I cannot live without any of them as it stops my body functioning correctly. Even down to bowel difficulties and loss of sleep control that are caused my other medications just add more drugs to take.
Sometimes, on a bad day I don't understand why I take them if it means I still have bad days. But the truth is, they are saving my life. Not from lung, liver, heart, kidney...etc problems but problems in my brain.
So when people comment on how many drugs you take just reply... " well yes I don't have the usual ailments but my illness is in my brain. The brain controls all our body and is the most important organ we have. So wouldn't you try and make it better?" People with mental health problems have chemical imbalances and certain connections that haven't been fused due to disturbance when our brains were developing.
In answer to the question.. I hate how many drugs I have to put inside my body just to function day to day but if you could save your life with chemo would you refuse it? No. I don't think so. I am choosing NOT TO DIE and it's as simple as that.