I’m talking about prescriptions and/or supplements that you are taking on a long-term basis. For me, it’s six:
Lexapro (from now until forever, or until we change my medication)
aspirin (81 mg low-dose therapy - my 28-year-old brother died of a pulmonary embolism in October, and my OB just wants to be safe)
slow-release iron (third-trimester bloodwork showed I was slightly anemic)
fish oil capsule (all that good fishy stuff without the nasty taste of fish)
pre-natal vitamin (self-explanatory)
calcium supplement (started when I was on Depo-Provera, and have kept it up - no osteoporosis for me!)
Even after I give birth, I’ll be taking basically all of the same pills, except for the aspirin.
Once my bloodwork comes back okay, I’ll likely add in garlic pills and fish oil. Probably should add folic acid either way.
When I was combatting migraines, I took six supplemental pills of magnesium and B-2. If they start up again next year, I’ll try the combo again, but I think it was related to old gallbladder pain (now since removed surgically).
My father, starting tomorrow, will be taking over 30 pills per day. He has a lot going on with his heart, and he will be taking 22 pills a day for a new and interesting chemo treatment the doctors are trying out.
Want to hear the entire Yale School of Medicine say, “Beats the heck out of me?” Call them up and ask them what’s wrong with my Dad.
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I’ve been thinking about adding fiber supplements lately but don’t know if I will as I already dislike taking what I have and am hesitant to add another pill.