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Fun survey time! *holds up a sign that says "Clap and cheer"*

So just out of random curiosity, how many meds does the average member of our quiant little community here take? [Which ones, how much ect as well if you want]

Then, how many physical pills does that translate into?

I guess I just wonder how many pills it takes to shut us up for awhile.

Mention weather or not your coctail is working too.

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Ok, so let me think here, remeron, depakote, klonopin, topamax, provigial, wellbutrian, effexor. I -think- that's all. They should all be in my sig. But that dopamax does a number on my memory.

3 depakote+2 remeron+1 klonopin+1 topamax+1 provigial+ 1 wellbutrain+1 effexor= 10 *holds up "clap and cheer" sign again*

And as of now I'm seeing my doc once a week and we're tweeking things back and forth and it'll start to work and then I'll stumble and end up on my face in the dirt again untill the next appointment. Sigh.

I have two of those day of the week pill box things, pink one for the morning and purple one for night, and a big plastic box ontop of my frige for all my meds. Every sunday evening I sit down with all my meds and very carfuly refill my pill boxes. Lately I'm always afraid i'm taking the wrong amount of something.

Someone needs to make a smily that's like... surrounded by pill bottles and looks all stressed out or something...

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hehe oh boy...

1 wellbutrin

1 aciphex

1 armour thyroid

1 adderall xl

2 adderal ir

1 celebrex

1 yasmin (bc pill)

1 xanax xr

2 L-Tyrosine

2 Acetyl L-Carnitine

1 DHEA

1 Pregnelone

1 Phoshopralated Serine

1 Folic Acid

20 custom amino acid caps (10 2xs a day... used to be powder but tastes like ass)

1 multi vitamin w/ b complex

6 Similase digestive enzyme caps (2 with each meal)

2 Lecithin

3 Co-Q 12

1 Alpha Lipolic Acid

2 Calcium

3 Omega Brite gel caps

2 Glucosamine Sulfate with MSM

2 Magnesium

2 L-Tryptophan

(er... counting on fingers)

is that 61?  shit.

though only 9 are rx from the pharmacy

(though all of the supplements are rx from a doctor...)

gah no wonder i drink so much fucking water!

penny

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3 .5 mg. klonopin

1  1 mg. klonopin

1 300 mg. wellbutrin

5 500 mg. glucophage

1 15 mg. abilify

1 30 mg. restoril

1 100/25 mg. hyzaar

4 220. mg. alleve

2 1000 mg. glucosamine sulfate

2 multivitamins

2 1000 mg. vitamin c

4 400 mg. vitamin E

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Tommy

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I guess I just wonder how many pills it takes to shut us up for awhile.

Oh, ell, that number hasn't been reached yet. But yeah, I do support the local pharmacy as much as I *CAN*. Damned mail-in insurance requirements!!!

3 Depakote

2 Lamictal

2 Risperdal

1 Synthroid

3-6 Xanax

1 Zoloft

1 Multi-vitamin

15-18. Guess I'm a lightweight on this board!

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15-18. Guess I'm a lightweight on this board!

If anyone here starts trying to take additional medications for the express puposed of joining the Overmedicated Cool Kids Club, I shall beat them about the head and assimilate them into the Collective.  The Collective is perfection.  Like Scientologists, we need no drugs.  Put THAT horror in your pipe and smoke it!  Bwahahahahahahahaha!!!

Sorry about that.  I know you weren't going for that, Rabbit (I ;) my Rabbit!), but sometimes I feel the urge to make nonsensical public service announcements. 

The least medication possible for the greatest benefit.  If you can get by on one Lexapro a day, I am jealous. 

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2 - Lamictal

2 - Lyrica

3 - Seroquel

1 - Biotin

1 - Zinc

= 9

I take Vicoprofen and Xanax prn so I didn't include them.

I too sit down on Sunday's and fill up my pill case.  I keep all my meds in a big plastic container that I got from the dollar store (pill case from there also).

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1 Zoloft

2 Seroquel

3 Topamax

1 Levlen

1 Singulair

1 Vit C

1 B6

1 Zinc

2 methylphenidate

and my handy Flonase and Advair

upcoming preview:  allergy shots!

and when I start to get sick:

6 Primal Defense (aka dirt pills)

12 Wellness Formula

13?  Soon I'll be off the Topamax, and down to only 10. 

Who's jealous? ;)

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1 lamictal

2 seroquel

1 singulair

1 nexium

4 zantac

1 multivitamin

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10 pills

plus advair and albuterol

Between me and my 70-something year old gramma, it's a tossup as to who takes more meds per day. ;)

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I really wonder what they think of me at the pharmacy. And there always seems to be a problem - something doesn't have refills when it should, wrong size etc etc. I'm always switching trying to find what works so they must have about 10 drugs for me in their system.

