Drugs drugs and more drugs

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Shazzy, Jun 5, 2003.

  1. Shazzy

    Shazzy New Member

    Hi Everyone,

    I read about drugs you are on and some of which i never heard of. Some of us take fare to many and wonder do we need them all. Others take none.

    The way i see it there is only only a few symptoms needed treated.
    Pain
    Fatigue
    Anxiety
    Sleep
    Depression

    I am aware that what works for one might not work for another.

    So what i was thinking is if you could post what drug you take for what reason and do they work. We will see what drugs are most popular and their usuage in treatment.

    Shazzy
  2. Princessraye

    Princessraye New Member

    Synthroid (thyroid)
    Tylenol with codeine (pain)
    On occasion - Skelaxin (muscle relaxer)

    I hate taking all these pills.
    Between those and my vitamin and acidophilus and sometimes I need some pepto bismal..........I swear I eat enough pills to replace a meal everyday. But you gotta do what you gotta do !
  3. Applyn59

    Applyn59 New Member



    ziac - to lower rapid heartbeat . Works

    Zanaflex - muscles relaxer. Works and helps somewhat with sleep.

    Lortab - for pain relief. Somewhat effective

    Xanax - anxiety and sleep. Works anxiety, sometimes
    sleep.

    Prevacid - for acid reflex

    Zoloft - don't know

    rhinorcort for allergies - helps

    Glucophage - insuline resistance. Not sure



    acidophilus for IBS to put good bacteria in intestines
  4. jka

    jka New Member

    i take 11 different meds a day.not all are for fibro.

    trazodone-150-200 mg (sleep)works
    hydrocodone5/500-as needed (pain)sometimes works
    prevacid-30 mg (stomache acid)works
    oxazepam-15 mg -as needed (anxiety)works
    spironolactone-25 mg-2 tabs(water pill)works
    mirapex-4.5 mg (fibro-new med)works
    levoxyl-200mg (thyroid)works
    ambien -5mg (sleeping as needed for really bad nights)works
    alprazolam-2mg(sleep)works
    hydroxychloroquine -400 mg.(for lupus)works

    i also have natural things i take. hope this helps

    kathy c
    [This Message was Edited on 06/08/2003]
  5. judywhit

    judywhit New Member

    thats alot of drugs!

    tagamet- acid reflux and antiviral
    Neurontin 300mg- pain and sleep
    Oxycodone- no more than 20mg per day

    for depression I use st. johns wort and LOVE IT!!
    judy
  6. donna13210

    donna13210 Member

    As soon as I win the lottery (LOL) I swear one of the first things I'm going to do is check into a major, well-known Wellness Center and do some major DETOX!

    Wouldn't that be great? Clean out all systems, inhale pure oxygen, and start your life over from a fresher start!

    :)


    Take care, all
  7. zggygirl

    zggygirl New Member

    I've tried so many in the last 3 years, and before I wouldn't touch 'em.

    Ativan-muscle pain -works
    " " anxiety -works

    Neurontin 300 x3 nerve, and general pain. It works for nerve pain, don't know about the rest. I need to stop it for awhile and see, I've been on it for 2 years.

    Soma-muscle pain -as needed- sometimes works-rarely take it.
    Klonipin -sleep & RLS - works (thank god!)
    Ambian -sleep rarely take now, but works
    Darvacet-rarely- helps a little
    Ultram- pain and energy- works to a degree

    DHEA- low hormone level-too soon to tell
    Creatine- stopped muscle twitches no energy improvement yet
  8. DLBRPAC

    DLBRPAC New Member

    For Fatigue: Provigil
    For Depression: Wellbutrin SR
    For Anxiety: Klonopin
    For Cognition: See all above
    Also Tenormin for rapid heart beat and testosterone for low levels. Some days I feel like I may be onto something. Some days not.
    -David B
  9. mrskbarnett

    mrskbarnett New Member

    I was on Trazadone for sleep for several months and it didn't seem to help me much, other than make me feel "drunk" the next morning. My doctor perscribe Zyprexa in place of the Trazadone and it works wonderfully. No morning hangovers and it's really not like a sleeping pill, you just feel very relaxed and can fall to sleep easily. I now sleep through the entire night and wake feeling rested and ready to go. You may want to read up on it and ask your doctor if you can try it.
    Duragesic patch, 100mg- works great for pain
    Morophine sulfate, 20mg x 2- works as break through pain relever
    Lexapro, 10mg- anti depressant
    Zyprexa, 10mg- anti depressant, works for restful sleep
    Lepressor, 20mg- for irregular heartbeat
    Calcium with Vitamin D
    Magnesium
    Potassium
    [This Message was Edited on 06/08/2003]
  10. Shazzy

    Shazzy New Member

    Hi all,

    Thanks for this. Had a look through but it seems so many differant ones are taken.

    I thought i took a lot but to some of take so many.

    Thanks again
    Shazzy
  11. MUSM

    MUSM New Member

    Hello there! I am new here, but, find many things of interest! In regards to meds...I am on:

    Neurontin 900mg at night for sleep
    Xanax as needed for anxiety
    Celexa for depression
    Vicodin for pain

    Seems so little compared to some that I saw.

    Thanks!

    MUSM (Mean Ugly Step Mom)
  12. pam_d

    pam_d New Member

    Prescriptions: Just Maxalt on occasion (for migraines). OTC: I sometimes use benedryl for sleep if I've had a couple of bad nights in a row. The pantry full of supplements is too long to list, I'm not sure I could remember them all! For the migraines, the Maxalt works well for me, & I don't get them that often, so that's one I'd recommend for any migraine sufferers out there.....of course, what works for me may not work for someone else. I think my diet helps more than anything else.

    Hope we're all finding things that actually help...

    Hugs,
    Pam

  13. AC77

    AC77 New Member

    Weaning off meds here, as best I can:
    Current Rx Hx:

    Remeron 25-22mgs HS

    Ultram 100mgs BID--doesnt help pain anymore, but helps my
    mood!

    Klonopin down to 1mgs/day. Or in its place 5-10mgs Valium

    Advil for general headaches and Pain

    When a migraine hits....been getting more lately. 400-600mgs of Advil Liquids Caps, 100mgs of Ultram and 10mgs of Compazine, with 10mgs of Valium <=====only rarely do I take this.

    Propecia for hair loss, not FMS related-heritary.