Y’all, I’m taking 44 pills per day right now. It will reduce to 37 after a month, and then to 32 after two months. Then I don’t know what’s going to happen.
Here’s the list, along with what it’s prescribed/recommended for (and there are a couple I still need to get, because I ran out/haven’t had a chance to get them, yet):
- ATP fuel (supposed to help my mitochondria, chronic fatigue): 10 per day for 2 months, then 5 per day thereafter
- Lisinopril (blood pressure): 1 per day
- Clonazepam (anxiety): 2 per day
- Valium (post-surgery, to relax the muscles and keep them from pulling on the scar tissue): 4 per day until Autumn
- Cytomel (thyroid): 3 per day
- Nystatin (anti-fungal for systemic candida): 6 per day for four weeks
- Nizoral (anti-fungal, stronger, for systemic candida): 1 per day for 2 weeks
- Temazepam (restless legs): 1 per day
- Rx Anaprox (joint pain): 2 per day
- Rx Motrin (muscle pain): 2 per day
- D3 (deficiency): 1 per day
- Potassium (leg cramps): 1 per day
- Diphenhydramine (sleeplessness, allergies): 4 per day
- Melatonin (sleeplessness): 2 per day
- Zyrtec (allergies): 1 per day
- Milk Thistle (liver supplement): 2 per day
- Ogestrel (birth control, regulate cycle, etc.): 1 per day
And, of course, when I start my period week after next, I will be on Lortab, and will take 4 of those per day for 2 or 3 days, then one per day until the cramps go away, but those are PRN (as-needed), so I’m not really counting them, lest I get depressed.
I still have to get an adrenal booster, as well, and I’m not sure how many of those I have to take per day, but I’m betting it’s 3, because supplements like that overload you at the beginning and then pull back (like the ATP fuel).
44 pills. I have to set alarms on my cell phone to remind me to take them, and the ATP fuel makes my stomach hurt, so I have to eat with it, which just stinks.
Most of the doses are low on the things that could impair motor function and whatnot, thank goodness.
After looking at the list, written out, I’m just amazed that my liver is in good shape. Now I want to see what my kidneys looks like.