Wednesday, March 20, 2013

MY Medicine is TRYING to KILL ME

It is official. I am the victim of a murder plot. I have determined after struggling with the flu for 8 days, that my prescription medications are out to eliminate me. Granted, I have been told that some of the meds I take are immune suppressant. I get that. But I really think there is a plot to rub me out.Not sure who is behind it. I mean I am not rich, nor do I have mob ties, I don't even have enemies! I mean I don't have any that want to kill me,.......that I know of.

Okay let's go back to the beginning. There is Procardia, Amlodopine, Cytoxin, Methotrexate, Balcofen, Bystolic, Steroids, Copaxone, Flexeril, and on and on and on. This is a short list of medications that I take for one thing or another. Now just from this list, three of these meds suppress the immune system. I often asked myself in the beginning if I could deal with that side effect. I figured it couldn't be that bad, I mean I didn't catch colds and stuff too often,I didn't think that through. I didn't catch them often before. But thanks to these meds I keep a cold or the flu or an infection. All my doctors have talked to me about the pros and cons of my medications.I was told that the benefits far outweighed the side effects. I was pretty sure they were right.

Well I was wrong! I mean they were wrong! I don't know if anyone was wrong, I just know the immune suppressing has gotten dangerous. Just recently my fight with the flu seemed never ending.I was lying in the bed and I imagined why this was so much worse than any other fight with the flu. I mean I have been on medication for years. So why so hard to recover this time?  It was simple. I had not been eating properly or being religious with my vitamin intake. I have some kitchen  remodeling going on that is turning into a disaster. With no kitchen and no oven, I have been making meals in crockpots for my family and going to bed with a cup of tea. I realize now that an already compromised immune system needs help.

So okay maybe my medications are not out to get me. Perhaps they are doing what they are suppose to do. Unfortunately suppressing my immune system is one of those things. But at the same time, I have to do my part to build up what is broken down. When I am not fighting the flu or a cold or an infection, I need to be preparing my body to do so.

The flu and a cold are battles. MS, RA, Cancer, Scleroderma, Lupus, these are WARS! We can not wait until a battle starts to try and fight it in spite of the war. We have to try and prevent the battles so we can concentrate on the war. Take care of yourself! Rest when you need to. Eat healthy all the time. Your medications are really your allies, help them to help you!



  1. I understand..I have MS,,honestly, being off my MS meds has been the best thing for me..Off for 2 years in June..I was on Tysabri, baclophen, gabapentin..and copaxone and steroids before that..I had the CCSVI procedure and have not looked back..I just had mri;s and still have no new lesions..good luck..I do have a wicked cold right now though! take care

  2. Thank you so much for sharing!!!! so glad you are better :) Take care of yourself and beat that cold!!!!