How do you keep track of all the meds? Anyone taking glutathione or sterol?

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yogamom2
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   Posted 12/4/2009 10:13 PM (GMT -7)   
How do you keep track of all the meds?

I am taking over 35 pills, drops, tinctures, powders a day. I have recently put together a spread sheet to try and keep track of it all but it is still taking me an amazing amount of time to keep it all strait.

I add the detox protocol to that and its just crazy. I cant remember what I am doing or what I have done.

Help please! I cant get better if I don't follow the protocol. http://www.healingwell.com/community/emoticons/smhair.gif

How do you all do it? Anyone who can keep this all strait with a garbled mind is amazing!

Thank you for all your help


P.S.
Also has anyone taken Moducare, sterinol, glutathione or sterol?



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My family and I have been enjoying my life without dairy gluten and soy for many years.

Found out about it in spring of 2009 that I have been living with Lyme for over 8 years. My symptoms of Lyme have been Mini-Strokes/TIA's, Hashimoto's disease, swelling of my liver and kidneys. Anaphylactic reactions to raw apples, raw carrots, and Beef. Allergies to dairy, gluten, and Soy.


yogamom2
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   Posted 12/4/2009 10:19 PM (GMT -7)   
The emotion thingies did not work for me. Oh well. I new to all this chat room stuff.
My family and I have been enjoying my life without dairy gluten and soy for many years.

Found out about it in spring of 2009 that I have been living with Lyme for over 8 years. My symptoms of Lyme have been Mini-Strokes/TIA's, Hashimoto's disease, swelling of my liver and kidneys. Anaphylactic reactions to raw apples, raw carrots, and Beef. Allergies to dairy, gluten, and Soy.


Tala3
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   Posted 12/5/2009 12:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Ha - it's a pain to keep it all straight! To make things worse I have other health issues, so everything has to be timed just right or I'm screwed! I really don't want to, but I have to take some meds/supplements at work, but like you said when you are taking over 30 meds/supplements, etc. a day, you have to fit them all in! We have some strange people at work who LOVE to compete on health issues of all things; so if they see you taking a med, then they feel the need to make a production of taking an ibuprofen because your problems are no worse than theirs...whatever. Gotta love the lunacy of the ones who have to prove their problems are worse because they take x number of mgs, and then they ask how many you take! It's even worse trying to take it in private - then it's a "secret" they must find out...I thought it was just my work place, but have found out it's not that uncommon. I better off off that topic...

I was really confused at first because it's crazy how many things we are taking for Lyme's (not to mention it's embarassing to be taking that much stuff!), but I did eventually type out a list of when I take what. Now it's like second nature. I know what I can't take together - because no one has enough hours in a day to take everything separately - and what has to be taken two hours apart, for instance. I have to take the antibiotics with food or I get quite nauseous, so everything else is timed around that - including the one I have to take on an empty stomach for thyroid. And then out of the blue I'll forget to take all my pills one evening, and then I end up staying up late enough to fit them all in...I'm really hoping I've learned my lesson on that one so won't happen AGAIN.

yogamom2
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   Posted 12/5/2009 10:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Most of what I take is vitamins and detox stuff. The spread sheet is helping but I keep forgetting to take one thing or an other. There has to be an easier way. What do you use to hold them? There is to many to put in those pill things and in plastic bags I have lost them or squashed them. My purse is really small. Maybe I should go big.

I totally don't get to competition thing. I would gladly lose.
My family and I have been enjoying my life without dairy gluten and soy for many years.

Found out about it in spring of 2009 that I have been living with Lyme for over 8 years. My symptoms of Lyme have been Mini-Strokes/TIA's, Hashimoto's disease, swelling of my liver and kidneys. Anaphylactic reactions to raw apples, raw carrots, and Beef. Allergies to dairy, gluten, and Soy.


CajunGrl
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   Posted 12/5/2009 11:14 PM (GMT -7)   
yogamom,

I'm in the same boat as you. I use something similiar to a spread sheet. Mine lists what to take and what time to take it. I will be taking about 30 supplements a day. I've taken more than that before. It's very hard, especially if someone has to work or even leave for the day.

