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Feb 28, 2009 - 2 comments

I am on the following medications, and I'll tell ya why...

Abilify
This is my mood stabilizer for Bipolar disorder, as well as my anti-psychotic.  

Ativan
I take Ativan as needed for anxiety.

B6
I take 2 B6 a day to help with anxiety.

Buspar
This is supposed to help with anxiety, but I don't know if really does or not.

Carafate
I am prescribed 4 of these a day to handle my stomach ulcers.  The ulcers are almost gone thanks to this medication!

Enablex
This med makes it so that I can go without needing to pee every fifteen minutes.  

Iron Supplement
This is for anemia.

Lexapro
This is my main anti-depressant for bipolar disorder.

Nexium
This helps my acid reflux and ulcers.

Tofranil
Another anti-depressant.

I understand that this is a lot of medication to be on daily.  However they work for me and my disorders.  I've worked at great length with my doctors, who also work with each other on my case, to come up with this regiment.  

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by hyeyung, Mar 17, 2009
It ***** being on so many medications, especially when you have multiple issues at hand.  It's expensive, it's tiring taking so many freaking pills, and it's tedious and strenuous trying to find the right ones.  It's an annoyingly long process.  Name any medication, and I can guarantee you I've been on it.  It's come to the point where there isn't anything to prescribe.  I just kind of wade around until something new comes out so I can try that, and then ... repeat.  

How is Abilify working out for you?  

Lamictal - mood stabilizer for BP

I'm on Niravam for panic/anxiety attacks, which is basically the same thing as Xanax.  It's on a "as needed" basis.  I usually get the dissolvible tablets, but my psychiatrist doesn't always understand me, so right now I have the ones where you have to swallow them - I'm on so many that I have to swallow, it is difficult to swallow them.  

I'm taking a Weight Management multi vitamin because I don't get enough vitamins.  I'm allergic to everything.  Seriously, I can't emphasize that enough.

Clonazepam - SAD, PD, and agoraphobia
Lexapro - IBS and anti-depressant for BP
Adderall - Narcolepsy
Seroquel XR - anti-psychotic for BP and insomnia, but I've already been on this before and it didn't work then and it's not working now ...
Ambien CR and Amitriptyline HCl - Insomnia ... it was like a miracle, but I have been stressed out and it stopped helping me sleep.  I'm going to wait until my next appointment with my psychiatrist so he thinks he's actually doing his job.  I know that sounds pompous of me, but I know myself the best.  I want to go back to what I was taking, but obviously there has to be some additions because I'm still unable to function because of this mania.
Xyzal - Allergies, even though right now it's not helping.  I'm going to see if I can get a higher dosage.
Nasonex - Allergies ... I hate squirting things up my nose.  I don't know how drug users do it.  
Some medication I can't remember that's for back pain.  I have pinched nerves and a backwards spine (it's really gross).  My discs are too close together.  Even though I was seeing a chiropractor for over two years, it did help a bit, but now that I don't have insurance, I just have to "deal".  
Fiber Supplement - IBS
Weight Gain meal supplement - I don't eat

You know, I don't think I've ever been on less than 15 pills per day.  I need one of those Caboodles (do you remember those?  They're for makeup and stuff) to carry my medications around.  

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by Fairygirlthirty, Apr 09, 2009
LOL I thought Caboodles were the coolest thing ever :P  They were handy too.

Abilify seriously works wonders for me.  I've been mostly on it for about 7 years.  I went off it for a few months twice.  The first time I was TTC, and the second time my insurance decided not to cover it anymore.  Both times I went coocoo for cocoa puffs.  

I go through bouts of insomnia too.  It's seriously the pits, worse than most of the mental **** I go through.  It sounds like your insomnia is pretty bad.  

I've added a women's vitamin and some muscle relaxer that's supposed to help my headaches too.

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