What kind of meds/supplements do you take?

Ugh. It's starting to get out of hand.

Ortho Lo once a day for PCOS/Birth control
Glumetza three times a day for PCOS
Folic Acid supplement once a day (to boost immune system a bit)
Omega-3 supplement once a day (because I don't get nearly enough in my normal diet, unfortunately)
Minocin twice a day for acne (just started)
Spironolactone once a day for acne (just started)

Hopefully the acne meds are just for a little while, to help get things under control at a managable level. We'll see.
Originally Posted by MimsTX
I was taking this for months and I loved it.
Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth. I sat at a table where were rich food and wine in abundance, and obsequious attendance, but sincerity and truth were not;
and I went away hungry from the inhospitable board.
-Henry David Thoreau
Interesting thread!

I don't take anything at all. I probably should since I'm breastfeeding and on a restrictive diet but I just can't be bothered. I just eat as well as I can.


Ugh. It's starting to get out of hand.

Ortho Lo once a day for PCOS/Birth control
Glumetza three times a day for PCOS
Folic Acid supplement once a day (to boost immune system a bit)
Omega-3 supplement once a day (because I don't get nearly enough in my normal diet, unfortunately)
Minocin twice a day for acne (just started)
Spironolactone once a day for acne (just started)

Hopefully the acne meds are just for a little while, to help get things under control at a managable level. We'll see.
Originally Posted by MimsTX
I was taking this for months and I loved it.
Originally Posted by realistic


Spironolactone gave me the sorest breasts. Ouch...
Prenatal vitamin (preparing for TTC)
Omega 3
I'm pretty consistent about the first two.
I take these when I remember:
Calcium and Vit D supplement
Magnesium ( I read somewhere it helps prevent constipation from Calcium supplements, seems to be working)
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Ugh. It's starting to get out of hand.

Ortho Lo once a day for PCOS/Birth control
Glumetza three times a day for PCOS
Folic Acid supplement once a day (to boost immune system a bit)
Omega-3 supplement once a day (because I don't get nearly enough in my normal diet, unfortunately)
Minocin twice a day for acne (just started)
Spironolactone once a day for acne (just started)

Hopefully the acne meds are just for a little while, to help get things under control at a managable level. We'll see.
Originally Posted by MimsTX
I was taking this for months and I loved it.
Originally Posted by realistic


Spironolactone gave me the sorest breasts. Ouch...
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
Gonna have to keep an eye out for that, I think. lol, that might be a deal breaker (much like the Minocin or whatever might be a deal breaker for interfering with the BC...)
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Then there's the occasional ibuprofen for my knee(s)/back/cramps.
What do you put in your green smoothies? Do you use a regular blender?
Originally Posted by PixieCurl
Yogurt or kefir, rice milk, frozen berries [strawberries work really well, to mask the grassy flavor], flax seed and for the greens: in the summer, whatever I have fresh that looks good; in the winter, I tend to go with chopped frozen spinach, because it's cheap and easy.

If I have a banana around, I throw that in too.

ETA: Yes, I use a regular Osterizer blender, but I'm thinking of asking for a more powerful one for my birthday, so I don't have to be so careful about using enough liquid. I wouldn't mind if it were regular milk with protein, but rice milk is really high in carbs and low in protein. I'm lactose intolerant and also try to avoid soy milk, so it's either rice milk or water. Or kefir [which is $$$].

I need to switch to oatmeal for the balance of winter, 'cause the smoothies ain't happening most days, with the chill they give me.

Last edited by wild~hair; 03-03-2009 at 05:37 PM.
Multivitamin with calcium
Omega-3 (cholesterol)
Biotin (hair and nails)
L-Lysine (cold sores)
Glucosomine (arthritis)
Black Cohosh (night sweats)

and the occasional Tylenol or Benedryl


DarkAngel: does the B6 really help with insomnia?

Pheonix: The supplements you take for ADHD are interesting, do you know where I might find some info on that? We recently had my daughter diagnosed as borderline. She already takes meds and B6 for Epilepsy, so I'd be interested in trying some supplements with her, rather than any more medication.
Originally Posted by KurlyKae
I have a natural health book that I can scan pages from and email you. PM me your address.

My BF also has night sweats. Do you know what causes them? Maybe many things... Does the BC help?
Originally Posted by Phoenix
That would be awesome, Phoenix, (sorry I spelled your name wrong earlier, I hate that!) I'll pm you in a minute.

My gyno tells me the nightsweats are a symptom of perimenopause. I actually just started on the BC last week, so no change yet. He said to give it a few weeks. If there is no change, we'll consider another treatment. I don't recall right now what they were though, another symptom of peri-m?!
Magnesium ( I read somewhere it helps prevent constipation from Calcium supplements, seems to be working)
Originally Posted by Magoo
Yes, very important!
Magnesium ( I read somewhere it helps prevent constipation from Calcium supplements, seems to be working)
Originally Posted by Magoo
Yes, very important!
Originally Posted by wild~hair
If you have problems sleeping, magnesium is very good. I recently found out that I was deficient in magnesium and noticed a difference in my sleeping patterns as soon as I started taking a supplement -- I'm much more rested, relaxed and calm. It sounds over the top, but it's really changed my life.
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DarkAngel: does the B6 really help with insomnia?
Originally Posted by KurlyKae
I think it does. It could be entirely psychosomatic but I initially was taking it for something else and started sleeping better. I assumed it was coincidence until I stopped taking the b6 and stopped sleeping again.


