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Poll: How Many Distinct Medications Are You On?

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#1 bergsonisme


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Posted 06 February 2012 - 02:48 AM

Not counting cross-tapering (slowly substituting one med for another) and simulaneous intake of original and XR medications. Counting prn that goes on in a continual basis (not "took it once").

I'm on 4.
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#2 notfred


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Posted 06 February 2012 - 06:46 AM

I have a number of chronic health conditions so I take 14.
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I am in full remission (DSM IV 296.36) from Depression. Insomnia, ADHD-PI, Epilepsy, and the Pseudoparkinsonian tremor are well controlled.


Psyc Meds: Forfivo XL 450 mg (Wellbutrin XL), Aripiprazole 15 mg (Abilify), Eszopiclone 6 mg (Lunesta), Vyvanse 70 mg (Lisdexamfetamine), Levetiracetam 2,000 mg (Keppra), Propranolol ER 60 mg (Inderal)
PRN: Clonazepam 1-2 mg (Klonopin), Lorazepam 1-4 mg (Ativan), Alprazolam 1-2 mg (Xanax), Dextroamphetamine 10-40 mg (Dexedrine), Propranolol 20-40 mg (Inderal), Ondansetron 8-16 mg (Zofran)

Supps: Multi-vitamin/mineral, Vitamin D-3 2,000 IU, Omega-3-acid ethyl esters 4 g (Lovaza), Hemp seed oil 2 g, CoQ10 100 mg, L-Glutathione 200 mg

Dx: Depression, Insomnia, ADHD-PI, Temporal Lobe Epilepsy, Dyspraxia, Tremor

I also take allergy and diabetes + it's complications meds.

All doses are a daily total.

#3 Nurse Ratched

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 10:32 AM

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Current Meds: Risperdal 2 mgs, Topamax 50mgs, amitriptyline 37.5 mgs.

Former meds: Wellbutrin, Klonopin, Paxil, Zoloft, Effexor, Remeron,  Abilify, Lamictal, Geodon, Zyprexa, BuSpar, Xanax, Depakote, Trazodone, Ambien, Lithium,  Doxepin,  Cogentin, Haldol, Saphris, Latuda, Neurontin, Lexapro, Ambien, Vistaril, Seroquel

#4 forgetmenot


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Posted 06 February 2012 - 11:00 AM

7...5 for psychiatric reasons
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current rx: wellbutrin xl 450 mg, lamictal 300 mg, Haldol 0.5 mg, Saphris 5 mg

 celexa, prozac, navane, xanax, klonopin, vistaril, effexor xr, lithium, abilify, benztropine, buspar, risperidone, trazadone, cogentin, latuda

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 02:24 PM

4 pysch, 6 non psych
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Current Meds: Lamictal 300mg, Wellbutrin XL 450mg, Neurontin 900mg, Klonopin 1.5mg,  Trazodone up to 300mg and Inderal 20mg PRN
Past Meds: Siniquan, Elavil, Imipramine, Zoloft, Seroquel, Abilify, Nardil, Emsam, Rozerem, Celexa and Ambien
Current Non-psych: Soma 350mg PRN, Norco 10mg/325 PRN, Percocet 10mg/325 PRN, Advair, Nasonex, Ventolin PRN, Allegra, Benicar, Dexilant, Levothroxine, Pravachol and Nexium. 

#6 Tryn


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Posted 06 February 2012 - 02:41 PM

5 head meds
2 other meds
prn meds don't count as they are very prn

Edited by girrl88, 06 February 2012 - 04:21 PM.

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#7 amyra


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Posted 06 February 2012 - 02:43 PM

edit: 1 for Psych, 1 multivitamin and 1 flaxseed oil supplement

Edited by amyra, 31 May 2012 - 11:54 AM.

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 03:58 PM

Three + a couple to stop my heart exploding.

Edited by Moodrider, 06 February 2012 - 04:01 PM.

#9 horselover


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Posted 06 February 2012 - 04:38 PM

4 head meds
3 other meds
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Current meds:
Viibryd 30mg
Abilify 10mg
Lamotrigine 100mg
levothyroxine 0.05mg
Protonix 40mg qam for GERD

Previous meds.:

#10 Her


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Posted 06 February 2012 - 05:26 PM

Four psyche meds, one PRN for pain.
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Bipolar one, sports fans. Autism spectrum. With just un soupçon of migraine.

Give us this day our daily meds: 150 lamotrigine, 75 topiramate, 50 Seroquel XR, 100 Seroquel IR, 12.5 Ambien CR, 60 mgs Cymbalta, 5 mgs Abilify

4000 i.u. Vit. D3, Etodolac 400 mgs 2x/daily and Votaren Gel 2 grams 2x/daily for joint pain NOS, Flonase nasal spray 2x/per nostril 2x daily PRN

Cyclobenzaprine and Midrin PRN

Past, failed attempts: Effexor XR, Celexa, amitriptyline, Depakote, escitalopram, Geodon, klonopin, ativan, bupropion, busipirone, lithium, trazadone, Latuda, Lunesta, Rozerem, gabapentine, mirtazapine, Wellbutrin, Temazepam, Sonata.

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#11 discomposed


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Posted 06 February 2012 - 06:10 PM

Three head meds, and I'd like to keep it at that or less.
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dx: Bipolar I, Anxiety Disorder NOS, "disordered eating"
Current rx: Divalproex 500mg, Aripiprazole 2mg; Escitalopram 10mg
Past rx: bupropion, citalopram, escitalopram, fluoxetine, lorazepam, olanzapine, quetiapine, risperidone, sertraline, trazodone, venlafaxine

#12 In_Remission_LovelyThoughts

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 10:51 PM

3 crazy pills and 3 suppliments

I also have xanax & ambien prn..and ive had to use them quite a bit lately, damn it! Especially the ambien.

#13 waffles


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Posted 11 February 2012 - 07:22 PM

I am on 5 medications, 1 of those prn
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Dx: Schizoaffective, bipolar type, GAD, OCD

Rx: Abilify 30mg, Saphris 20mg, Cymbalta 120mg, Remeron 60mg, Klonopin 1mg/3xday, xanax PRN

#14 withdelight


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Posted 13 February 2012 - 05:00 PM

3 psych, 3 others.
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Seroquel   Topamax   Lexapro   Effexor   BuSpar   Remeron   Ativan   Zoloft   Geodon   Latuda   Lithium  Abilify

#15 AMC


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Posted 18 February 2012 - 08:02 PM

6 psych meds

3 supplements

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#16 Eli


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Posted 18 April 2012 - 03:51 PM

2 for nut job crazyness

What's my prize? lol
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Also known as the crazy rapid-cycling, mixed episodes and treatment-refractory patient. Did I mention debilitating anxiety? Yeah. Doctors hate me.

Edit: my current doc disputes the above. I think, he's right. Or lamictal saved my life. Or both.

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