Am I On Alot Of Meds.?

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   Posted 11/25/2007 4:51 PM (GMT -6)   
  I am new here and from what I have seen, I may be on alot of meds.
              160mg./Mscontin-3x daily
               15mg./oxycodone-4x daily
               0.5mg./Lorazapam-2x daily
               150mg./sertaline-once daily
                100mg./wellbutrin-2x daily
                                                       Please advise.

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   Posted 11/25/2007 5:14 PM (GMT -6)   

I am on alot too . But not familar with this one you take

sertaline. What is that for ? What is your illness ?

I am on Synthroid, Lipitor , Keppra , Flexerill, Prilosece, Trammadol and Vivelle


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   Posted 11/25/2007 5:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Sertaline is an anti-depressant. I have chronic low back/leg pain. Have had 6 surgeries and one on 12-3-97(to remove hardware).


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   Posted 11/25/2007 9:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Sean, welcome to the Chronic Pain forum! As far as the medications you take, that should be between you and your doctor. Everyone has different levels of pain. You might suffer more pain than someone else so you may need the extra medication. If you are concerned, perhaps talk to your pharmacist. I find that they know more about medication and their interactions than the doctors. After all, the medications are their specialty! Your pharmacist may be able to ease your mind a bit.

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   Posted 11/25/2007 10:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Hiya Sean! And welcome to our family. Guess I have a question to answer your much is "a lot" of medications??? I feel like I"m taking bucket loads and my list is:

Lantus insulin
Humalog insulin
Daily vitamin

Guess it's all relative. Others take more than I and others less. I'd say if you are taking med's you need, then you're doing just right. ;-)

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   Posted 11/25/2007 10:19 PM (GMT -6)   
dear shinty, i do not think you are on a lot of meds you should see many i'am on! its all how you feel about it it took me awhile just to accept how many i was on so good luck to you, love pre. its nice to see Chutz & straydog i went to the chat and neither one of you where their. i go back to OHSU dec. 5th for a skinbx. i'am glad i called them cause they had lost my chart. with all the meds i'am on, i still had a real bad day oh man, you talk about pain it was so bad. my husband was here he was ready to take me to the hostital it was in my chest i could hardly breath very painfull! calling my dr. first think in the morning and should call OHSU and let them know what happened. and welcome Meezie i'am glad you are here and good luck to you.

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   Posted 11/27/2007 9:28 AM (GMT -6)   
I totally agree with all

I have a cookie Tin full of my med bottles and the meds I need to take in the am ,for BT pain and pm meds...........
Also on Crohns Meds......Antidepressants and 2 benzo's along with liqued potassium and vitamins

I definitely wil NOT give up the quality of life I get from having the pain meds I do take

take care n no worries.....imho

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