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What do you put in your green smoothies? Do you use a regular blender?
Originally Posted by PixieCurl
Yogurt or kefir, rice milk, frozen berries [strawberries work really well, to mask the grassy flavor], flax seed and for the greens: in the summer, whatever I have fresh that looks good; in the winter, I tend to go with chopped frozen spinach, because it's cheap and easy.

If I have a banana around, I throw that in too.

ETA: Yes, I use a regular Osterizer blender, but I'm thinking of asking for a more powerful one for my birthday, so I don't have to be so careful about using enough liquid. I wouldn't mind if it were regular milk with protein, but rice milk is really high in carbs and low in protein. I'm lactose intolerant and also try to avoid soy milk, so it's either rice milk or water. Or kefir [which is $$$].

I need to switch to oatmeal for the balance of winter, 'cause the smoothies ain't happening most days, with the chill they give me.
Originally Posted by wild~hair
Thanks for sharing. I recently read about green smoothies but have been hesitant to try. It didn't occur to me to use frozen spinach, but that's a great idea because we have a huge bag of it that we never use because I use fresh in all my cooking. I'm tempted to try it in my Magic Bullet.
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Spectravite multi vitamin/mineral tablet
DHEA
B-100 complex
ProOmega Fish Oil, 1000 mg
Cal/Mag/Zinc
Omega-3 Complex
Vitamin C, 1000mg
Silymarin (milk thistle extract)
Vitamin E, 200 I.U.
Meltaonin, 2 tabs, 3mg each

I take all of these at night after dinner. If I take vitamins during the day I get nauseaus. I have to have a very full stomach even if I am only taking a multi-vitamin tablet.

My protein shake each day consists of Naturade Protein powder, flax seed oil, unsweetened cranberry juice, psyllium powder, frozen berries, & cinnamon.

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Supplements
Trader Joes' Women's One a day Multivitamin w/minerals
MRM High Potency Bone Maximizer (2:1 Cal-Mag with protein and minerals- good stuff)
Trader Joes Complete EFA (flaxseed, borage, etc.)
Country Life Maxi-Hair (biotin,MSM, horsetail,niacin, etc.)
Fructo Oligosaccharides (prebiotic and really helped relieve constipation)
Jarrowdophilus EPS (probiotic)
1g of chewable B-12
Cranberry extract
Vitamin D3 drops

Medications/Rx's
Diovan for high blood pressure
Singulair during fall/winter - seasonal asthma
bio-identical hormones in cream form
Ritalin SR for ADHD - will probably change to another
The very infrequent low dosage of Xanax
Azulex for skin melasma

And for the past 3 weeks - cold medicines! MucinexDM and generic Theraflu Night
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Morning:
Inderal 80mg - migraines
Synthroid 100mcg - thyroid
Ultram 50mg - neuromuscular
Aspirin Therapy 81mg - blocked coratid artery
Oscal 500mg

Early Evening:
Ultram 50mg - neuromuscular
Oscal 500 mg

Evening:
Lipitor 20mg - cholesterol
Slo Mag

Once per week:
50 thousand units of Vitamin D - prescribed due to low levels
Why are you low in Vitamin D? Do you never go outside?
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Every person has a unique connection to the Creator that can never be extinguished, and every person has a great soul that can manifest important things in our world. To make a person feel less than they are because of something inside themselves, be it faith, race, or sexual orientation, is the greatest sin of all."
I take all of these at night after dinner. If I take vitamins during the day I get nauseaus.
Originally Posted by Lotsawaves
me too. though i don't have to have a full stomach, i find it easier on me when i take them at night.

gee, i hope the B6 will help with the insomnia as well as the peripheral neuropathy... but i'm still going to ask the endocrinologist for an Rx for sleeping pills on Thursday.
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Why are you low in Vitamin D? Do you never go outside?
Originally Posted by Lotsawaves

I am outside daily. I even drive a convertible in the summer. I might have something else wrong with me. There is a lot of MS and Lupus in these dreary areas of the world
I take
Kelp (idodine)
Apple Cider Vinegar (for acne, energy, essential vitamins and bathing)
Blackstrap Molasses (for acne, energy, and bowel regularity)
Originally Posted by Ajidahk
Interesting that you take kelp and take the other two for acne...kelp (idodine) has been known to cause acne.

How are these products working for you? How do you take the bs molasses?
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I take a multivitamin (children's chewable ), calcium, and vitamin C. I was taking fish oil for omega-3's, but I've run out and haven't gotten more.

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