just don't feel like taking meds

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panther fern
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   Posted 3/13/2011 5:07 PM (GMT -6)   
some days... it is just too overwhelming. too many health issues and too many pills. I am cold and tired and there is not a ton of Hope in the big picture for my health and some days i am cool with it, but today not so much. Thanks for letting me vent.

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   Posted 3/13/2011 6:45 PM (GMT -6)   
((((((((((((((((((gentle hug))))))))))))))))))))))

I understand the pit you're in. When your at the end of your rope... tie a knot and hang on.

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   Posted 3/13/2011 7:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey there! So sorry you are feeling poorly! I have often thougth the same question but then a good day pops around or I see my family and it makes it so worth it! Hang in there!!!! Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers!
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   Posted 3/13/2011 9:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I often think the same thing. But after a few dozen times of actually NOT taking my meds, I've learned that they DO help and if I skip them for too many days in a row I will Most Definitely regret it.

Just for 5 minutes, I will pretend I am hopeful and I will take my pills.

We can all do that together each morning, ok?
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   Posted 3/14/2011 12:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Pan, hi...Been there also. Here is a cup coffee or tea if you perfer. Sit down, take a deep beath...and enjoy. I too get tried of being sick. So, for those few minutes all is okay.
Enjoy what you can today and leave the rest for another day.

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   Posted 3/14/2011 1:00 PM (GMT -6)   

((((Panther Fern))))

I totally relate to the way that you are feeling. I woke up just the other day and had this sick feeling when I prepared my morning medication cocktail! I never dreamed that I would be taking meds on a daily basis! What's more upsetting is the fact that as far as I can tell... They are not really doing much for me!

Maybe just remembering that you are not in this alone and have lots of support here on this forum will ease your mind and give you comfort!

Celebrate "You " for all of your gifts and the fact that this illness is not who you are or what defines you!

Big Hugs to You!!!


panther fern
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   Posted 3/14/2011 2:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks... I am doing a bit better today, It just gets to be tedious.lol like all of you didn't know that. lynnwood, i have actually done the go off med thing and you are correct..you can actually feel worse! I know they help. and Frank that cup of tea or coffee great idea esp. deep breathing. Thank you and all of you please have a bit more joy in your lives than Dr. appts. : )

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   Posted 3/16/2011 8:14 AM (GMT -6)   
I understand also. You did the right thing coming here though because you will get the sense talked into you :) Many times I felt like that and I knew exactly where to go before I made the mistake.

It's like a double edge sword for me... I get to where I don't want to take them anymore because I feel so good, I question if I was even sick to begin with -OR- I want to stop taking them because in my worse times I doubt they are even making a difference... and then theres the 'I hate filling this darn weekly pill container each week'
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