Agh! Ok, I've officially lost my mind - again!

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Red_34
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   Posted 3/20/2008 5:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I have a lot on my mind (understandable I guess) but I feel like I'm on auto pilot! Normally I don't take my evening dose of meds (3 Colazal, 2 6mp's, and Singulair) until 10pm.  So I go into the kitchen to grab some Tylonel and I had every intention of grabbing the Tylonel when for some reason I grabbed my pill organizer, took all 6 of my evening pills and swallowed before I realized what I did.  That was only at 6pm which was 5 hours later then my afternoon dose.  Now I haven't taken my 6mp before 10pm in the whole 1 1/2 years I've been on this (well except in the very beginning) so I'm hoping that I won't have any adverse reaction to it such as headaches or nausea.  I'm thinking not since my body is already used to it.  I did that once before but with my sleeping pills (Tylonel Simply Sleep) and that was at 1pm - I quickly spit them out!  I feel like I'm losing my mind sometimes geez!  Have any of you ever done that???


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laurar
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   Posted 3/20/2008 6:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Sherry,
I've done stuff like that before with my meds (it happened all through grad school because I was so busy and totally spaced out at least half the time). I was usually fine, so don't worry too much. You should do something relaxing tonight to take your mind off all the worrying...like take a hot bath or watch a funny movie.

Have a great night,
Laura :)
Diagnosed Ulcerative Pancolitis

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jujub
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   Posted 3/20/2008 6:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Absolutely have done that, Sherry. Every once in a while I go to take my evening meds and the section is empty. Then I check my morning organizer and guess what? I took my evening meds in the morning! I usually just shrug and take the morning pills that I missed.

After years of steroids and the sleep deprivation I still have, if I didn't use organizers, I'm sure I'd kill myself by taking my meds wrong.
Judy
 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
 
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Red_34
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   Posted 3/20/2008 6:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Phew, glad to know I'm not the only one then! LOL
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   Posted 3/20/2008 7:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Totally happens to me. I accidentally took my Fiber supplement twice a few months ago. Whoa...was paying for that the next day!
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legalsec
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   Posted 3/20/2008 8:10 PM (GMT -6)   

I'm shopping on Amazon for pill organizers & pill cutters right now! 

Now that I am back on Pred & I have to take 1 & 1/2 pills of 6-MP added to everything else, and I am in a fog from the pred I want to be certain what & when I take my meds.


Pancolitis - dx December 2006: 6-MP (started 3/17/08); Prednisone 60 mg(started again 3/6/08); Colazal 750 mg - 9/day (generic); Canasa 1000mg 2/day; Women's One-A-Day Multi-Vitamin; Calcium +D 500 mg - 3/day; Coumadin 2.5 mg/day (for DVT, dx 2/13/07); Folic Acid - 400 mcg x2/day

Asacol & mesalamine enemas (bad reaction); Seasonale (birth control) caused DVT; cranberry pill - 300 mg  3x/day (urinary tract infec.) can't take with Coumadin;

Lovenox injec. 2x/day (for DVT)


munchkindd
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   Posted 3/20/2008 8:23 PM (GMT -6)   
At least they were your pills that you took, so you know there shouldn't be much of a problem if any at all. Last year I took my daughter's penicillin by accident. I'm supposedly highly allergic to penicillin and I was the only adult here in the house with 5 of my daycare children. I didn't realize what I did until I swallowed it. Then, I panicked, remembering my mother had always told me "Don't ever take penicillin, you're highly allergic to it, you almost died when you were little from amoxicillin". So, I called a friend of mine at her work and had her keep calling to check on me. I called the doc's office and asked what could happen. They told me that the worst that can happen is, my throat could close up, and if it start to, then I should call 911. I was scared crapless............Here I was responsible for all these little children and I'm not sure if anything is going to happen to me. Thank goodness, nothing happened except for a few hives.........phew...........Still can't believe that happened.
*******Donna*******
 
diagnosed with uc 27 years ago.  Enojoyed 10 - 12 year remission (approximately 10 of those years without any meds)
 
currently on Sulfasalazine 2 tabs 3x day. Folic acid, mesalamine enema every other night, will try to spread it out more. Omega 3, Probiotics, multi vitamin, cacium supplement, Biotin....


:)
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   Posted 3/20/2008 8:30 PM (GMT -6)   
munchkindd - a side question here.

