I'm not very good at taking medication. I forget. I'm even bad at giving my children medicine. Good thing they're both pretty healthy.
The only time I've been really religious about medication was the last half of my pregnancy, when I was put on Procardia for my BP. I was so worried about pre-eclampsia, and early delivery that I did a very good job of taking my meds.
Unfortunately, since the pregnancy, my BP has not come down. I took the Procardia for 6 weeks, like my OB said, and then dropped it for a week. Alas, my BP shot up to 149/100. Not something the doctor is comfortable with. So, she suggested that I stay on the Procardia, and work with my nephrologist (who I see next month).
I keep trying to pretend that I don't need the Procardia, and since my baby's life is not at stake if I don't take it, well, I'm back to my old bad habits of skipping it. I haven't taken it for 2 days.
My BP reading last night? 147/93.
DH made me take a pill last night, and another one this morning. BP today was 103/83.
That means I really do need it. Probably from now on.
Triple dang with a shoot on top of it.