Sunday, April 6, 2008

What the Doctors Ordered

I take three prescription medications every day, each in a different form:
  1. Armour Thyroid tablets for hypothyroidism
  2. Topical Hormone Cream, prescribed by a doctor and prepared by a compounding pharmacy
  3. Pilocarpine eye drops for a tonic pupil.

Items 1 and 2 are prescribed to my needs as indicated by blood tests. The hormone cream contains estrogens and a bit of progesterone. The eye drops were prescribed by my opthalmologist to shrink my left pupil which no longer contracts by itself. If I forget to use the eye drops and then go out in the sunshine, my eye gets very uncomfortable and eventually I feel pain behind the eye.