You were in remission for 10-12 yrs most without meds. was it a diet? How'd you do it?
Dx: Dec. 2006 with UC
F, 23, NYC
Thank G-d - Prednisone then 6MP, Rowasa and Asacol brought remission
Now Asacol 4tabs 2x a day.
Muiltivitamin, Iron and Folic Acid supplements


munchkindd
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   Posted 3/20/2008 8:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I think it was sheer luck. What brought me out of the remission was alot of Ibuprofen, which I didn't realize I wasn't supposed to take. After taking that almost daily for several months, the UC reared it's ugly head. I think I'm back in remission now, and hope I can experience a long remission again. (although the UC went from lower left sided to now involving 3/4 of my colon) I really feel that happened strictly because of the Ibuprofen........ I didn't watch my diet at all, drank alcohol on occasion, 3 cups of tea (not decaffeinated) didn't really stay away from any particular foods except the ones which I don't like. (I'm pretty picky when it comes to food) My GI at the time didn't tell me to stop my meds (Azulfidine) but I chose to stop, got kinda cocky, because I was doing so well. Good Luck, are you still in remission?
*******Donna*******
 
diagnosed with uc 27 years ago.  Enojoyed 10 - 12 year remission (approximately 10 of those years without any meds)
 
currently on Sulfasalazine 2 tabs 3x day. Folic acid, mesalamine enema every other night, will try to spread it out more. Omega 3, Probiotics, multi vitamin, cacium supplement, Biotin....


:)
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   Posted 3/20/2008 11:33 PM (GMT -6)   
munchkindd - a side question here.

You were in remission for 10-12 yrs most without meds. was it a diet? How'd you do it?
Dx: Dec. 2006 with UC
F, 23, NYC
Thank G-d - Prednisone then 6MP, Rowasa and Asacol brought remission
Now Asacol 4tabs 2x a day.
Muiltivitamin, Iron and Folic Acid supplements


:)
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   Posted 3/20/2008 11:42 PM (GMT -6)   
oops, sorry abt the repost, computer got stuck...
It sounds like you transition to remission fairly well and I'm happy you were able to do it for so long! It's pretty amazing.

Yes, thankfully I'm in remission, was only dx'd a year ago and after the first few doses of meds early on, bm's were normal and I was feeling good. With the Asacol I'm on now, I don't feel ANY symptoms at all and don't view myself as a "sick person." More often than not, I actually forget that I have UC and sometimes forget to take meds on time or at all... My little dream is to continue taking them for a while ( I want to ensure remission is set in, because i was sick fo a long time b4 dx and i think it ravaged my colon) and then transition off meds and see what happens.
Dx: Dec. 2006 with UC
F, 23, NYC
Thank G-d - Prednisone then 6MP, Rowasa and Asacol brought remission
Now Asacol 4tabs 2x a day.
Muiltivitamin, Iron and Folic Acid supplements


Red_34
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   Posted 3/21/2008 8:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Sad thing was that before I got my pill organizer that I would do the same thing, except I would stand there at the cupboard for ever just staring and not remember which one I took last. THAT was the main reason I got my pill organizer LOL! Now I just grab it like an automoton or something. Well I had no adverse affects, not that I thought I would. But it was sort of odd not taking my medicine before I went to bed! :)
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~Left sided Uc-'92-Colazal(9 daily),6mp(50-100mgs),Prilosec,Biotin,Forvia,Pro-Bio**Unable to tolerate Asacol, Rowasa or Canasa**~Allergies-Singulair
~Secondary Reynauds Syndrome-'04-Norvasc~Fibromyalgia-'06~Sacroiliitis-epidural injections
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munchkindd
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   Posted 3/21/2008 8:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Sherry, glad everything went smoothly for you.


:) This time it took over 2 years to get into remission and I'm keeping my fingers crossed. My GI wanted to start me on 6mp if things didn't improve, but thankfully they have. Are you just on asacol or are you still on 6mp?
*******Donna*******
 
diagnosed with uc 27 years ago.  Enojoyed 10 - 12 year remission (approximately 10 of those years without any meds)
 
currently on Sulfasalazine 2 tabs 3x day. Folic acid, mesalamine enema every 3rd night, will try to spread it out more. Omega 3, Probiotics, multi vitamin, cacium supplement, Biotin....
 
In remission since Jan 2008, can't believe it.............


jano437
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   Posted 3/21/2008 11:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Sherry, dont feel bad..I took 4 asacol and about 15 minutes later, took 4 more by mistake. I meant to take tylonal for a headache
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NuffinButtTrouble
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   Posted 3/21/2008 11:51 AM (GMT -6)   
LOL...hey sherry,
 
Yesterday, I was running late for work as usual so I jumped in the car and drove for an hour before getting to work. Then I remembered, I left my specially made lunch in the fridge and some of my herbal meds too! I had to beg my boss to let me drive all the way home to take them and work from home....lol
 
Man...I really must be getting old
 
tongue
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Swanson Ultra Caprylic Acid (natural anti-fungal) 600mg x2 daily
Carrot & Garlic supplements (natural anti-fungal) x2 daily
Currently taking herbal meds in the search to regain full health.


