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06-16-2004, 03:42 PM
How does anyone take this many pills, how do you time them??? I have to take soo many right now and at night it is five at once, ugh. It seems like i have swalled nothing but pills and water today (although I feel very good, acid heart burn though)
Hydroxyzine 1 or 2 (trying to get down to one
Oxybutynin (detrpan ) 3x
temazeoam to sleep
Prelief and other antacids and acid reducers as needed (all the time)
Does anyone have a good schedule? Any tricks to taking so many at once is it even safe??
06-16-2004, 04:02 PM
I finally got one of those pill organizers --- it's the only way I can keep track accurately.
06-16-2004, 04:03 PM
I was wondering the same thing!!!
Some pills on an empty stomach, an hour before eating and some pills have to be taken with food. All are anywhere from twice a day to 3xs a day.......
I have been on my meds for about 3-4 weeks and I still have a hard time juggeling it.
Does it ever work out?
Who has a good med plan??
06-16-2004, 04:31 PM
It does work out it took me around 3-6 months to finally figure it out but I had to get one of those pill organizeres as well. I know take them as I have been taking them all my life.
When I first found out I had to take all these meds I freaked? I said no way there has to be another way. The dr said to me yea the other way is to accept taking them and live with it? cuz there is no other way. I fought it untill I had to take them or else I was driving myself crazy and my family.:hi:
06-16-2004, 05:07 PM
I buy tool boxes and fishing boxes (huge list of things I am taking)....I have complained to doc that more than three times a day puts me at too great of risk of missing a dose and he said do the best I can.....so I am not pushing myself to be perfect about it. I have my watch telling me to take my meds, my phone telling me to take my meds, and sometimes my computer and husband as well. Whatever it takes to make sure I take them. Now my stomach has definatly not enjoyed so many meds.....so it is getting treated to reduce acid too.
I believe the containers are good....because when I am extremely tired (which can happen if I take my full dose of pain meds and haven't done that for a while) it can be hard to remember if I have taken a dose or not...the container helps me know.
I hope that can help you in some way.
Doc is more worried about my liver .....and tests things a lot.....and communicating with him about things helps make sure I don't risk my health about my meds more than needed....sometimes we make changes to take care of my overall health....nice to have someone on my side of the whole picture beside me.
06-17-2004, 02:40 AM
Well, it is good to see that others have the same thought. I had been using the organizer but became embaresed when my dad said "You are on too much medicine, you look like a druggy". I know he probebly did not mean it too hurt me soo much. But, I only see them once every two weeks so it really caused me distress, but I think I will go back to using it. I have a big one with four compartments per day. it is great for timed meds. Yesterday I was able to identify the afternoon med that wipes me out-hydroxyzine! So I have been given permission to stop taking it, or to reduce to one 25mg dose a day (insted of three, 25mg a day). Two doses down! I am trying oxybutynin (sub for Ditropan) for all the spasms, initially I took valium. I can not tell if it is working, and I know it is not working enough to have sex yet (my poor husband) so I may still need a valium a day (to keep my husbands frustration away :D
Here is my schedule, does it sound liek anyone elses
5am ultram, paxil (this is when I get up to make hubby breakfast before he goes to work then I go back to sleep)
9am new lidoderm patch, Ditropan (generic)
5pm (with dinner) Birth control, Hydroxyzine 25, ultram
8 to 9pm New lidoderm patch
Temazepam (sleeping pill)
Still can not get the third does of ditropan- working on it though. I have to take antacids all day long to keep the heart burn from igniting my throat!
:rolleyes: Well, that is me for now.
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