Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Enough is Enough

It has stormed here every day for the last solid week. I don't mind rain. I don't mind thunder. I don't even mind lightening. What I do mind is the massive headaches I've been having from the constant changes in air pressure. It's gotten to the point where I've taken more Imitrex this week than I have in the last several months and it has left me with one unresolved question-What kind of masochist designed the packaging?!?! My head is pounding, I can barely see straight and I have to work through three layers of hard cardboard and reinforced aluminum foil...are you f*cking kidding me!! Finally I decided that I had enough of this bullsh*t. I cut out all the pills in the package, shoved them in a *normal* pill bottle and relabeled it with my label maker. I mean seriously people, three protective layers? AND if you push too hard your crush the tablet. F*cking awesome. Sorry, as you can tell I am a bit bitter tonight. Hopefully the storms will pass, my near constant headache will diminish and I can return to your regular fun loving sarcastic blogger.


Carolyn said...

Eww. The new generic imitrex (sumatripatan) comes in a bottle. Which is awesome. Hated those freaking packages when the MDs wrote for any qty not divisable by 9.

We discussed the masochistic packaging in the pharmacy a few times. 1) it may be sensitive to ambient air moisture, but seeing the generic in a regular bottle confuses me. 2) cardboard is 'child proofing'

I take Maxalt for my migraines. Those come in little tiny packages. Thank goodness they open easily. When my migraines get really bad I usually take an NSAID with it.

Good luck with your migraines!

beans said...

you know, i have always thought the same damn thing about meds like that!! hope you are feeling better by the time you get this!

The Surprise Dyke said...

Carolyn-I'm excited to hear they now come in a bottle. Hopefully I'll get that when I get my prescription refilled!

The Surprise Dyke said...

Beans-Thanks for your well wishes!