What I Carry in My Purse to Keep My Health on Track


This post has been sponsored by the PRIMP Network. All opinions are my own.

I'm generally a pretty healthy person and I'm lucky enough to only get sick a few times a year, if that. I try to eat a healthy diet, exercise multiple times per week and drink water. Although I have a good routine down when it comes to health and fitness, I can quickly go from feeling normal and healthy to sick and tired if I end up catching something like the common cold or even when my period rolls around each month.   

When I'm at home, I can just reach into my medicine cabinet and pull out whatever I need to take to alleviate my symptoms, but when I'm at work, traveling or just on the go, I have to rely on the pill box that I keep in my purse. It’s not like I’m a walking pharmacy, but I do like to have any type of medication that I might need on me if something happens while I’m away from home. Read on to see what medications I always carry in my purse! 


If I’m away from home for a night and I can’t fall asleep, I typically drink a glass of water and take a melatonin. I’ve found that melatonin helps me to fall asleep and stay asleep. The day before my wedding I had a terrible sore throat. I took over the counter cough syrup hoping that it would help me sleep, but I just kept tossing and turning. I eventually decided to take a melatonin (since it’s a natural supplement) and that’s what did the trick. I was able to doze off and I woke up on my wedding day feeling so much better.

Stomach Relief

When you’re traveling, you never know if what you eat or drink will agree with your stomach. I never like to take the risk of getting sick, so I have chewable stomach relief tablets in my pill box. They work to treat multiple symptoms and help tummy aches disappear. Any type of chewable medication is great since it's portable and dissolves quickly in your mouth. 

Pamprin Multi-Symptom

If I experience pain with my menstrual cycle, the first thing I reach for is Pamprin Multi-Symptom. I always carry it with me in my purse and take it as soon as I need some relief from anything period-related. My favorite thing about Pamprin Multi-Symptom is that it doesn’t just treat pain – it helps with bloating (diuretic), cramps (pain reliever) and irritability (an antihistamine). Pamprin Multi-Symptom also has the same strength as Extra Strength Tylenol, but it includes all of the added benefits listed above, so it’s a better choice when it comes to relief during your menstrual cycle. I previously wrote all about ways to feel more comfortable during your period, so if you need to find ways to make “that time of the month” more bearable, you should refer to that post. In the meantime, you can purchase Pamprin Multi-Symptom at Walmart, so next time you’re there be sure to pick some up!

Allergy Medication

I'm not allergic to anything in particular, but sometimes I get itchy eyes, a runny nose or a sore throat when stuff like pollen and dust floats around in the air. I keep allergy medication in my pill box at all times and it has definitely helped me out a few times when I was out in public and I needed to take something to help alleviate my runny nose. One thing I love about allergy pills is that they're pretty small (most of the time) so they're easy to swallow. 

Heartburn Medication

I don’t really suffer from heartburn myself, but I know that my husband gets it from time to time so I figured I'd mention it anyway. I know that it can really bother him, so I try to keep heartburn medication on hand just in case. If we’re coming home from dinner or traveling somewhere together and heartburn strikes, I can hand him something to help counteract the symptoms he’s having quickly.

What types of medication do you keep in your purse? Do you raid your medicine cabinet and make sure you always carry medication like what I discussed above? Have you ever tried Pamprin Multi-Symptom? Share your thoughts with me in the comment section below!