I can't get a timeline chart for my meds/sup right,will you help

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by saphire27, Feb 2, 2006.

  1. saphire27

    saphire27 New Member

    I am on

    scripts...

    utram 4 times a day
    baclophen 3 " "
    soma 3 " "
    celexa dinner time or bedtime only


    SUPPLEMENTS:

    calcium + D 2-3 daily (usually all at once)
    niacin 500mg 1 a day
    B-6 200mg 2 a day at " "
    Centrum 1 a day

    today i bought:

    Glucosamine 1000 mg ( by itself)
    Magnesium Oxide 250mg ( is that okay/Oxide?)its al they had

    So i tried to write me a schedule, but plan on taking calcium opposite the magn. Can i take all the supplemaents at one time all together, except for the mag, which i will take at bed?I know some supps., cancel out klonipin, but what about these scripts i take.

    I tried to talk to the nurse, & a pharmacist, but no luck there, was one hold forever, and one didn't return my call.
    So i need yall.

    please help me
  2. MKlady

    MKlady New Member

    I take my calcium (600's) at lunch alone and before dinner with Vit D (400). I take my B 12 mid-morning. Ultram as needed up to 4x daily. Magnesium (500) at bedtime. Don't take the others so I don't know about them.

    I have my dosing schedule set up for 9 times a day: before breakfast, breakfast, mid-a.m., 1/2 hour before lunch, lunchtime, 1/2 hour before dinner, dinner, later evening, bedtime. With all the pills I take, they go down better this way. Plus I have some that are empty stomach and others that are with meals.

    Created a spreadsheet, then got a 7-day pill box that I relabeled with times of day. Plus have my before breakfast and bedtime pills in bathroom. Now I set my pills out in the a.m. and just check the pillbox each time I go into kitchen. Getting organized like this helped me a bunch!

    Hope that was of some help :)
  3. chopindog

    chopindog New Member

    But the brain fog makes it so hard to organise anything, and I'm a nurse! Maybe what I would do is take RX meds when you wake up, Take supplements after you eat breakfast, then the mag at bed time. Take your other Rx meds throughout the day every 4 to six to 8 hours, as perscribed and by what works best with you.
    You don't have to take everything on a perfect schedule, just watch for interactions. You will figure out what works for you. Just my advice, like I said, I have the fog too so I am not saying this to you as a med proffesional. I am saying it as a fellow patient!

    Joy
  4. PVLady

    PVLady New Member

    This is kind of complicated but it seems no matter what it will be "trial and error" what works best for you.

    Most of the time none of us can take meds exactly as prescribed - for me, I usually have to take a much lower dose than prescribed. If I took 4 Ultram a day, I would never be awake. (I get sleepy with 1/2 a tablet).

    As respects to your supplements, you might consider seeing alternative medicine specialist.

    Sorry I can't help more.
  5. saphire27

    saphire27 New Member

    Thanks mklady, good schedule, i will work it all out like that, i have a pill box with 7 days on it, but haven't gotten the right timeline yet. so i will take time out to figure it out, your chart seems perfect!

    It would be nice to have a watch that beeps when it's time for each dosing!! I will watch out for interactions chopin dog, thanks for the reply. I will try harder! Tomorrow!

    At one time in my life i counted like 20 some pills i had to take when my crohns was in a flare, don't rememebr what i did,but it is in remission now, just all the rest of the stuff hurts.Seems like it's a bighandful of pills, even though it's not all scripts, but anything to be healthier!

    Take care!
  6. TwinMa

    TwinMa New Member

    Others have given you good advice. One other thing you should do is check drugdigest.org. You enter in your Rx and supplements and it will give you potential interactions. It has been very helpful to me.

    I'm still not convinced you can't take Magnesium and Calcium together. I asked my pharmacist today, and he said they work well together. And most supplements have the two in combination. I take ZMA from the store here, and the bottle says not to take calcium at the same time. So that's conflicting information with my pharmacist. I called Pro Health and they said they would check and get back to me, but they haven't called back yet. I'll post when I find out more.

    Good luck saphire!

    Katy