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2 October 2017

What's In My Prescription Bag This Week? - 2.10.2017

I seem to writing this mini series every two weeks at the moment when it was meant to be written in weekly instalments. The reason being is that I went another week without needing to order anything from my repeat prescription!
So that meant that once again this week's order was a biggie. I needed seven items this week. They were Colomycin, Itraconazole, Saline (for the Colomycin), Calceos, Vitamins A + D, Symbicort and Menadiol (aka Vitamin K).
Here are what some of them are for:

C A L C E O S
Well, these used to be called Calichew until they changed the name. These are to help my bones and to treat or prevent osteoporosis or a Vitamin deficiency. I do have thinning of the bone in my lumbar spine and hip (can't remember which side) so these are important to keep on top of. I chew one of these twice a day. I can't stand the taste of them. It's like chewing chalk. When I first started taking these the nurses said "It's like eating Sherbert". I was led down the wrong path and I believed them. Any 12 year old would. It's safe to say I was bitterly disappointed the first time I chewed one. Bleh!
M E N A D I O L
Menadiol (or Vitamin K) is one medication I really don't see the point in taking. It hasn't done me any favours! I started taking it when I told my consultant I was bruising really easily. If someone pokes me in the arm That's due to the steroids thinning the skin. But, honest to God, they haven't done a single thing to help that. Well, they have stopped the bruising from getting any worse.
S Y M B I C O R T
One of my main inhalers. I inhale two puffs of this twice a day. It's used to improve breathing, well, like all inhalers are intended to do. It is literally the first thing I inhale in the morning and the last thing I inhale at night. My day starts with Symbicort and ends with it.
 V I T A M I N  A + D
Another one of my vitamins. I take two of these once a day, usually in the morning. They help with fat absorption. So in a way, they double up with the Creon to help absorb the fat in my food to help with the weight gain.
That's the third instalment of this mini series complete!
Any questions, feel free to ask in the comment box below.
Lucy




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