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When to increase pressure
#31
I would be reluctant to raise the pressure. Things are looking good and getting better. Congrats.
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(02-14-2013, 08:09 PM)GaryG Wrote:
(02-14-2013, 07:28 PM)wilorg Wrote: So don't take them lightly and unless clearly written on the prescription, don't take near the sleeping hour.
Just a comment. The antidepressant I take has a side effect of making me drowsy, which actually helps me go to sleep. But to each his/her own. Smile

So what drugz do they have YOU on? I was on Effexor for many years and recently switched to Cymbalta. I started back in 1992 on Doxepin and that always left me drowsy. Not good unless you take it around bed time.
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#33
My medication list keeps growing. 12 prescribed medications (incl. 2 inhalers) and 3 OTC I take daily.

For depression, we decreased my Wellbutrin and started Lexapro.

I tried Cymbalta a few months ago and the side effects were far too much. First it was extreme nausea for almost two weeks then it was bowel difficulty.

Sleepster, I think I will take your advice and continue to monitor for another two weeks. I've got some other things going on and there's just too many variables right now.
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#34
Wow, 12 prescriptions you're taking now Paula? I'm worried about you with that many interactions possible... one would think that at some point, there's bound to be some type of unintended consequences caused by the mix. Please be careful if you can. Unsure



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#35
I go to a small town pharmacy and he's really good at watching for conflicts. And my GP discusses them all with me once a year.

I keep a document (using a spreadsheet) of all the medications, dosages, and all that. I print it out and take to every doctor's visit so we are all on the same page. I also keep a "medical history" document with dates and the like that I also take with me to new docs.

I'm not as sick as I seem to be! Honest! But my dx list is getting longer.
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#36
Yeah, I kind of figured you were super-organized with that stuff, Paula. That's very good! Coffee
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#37
As we get older the number of meds, both prescription and over the counter, tends to increase. I'm on four prescription pills plus one prescription inhaler. Aspirin, vitamins, and fish oil. I have a dispenser to keep track of it all.
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#38
I have managed to get meds that I only have to take in the AM or the PM. None of this "noon" or otherwise timed. It's not going to happen. I am just not that organized. I do have an alarm on my iPod Touch that goes off at 8pm as a reminder just so I take it at the same time each night.

Friend of mine had a new med that she had to take at certain times. She got an alarm to help her remember. We're in church, it's time for communion. She's in her scooter, her bag is in the basket. It's that quiet moment when we are all reflecting, etc.

"Time to take your medication. Time to take your medication. Time to take your medication." It went off like a dozen times before she could dig it out of her bag and shut it up. She wanted to just sink into the floor and disappear. We all laughed later but she was still beet red.

ETA: and I also wanted to add that I keep a print out of my medication in my medication bag. It's a cool cloth bag that holds all the pills (but not the inhalers) and I keep the latest schedule in it. That way, we just grab the bag and go. Many hospitals or doc offices have this little folding card thing so you can write them down and keep in your wallet.
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#39
Paula, with that level of organisation you are welcome in my office any day! What a lovely organised patient!Well-done
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#40
LOL Some docs don't like it. But unless they are the only ones around, I don't keep 'em.
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