Steroids are my BFFs, but at the same time, they are the enemy. When I had Cushing's, steroids, whether produced from your body or taken in pill form, were the absolute worst. Now, my life depends on them.
It's a hard switch to flip, and years later, still finding myself battling the need to hate them.
I hate taking medication daily. I hate bringing pill bottles, needles, and vials filled with steroids everywhere I go. I often have pity parties, or bribe myself with a treat in order to get those medications down every day.
It seems like, instead of getting easier and more routine over time, it has been getting more and more difficult.
I am always terrified of taking too much and gaining weight. I am not as scared of taking too little and ending up very sick. It seems so backwards, but I think that is the leftover mindset from Cushing's.
Do you take medicine every day? How do you stay positive about it?