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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-14-05 01:31 AM
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57. I was diagnosed with a disorder
I took 35 pills a day at one time on top of several monthly IV medications and 2 injections.
At one time I wanted to change to a different asthma medication, my doc was involved in a research study--he said I was too sick to take off of my current medication.
I had SUPERB insurance.
My docs loved it.
Anyway, long story short...insurance changed, got wayyyyy to expensive to maintain the doctor-patient relationships, so I decided to cut out some of my meds. I did it slowly to make sure I didn't get ill. Finally phased every bit of it out a year or more ago.
I took 2 Tylenol last month--that was my last medicine.
Funny thing was after I quit taking the medicine, I didn't feel any better or any worse than I did taking it, however, had alot more money. I even quit my asthma medication (I certainly don't recommend this for everyone--just worked for me).
I did take CoQ-10 to boost my immune system, Glucosamine Chondroiten for my joints, Vitamin E, Calcium, Aloe Vera, DHEA, Slow Mag and papaya enzyme when I was stopping the prescription drugs.
I was then phased it all out.
I found that spending hundreds of dollars a month on doctors and medicines, I got sick 3-4 times a year.
I found that spending nothing on doctors and medicines, I still got sick 3-4 times a year.
I guess it is all relative. I don't regret my decisions at all.
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  -What meds do you take? illbill  Jun-13-05 03:32 AM   #0 
  - here we go... i hate drug names... so... unfriendly...  LastKnight   Jun-13-05 03:35 AM   #1 
  - I take tons of medicine.Here's the list:  jeff30997   Jun-13-05 04:03 AM   #2 
  - Go out for some fresh air where the air is clean  Lilyhoney   Jun-14-05 12:30 AM   #50 
     - Thanks.  jeff30997   Jun-15-05 02:08 AM   #69 
  - the pill  MissHoneychurch   Jun-13-05 04:04 AM   #3 
  - Oh geez, where to begin  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   Jun-13-05 04:05 AM   #4 
  - just a handful  send in the clowns   Jun-13-05 05:15 AM   #5 
  - migraine & allergy meds:  unblock   Jun-13-05 05:21 AM   #6 
  - my list:  LiberallyInclined   Jun-13-05 05:27 AM   #7 
  - addendum- i forgot a couple...  LiberallyInclined   Jun-14-05 12:45 AM   #55 
  - Nothing  last_texas_dem   Jun-13-05 05:58 AM   #8 
  - I Got You All Beat  REP   Jun-13-05 06:09 AM   #9 
  - wow..  earthmama   Jun-13-05 07:33 AM   #13 
     - Well  REP   Jun-13-05 11:28 PM   #47 
  - I used to take Prozac for a couple of years  tenshi816   Jun-13-05 06:21 AM   #10 
  - After seing your "Chimp in Chief" pic...  jeff30997   Jun-15-05 02:15 AM   #70 
  - Meds? Oh yeah...  BikeWriter   Jun-13-05 06:36 AM   #11 
  - Meds ... wow  earthmama   Jun-13-05 07:32 AM   #12 
  - I am too.  xmas74   Jun-14-05 12:41 AM   #54 
     - In my family we are all taking anti-depressants so...  jeff30997   Jun-15-05 02:19 AM   #71 
  - Advair, for asthma, which seems like a lot to me.  tjdee   Jun-13-05 07:35 AM   #14 
  - Wow, what a question - and I'm going to answer!  bertha katzenengel   Jun-13-05 07:44 AM   #15 
  - Duragesic, Lortab, Soma, Naproxen and Ambien...  Atlas Mugged   Jun-13-05 07:56 AM   #16 
  - Duragesic did jack-all for me  AlienGirl   Jun-13-05 06:53 PM   #28 
     - I wonder about it, myself  Atlas Mugged   Jun-14-05 06:18 AM   #67 
