I have to go thru my medicine cabinet quite often cause it gets over crowded. My dad has this great insurance where he gets refunded for buying over the counter meds, so I'll stock up on cold meds and diffrent flavors of children's meds, and just about
everything you can think of (even heating pads!!!), but then my kids and I end up hardly ever using it, and theirs always lots of prescript
ion meds that I end up not using due to my doctor telling me to not use it anymore, or just meds that are used as needed but i end up never using. So every 3 months I go thru and clean everything we dont use, but i still have a hard time on what to do with the meds my son doesnt use anyore cause they are a scheadule 2 meds and I dont just wanna throw them out in the garbage cause then their's a chance of people seeing what we take cause I live in a low income apartments and people like to dumpster dive (yucky) and I'm scared they will try to break into my place and take what I have. I always rip the label off of my narcotics so they cant see what it was, but I'm not sure at all what to do with left over meds, I hear your not suppose to flush them or put them in the garbage cause it hurts the enviroment....so confusing....
Also, tylenol also makes me horribly sick too, I'll start to vomit like crazy, and makes me feel so weird and sick. This just started a few years ago, cause I use to take tylnol all the time with no problem, but now it's like poison to me..So when I have fever or other pain I have to take Ibprofen which of course makes my stomach hurt if I take too many, it just isnt fair.
ps, thanks for telling us that Jim M, I have eye drops that I havent used in a few years cause they're for eye allergies that I get when I go to Utah which I havent been to in years, I will throw it out right away.
26 year old Female , single mother of 2 kids, on SSI for migraines, pain, pancreas issues
All the things broken with me: Migraines, Fibromyalgia, Chronic lower back pain that causes severe pain/numbness/tingling especially to my left leg,Arthiritis in my back, Genetic Pancreatic Divisum that causes chronic pancreatitas, Asthma, Depression w/Anxiety/panic attacks, Bipolar
Prescription Meds:Suboxone 24mgs daily, Cymbalta 60mg nightly, Lyrica 50mgs nightly, Imitrex as needed, Ibprofen 800 twice daily, Zanaflex as needed, Ventolin as needed for asthma attacks, Advair twice daily
Over the counter meds: Benadryl nightly for itching due to meds (not sure which one yet), and Biofreeze
Surgeries: Gallbladder removed at 15 years old, 2 ERCPs, stent put in pancreas, countless upper GI scopes, marsupilized bartholin gland cyst
"Never go to a doctor's office whose plants has died."