:)
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   Posted 3/21/2008 3:11 PM (GMT -6)   
used to happen when takin g afew meds at once. Pill organizers ROCK!!
now, only on Asacol if i get confused, its just taking a few more or a few less than usual which is ok in this case. nothing too potent or dangerous about a few more Asacol.

munchkindd - was on prednisone 8-9 weeks, then 6MP for approx. 6 months then and 12 Asacol a day through that all.
Now, only on Asacol.. theyre' gr8. its obvious that research went into their design. theyre tasteless, and the right size and shape and coating to glide right down. i was never a pill popper with ease, now, i take a mouthful and swig it down with blinking an eye.
Dx: Dec. 2006 with UC
F, 23, NYC
Thank G-d - Prednisone then 6MP, Rowasa and Asacol brought remission
Now Asacol 4tabs 2x a day.
Muiltivitamin, Iron and Folic Acid supplements


quincy
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   Posted 3/21/2008 11:37 PM (GMT -6)   
:)...you can delete your duplicate postings..there will be an "X" in the right top hand corner of YOUR posts...click on that and it will require you to say yes or no to delete them. 
 
q
 
 
 


*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!


quincy
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   Posted 3/21/2008 11:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Sherry...I'm sure I'm losing my mind as well...and the anxiety from that is really disconcerting. I do use the organisers..a great help...but there was a time a few months ago that I was just too lazy to fill them up for a week (being busy..no excuse) ad I was taking 2 URSO in the morning and 2 in the evening.

When I finally made the decision to fill the organisers I realised that the two I took out was to fill the section for only ONE day...one in the morning and one at night. It is a dosage that is prescribed for some anyway, but not me..lol! Thankfully I didn't notice any negative side effects. That's probably why I didn't notice my error..sheesh.

It's scary when we get to the point where we have to make sure we are totally "conscious" in thinking while we do things that were so automatic in the past. Having our heads elsewhere while we're doing serious stuff can cause serious consequences. I can relate when I fell down the stairs.

One time I do not like to have my head elsewhere is when I'm driving, it's easy to think of other stuff at the same time.

They say many accidents can be prevented....case in point with the small stuff we do. There are always other things to think about at the same time. I often wonder if I'll be down the road of alzheimer's (which is in my family as well)..my doc chuckles at me and says "not any time soon, that's for sure"

Sherry...you have so much going on at this time...

quincy
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!


Red_34
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   Posted 3/22/2008 7:40 AM (GMT -6)   
I already deleted the duplicate posts. I tried doing that yesterday but Hw was having some server issues I think and I was having a heck of time getting on.

You know Heather, that is what scares me - is when my mind is in never never land and I do this stupid stuff! Luckily I've never harmed myself and I always seem to catch my mistakes (thank goodness!)
 @--->--SHERRY--<---@
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~Left sided Uc-'92-Colazal(9 daily),6mp(50-100mgs),Prilosec,Biotin,Forvia,Pro-Bio**Unable to tolerate Asacol, Rowasa or Canasa**~Allergies-Singulair
~Secondary Reynauds Syndrome-'04-Norvasc~Fibromyalgia-'06~Sacroiliitis-epidural injections
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quincy
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   Posted 3/22/2008 1:52 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm actually in the same place right now and when I'm feeling in that place I have to try to consciously STOP and focus. It's the cycle of anxiety/thinking/stress..whatever we want to call it..that needs to be interrupted.

You can control it....because I believe that when we screw up like that, we punish ourselves even more...creating a worse situation then we were in the beginning.

Conscious living...it's difficult. But, we can help ourselves by acknowledging that we're in a tough mental place at the moment, but need to try harder to remain focussed.
I think it an become a habit...and that's also the part that scares me most...I don't want to become like that. I'm trying to allow myself the "crazy" time and then get back to reality before I do stuff.

Easy? NOT!!

H xx
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!


Old Hat
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   Posted 3/22/2008 11:12 PM (GMT -6)   
A couple mornings ago when I was already running a bit late for work, I reached for my house keys & realized (with that familiar sinking feeling in pit of stomach) that they were not in their usual place. Looked in 3 other likely places & then started to panic. When did I last use them? (I asked myself.) Realized it was the night before when I took out the trash. So they should still be in the pocket of my jeans that I was wearing then. (Rushed to locate jeans.) No keys in jeans pockets! At that point I really thought I was losing my mind!!!!!!! What else was I wearing when I took out the trash? Ah, my old Polartec jacket ... that's where the blasted house keys were hiding, in one of its pockets. Unbelievable how these situations 1st cause you to panic, then make you feel foolish. / Old Hat (nearly 30 yrs with left-sided UC ... [etc.])
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