Diana: Family, friends, colleagues and acquaintances – Assistance from others when needed

Listen to patients and health professionals speak about their experience with taking multiple medicines.

Age at interview: 22
Number of medicines: 13
Cultural background: Anglo-Australian

Diana’s wage is low as she is new to the workforce. Her parents have helped her financially with her medicines, as well as provided her with emotional support.

They've always been there for me and because I was on so much medication, I was struggling financially … they've always said I'm welcome here as long as I want. And if needs be, they help me out because where I'm working I have monthly pays and no matter how hard I try, I can't seem to get the medication to fall in line with when my pays come through. So they do help me out if I get stuck financially or if I need a shoulder to cry on, or if I'm going, I'm having a really bad day, they know the ways to help me out.

To print this page use Control+P on a PC, or Command+P on a Mac.

The Living with multiple medicines project was developed in collaboration with Healthtalk Australia.