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Old 10-21-2006, 11:22 AM   #41
 
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I was a junkie before I hurt my back but now...

1-muti vitamin
2-B-12
3-calcium (3 a day) allergic to milk
4-St Johns Wort (3 a day)
5-melatonin (to sleep during the day)

and now

6-Valium
7-Flexoril
8-Naposyn
9-Torodil

(I dont mix the valium and flexoril or the toradil and naprosyn...Ill pry be on Naprosin for a long time for my back/nerve pain, if I go off it for even one day I hurt so so so bad!!)
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Old 10-21-2006, 12:20 PM   #42
 
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Whew, so glad to know I'm not the only one who looks like a pill addict in the morning.

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Fish Oil
Effexor
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Old 10-21-2006, 12:56 PM   #43
 
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For your heart? I need to ask my doctor about that too - my mom having a heart attack MUST put me more at risk.
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Old 10-21-2006, 05:13 PM   #44
 
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I take 4 pills in the morning.

1 Levoxyl
1 Claritin
1 Ortho Novum 1/35
1 Multi


I take the Levoxyl, Claritin, and BCP's all at one time. I have to I take the multivitamin 4 hours after because it interacts somehow with my thyroid medication.
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Old 10-21-2006, 05:19 PM   #45
 
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Gabby, did your pharmacist or doc say it was ok to take your BCP's and Claritin at the same time as your Levoxyl? I've always been told not to take any other medication or vitamins, supplements at the same time as I take my thyroid pills, and that I should take them on an empty stomach (at least 1 hour before eating and 2 hours after).
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Old 10-21-2006, 05:30 PM   #46
 
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Gabby, did your pharmacist or doc say it was ok to take your BCP's and Claritin at the same time as your Levoxyl? I've always been told not to take any other medication or vitamins, supplements at the same time as I take my thyroid pills, and that I should take them on an empty stomach (at least 1 hour before eating and 2 hours after).
Yeah, my doc told me it was ok to take all those three at once as long as I took them on an empty stomach.
However, I am thinking I should start taking them at different times now because I am wondering if the claritin and bcp's are skewing my thyroid somehow, making it less effective.
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Old 10-21-2006, 05:42 PM   #47
 
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Exactly, that's why different sources have said I should take it by itself because they're so sensitive. I usually get up between 5-6am in order to take it by itself and then still be able to eat something for breakfast at a certain time. It gets too tricky if I try to take it later than that due to planning around meals, snacks and other pils. Not to mention it's supposed to be taken at the same time everyday, also due to sensitivity.
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Old 10-21-2006, 06:00 PM   #48
 
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I don't take everything I'm supposed to.

1 propranolol- supposed to take 2
1 BCP
Zomigs as needed- I can only take it 6 times a month because that's all the pills they'll give me, but I would take more I had them
Omeprazole- supposed to take them before meals but I almost always forget

I'm tired of being sick all the time. I can't wait to have insurance so I can see a doctor for real, and maybe get some better prescriptions.
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Old 10-21-2006, 06:41 PM   #49
 
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Sorry to hear about your woes, Tantrum .

Ok.

Stand back, ladies. Mary Pill Poppins has ARRIVED.

AM:
Multivitamin horsepill
Calcium
2 Garlic capsules
Derma-Vit when I feel like it
Grape seed extract capsule
Vitamin D (every other day 'cause it's not water soluble & I worry)
Antidepressant

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2 fish oil capsules
1 digestive enzyme capsule (probably won't continue once the bottle's empty)

PM:
2 fish oil capsules
3 garlics
1 green tea extract capsule
1 calcium
anti anxiety

I still have some cranberry extract capsules to finish off.

I used to do the baby aspirin, but stopped when I read in a magazine that you really shouldn't w/o consulting your dr first.

This insanity began when I took on responsibility for filling my care recipient's pill organizer. I got competitive.
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Old 10-21-2006, 06:46 PM   #50
 
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Thanks, Castella, you're sweet.

What do grapeseed and cranberry extract do? What about the digestive enzyme? I have acid problems and I'm intrigued.
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Old 10-21-2006, 06:55 PM   #51
 
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Stand back, ladies. Mary Pill Poppins has ARRIVED.
*slapping knee*
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Old 10-22-2006, 09:58 AM   #52
 
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Oo, I didn't even mention the CardioTabs, which I haven't taken for a while (phytosterols for lower cholesterol).

Tantrum, the grapeseed extract and green tea extract both have a lot of polyphenols and are antioxidants. I take them for cardiovascular health.

The cranberry extract I started a few years ago when I had a terrible cold that then progressed into recurring sinus issues. It's got a fair amount of vit C in it. I think I was desperate at the time to boost my immune system.

The digestive enzyme capsules haven't really done anything for me. My digestive system isn't what it used to be and I'm not quite sure what to do about it. My dr just said it's normal when you age. The label on the bottle says that the enzymes help your body process food more efficiently and get the most out of what you eat. There are enzymes to help you process lactose, gluten, and something else (it's at work, not in front of me). I do not think it would help with acid. Also, the capsules smell AWFUL!

ETA: I should really mention that I grew up in a high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high nervous tension and migraine household with parents who embrace "natural" supplements, & regard prescriptions with intense suspicion.
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Old 10-22-2006, 08:09 PM   #53
 
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Glucosimine (2), ibuprofen (2), multivitamin, vit E, baby aspirin, calcium, and Singulair in the morning

2 ibuprofen in the afternoon and two more at night

I have major back pain and arthritis in my knees
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Old 10-22-2006, 08:14 PM   #54
 
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Baby aspirin
For your heart? I need to ask my doctor about that too - my mom having a heart attack MUST put me more at risk.
Actually I take it due to my vanity Inflamation is a contributer of aging and wrinkles, taking baby aspirin helps in this endeavor. And if it does some good for my heart too, total bonus!
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Old 10-22-2006, 08:31 PM   #55
 
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Synthroid
Effexor
2 Calcium/Magnesium pills
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