Lyn: 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: 67
Number of medicines: 1
Cultural background: British-Australian

The side effects of some of Lyn’s medicines cause her confusion, so her husband has taken responsibility for managing her medicines.

When I got diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, I got prescribed some different types of medications to the ones I usually took and I ended up taking more than seven different drugs a day and, because of the nature of some of the drugs that I was taking, I was getting a bit confused, so my husband, who's very helpful, decided that he'd take over the whole medication role and he sorts out my medications for me into weekly containers and one for lunchtimes that I can take out with me if I'm going out with him at lunchtime ... medications ... and he also told me about using my phone as a reminder when I'm out to take my medications. He's involved greatly in my medication use.

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