Going to the doctor is a necessary evil when you have multiple chronic illnesses. Going to multiple doctors is more like it. Taking multiple prescriptions and medical tests while seeking multiple treatments is a huge part of my life. Thank goodness I didn’t have a multiple birth.
Seriously, I feel like I need drug treatment. I’m taking one of my prescriptions every three hours and it’s increased from one pill to one and a half. That’s for the Myasthenia Gravis.
I’m also taking 2 instead of one pill for Gittleman’s Syndrome and that’s twice a day. Those pills taste nasty. I need to have something close by to eat that’s sweet or salty to get rid of the aftertaste or it sticks with me all day.
If I forget to take the Mestinon, which is for the Myasthenia Gravis, I start to feel very weak. It hits me around my forehead, my eyelids and then the rest of my facial muscles. Then I slowly start to feel weak throughout my body. Today I was only a half an hour late but did I feel it.
It’s sort of like what people feel like when they are addicted to drugs and then stop. They go through withdrawal and don’t feel well. I can relate to people in drug rehab. It must be awful for them.
But for me, I can’t stop taking my meds or I can get seriously, critically ill.