Lexapro

Clomipramine (am I the only one on this?)

Remeron

Risperdal

Ativan

Propranolol

Bs with C

Magnesium

Fiber

Fish Oil

Cholesterol Statin

Occasional Benadryl

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I used to be on a lot but not so much now

Was:

6 depakote

2 wellbutrin

2 celexa

4 perphenazine

1 clonazepam

1 trazodone

2 omega 3-6-9

2 glucosamine sulphate and chondriton

1 B complex plus C

Now minuw the depakote and celexa and trazodone. Increased the perphenazine, but that means less pills because they are bigger. And added amitriptyline

Ameth

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I'm going to be the medwhore we all are (duh) and reply to this post.

Psych Rx:

*200mg Lamictal, 200mg Provigil (morning)

*100mg Trazodone, 30mg Cymbalta, 0.5-1.0mg Klonopin (evening, Klonopin PRN but needing it almost every night due to Cymbalta w/d)

Non-psych schtuff:

*50mcg (0.05mg) Synthroid (morning)

*300-600mg Neurontin/Gabapentin (evening)

Non-RX drugs:

*Ibuprofen up to 1200mg/day (normally around 400-600), for tendonitis pain, random calf pain, upper back pain, and pain in the neck (cervical spondylosis, not talking about my mother or ex-boss!)

*Phenylephrine (neo-Sudafed PE post-crystal meth age) PRN 20-30mg for congestion that happens way too much

*Zantac 150mg for when my digestive system slows down, leading to severe acid-in-throat and nausea

*Loperamide 4-8mg/day for when my digestive system goes the other way and rivals Speedy Gonzalez and results in things coming out the other end a little too quickly (yeah yeah, TMI I know)

Non-FDA-approved drugs:

*Standard B-complex supplement, so my liver resembles Emmentaler cheese instead of Swiss cheese.

*200-800mg caffeine in the morning, PRN if I have to get my ass out of bed on time, generally in the form of coffee or occasionally Red Bull (yay for Costco)

*10g/10,000mg some overpriced pure GABA-based deep sleep aid/"growth hormone enhancer" (used for the former reason) at night (remember that's double the highest dose recommended, yay for drug-resistant me.)

*13.5g ethanol in the evening PRN, repeat as many times as necessary. ;-)

Yeah, I'm one sick little 22 year old.

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Heya,

OK, med baby here, also 32 but just getting started ;)

Lamictal 225mg qhs. (2x100mg + 1x25mg)

OCP, now the ring.

Fish oil, 8g daily.

Multivitamin, 1g daily.

Folate, 400mg daily.

Ferrous gluconate, 300mg tid.

Glucosamine, 1g daily.

Epipen and Benadryl prn for wasp stings.

Toradol prn for shoulder pain.

Total without prns:

One ring plus 19 tabs/caps.

--ncc--

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Four lithium

Two lamictal

One lexapro

One risperdal

Two clonazepam

One trazodone

= 11 pills

not too bad. we've recently cut back on the dosages of some of them, so that's helped. but i still feel like, for me, six different meds is ridiculous.

;)

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I am pregnant, so I am only taking 1 (100 mg) Zoloft per day right now.  And my prenatal vitamin, of course.

I am supposed to be taking:

Morning - 1 (100 mg) Zoloft, 2 (200 mg) Seroquel

Night - 1 (100 mg) Zoloft, 2 (200 mg) Seroquel, 3 (25 mg) Elavil

So, 9 pills.

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I'm not bipolar.  Can I chime in anyway? 

4 glucophage

1 adderall

1/2 naltrexone

5 clonidine

Thats 10 and a half, I guess.  4 months ago I had no meds at all.  I also hadn't been to see any kind of doc in more than 10 years. So I guess this is some sort of progress. 

3 depakote+2 remeron+1 klonopin+1 topamax+1 provigial+ 1 wellbutrain+1 effexor= 10 *holds up "clap and cheer" sign again*

This made me think of the final scene in Clue when they're trying to figure out how many bullets are left in the gun.

"One shot at Mr Boddy in the study, two for the chandelier, two at the lounge door and one for the singing telegram."

"That

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Take two pills a day. 

Zyprexa 10mg + Celexa 40mg, at bedtime.  I have klonopin 0.5mg pills but I don't use them everyday.  So far the zyprexa/celexa combo has been the best I've tried efficency and side effects wise.  But that's just me.

PBF

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Uhm... do I have to say?

Ok, fine. Five. I know, I know... But it's actually helping, the recent addition of Lamictal kicks depression ass and the tiny Zyprexa dose stops mania and mixed state. I know I HATED Zyprexa before, but now I'm taking a tenth of the dose and loving it.

And God, how many pills I don't even wanna know. But this is largely since Litihum comes in only one form, so I have to take four.

