a new medication

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by heltershelton, Dec 30, 2021.

  1. REWTX

    REWTX Strat-Talker

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    Best of luck to you Helter, I know the process of trying meds. Good thing is that when you get the right person who gives you the correct meds it can be a great thing.
     
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  2. nungesser

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    meds are bad for your liver, I'm sure it can use all the help it can get :eek:
     
  3. heltershelton

    heltershelton Vivamus libero Vivamus duris

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    believe it or not, my liver is perfect.
    and i drink about a gallon of water every day.
     
  4. nungesser

    nungesser crash into your windshield of love

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    I have a blood problem to much iron and I had my liver checked about two years ago for the first time in my life, I have been drinking since I was 13, I thought this is not going to be good, but despite my overwhelming feeling of dread all was fine
     
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  5. heltershelton

    heltershelton Vivamus libero Vivamus duris

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    the docs said the meds im on are actually harder on the kidneys, but the water helps with that.
     
  6. Gonflyn

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    Yeah meds are a pain, seems like you get one and then they pile on another to counteract the side effects of the first one, and on it goes.

    I wish with blood pressure they would say " hey let's try a low salt diet first", but they don't. Why? Maybe patients and doctors alike just find it easier to take/prescribe a pill.

    Anyway, it frustrating. You definitely have to be your own advocate and do what you think is right for you.

    Meanwhile, I'm going to lobby for a new law that will require that every time they prescribe something that makes you feel sh1tty they are going to have to give you some oxycodone as well.

    That'll make em stop and think.
     
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  7. heltershelton

    heltershelton Vivamus libero Vivamus duris

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    yeah, they said ive got to stay on a low sodium diet pretty much forever.
    and now i have no fluid restriction, but for a pretty good while i was limited to 40 ounces of fluid per day.
    that really sucked.
     
  8. myredstrat

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    glad to hear!
     
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  9. Gonflyn

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    Well good luck, you'll get a handle on it. Salt is a tough one, it's in everything processed, and tons of it.

    It's unfortunately my favorite food group.
     
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  10. heltershelton

    heltershelton Vivamus libero Vivamus duris

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    ive been on a superfood diet for quite some time. there is nothing processed in my house, except maybe my guitar if i use the helix.
     
  11. fos1

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    Good luck with the meds. I hope the docs can get you situated with the optimal dosage.

    I take benicar for blood presser and Xarelto for DVT. I have been in the donut hole for most of the year.....
     
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    There's actually a surplus of pharmacists after decades of shortages. I retired at the end of April after 41 years of full time practice. It was a good time to call it "time".
     
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    Congratulations on your retirement.
     
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    I'm on way more meds than I want to be. I need to make major changes in my diet. Easier said than done. But I have to get in the right mindset and try before it kills me.

    Lisinopril and Amlodopine for BP. Top # averages about 150.

    Metformin, Glimepiride, and now injecting Trulicity for Type 2 Diabetes.

    Atorvistatin for cholesterol.

    Omeprisol (Prilosec) for acid reflux.

    325 mg aspirin as a blood thinner.

    Yeah, something needs to change. I told the pharm tech at my dr's office I would like to get off drugs and go natural. I got a blank stare.
     
  15. AncientAx

    AncientAx Still hacking ....

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    150 is high ....
     
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  16. heltershelton

    heltershelton Vivamus libero Vivamus duris

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    damn...thats alot.
    its not that hard to make changes to your diet....just do it. i mean, it may be tough at first, but when you start seeing the benefits and feeling really good, it will motivate you to keep going.
     
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    Greatness
    Things are getting better
     
  18. Baelzebub

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    Livers are pretty resilient. Lord knows I abused the hell out of mine when younger and now every med I take has potential to trash it. So far so good...

    Hope this one does the trick Kel.
     
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  19. Baelzebub

    Baelzebub Dr. Stratster

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    I don't have any real BP issues normal/borderline HT, mostly depending on how much extra weight I'm carrying.

    That dizziness happened to me the other night but for the first time it didn't just peak and then recede. Was odd because I hadn't stood up or done anything..just sitting at the desk. Took my BP 67/47 which is unheard of low for me, but the meter said that was considered normal(??).

    Was back up, although lower than my average to @90/mid 60's. Still don't know what caused it.

    I just want to add that I avoided a lot of different meds....for BP & blood sugar just by dropping some weight. I always ate right but the pandemic and other stuff has me more sedentary.

    But pretty consistently over the years every time they told me my BP, Lipids, or A1c was borderline I'd drop 10-30 and all the numbers fell in line. FWIW.
     
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  20. heltershelton

    heltershelton Vivamus libero Vivamus duris

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    im going for a blood test monday to see if its messing up my kidneys.
     
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