M

M is for Medication

Lynn has just gone to refill my Nabumetone prescription. It’s a non-steroid anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), I need to take with food  (just had a lovely breakfast Lynn made), and I’m out. T3s are the other med for arthritis pain I am taking, faster than I should.

Depression
Now

The drugs for depression I’m taking now are Seroquel (quetiapine) 100 mgs at bedtime – a sedating mood stabilizer, that I’ve moved to from low-dose Resperidone which has more long-term side-effects, 80 mgs of Citalapram (a ground breaking  “new” SSRI drug back in 2000 when I started taking as part of a meds cocktail (mixed by Dr. Murray Enns, a Pyschealth poohbah, and no relation.) and Bupropion (recently reduced from 300 mgs to 200 mgs) first prescribed in 1999.

Once upon a time
Randomly, as they come out of my “hope” chest I have also been prescribed:
Parnate (10mgs) 1998, Manerix (Moclobamide, 150 mgs.)1997, Prozac (Fluxotine 20mgs) 1995,  Buspirone (10mg) 1997, Doxepin (100 mg) 1998, Trazadone (150 mg) 1998, Trimipramine (50 mg) 1999, Nortriptaline (10mg) 1999, Serzone (Nefazodone 150 mg) 1997, Parnate (tranylcypromine 10 mg)1998, Zoloft (Sertaline HCL 100 mg) 1998, and Effexor (Venlafaxine 37.5 mg) which worked for six months then “pooped out.”  I have not kept empty bottles of the meds I was prescribed when I first sought treatment in the 1980s, though Tri-cyclics were still in fashion. My favourite drug of all was Xnax, a highly addictive beautiful tranquilizer, that they started weaning me from after the first month and gradually reduced and eliminated in one year.

Digestion

Omprazole (20 mgs) for acid reflux

Plenty of Metamucil for regularity, especially needed now because of the constipating side effects of the T3s (codeine).

Skin

Betamethasone, for itches, spots, small lesions still undiagnosed.

 

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