Having a cabinet of several lined medication is too real. Medication is necessary to tame and disguise symptoms. The ugly side of taking any medication is the effect on the body. Sometimes the effects can be worse than the illness itself.
I was sent to various Endocrinologists due to my digestive issues. Endocrinology is the field of hormone-related diseases. An endocrinologist can diagnose and treat hormone problems and the complications that arise from them. I was diagnosed with a thyroid issue and Polycystic ovary syndrome in my early 20's. (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder causing enlarged ovaries with small cysts on the outer edges.
I started on an unfortunate, rather cliched negative journey with food along with an obsessive exercise regiment. I will psycho shrink this up for one second, I just needed to feel some type of control. I could control the small/large amount of food intake and how many hours I clocked in at the gym. I could not control the effects these medications would have in my digestive system. Currently, the first day of a new medication, I get diarrhea or constipation. Along with bouts of nausea. It will last for about a week into a fun month into occasionally, a two month rave. A moment of gratitude...the invention of Aquaphor Baby Healing Ointment and MiraLax. I've had three colonoscopy in various stages of my ill-kingdom. Every colonoscopy produced normal results. Shit happened in inopportune moments. My emotions only reflected shame, anger and disgust. It's amazing the amount of mental energy I spent eliminating foods, adding foods. Richard will ask the kids, "where is mom?" and you hear, "in the bathroom again!"
If that's not shitty!