Up until 2014 I barely took any medication at all, maybe a paracetamol when I had a headache or a Lemsip when I had a cold and that was about it.
Now each morning I take what I consider a load of meds, some prescribed by my doctors others I self medicate.
Omeprazole 20mg 2x daily
This is because I have acid reflux which if I don’t take 20mg 2x daily, one in the morning and once in the evening means I can’t talk properly.
Carbocisteine 375mg 3x daily
This is for my bronchiectasis and it thins the mucus in my lungs making it easier to shift ( cough up)
This is because my prostate is slightly enlarged.
I am at a higher risk of a heart attack and or a stroke so 75mg daily is to make my blood a little less sticky.
Thealoz Duo Gel 1 0.4g drop in each eye 4x daily
I have RCE (Recurrent Corneal Erosion) And this lubricates my eyes to prevent my corneas getting further damaged.
Azythromyacin 3x weekly
Mon, Weds and Fridays. This is a prophylactic antibiotic which I will be on for the rest of my life, it’s to help prevent chest infections.
Trimbow 2 puffs morning and evening
This is a preventer inhaler that helps prevents my lungs from becoming too inflamed.
Salbutamol up to 5 puffs as needed
This is a reliever inhaler which opens my airways if they become too blocked up.
Salbutamol 2.5ml ampoule
This is for my nebuliser and taken up to 4 times a day if have a chest infection, it’s 10x the dose of the inhaler
Nebusal 7% 4mg Ampoule
For my nebuliser, it’s a saline solution that’s mixed with the salbutamol when I have a chest infest to thin the mucus out
Atorvastatin 20mg 1 at night
To lower my cholesterol.
Doxycycline Rescue pack
A powerful antibiotic that I take only when I get a chest infection
Prednisolone Recue pack
A powerful steroid to reduce inflammation when I get a chest infection.
Avamys 27.5 mg spray
As needed to prevent post nasal drip
Tumeric 1 capsule daily
A natural anti inflammatory I take for my arthritis
Multivitamins 1 tablet daily
Because I don’t get out in the sun as much as I should and I don’t normally get my 5 a day in my diet
Cod Liver oil 1 capsule daily
To ease stiff joints
Chrondatin and glucosamine 1 capsule daily
For stiff joints
Magnesium 1 tablet daily at night
Prevents night cramps