I used to separate them in little plastic pill bags with "morning", "noon" on it but it's too tidious trying to redo all of those bags so now, I keep them in their bottles, line up the ones I need from my list and take them that way. That won't work for people who work though.
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CajunGrl
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   Posted 12/5/2009 11:18 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm thinking that maybe you can still put them in little plastic bags but find something hard like a case that fits in your purse to stick them in. That way, you won't crush them.
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JELAINEP
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   Posted 12/6/2009 7:55 AM (GMT -7)   
I no longer keep track of my meds. I assume the doctor offices are doing this (since they ask all the time and prescribe all the time), plus, all that tracking was cutting into my "Me" time. I took Glutathione with no change at all.... other than my thihs became lumpy and my BP went higher. I've been off of it now for propably 2 mos.
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Tala3
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   Posted 12/6/2009 9:09 AM (GMT -7)   
yogamom2,

I use a weekly pill organizer and a little Tupperware container that gets filled twice a day (once in the morning and once in the evening) for most of the things I take, and the others I just have to remember to set out in the open so I see them and remember to take them! It's all about timing for me - certain times of day trigger a particular pill or supplement.

I have a weekly pill organizer that I fill on Sunday with the pills/supplements I take once a day (including my regular multi-vitamin, calcium, etc).

First thing in the morning I take a med for a separate condition, and a few minutes later my thyroid pill (on empty stomach) and pain pill - these really should be separated out more, but I'm just not able to do that. Then about 45 min later I take one supplement that has to be taken separately; at that time I prepare for the other "morning" pills that I can take together into a little Tupperware container and set them aside until the timing is right (usually at work). The last morning one that I have to take separately I set aside on the counter so I see it and remember to take after I eat!

Probiotics mid-day.

Then, before I leave work I take a 2nd round of one that has to be taken separately. By the time I get home, I can take another one that has to be taken separately. I prepare my little Tupperware container with everything I can take together later in the evening and set it aside. After supper I can take a 2nd round of one of the antibiotics that needs to be taken separately, and before bed I can take the 2nd round of all the supplements that I prepared earlier and the other antibiotic, plus the balance from my weekly pill organizer. I find it disgusting to take so many at the same time (over 10!), but I tried to separate them out a bit and it just didn't work for me - I gotta actually live my life too!

Good luck, you'll find something that works for you!

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   Posted 12/6/2009 10:44 PM (GMT -7)   
yogamom,
I too used a speadsheet to organize all of the meds & supplements I was taking. It showed the name of pill in the rows going down and time of day was the headers across the tops of the columns (like wake-up, lunch, bedtime, etc.). The number of pills or doses filled in the cells at each point I was supposed to take it.

The only way I could really keep track was to use baggies labeled with the time of day (again wake-up, breakfast, etc.) and took the time to fill all of the baggies each night.

One other thing that was VERY helpful was to write 1 through 12 (or however many bottles/containers you have) next to the name of the supplement on the sheet and then also mark that same number on top of the pill bottle. When filling the baggies, there was a pattern to follow: #1 put a pill in morning baggie, lunch baggie & bedtime baggie (shown to me by my spreadsheet schedule); #2 put two pills in morning baggie & dinner baggie and so on until I'd gone through all of the numbers.

You can sum the number of pills/doses at the bottom of each column on the spreadsheet and that's how many pills should be in each baggie.

It is a lot to keep track off and you're right, most of us are so foggy it can be near impossible if not written out in explicit detail. This is what worked for me. Maybe something here could be helpful to you?

Good luck!
Danni

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   Posted 12/6/2009 10:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Also, I forgot your original request asked about glutathione - My doctor's office gives me glutathione injected into my PICC line. It's supposed to help with the Detox. I don't know if it has helped but I'm willing to continue for a few more weeks.

Good luck - Danni

JELAINEP
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   Posted 12/7/2009 4:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Glutathione is produced naturally in the body and is purported to be signifiant against free radicals, or something like that.
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yogamom2
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   Posted 12/9/2009 3:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for all your responses!!!

I was doing good for a few day and then fell behind.

I am starting again with the spreadsheet and a counter space dedicated to the pills and stuff. I am going to group things together that I am taking at the same time so maybe that will help. I am staying home for a while so maybe that will help.

You are all so amazing taking all this stuff and detoxing and having a life! You all deserve some kind of award or something.

Thanks again

P.S. Glutathione just smells bad! YUCK! like rotten eggs. I will try to take it but YUCK!
My family and I have been enjoying my life without dairy gluten and soy for many years.

Found out about it in spring of 2009 that I have been living with Lyme for over 8 years. My symptoms of Lyme have been Mini-Strokes/TIA's, Hashimoto's disease, swelling of my liver and kidneys. Anaphylactic reactions to raw apples, raw carrots, and Beef. Allergies to dairy, gluten, and Soy.

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