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glashberg February 9th, 2014 5:22am

So I've made the decision, I'm going to go on medication. I've never been on anything but antibiotics. Are you on a daily medication?

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WordNerd Mehsville
02/11/14 1:19 am

Yes and I have a love/hate relationship with them. Love that they work but hate that I need them.

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queenb2000 Auburn Township, OH
02/10/14 7:40 pm

Sertraline every day for anxiety/depression, plus and extra half dose for ten days of the month for PMDD.

I echo those who recommend patience getting your levels even and sufficient, it takes at least several weeks.

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queenb2000 Auburn Township, OH
02/11/14 4:25 pm

Just keep a written list of your reactions--it's helpful for working out the kinks!

lasarah
02/10/14 1:44 pm

Adderall for ADHD and birth control.

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Pent Chatham bubble
02/09/14 7:51 pm

5 pills a day, and two teaspoons of seed oils. (My mother is convinced that the natural approach is going to cure my IBD... I'm not so hopeful)

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SugarShaq
02/10/14 9:49 pm

Do you eat a lot of carbs?

Pent Chatham bubble
02/11/14 8:34 am

I'd say yes, I do. The pills have it under control, but my mother hopes to eventually have me off the drugs, and only on seed oils. (They're supposed to help grow healthy cells...)

jmw7477 Indiana
02/09/14 2:59 pm

The only daily meds I've ever been on is birth control to regulate my cycle. But I've quit taking those. I have taken allergy pills, but those were just a few months during allergy season.

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jrvrn Philly suburb
02/09/14 2:44 pm

I take meds for my heart rate and bipolar disorder daily. I am not happy about needing them. That is why I went twelve years from diagnosis of the bipolar to finally getting treatment.

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m00lightshadow the moon has returned
02/09/14 1:57 pm

I have to take allergy medication once a day I really hate allergies they drive me crazy.

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2katz I live in Nebraska
02/09/14 1:57 pm

I assume you meant for the mental issues you talked about recently. I want to encourage you to not be afraid of giving them a good try, maybe needing to switch or change dosages, etc. to get the right fit.

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SugarShaq
02/09/14 1:11 pm

Synthroid

Looks like lots of people are on it.

kjs Minnesota
02/09/14 1:03 pm

Thyroid and blood pressure meds.

shovelhead someplace with coffee
02/09/14 12:53 pm

Just caffeine here. Coffee and red bull

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wiildkat Propertarian
02/09/14 12:43 pm

None for me, although I need to get in the habit of taking my gummy vitamins

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cowboy Doors of Perception
02/09/14 12:25 pm

No I'm not. What makes you think you need "medication". And what kind?

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MrWolfe Nashville
02/09/14 11:51 am

I have mild asthma, so I always have a 'rescue inhaler' around. No daily meds for it otherwise.
Also levothyroxine for thyroid, and have been on appetite suppressants (e.g. phentermine) in the past.

chickencookie Jihad Joe
02/09/14 11:21 am

12 pills daily and that number is going up. Also shots once a week Should be on more for other conditions but its just too much. Eye drops too from other condition. And yes I have reactions but what can I do. All prescriptions and no vitamins etc.

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chickencookie Jihad Joe
02/09/14 11:22 am

There are people much much worse shape than me. I am always aware of that

Whichendisup uniquely unoriginal
02/09/14 11:12 am

yes but mine is elective, not medically necessary

Whichendisup uniquely unoriginal
02/09/14 1:17 pm

ahaha... that would be nice but no. I have declared my uterus closed for business

FemmeAdamWest in the Tardis library
02/09/14 10:44 am

3 medications daily (although one is just a small dose sleeping pill)

DavesNotHere where am I
02/09/14 10:18 am

Heart meds and I take Lexapro. It works. I wish you nothing but the best with your decision. You'll feel better. If you need any help let me know☺️

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EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
02/09/14 9:55 am

Twice daily dose of canibis for 20+ years. Stopped about five years ago.

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stefanie22 Cincinnati
02/09/14 9:44 am

It's okay, you'll get used to it. In in year 3 of thyroid replacement meds, and I'll have to be in them for the rest of my life, because I had my thyroid removed.

The pills just become part if your daily routine.

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Posco BBQ Enthusiast
02/09/14 12:01 am

Today is the first day ever of my daily medication. I still don't know how I feel about it but I think it will be a positive thing.

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Posco BBQ Enthusiast
02/09/14 8:03 pm

It seems like we might be going through similar situations, if you'd ever want to talk I am more than open to that. This is all new to me too.

TreeHugs Oregon
02/09/14 12:01 am

Thyroid replacement, migraine prevention, antihistamine and BC pill.

kelsey498 Colorado
02/08/14 10:54 pm

Lexapro and I have an IUD.

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bMyComrade Stumptown
02/08/14 10:47 pm

Not anymore, I stopped taking birth control after my mother got a pulmonary embolism from her hormone therapy. And I didn't like the way I felt on either my anti-depressants or my migraine medications.

susanr Colorado
02/08/14 10:37 pm

Currently I'm on two prescription medications, one for hypertension and the other for hypercholesterolemia. In the past I've been on a prescription weight-loss medication and various antidepressants.

dyousif Rhode Island
02/08/14 10:31 pm

Sertraline for anxiety and concerta for ADHD.

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Shazam Scaramouche, OH
02/09/14 10:47 am

Concerta as well. Stuff is life changing.

egglayer
02/09/14 12:45 pm

If you don't mind my asking, how are the side effects? My daughter needs adhd meds and everything we've tried makes her sick.

Shazam Scaramouche, OH
02/09/14 12:50 pm

EGG - for me, there have been no negative side affects. I am on 54mg - it's what I started with. I have only taken it in the late AM, so there might be an insomnia issue I am unaware of if taking later. Has she tried Ritalin before?

egglayer
02/09/14 12:58 pm

No. We're trying Focalin now. I can't afford the ext-release, so when they wear off she's. nightmare. Intuniv made her nauseous.

egglayer
02/09/14 12:59 pm

Thank you, Shazam. :)

Shazam Scaramouche, OH
02/09/14 1:04 pm

EGG - My health ins. grumbled about the concerta, but it is generic. Quick note from MD, and all is well. I pay I think $20

egglayer
02/09/14 1:07 pm

I'll keep that in mind. Thanks.

Shazam Scaramouche, OH
02/09/14 2:08 pm

Might also suggest Provigil. It's not specifically for ADHD, but the results are crazy promising. Non-stimulant too.

thewheel
02/08/14 10:25 pm

Multiple allergy medicines and for thyroid.

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