Monday, January 24, 2011

D: Drugs

It sure is cold out. Last night -29C with the wind chill factored in. I did notice yesterday that the days are getting a little longer, so that helps banish the blues I always get at this time of year.

D: Drugs

When I had my last doctor's appointment, sure enough;  I didn't leave without a prescription. In a way I feel sorry for my doctor. He really wants to help me, but there isn't much he can do. He knows I won't take any injectable medications and that I reject most drugs. Still he keeps trying. This time it was another "anti fatigue" pill, which is in fact just another variation of speed.  I''m sure the fact that I have a good drug plan only encourages doctor's to precribe more stuff that I don't really need.

When my doctor  told me to take this new medication early in the day as it can cause insomnia, I didn't say a word, but I was thinking "here we go again!" The same message for a new drug as for the old.  Drug companies are very good at dressing up old medications to look like new ones. I even saw a drug ad (while I was in the U.S.) for a pill that helps boost anti depressants, to supposedly make them work better. So they admit the anti depressants don't work that good, but instead of telling people to stop  them, they come up with another pill for you to take!!

Well the prescription is sitting in the drawer and I doubt I will get it filled. I've tried those wake up pills and all they do is make me feel stoned in an unpleasant way. 

My drug of choice is THC vapour and it works for me. Used in moderation, cannabis is beneficial . It helps me sleep and takes away my aches and muscle spasms. I also have very nice dreams!!

P.S. : Does anybody know  the official  MS colour(s)? I looked it up and some say it is orange, but grey, silver, and red are too. I'm asking because I want to design some jewel bracelets for a fund raiser.


Karen said...

This is so familiar, I could have written this post. I don't take any drugs for MS, and I have a few unfilled RX papers sitting in my drawer. I rarely go to the doc anymore for MS.

The official MS colour is orange, but some of the ribbons are irredescent, known as "The Prism Ribbon" It was designed by Linda K. Chance in 2001. The Prism Ribbon changes color when you move or when the light changes," she said. "MS is always changing and as often as the ribbon can change, the disease can change. The National Multiple Sclerosis
Society, Oklahoma Chapter, adopted the ribbon to represent the disease and folks across the state and nation are wearing it.

Pheonix said...

I usually find orange as the official color...I searched a lot cause I wanted to make a t-shirt...I also have found bracelets...:) hope i helped ^_^

Desiree said...

I'm so glad I came across your blog. I also refuse to take the injections because of all the side effects and other business associated with it. The last time I did a shot was over three months ago and I still have a welt where I injected.
You'd think, based on all the money spent on these silly "dressed up" medications that they could be spending the money elsewhere.

Nat said...

The colours in the UK are orange and green those being the colours used by the major MS charities. Remember when those plastic wrist bands were all the rage... I have one orange and one green.

Taxingwoman said...

Thanks for all the comments. I really appreciate them. It seems Orange is the official colour I really like the idea of a prism that changes colours. That makes so much sense

Diane J Standiford said...

People so rarely ask me anymore what my bracelet is about---I can wear any color and say, "I have MS..." I never see anyone else wearing them. Fibromyalgia had the prism idea first, now I hear MS---LOL. I don't think it matters anymore.