Updated: Jan 29
I developed anxiety due to my medical issues. Or at least, it got worse. Maybe I had it a bit before but didn't know what it was. In any case, I was given anxiety medication and it has helped.
However, I'm having anxiety trying to get my anxiety medication. This is insane. I'm allergic to gluten, nuts, soy, corn and eggs. Many medications contain gluten, corn or soy or any combination of the above.
I was taking a medication made by a manufacturer who did not use any of the ingredients I'm allergic to. However, the pharmacy doesn't have medication from that manufacturer now. I called several other pharmacies to see if they had it from that manufacturer at this time. They did not.
I've been told many medications come from China. Because of that, they are having difficulty getting them. If the medication doesn't come from there, many ingredients do. I so wish we produced and manufactured all products here in America. from start to finish. I've also been told medications are stuck out on ships in the water. As if there's not enough problems having allergies and immunology issues, now I'm dealing with ships not being unloaded.
I have problems with many medications. (See Sent to ER by Dr. - You're Not Alone Facing Allergies)
I wish pharmaceutical companies would take allergies into consideration. They seem to be lagging behind. We need allergy-friendly medications so people don't have to wind up in the ER or have a panic attack trying to get their medication.
It's terrible to be sick with bronchitis or pneumonia, strep throat, a urinary tract infection, etc. and on top of feeling miserable, you need to jump through hoops or wind up hospitalized to get better.
Through it all I try to remember the young lady I met in the supermarket. (See Little Ball of Sunshine) Getting angry won't change anything. Being mean to innocent people won't change anything. I'd love to help things change and intend to write letters and make phone calls to see if something could be done to help people in this predicament.
If anyone has any other suggestions, please contact me at Teachinganoldcooknewtricks@gmail.com. Thank you.