10 years ago I was 20 years old weighed 180 lbs and was on all of ZERO medications.
Today I'm 30 years old weigh 340 lbs and as of Sept. 4 2009 I'm taking FIVE medications. Her's the joyous list as of today:
Glipzide 10 mg 3 x a day for Diabetes
Micardis 40 mg 1x a day for Hypertension Normally, but diabetics are supposed to take hypertension medication to guard against liver and kidney failure.
Phentermine 37.5 MG 1x a day To help control appetite, started taking recently to help with the diet cravings
Vitamin D 1.25 MG 1x a week Softgel as of my last blood test I have a Vitamin D deficiency.
Ciprofloxacin HCL 500 MG 2 x a day for 7 days
I haven't posted for the past few days because I've been deathly ill with a stomach infection. The infection may not be a direct result from my obesity but it's an indirect cause. Since my weight gain I am far more likely to get ill with viruses, and infections. I'm like a duck on a pond for all the nasty's of the microscopic realm.
Even with insurance the cost out right sucks. My 80 year grandmother, my 70 year old father, and my 65 year old mother all have similar lists of medications. I'm experiencing what senior citizens experience with making choices between drugs and eating out.
What makes it more laughable I soon maybe adding Xanax to my list of drugs, oh how I love being obese.