Ok, I actually counted, just for you guys.  ;) It's ten!!!!! NOT including Fish oil, that I take fucking 8 pills of.

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All I take is:

100 mg Lamictal

90 mg Cymbalta

Xanax prn

I take nothing else except ibuprofen on occasion.  I should take vitamins, but I've historically been awful about taking meds.  Since I started Cymbalta and forgetting is not an option (I did that one weekend from hell) I am much better.

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Curently taking the fewest number and varieties of meds I have in the last 10 years +/-

1 synthroid

1 folic acid

2 Dexedrine

1 Provigil

2 klonopin

1 Lamictal

1 Seroquel

1 multi-vitamin (have not had time or money to visit the good vitamin store)

*and a partridge in a pear tree

Erika

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Compared to everyone else, I'm practically med-free!

5mg Adderall, 2x/day

25mg desipramine, 2x/day

My caffeine consumption is all-natural: coffee, tea, Coca-Cola Classic, Deep Throttle. (A good addict

keeps track of his sources!)

Supplements:

1 multivitamin

1-2 25 mg DHEA (depending on how much I've abused my body that day)

1 40 mg Gingko Biloba

1 333mg Ca+Mg (supposed to be 3, I know)

PRN:

lactase+rennet, as many as it takes

mucuna pruriens

dilantin (fairly rare)

olmifon (also fairly infrequently)

If I think about it:

500 mg tyrosine

500 mg DLPA

500 mg Taurine

500 mg Acetyl-L-Carnitine

feverfew

Tonight: 1000 mg acetamenophen

This is very much a "do not do as I do" list, as I imagine that some folks would end up uncomfortably

jacked or manic. Then again, with some of the cocktails I've seen listed I'd be unconscious and

possibly unable to move.

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The bipolar stuff:

Seroquel 200mg QAM  2 pills

              400mg QHS  4 pills

Topamax 300mg BID  3 pills

Lamictal 200mg BID  2 pills

The other stuff:

Glucophage 500mg BID 2 pills

Vytorin 10/20 QHS 1 pill

Protonix 40 mg QAM 1 pill

Multivitamin

Advair

Proventil

Grand Total:  16

I use this kind of odd pill keeper that I found when I was first diagnosed. 

MedGlider

Each compartment is one day's worth of pills.  I don't use the alarm that comes with it anymore, but I like the individual compartments.  They are easy to throw into my purse, or into a suitcase for an overnight trip.

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"Medwhore"  I love that!?!  I'm stealing it...

Dx:

- Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

- Occipital Neuralgia

- Migraines

- Hypothyroidism

- Cervical Spondylosis

- Endometriosis

- PCOS

Rx Stuff:

Topamax 200 mg (3x Daily)

Lexapro 20 mg (1x a Day)

Glucophage 1000 mg (2x Daily)

Ovral BC (1x a Day)

Armour Thyroid 60 mcg (2x Daily)

Baclofen 10 mg (2x Daily PRN - I usually always take 1)

Feldene 20 mg (1x a Day)

Zanaflex 4 mg (1 at HS)

Rx PRN Stuff:

Lasix 40 mg (1x Daily 3-4 Week PRN)

Ultram 100 mg SR (2x Daily PRN)

Trazadone 50 mg (1 at HS PRN)

Supplements:

Prima Cleanse (it's got fiber and other junk that keeps me moving)

5000 mcg Biotin (or my hair falls out - Thank You Thyoid)

800 mg Magnesium w/ B6 (I can't remember why I take this - Thank You Topamax)

I think I'm forgetting some stuff...to list, not to take, lol.

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Not too many at the moment ... but I'm still too far from stable tho :-(

So far its 2 lamictin + 2 neurontin + 2 trileptal + 2 epilim + 1 zolpidem + 1 multivit + 3 b-complex liver protectors.

=13 ...

But just getting off the epilim .... being replaced by the trileptal

When i was on my basic lamictin titration to starting dose, all the pills were prescribed at once ... so I cleaned out the pharmacy and had to get the rest delivered to my house ... all in all about 280 lamictin tabs. (all 25mg cos the damn pharmacies make more profit that way)

Ended with 8 lamictin a day at 200mg ... (luckely im down to just a 200 and a 50 now)

Atleast its still a very low number compared to a couple of u. (and I'm pretty thankful)

Dylan

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Effexor XR, LAmictal, Xanax, and Lunesta when I feel like it.  I also was prescribed Zoloft not too long ago, but the side effects sucked too much, so I stopped that before I even got the OK from the doc...

I'm kind of interested in Topomax because of it's mood stabilizing action and I've heard from a bunch of people that it killed their desire for alcohol (which would be freakin' awesome for me).

