A couple of months ago, I posted about the excessive amount of preparation and baggage it takes for me to leave on an overnight trip. After arriving to my friend’s house, she mentioned that she had read my post that morning. Referring to the part about how I have to take about 1,000 medications/vitamins/supplements with me whenever I leave the house, she looked at me, very concerned, and asked, “So what ARE you on?”.
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The safe answer here probably would be to cop up to being on some sort of illegal drug because, while it would land me in jail, it would make me look less psychotic about self-medicating. But no, the sad truth is that I am on a never-ending quest to personal health through the world of over-the counter pills. Obviously now you are scared, but should you choose to read on, let me break down my current stash:
Fish Oil I am convinced that this supplement alone will cure my depression, gastrointestinal problems, and hair loss. I extensively read up on the matter, now consider myself educated and carefully monitor my daily intake of both DHA and EPA.
Biotin Also for my hair situation (not like I’m obsessive about it or anything)
Trader Joe’s Multivitamin Mindy Kaling endorsed this, need I say more?
Vitamin D I have had my levels checked multiple times postpartum (bizarre, I know). They are really good. I want to keep them that way.
Probiotic Okay, obviously have digestive issues–agreed.
St. Johns Wort Not sure if this actually helps boost my mood or not. I’d like to believe it does.
Melatonin I’m an insomniac.
Metamucil with added Calcium I won’t explain this one because I imagine it is getting reptitive. Also, courtesy of my mother’s warnings, I live in fear of osteoporosis.
Chromium with Magnesium My friend tipped me off to the negative effects of having low levels of both of these. Since I’m obviously open to supplements, count me in. I actually think I’ve really noticed a difference with these.
In summary, yes, I basically have the medicine cabinet of my grandmother and other elderly people the world over. Also, my husband will be accepting sympathy cards and donations in support of the obscene non-insurance covered drugging to which I’m prone. Hey, I like my pills.