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Wait! Here’s a Pill for Your MS

What does it feel like to organize your weekly pills for multiple sclerosis?

Most of us with MS rely on pharmacological assistance to make it through the day.  I know taking pills by the handful is the regimen of many people, whether they are sick with multiple sclerosis or one of many other disorders.  I was surprised at my own emotional reaction a few years ago when I bought a medicine box to organize all of the pills – you know those things with the flip lids.  Images of elderly people needing these containers to stay ahead of terminal illness filled my brain.

Wait! I wanted to scream, I’m not that old or close to dying. The logical side of me understood that the pill organizer was important to tracking whether or not I had taken a particular dose – remembering what I had taken and when has always been a challenge. But accepting this box as part of my routine was emotionally difficult.

Once a week many of us sit down and count out the white and yellow and other colored tablets and capsules that are meant to keep us healthy; this act of communion usually took place on  Sunday for me, as if it were a religious ceremony. Refilling that pill box each week was a ritual with such significance for my health that eventually it became an automatic event.  I didn’t think much about it as I split those tablets into morning, noon, and night doses. I just did it because it was necessary to feed my health.  All the pill-popping became a part of my persona, a scheduled reminder of the challenges that come with MS.­­­

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