Medications, Interactions and Complications

By Robbibird3 Latest Reply 2011-07-24 04:47:40 -0500
Started 2010-04-22 07:06:32 -0500

So first I must give a list of all the medications I take and why.

Synthroid 200 mcg. - 1 1/2 tabs daily for Hashimoto's thyroiditis.
Glucotrol XL 10 mg. - 2 tabs daily for type two diabetes
MS Contin 60 mg. - 1 tab two times a day for arthritic knee pain
Nexium 40 mg. - 1 capsule daily for GERD and heartburn
Calaritin D 12 hour tab 1 tab twice a day for allergies.
Zantac 300 mg. - 1 tab at dinnertime for heartburn
Bentyl 10 mg. - 1 cap before meals and 2 caps at bedtime for IBS
Methotrexate 2.5 mg. - 4 tabs twice a day every Saturday for psoriasis

Able to take the above without vomiting, nausea and diarrhea. If I add the rest of my list I am vomiting within 24 hours.

Over the counter
Weight Conscious multivitamin - 1 tab daily
Fish oil 1000 mg. 2 caps a day for heart health
Niacin 500 mg. - 1 cap daily to help lower cholesterol

Lomotil - take two tabs every four hours as needed for diarrhea

Lisinopril 20 mg. - 1 tab daily for high blood pressure
Procardia XL 30 mg. - 1 tab daily in an effort to soften my esophagus which had gotten hard because of the Reglan I had been previously taken.
Zocor 20 mg. - 1 tab nightly for high triglycerides
Lopid 600 mg. - 1 tab twice a day for high cholesterol
Folic acid 1 mg. - 1 tab daily because I am taking methotrexate.
Lasix 80 mg. - take 1/2 to 1 tab daily with OJ because of fluid retention.
Wellbutrin SR 150 mg. - 1 tab in am and one at lunch for depression, but I was previously on Effexor XR and I had better control of self but had to change insurance companies and they didn't have Effexor XR on their approved list. I am trying to get my psychologist to change it back.
Buspar HCL 15 mg. - 1 tab twice a day to help settle the anxiety and anxiousness.
Seriquel XR 50 mg. - Take 1/2 tab in AM and take 1 1/2 tabs at bedtime or take 4 tabs at bedtime. This was to slow my thoughts down so I could sleep. I only took 100 mg. though.
Miralax powder - 17 grams per 8 ounces of water or juice for constipation problem. However, I have not had to take this in quite some time.

A wad load of medications there with their own chemical actions, interactions and my body chemistry to get under control again.

Sunday I will add my vitamin, see how it goes for a week if no problems then I will add fish oil the next week until I work through all of them and hopefully discover which one or possibly more are causing the vomiting, severe nausea and diarrhea.

So does anyone have any thoughts about this? I'd love to have some input.

5 replies

mike67 2010-04-25 22:14:37 -0500 Report

Hello, I was reading your medication list and realise that we both take some of the same medications, lisinopril, ms contin, glucophage meds and so on, i also have high trigliserides in my blood and the doctor has a new medication made from fish oil to help lower the trigliserides it's called lavasa and it has really worked well for me. I tried the seroquel for sleep but it left me groggy the next day, so i asked my doctor for a medication called miltown 400mg. also called equanol, it is very low priced and has been around for over 50 years, it has really helped my sleep and has been very good at stress relief. well hope you take care of that diabetes and remember the cure may come in our lifetime.

calif granny
calif granny 2011-07-24 04:47:40 -0500 Report

Wow. Looks like I am on the same meds and have had the same results. I could not handle the seroquel. Made me crazy. There are a lot of side effects.

Robbibird3 2010-04-22 17:39:31 -0500 Report

Thanks for the website. I joined and got a wad load of info. I printed out most of the reports but there are still others but will need to get a black ink cartridge for my printer before I can.

GabbyPA 2010-04-23 10:46:53 -0500 Report

Don't you just love that..."low ink" flashing button! LOL.
I'm glad it could help. It helped me a lot, specially since the first visit to the doctor, the NP actually saw me and was curt when I asked her about the meds she was putting me on. So I did my research myself. Thank goodness for places like this site and others that help us fill in the gaps.

GabbyPA 2010-04-22 08:44:06 -0500 Report

There is a website called that I use. Many people don't realize that you can create your own personal account and in that you can list all your meds, OTC and supplements and it will flag any interactions. I did this and found that most of mine play well with eachother, but it did give me some information that I could take to my doctor and ask questions about.

Even if you just add one drug at a time, it will be much research to see what it is reacting to that is causing the problem.

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