. After a few months I discovered he was an alcoholic and so we parted company.
His mother was a major Pill Taker. She had a kitchen cupboard dedicated to her meds, and it was chockablock with pills of every colour, shape and form. She took them three times a day and if she missed a dose, she had horrendous mood swings.