Who is taking what meds & are they really helping?????For all please

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Having2LeftFeet
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   Posted 7/13/2005 10:50 PM (GMT -7)   
nono  Let me tell you all somethiing. I think some of these docs have gone off the deep end and need counseling themselves. Enough is enough with the pills. You got an itch, take this pill, you got a rash, take this pill. Donno about you, but I am sick and tired of putting these pills into their perspective boxes every Subday night and the money; I coul have had a condo on the Hawaiian islands by now. I have thought about this for such a long time and now, at 1:30 in the AM, after taking all 13 pills including a sleeping pill, I am awake. How do we know which one isn;t battling the others? How do we know that we really need them?  yeah  I feel very fortunate to have the best insurance with the best benefits with co-pays and in/out patient or I would be standing on the street holding a sign reading "I'll work for medications". It is very sad for the people who need them and can't afford them. This is a list of my meds and why THEY say I shuld take them:
 
Depakote, 3,000 mg s day for epilepsy
Prozac, 60 mgs twice a day depression
Xanax, 2 pills one in am one in pm, 1 mg each, anxiety   
Clorazapate 2 daily in AM and PM, nerves
Nadalol, 40 mg a day for heart murmer and hypertension
Synthyroid, 0.75 mg, thyroid issues
Remaron, 60 mg twice a day, sleep and depression (am I asleep?)
Prilosec, acid reflux disease
Imitrex, 25 mg for migraines
Flonase as needed
Albuterol for asthma every day
Maxair for asthma as needed
Celebrex, KICKED IT OUT THE DOOR!
Hydrothyzichlroid, hypertension
 
15 meds, costing a lot of money with my co-pay.
Depakote is $50 a month
Initrex is $5 a pill in a 9 pak, $45
Flonase, $20 but costs $60 without ins
Synthyroid, $40 co-pay.
 
After all is said and done, I am blessed. I have a husband who cares for me, He has a great job with good medical and a good salary. We have a nice place to live, food on our table, clothes on our back and everything in our Townhome is paid for. We have a new SUV, 2 great dogs that are our babies so what the hell am I griping about? I'm not, but I know some of you are in hard times and always remember that I pray for you every day. God will provide and show us the way. You have to believe. It's that simple!
 
Hugs
"Lefty"
SUE
There is no such word as can't. Can't simply means wouln't. Grab as much as life as you can. Future is a long way away for those who don't believe. Don't build a foundation of life on sand. It will take it away with the tide. Love a little more, be unkind a lot less.


taintedangel
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Date Joined Jun 2005
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   Posted 7/14/2005 4:50 AM (GMT -7)   
at the moment I am currently on 50mg of zoloft and two different doses of synthroid 150 and 137. I too have thyroid problems. I have hashimoto's disease which I believe contributes to the majority of my problems I am experiencing. I've often wondered about the meds too. Whether we truly need them or not. I hate taking meds and I don't take near the amount that you do but I have a hard time remembering to take my regular stuff it's like take this but wait two hours before taking the zoloft I hate that.

AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 7/14/2005 10:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Plaquenil - lupus/uctd
Methotrexate - 1x/week (this is a type of chemo) for lupus/uctd
folate, b6, b12 - because methotrexate depletes these
Synthroid - Hashimoto Thyroiditis (I take the generic which is much less $$)
RX Motrin - 2-4 x/day - pain and inflamation
Lexapro - anti-d
Amitriptelyne - anti-d/sleep aid
Salagen - 2-3 x/day for dry mouth and eyes
Lotrel - blood pressure (working on getting rid of this one by losing weight and taking fisho oil supplements)
I also take the following supplements, Centrum Silver, Calcium-D, and Salmon Oil capsules

I tried going off my meds . . . it was a cruel experiment and I ended up on many more to right the damage I did to my body. Some day . . . maybe . . . things will quiet down and I won't need some of this stuff.

Blessings!
In His Grip,
AlwaysRosie          "We can't control the waves, but we can learn to surf!"
Psalms 139
UCTD (Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease), Hashimoto's, Plantar Fasciitis, Inflamatory Arthritis, High BP, GI Inflamation, Diverticuloses
Plaquenil, Methotrexate, Metanx, Synthroid, RX Motrin, Lexapro, Amitriptelyne, Salagen, Lotrel


CheerDad
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   Posted 7/14/2005 1:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Sue, while my list is nowhere near as long as yours, I too am lucky for different reasons. My insurance covers a hughe portion of the meds I take for Crohn's Disease, especially when you take into account that each Remicade infusion I get is $18,000 (not a misprint) per treatment and I have them every 4 weeks.
We can respond to irritation with a smile instead of scowl, or by giving warm praise instead of icy indifference. By our being understanding instead of abrupt, others, in turn, may decide to hold on a little longer rather than to give way. Love, patience, and meekness can be just as contagious as rudeness and crudeness.
 
Randy
 
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C_Blue
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Date Joined Mar 2004
Total Posts : 24
   Posted 7/14/2005 9:03 PM (GMT -7)   
So far, I've been on 5 (5!!!!) different medications. When I was first diagnosed with depression/anxiety, I took Celexa, which wore off after 5 months. Then I switched to Zoloft (100mg), which didn't help due to the weight gain. Then I tried Wellbutrin (100mg), which (somehow) strained my eyesight during the day and didn't even help. Then I tried Effexor for 11 months, and I was still the same. Now I'm on Paxil (20 mg as a starter), and haven't seen any changes yet. Basically, it's been like my own "Garden State". I don't know if that makes any sense to anyone.

Krista
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Date Joined Jul 2003
Total Posts : 111
   Posted 7/16/2005 4:56 AM (GMT -7)   

 

These are the meds that I take:

Remeron..45mg

Cipralex..5mg

Actonel..5mg

Premarin...0.625mg

Oxycontin..20mg 2-3 times a day

Losec..40mg

so far they are all working well!

Krista


Having2LeftFeet
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Date Joined Feb 2005
Total Posts : 472
   Posted 7/19/2005 10:27 AM (GMT -7)   
I still want to throw caution to the wind and toss them down bever falls. To hell with them! yeah :-)
There is no such word as can't. Can't simply means wouln't. Grab as much as life as you can. Future is a long way away for those who don't believe. Don't build a foundation of life on sand. It will take it away with the tide. Love a little more, be unkind a lot less.


AlwaysRosie
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Date Joined Jan 2005
Total Posts : 8616
   Posted 7/20/2005 7:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Sue . . . if you do decide to toss them . . . I hope you don't crash and burn like I did. I don't like taking all this medicine either, but the alternative is much worse for you and me.

Blessings!
In His Grip,
AlwaysRosie          "We can't control the waves, but we can learn to surf!"
Psalms 139
UCTD (Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease), Hashimoto's, Plantar Fasciitis, Inflamatory Arthritis, High BP, GI Inflamation, Diverticuloses
Plaquenil, Methotrexate, Metanx, Synthroid, RX Motrin, Lexapro, Amitriptelyne, Salagen, Lotrel


fair skies
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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 39
   Posted 7/21/2005 11:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Ativan as needed for anxiety. I recommend it, but not as a habit.
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