Follow up - Too Much Medicine!
I went to the doctor today because of the “episode” I had at the family reunion this weekend.
The group of doctors that I go to, the one I normally see was booked up. So, I went to the one my wife prefers, a liddie-biddie female Indian (Eastern) doctor.
While I was waiting I noticed signs all over the wall reminding her patients to “Please stick to the subject” – “Do not ask advice for a member of the family that is not here.” And “Please…. “ something else… I got the message, time is money. And no freeloading.
The little Indian doctor was very polite and humble. I told her my heart attack and stroke history. She looked over my list of medicines and determined that the symptoms I told her is consistent with the niacin that I take. She told me to cut it down to once a day. I have been taking it twice a day.
The Slo Niacin that I take is not a prescribed medicine. It is a over-the-counter thing that the doctor recommended to me to help with the cholesterol.
So, that is what I will do, cut down taking it to once a day.
Not that it matters now, but I am wondering how I determined to take it twice day. On the label it states taking it once a day. Since there is no prescription involved, the doctor just recommended to buy it and he presumed I would do what the label directed.
He didn’t know who he was dealing with.