HOW many pills?!?!

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   Posted 10/27/2008 12:32 AM (GMT -7)   
I DID THE MATH!  Heh... it was SO diffucult, lol... blush
So, for me, this is how many pills I take that are NOT optional:
Just Pentasa:
6-daily (500mg ea)


It's down by about half from the max. Again, these ones are not optional ones! If I added those ones in, then.... well... Not ready to do THAT math yet, lol....
How about ya'll? I'm sure there are very easily higher #'s around here.... Let's see, shall we?!
 "People who mind don't matter, people who matter don't mind." ~ Dr. Seuss
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~Fibromyalgia~Anxiety/Severe Depression~Migraine Headaches~Rhem. Arthritis~Reynauds~PTSD~
 ~Crohn's Dx'ed at 17 (2004), Multiple hospital stays, every test there could be (as we Crohnies know!) Taking Pentasa, Purinethol, Nexium, Neurontin, Cymbalta, Trazadone, Prazosin, Xanax, and Vicodin/Bentyl (prn Pain)~
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   Posted 10/27/2008 3:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Im only on 2 x 500mg pentasa a day because im pregnant but i've been on 30 plus in the past. I'll post back in March after i've had the baby-i think my reply would be more impressive by then!
27 years old, diagnosed 1998
mercaptopurine, prednisolone, azathiaprine, actonol
currently on pentasa, calcium and folic acid

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   Posted 10/27/2008 4:51 AM (GMT -7)   
15 per day for me
Male India 45 years Diagnosed CD in 1990 Fistula surgery 1988
Mesacol Iron Folic Acid B12 Omega Diagnosed MVP/MR in 2007 Dilitiazem Dothiepin

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   Posted 10/27/2008 7:10 AM (GMT -7)   
18 for me. But add in the supplements and it goes up from there:)
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.

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   Posted 10/27/2008 8:45 AM (GMT -7)   
i'm at about 20 if i remember to take my probiotic 3 times a day, and depending on how many vicodin i feel like taking that day.....

29 years old, crohn's since december 07, fresh out of the hospital for 2 fistula/abscess surgeries, feeling much better, could it be remission???
currently taking:
asacol, prednisone, purinethol, vicodin, remicade
acidophilus/bifudus probiotic, organic whole food multi-vitamins
"Flow with whatever may happen and let your mind be free. Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing" -Chuang Tzu

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   Posted 10/27/2008 10:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Currently 12 1/2 for me a day.  At one time I was up to around 25 a day.

"We can't beat this disease, YET, but we can't let it beat us!"

"Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." Matthew 6:34

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   Posted 10/27/2008 2:29 PM (GMT -7)   
8 per day 14 on Thursday (mtx).
That is actually a low amount for me-it used to be more-it also doesn't include the inhaled meds for allergies just pills-just non optional.

Ne Ne
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   Posted 10/27/2008 3:07 PM (GMT -7)   
on a good day 19 on a bad could be up to 24 or 26 a day for me shocked I told my doctor I was going to turn in a pill.


turn yeah
49 Female
Dx June 07 Crohn's take asacol 2x3 a day ,lotrel for HBP , omeprezole for stomach , potassium , one a day crohn's & colitis therapy , calcium & Vit D , lomotil for lose stools , tramadol for pain , started humira in Feb 08 on 1 shot a week, vit-B 12 shots , crestor,
Dx Bipolar May 08

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Date Joined Oct 2008
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   Posted 10/28/2008 3:58 PM (GMT -7)   
I take 19 a day, and about 2 times that with supplements.  My friends say that I pretty much swallow a bag of skittles everyday.

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   Posted 10/28/2008 6:24 PM (GMT -7)   
I did the math once, and it was well into the 40's. My husband is one of those people who thinks that medicine is evil, hardly can bring himself to take a Tylenol, so it practically kills him to watch me fill my medicine bin each week. If he only knew how much we paid for all of this crap, or rather, how much his companies insurance paid for all of this crap!

CD 19 years offically, 29 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Symptoms constantly but all tests show only minor ulcerations. Currently having multiple episodes of gastritis with no known cause.

Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....

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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 246
   Posted 10/28/2008 9:29 PM (GMT -7)   
think when i was really sick i was on 26 pills that was including panadol 4 hourly for pain,i have a neat lil carry case for all my meds and the information booklets,duno how many im on now thou,only 13 coz im in a flare so im taking pred adn cipro
dx 17 aug 2007
21 yrs old
13 dec 2007 resection/temp illeostomy 14 feb 2008 temp illeostomy reversed 
150mg azamun
3000mg pentasa

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