Take 200 and Call Me in Morning

The last week and a half I have been in pretty bad sorts.  I can tell it is time for another round of meds.  I wake up most mornings wishing everything I had to do for the day could be done in my mind. Well actually that would be great even when I am feeling good.  Telekinetic house cleaning, bill paying, errand running, dinner cooking, grocery shopping.  Then teleport what ever I needed directly to me.  HECK YA! My hands don’t work, my knees are swollen and my shoulders! Oh my freaking shoulders. Rock tumbling time.  You would think that I have the smoothest shiniest shoulder joints. Nice beautiful Diamonds in there.

Now I am a fighter and I won’t just stay laying down (in bed). I have people to do, places to see, things to go!  No that’s not right, heehee. I have people to see, places to go, things lots of things to do before I rest!  I have called my Drs 3x to let them know that its been almost 5 months since my infusion and my body is worn out. Finally I spoke to them and my auth is still pending.  Fingers crossed it gets done for the next round. I was asked by one of you sweet people what I do and take to get through.  I have tried to live a healthful life.  Yes I still eat some junk and my sweets and oh the salty goodness.  I am in enough pain aren’t I? And I tried my best to stay fit. Exercise when I can endure it and turn even brushing my teach into a squat challenge. (Oh my! Haha this is what that one sentence looked like before I reread it — Yes I still eat some hunk and my sweety and oh the salty goodness. WTH! TMI right? Bahaha)

So I have this handy dandy pill organizer that I fill every Sunday.  I fill it from my mini pharmacy in my closet. Everything is to make my decease and ailments more tolerable. Sheesh. So here is my list of RA/Lupus poppers.

Methrotrexate 2.5 mg – 4 once a week (I usually take them on Saturday night before I go to bed. It should be 7 but I can’t tolerate that many quite yet) Methotrexate is is a chemotherapy drug used to relieve joint pain and other symptoms.

Folic Acid 1 mg – 1 per day on days I don’t take methotrexate. It helps with the side effects caused by methotrexate

Predinisone 5 mg – 1.5 per day – it is a corticosteroid and used as an anti-inflammatory (I usually only take it when I am really inflamed or a serious flare because of the side effects.)

Plaquenil 200 mg – 1 per day – used as anti-malarial drug but also for lupus and RA

Omeprazole/Prilosec 20 mg – 1 per day –  is used to treat certain esophagus and stomach problems (such as ulcers, heartburn and acid reflux caused by some of the other meds listed above)

acetaminophen-Codeine No.3 30 mg – as needed – Pain reliever (I have only taken it about 5 times in the last year cause I really don’t like pain pills or the way they make me feel.)

ALSO for my thyroid

Levothyroxine 175 mg – 1 per day – used to treat an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism)

Supplements/Vitamins – **

Vitamin D – 1000

Prenatal Vitamin – NO I am NOT preggers.  My Dr prescribes it to me for the multi and for the dosage of Iron which I am needing.

Calcium – 500 mg – Daily helps with keeping my bones strong

Turmeric – 300mg and Bromelain – 150 mg – Daily for a natural way to that might help to reduce inflammation {bromelain is found naturally in pineapple}

Flax Seed Oil(Omega 3) – 1000 mg Every other day

Ginger Rhizone Extract – 125 mg – Daily can help with RA symptoms and stomach issues. Does it? I don’t know but its pretty safe so why not! Just be careful if you take it cause it can cause a little gas and heartburn.

Thanks and I hope this helps you get a better understanding of what a typical day looks like for me.

**This is my own personal list of medications and vitamins I take and should not be a basis for what should or should not be taken by any other person. YOU SHOULD ALWAYS SPEAK WITH A HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL BEFORE TAKING ANY DIETARY, NUTRITIONAL, HERBAL OR HOMEOPATHIC SUPPLEMENT

Sign Of the Day

Today is Corn Chip Day (Honey BBQ Fritos Twists yes please)

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