Wanna play name that pill?

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   Posted 3/17/2009 3:05 PM (GMT -7)   
I fill a weekly pill bin on Sunday night every week. For some reason, I left it on the kitchen counter this morning instead of putting it back in my bathroom. My daughter just knocked it over and almost every bin opened and went all over my floor. Why can't drug manufacturers make our meds in different colors, shapes and sizes. I have so many little white pills it took almost 45 minutes for two of us to separate the pills into piles and then figure out which bin each one went into. I finally gave up on the vitamins.

Just one of the fun little things those of us taking multiple medicines go through. turn

CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!

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

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   Posted 3/17/2009 3:11 PM (GMT -7)   
my meds all look different thank god :) but i stopped counting how many i have dropped down the sink :S
24 year old female
Diagonsed with Crohns disease in December 2008..
Medication - Asacol, Remicade, Entocort

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   Posted 3/17/2009 3:57 PM (GMT -7)   
I love it when I use a pill for so long that I think, "I'll never forget which pills these are," and place them in a unlabeled pill case in my purse. Yeah. StupiD!!! I go digging through my purse and never remember what is what.
27f, dx'd CD July '05 after 6 fistula/abscess surgeries
Remicade '05 through '08, with no other maintenance meds
Noticing a real difference with a Gluten-Free diet.
Currently on:
Cimzia (loading doses 2-12-09)
Probiotics, Digestive Enzymes, and Prednisone

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   Posted 3/17/2009 4:46 PM (GMT -7)   
ooo yes, i accidentally took a zolpidem (generic ambien) rather than a folic acid the other night. whoops. good think it was late!
.: stephanie :.
33 y/o female diagnosed 8/8/7 with crohn's of the terminal ileum w/ stricture/scarring
meddies: 6mp, percocet, trazodone, ativan, iron, calcium, folic acid & some other vits

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   Posted 3/17/2009 5:00 PM (GMT -7)   
I can actually 'name that pill rattle'.
Got my pred repeat at the pharmacy yesterday and actually knew it was my medicine next by the sound of the pills rattling in the bottle!

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   Posted 3/17/2009 6:19 PM (GMT -7)   
haha. i grabbed a muscle relaxer once when i thought it was one of my regular meds.
i got so freaked out when my body started feeling like jello...it sucked until my wife figured out what i had done.
then i relaxed and enjoyed it! hahaha

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   Posted 3/17/2009 6:38 PM (GMT -7)   
My problem is always dropping the SMALLEST ones on the floor and then searching around on my hands and knees for half an hour just so I can take it on time without having lost them.
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone 10 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, omeprazole in the morning, prenatal multivitamin, humira every other week, and Align probiotics given to me by my GI.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
Diet almost completely without refined sugars, wheat, flour, gluten, high lactose dairy, and/or junk food in general.
Learning how to live again.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."

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   Posted 3/17/2009 7:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Mine are different enough that I can ID them all fairly quickly but the number keeps increasing.

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   Posted 3/17/2009 8:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Mine are so varied and many I have a pill night with myself every week to restock the weekly pill supply. No one gets what I'm doing that evening but bet you guys do!!!

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   Posted 3/17/2009 8:38 PM (GMT -7)   
they should shape them like flintstone vitamins..used to love to bite the heads off
SCD since 01, remission since 01, occasional Arby's breaks :)

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   Posted 3/18/2009 5:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Zanne!  I know what you mean.  My Folic Acid, iron and D supplements all look alike.  Yeah one is a little yellower, but who can see that with fading over age 40 eyes!  I have a hard time putting them in pill cases as I take each at different times---my gut likes it better if I take my D and folic acid at lunch and the iron late at night.  I'm using that as my latest excuse why I "forget" to take my meds.
Let's campaign for flintstones or bugs bunny pills!  Eating bunny ears off should not just be for Easter time!!
Dx'd '90 (emergency rupture), symptoms ignored long before that, '03 fistulas and bad flagyl reactions, B12 weekly, Pentasa [until I surrender to the bigger meds]
I'm riding on the escalator of life....

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   Posted 3/18/2009 7:34 AM (GMT -7)   
I have my meds in a row in the cabinet. Left half morning, right half evening ..Yep, looks like WallGreens. When I have to take them with me to a doc apt. I have to sort them all out again when I get home. Did you try compairing them to the ones in the bottles ? Thats what I do when I drop some.
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   Posted 3/18/2009 11:06 AM (GMT -7)   
I have a collection of spilled Pentasas under the bed. My cats love to bat them around. Now that we are starting to babyproof, I'm going to have to climb under there and dig them out.
Hoping to stay in remission after the birth of a healthy baby girl. On Pentasa during my pregnancy, went med-free 2 months to nurse (stupid), but back on Pentasa and still nursing.

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   Posted 3/18/2009 12:01 PM (GMT -7)   
I mock people with weekly pill boxes.
I can down 10 at a time... but those dust
balls ewww... and loperamide disappears
when dropped.(really)
diagnosed 1981
remission until 2006
Entocort, 6mp,Hydrochlorothiazide
Remission since surgery
and 8-week Remacade.
d since 1981(enjoy the look
on Dr's faces)

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   Posted 3/18/2009 12:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Its the little white ones that kill me. Thank God my daughter helped. I couldn't read the little itty bitty numbers. If she hadn't been around I would have had to get out the bottles and compared them, but I was able to compare them to the few bins that hadn't opened. Then again, if she hadn't been around, they wouldn't have spilled!!!

And ya, wouldn't it be great if they could make them like flintstones, or the new gummi vitamins. That would be fun!

CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!

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

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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 80
   Posted 3/18/2009 1:49 PM (GMT -7)   
We spring cleaned the living room last weekend and moved my recliner out and found several different pills-all different shapes!!!
age 41,diagnosed with CD in 11/07, Rx Pentasa 4000mg and Remicade.

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Total Posts : 102
   Posted 3/18/2009 2:15 PM (GMT -7)   
On webmd.com, they have a pill identifier tool under the "drugs" tab. That could be handy!
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