I admit it; I pop pills on a daily basis. I won’t bore you with what I have to take when, but suffice it to say, several years ago, pill popping became a part of my everyday existence. I wasn’t excited about it. It’s one thing to take meds when you’re ill, for a period of time (Z-packs! Revolutionary! Sayonara, sinusitis, in 5 short days!). But something in me chafes against a regular, daily, dose of anything medicinal. In fact, at one point, I was persuasive enough to convince my doctor I didn’t need a certain drug. I’m now back on it.
Today I read that 10% of cancer patients don’t take their oral cancer medications, either because the medicine is just too expensive or because they feel they’re already on too many other drugs. And I got to thinking that maybe my daily dose isn’t so bad.
Have any of you stopped taking critical medications, due to cost, or frustration with taking to0 many meds?
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