Tuesday, November 10, 2009

better living through chemicals...as needed

While listing my medications in preparation for a visit to the eye doctor It hit me just how much a genetic defect in your collagen can benefit your local pharmacy. The prescriptions for pain,inflammation,and sleep medications have quickly filled up my bedside table. They stand alongside my daily ADHD pills and many other non prescription remedies for me to pick and choose from...as needed. Excedrin or Maxalt as needed for migraine. Benadryl, Domeboro powder, Caladryl, or a Medrol dose pack as needed for allergic reactions. Albuteral inhaler or Advair as needed for asthma. Bio freeze, mineral ice, Advil, Mobic,and Darvocet as needed for pain. Tylenol pm or sonata for sleep as needed. Vitamin C is taken daily now for the possible chance that it can strengthen the vascular system. My sensitive skin requires special soap, lotion, and shampoo that is free of dyes, fragrance, masking fragrance, lanolin, parabens, and formaldehyde. Vanicream and Free and Clear products can all be ordered at the pharmacy counter. The staff at my local CVS have learned to recognize me after 11 years and 11 surgeries worth of visits. And I am very comfortable calling my pharmacist at the drop of a hat to make sure I don't mix and match what I shouldn't. He is always happy to help me at any time of the night. I just love 24hour pharmacies!