I have to take 8 of these steroids every morning for the next 5 days. Gotta say, there's no need for them to be in this teeny tiny blister packaging which I could see potentially posing problems for anyone with dexterity problems. Being poorly has played havoc with my skin, hair and nails and popping 8 off these little bastards out of their stupidly small blister packs has already broken one of my nails Put them (and all pill meds for that matter) in little recyclable brown bottle instead FFS!
Something else that has boiled my piss was at the NHS Walk In Centre yesterday. I get that GP was being all hip and down with the whole mental health trend and it totally makes a change for a doctor to take an active interest in someone's metal health, notably my current bipolar status, especially when it's not their regular patient. What I do oppose to is having to argue a case for steroid use when it's going to hopefully go someway to prevent death in an asthmatic patient. Last time I checked, mania prevention was not a basic life requirement - BREATHING is!
As an asthmatic experiencing severe breathing restrictions since Thursday I would've expected to at least receive some oxygen or even nebulizer treatment (based on the information given by the 111 Nurse Clinician) but no, I just had to reassure the doctor that I haven't been manic since 2007 and I'm aware of what my treatment plan is in the event of mania.
Anyhoo, she reluctantly gave me the meds which was kinda pointless anyway cos I don't know which pharmacy opens on a Sunday and I was way too ill to traipse round trying to find one so the damn 'script didn't get collected until this morning by my poor OH who is now also lurgy plagued as well as having COPD!
Pleeeeeeeeeeeaaaaase let this week get better, I'm so fucked off over still not being able to breathe
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