with the overwhelming knowledge we have to gather to understand and the negative and/or uninformed medical views on our condition it is easy to see why we become frustrated wrecks, however this weekend i read lyndsey articles on how to become an expert patient and found it so informative.
yesterday i was having a bad day and although this is not really the time to speak with others, i couldn;t help asking if i could speak with the pharmacy at my chemist. we went through my medications and my concerns and checked to see if any of them could be causing some of the symptoms or were clashing. she was such a lovely lady, she had lots of advice to offer and reassurance especially, none of my medication were clashing. she also confirmed she did not agree with long term use of opioids, but reassured me using them on occassion was not determental. She also recommended i spread meds out further throughout the day, even those prescribed for the morning as most have side effects possible fatigue and as i suffering worsting fatigue this may well help. we also talked about immune building foods etc. it was a lovely experience. she was genuinely interested. she even asked me to come back in two weeks to discuss progress. today i am going to my gp and hope to have the same positive experience. for she is a nice person, but has not been offering me a range of health services, just wanted to say thank you lyndsey. <3