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olenavygoat

When Is It Too Many Meds?!

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I've been asked by my last two employers if I should be operating motorized vehicles and/or machinery with the types/amount of meds I take. Hopefully the atachment comes thru with this posting.

Thanks!

Tom__s_meds.rtf

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I've been asked by my last two employers if I should be operating motorized vehicles and/or machinery with the types/amount of meds I take. Hopefully the atachment comes thru with this posting.

Thanks!

ole,

If you read the pamplets that come with several of your medications,

the answer would be NO "last two employers if I should be operating motorized vehicles and/or machinery with the types/amount of meds I take."

jmho,

carlie

Tom's meds as of 12-4-09

Allkare adhesive remover Wipe One daily

Amitripyline HCL 25mg tab One at bed-time for migraine/headache

APAP 325/Butalbital 50/caff 40mg tab One - twice daily for migraine/headache

Artificial tears polyvinyl alcohol As needed for dry eyes

Bupropion HCL 100mg tab Two - twice daily for concentration

Citalopram 40mg tab One in a.m. for anger issues

Diclofenac Sodium 75mg EC tab Twice daily for arthritis pain

Ferrous Sulfate (iron) 325mg EC tab UD Three x daily for anemia

Flunisolide 0.025% 200D nasal spray Inhale 1 spray in each nostril for congestion

Lisinopril 40mg tab One in a.m. for blood pressure

Loratadine (Claritan) 10mg tab One daily for sinusitus

Metformin HCL 1000 tab One - twice daily for type 2 diabetes

Methocarbamol 500mg tab One - three time daily for muscle spasms

Omeprazole 20mg EC cap One in a.m. before eating for hiatel hernia

Pramoxine HCL 1% Ret cream As needed for roids and the red ass

Quetiapine Fumarate 200mg tab 1/2 at bed-time for bad dreams

Rosuvastatin 40mg tab One at bedtime for cholesterol

Testosterone 24 hr (Androderm) 5mg patch 1 nightly for raising level

Tramadol 50mg tab Two - four X daily for pain

Vitamin B Complex Capsule 1 daily for drag ass

Vitamin E 400 unit cap One - twice daily just because

Zolpidem C4 10mg As needed for sleep aide

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Remember - different meds have a different effect on different people. The ones to really worry about are any with the drowsy labels and some of the psychotropic meds.

The ambien might cause drowsiness which may linger into the day.

I liked your comment beside the vitamin B complex. I take it for the same reason. You might want to also toss in a good multivitamin. Watch out for the iron because too much might back you up.

That flunisolide nasal spray didn't do it for me. The VA switched me to nasonex (mometasone furoate) and I noticed considerable improvement. They also gave me saline sprays and rinses, which help a lot too.

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You are taking too many meds when you fall and crash into the wall like I did last night. I am sore today. It was a combo of pain meds and klonopin that did me in. The percoset really affects my balance. I feel ok but my balance is way off when I take an extra dose of this stuff. You got to be careful with any drugs that can depress your breathing. There are lots of them.

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I was just thinking about mine last night. I take 15 pills everyday. I had to tape a piece of paper on my mirror to remind me exactly,what and when to take. Heck i have a bad memory anyway, but sometimes these meds just jack me up.

SGT SANDMAN

Goodluck with your meds .

ole navygoat The quetiapine comes in 100 mg pills if you do not want to split your 200.

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