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Curently taking the fewest number and varieties of meds I have in the last 10 years +/-

1 synthroid

1 folic acid

2 Dexedrine

1 Provigil

2 klonopin

1 Lamictal

1 Seroquel

1 multi-vitamin (have not had time or money to visit the good vitamin store)

*and a partridge in a pear tree

Erika

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hmmm lets see!

morning 3 prozac 10mg

1 half percocet

every 2 hours a half of a percocet

12pm 1 oxycontin 40mg

4pm 1 40mg oxycontin

for bed 15mg temezapam

1 5mg ambien

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Gee, I'm taking almost nothing now. Makes me feel practically "normal". Ok, normal people are not on antipsychotics (though I can think of a few who probably ought to be...)

1 Abilify 15 mg

1 fish oil 1000 mg

1 multivitamin

= 3 pills

(+ a vat of coffee)

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Let's see, with my new meds even I'm curious as to what the total is:

Actual pills:

1 remeron (45 mg)

1 seroquel (25 mg, moving up to 50 mg in 10 days)

3 valproic acid (250 mg each)

OCP

Claritin

Inhalers:

Ventelin

Advair

Supplements:

1-2 Mega B complex

3 Essential fatty acids

1 multivitamin

So: 6 rx pills, 2 inhalers, and 5 supplements.  I also have some clonazepam on hand for when I *really* need it.

No wonder I have pill cases to keep them all accounted for.  I refer to it as my old lady pill vial because even my grandma needs less slots than I do.

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Breakfast:

1 Lithobid 300mg

1 Depakote 250mg

1 Seroquel 25mg

3 Omega 3's softgels

1 Vitamin C

1 Chromium Picolinate

1 B Complex

Lunch:

2 OTC Sinus pills (Sinus Headaches, sometimes)

Dinner:

1 Lithobid 300mg

1 Depakote 250mg

2 OTC Sinus pills (sometimes)

Bedtime:

1 Seroquel 100mg

Grand tota:l 16 or 12 without taking OTC Sinus

On my next doctors visit I plan on trying to add Effexor and Provigil, and dropping the Depakote...it just makes me to tired.

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Oh, mother of...

Too many meds:

B12 sublingual

B complex

10mg Lexapro

.25mg clonazepam tid

Zocor (statin drug for cholesterol)

75mg trazodone at what I laughingly call "bedtime"

Advair twice a day (for asthma)

adding propanolol to the mix soon (low dosage because it can mess with my asthma)

WWW, several hours per day

good music

I think that's it

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  • 2 weeks later...

lets see here:

AM:

2 effexor

1 zyprexa

2 wellbutrin

1 lithium

1 colace

so that is 7 in the morning

PM:

3 lithium

2 remeron

3 zyprexa

1 trazadone

1 colace

and 10 in the pm.  Going to be higher as soon as I can figure out what is the best vitamins to take

take care

trg247

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Lemme see...

Morning:

2 x 100 mg Lamictal

1 x 5 mg Fluanxol

1x 20 mg Geodon

1 x 54 mg Concerta

1 x 18 mg Concerta

Lunchtime:

1 x 18 mg Concerta

Dinnertime:

3 x 100 mg Lamictal

2 x 20 mg Geodon

Translates to 12 pills. Ugh.

PRN:

1-2 x 5 mg Valium (for anxiety)

1-2 x 5 mg Nitrazepam (for sleep)

Secret Stash:

Atarax

Pherergan (damn I miss those with ephedrine...)

Zyprexa (for out-of-control manias) <--- THE EVIL MED!!!

Haldol (for minor mania)

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A.M. 

        100 mgs Lamictal

        150 mgs Wellbutrin SR

          .5 mg Risperdal

Late Afternoon

         

          150 mgs Wellbutrin SR

Evening

            1.5 mgs Risperdal

PRN

 

          1-2 mgs klonopin

So I take anywhere from 7-9 pills. 

     

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The last time I was at the pharmacy I picked up only one prescription. The pharmacy tech I see most often got it for me (they all know me anyway), said politely, "Only one today Ms. (last name)?" As if they had missed something else that should be there.

Fiona

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Fiona Posted Today, 05:19 PM

  The last time I was at the pharmacy I picked up only one prescription. The pharmacy tech I see most often got it for me (they all know me anyway), said politely, "Only one today Ms. (last name)?" As if they had missed something else that should be there.

Fiona

Hee hee! When I used to live in Dublin as a youngster back in my Haldol days, the pharmacist used to give me such mournful, pitiful looks every time I came to collect my prescription!

I take:

2 X Abilify 15 mgs

2 X Fluoxetine 20 mgs

1 X Inderal 80 mgs

3 X Fish Oils 1 gm

1 X Protium 20 mgs

PRN

1 X Diazepam 5 mgs

1 X Oxazepam 10 mgs

1 X Zimovane 7.5 mgs

1 X Librium 5 mgs

I want Helena's secret stash!!!!  ;)

<< wishes she had Haldol for PRN

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