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How to take meds safely

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by Calathea, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. xks201

    xks201 Senior Member

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    haha I used to have a tackle box of supplements as well.
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    This is what we called, well organized person, the time is also included, I think you also put an alarm to your cellphone regarding with this stuff, am I right? In case you forgot the time and what to take, your cellphone will remind you.
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    physicsstudent13 Senior Member

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    can taking these supplements cause significant problems like cancer or heart disease? high homocysteine seems to be associated with heart disease
    I feel that I might have a methylation problem after significant brain fog was cured by NAC and phosphitadyl choline. I think acne may be a sign that folate is low. but when I take sam-E I feel a bit nauseous sometimes, maybe it's only gastrointestinal
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    I believe SAM-e can affect serotonin levels (at least in some people), which can definitely cause nausea. That's why some people use it for antidepressant effects, and why prescription antidepressants have nausea as a relatively common side effect.
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    physicsstudent13 Senior Member

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    raising serotonin can be dangerous to the heart and cause fibrosis, thickening of the walls. I felt really queasy/nauseous after taking vit D, choline, clomid (uro prescribed). so I took 3.6g of NAC and felt better after that like it neutralized the toxins. I'm still trying to get the settings on my bipap working.

    I really don't know my liver levels after the 80/260 1 month post op are normal so should I stop the supplements? sam-E in a rat study was shown to help liver repair
  6. Calathea

    Calathea Darkness therapy

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    The Anabox rainbow pill boxes are great. Sturdy, don't break if dropped, a different colour for each day, and a good size, holding five compartments each. The end one is for "as required" and works the other way with the sliding lid, so I use that for the tablets I take first thing in the morning, when my alarm goes off, I take my basal temperature, and then almost always go back to sleep.
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    physicsstudent13 Senior Member

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    does sam-E really help thinking, math ability? on one study it helped repair the liver over 6 months at 1200mg a day. I don't feel as passionate about life after the trach, lost my sense of taste too from bell's palsy
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    Valentijn Activity Level: 3

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    Oooh, those look perfect. Maybe I should retire my hardware box :p

    EDIT: I've ordered one locally, so it's in Dutch. They come in lots of languages :) Also available in boring colors for those who don't want to become over-excited by the varied hues :D
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  9. Calathea

    Calathea Darkness therapy

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    I'd never considered the risk of over-excitement. I mean, you could faint or something!

    ...doesn't everyone else find colour-coding really useful, then? Especially when you're on four-days-a-week meds or similar. We make up my meds boxes on Mondays, so I've set that to red, and I know which day I'm using by the colour. Very handy.
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  10. SOC

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    Appalling, isn't it, how many pills we take in a day? I'm pushing 60 (!!!) pills a day, 20+ of which are prescription meds, another 20+ are OTC products my docs recommend, and the remainder are other vitamins I take on my own -- multivitamins, calcium, magnesium, etc. It seems nuts, but if it keeps me functioning better, I'm going to do it.

    My daughter joked, last time we were filling pill cases, that we should make a photo wall somewhere of ME/CFS patients' hands filled with one day's worth of pills. It would be a sort of message about what we have to take just to function, even minimally. Of course "certain people" (who shall remain nameless) would probably use it to claim we're a bunch of hypochondriacs because we couldn't possibly need all those pills. :rolleyes:

    Part of my problem lately is the size of some of these darn pills. All my pills no longer fit in my 4 per day "big" case. I had to get 4 gigantic size 7-per-week cases. On the positive side, since it's not one case I distribute them to where I'm likely to be at the correct time of day -- morning and bedtime next to the bed, lunch in the kitchen, dinner next to my chair.
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  11. Valentijn

    Valentijn Activity Level: 3

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    Mine arrived today, and is even cooler than I thought. I love how the emptied box gets stuck in through the back, thereby pushing the next day to the front! ... I'm easily entertained :oops:

    Each slot is big enough for 4 or 5 BIG pills, or quite a few more normal or small ones.

    And it's so purdy! :redface:
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