  - right now..  purr   Jun-13-05 08:10 AM   #17 
  - Wow....  illbill   Jun-13-05 03:01 PM   #19 
     - I take 1/2 of a xanax..  purr   Jun-13-05 05:58 PM   #20 
  - I take my depression like a man  TXlib   Jun-13-05 09:42 AM   #18 
  - Now there's a list for me!  Lauri16   Jun-13-05 06:03 PM   #21 
  - I take  Monkey see Monkey Do   Jun-13-05 06:28 PM   #22 
  - Where to start...?  AlienGirl   Jun-13-05 06:48 PM   #23 
  - Trazadone is what I use.  Left Is Write   Jun-13-05 06:51 PM   #26 
     - Ambien was really good  AlienGirl   Jun-13-05 06:56 PM   #30 
  - I take a prescription sleep aid.  Left Is Write   Jun-13-05 06:50 PM   #24 
  - Prescriptions for BP and cholesterol.  trof   Jun-13-05 06:50 PM   #25 
  - Abilify and Lexapro.  scarlet_owl   Jun-13-05 06:52 PM   #27 
  - Zoloft  sakabatou   Jun-13-05 06:54 PM   #29 
  - Vicodin !!!!!!!!  enigami   Jun-13-05 07:12 PM   #31 
  - Trade ya for Percoset  AlienGirl   Jun-13-05 07:36 PM   #34 
     - Yes I know  enigami   Jun-13-05 09:42 PM   #40 
     - I only use Vicodin if I absolutely, positively HAVE to.  Left Is Write   Jun-13-05 09:43 PM   #41 
  - Levoxyl (thyroid), Allegra (allergies), Flonase (allergies)  Kathy in Cambridge   Jun-13-05 07:14 PM   #32 
  - Synthroid, Restasis  Blue_In_AK   Jun-13-05 07:35 PM   #33 
  - I take 3 meds...  HawkerHurricane   Jun-13-05 08:03 PM   #35 
  - I take clonazepam, too, for restless legs.  Blue in Portland   Jun-13-05 09:10 PM   #36 
  - Here is a natural remedy for what is ailing you...  Lilyhoney   Jun-14-05 12:33 AM   #51 
     - Good advice.  Blue in Portland   Jun-14-05 11:04 AM   #68 
  - Actifed, Claritin, vitamins. Ibuprofen if needed.  Bouncy Ball   Jun-13-05 09:12 PM   #37 
  - Not every day but I have presciptions for  CornField   Jun-13-05 09:38 PM   #38 
  - None  proud2Blib   Jun-13-05 09:40 PM   #39 
  - Klonopin and Protonix  wxmike   Jun-13-05 10:01 PM   #42 
  - A muscle relaxer and allergy meds as needed  LeftyMom   Jun-13-05 10:12 PM   #43 
  - None  Seneca   Jun-13-05 10:16 PM   #44 
  - At the risk of....  khashka   Jun-13-05 10:32 PM   #45 
  - Old fart with emphysema.  woofless   Jun-13-05 11:04 PM   #46 
  - I take what I like to call a "shit-load of pills."  CaliforniaPeggy   Jun-13-05 11:36 PM   #48 
  - Ouch! My mother has bone spurs in her hands.  Left Is Write   Jun-14-05 12:38 AM   #53 
     - I'm sorry to hear that, LIW!  CaliforniaPeggy   Jun-14-05 12:46 AM   #56 
  - None.  xmas74   Jun-13-05 11:37 PM   #49 
  - none.  auntAgonist   Jun-14-05 12:37 AM   #52 
  - I was diagnosed with a disorder  Horse with no Name   Jun-14-05 01:31 AM   #57 
  - I'm 52, closing in on 53  tyedyeto   Jun-14-05 01:35 AM   #58 
  - If you feel fine you don't need hormone replacements  Horse with no Name   Jun-14-05 01:43 AM   #59 
     - I don't want to even start takng the 'natural' stuff  tyedyeto   Jun-14-05 01:46 AM   #60 
        - Understand  Horse with no Name   Jun-14-05 01:48 AM   #61 
  - Geodon, lithium and Wellbutrin for schizoaffective disorder  Droopy   Jun-14-05 01:52 AM   #62 
  - Ambien  Skittles   Jun-14-05 02:25 AM   #63 
  - I always wondered why I always see you on here so late  Droopy   Jun-14-05 02:30 AM   #64 
     - actually I work from 6PM to 6 AM  Skittles   Jun-14-05 03:10 AM   #65 
  - Nothing too extreme.  SarahBelle   Jun-14-05 05:48 AM   #66 
  - Lipitor and Ambien  Jamison   Jun-15-05 02:21 AM   #72 
 

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