Taking a poll - supplements & meds

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Kim, Oct 17, 2002.

  1. Kim

    Kim New Member

    I'm sure this has come up before but I'd like to know what everyone is taking. I have had reactions to many drugs, intolerable side effects, even from some supplements. Here's what I'm currently taking:

    Magnesium 1,200 mg.
    Calcium 500 mg.
    Vitamin C 1,000 mg.
    B complex 100
    Mixed carotene 25,000 IU
    B-12 shots (3 per week, 2,500 micro)
    Extra folic acid
    CoQ10 100 - 200 per day
    Flax oil
    primrose oil
    DHA 200
    probiotic - off and on
    Vit e 200
    SAMe 200 mg.
    5HTP 50 mg.
    prescription beta blocker, xanax, aciphex (all of which make me more tired and I'm reducing them as far as I can go. I have very low blood pressure to begin with and the beta blocker which was prescribed for an arrhythmia has lowered it more)

    I've also had ECT for severe episodes of depression and it worked well. I can't take antidepressants because the side effects bother my heart rhythm, even Paxil.

    Massage and accupuncture has helped also.

    Thank you for listening and responding.

    Kim

  2. Kim

    Kim New Member

    I'm sure this has come up before but I'd like to know what everyone is taking. I have had reactions to many drugs, intolerable side effects, even from some supplements. Here's what I'm currently taking:

    Magnesium 1,200 mg.
    Calcium 500 mg.
    Vitamin C 1,000 mg.
    B complex 100
    Mixed carotene 25,000 IU
    B-12 shots (3 per week, 2,500 micro)
    Extra folic acid
    CoQ10 100 - 200 per day
    Flax oil
    primrose oil
    DHA 200
    probiotic - off and on
    Vit e 200
    SAMe 200 mg.
    5HTP 50 mg.
    prescription beta blocker, xanax, aciphex (all of which make me more tired and I'm reducing them as far as I can go. I have very low blood pressure to begin with and the beta blocker which was prescribed for an arrhythmia has lowered it more)

    I've also had ECT for severe episodes of depression and it worked well. I can't take antidepressants because the side effects bother my heart rhythm, even Paxil.

    Massage and accupuncture has helped also.

    Thank you for listening and responding.

    Kim

  3. sickandtired

    sickandtired New Member

    I'm currently not taking any meds now due to remission in pregnancy. I was taking.... ( disreguard spelling)

    vicoden 5/500 (2 or 3 a day)
    paxil 20 mg (morning)
    pamalor 10 mg (night)
    celebrex 100 mg (twice a day)
    neurontin 100 mg (3 times a day) she tried to give me 800 mg
    tablets 3 a day but i was too drugged up. We
    were working up to that.
    guaifenasin ?mg (3 times a day)
    prilosec 20 mg (3 a day) all these meds made me nausiated

    I think that completes the list.
    good luck
    Andrea
  4. joyof3

    joyof3 New Member

    hi the only med i take is prozac. before that it was paxil. stephanie
  5. tedebear

    tedebear New Member

    I started asking the same questions back on 10/30. Maybe some of the responses on this post can help.
    Have a great day....soft hugs.
  6. Teri424

    Teri424 New Member

    Kim,

    I'm new to Fibro (dxd last Dec), and to this site. I have Fibro, Epilepsyand PTSD. I am enjoying reading everyones' messages. At this time, I take:

    Multi Vitamins
    Calcium
    Magnesium
    Vioxx
    Xanax
    Buspirone
    Effexor XR
    Depakote
    Allegra D
    Tri-Est
    Natural Progesterone Cream
    Acidophilus
    Citracel

    Teri424
  7. charlie47

    charlie47 New Member

    I'am taking: synthroid 0.15mg premarin 0.625 protonix 40mg celexa 40mg lamictal 150mg twice a day hydrochlorot zen 25mg arthrotec 75 twice a day and i'am starting a new one that's for pain panlor dc tomorrow. good luck!!! charlie