Sunday, 2 December 2018

Medication Time

My Current Prescribed Medications
  • Rivaroxaban / Xarelto: 20mg once daily (a blood thinner, to prevent any further PE's).
  • Effexor / Venlafaxine: 150mg once daily (an anti-depressant... I nickname this one my "Happy Pill").
  • Mercaptopureine / Puri-Nethol: 100mg once daily (for my Ulcerative Colitis... I nickname this one "Metaporcupine").
  • Pantoprazole / Somac: 20mg once daily (for my Ulcerative Colitis... I nickname this one "Soma").
  • Prednisone: Occasionally, 25/mg daily, tapering off 5mg/weekly to nil (this helps reduce a flare of my Ulcerative Colitis).
  • Vitamin D supplement: 1,000 IU/day (a supplement, for my MS).
I call these six meds: "For my 'blood', 'brain', 'bum' and 'bastard' "!
  • I have a Ferinject Iron infusion about every c.3-4 months (for my Anaemia).
  • I was considering going onto monthly Tysabri infusions for my MS, but decided against it - for various reasons.
  • I'll need ongoing (c. six-monthly) MRI brain and neck scans, to check the progress of my MS (if any!) as well.
  • One walking stick (external application only...)
I was on Mesalamine / Pentasa: 500mg two tabs twice daily (for my Ulcerative Colitis), but not now - it was having negative side effects with me!

NB. I am on no medication for my MS.

Thank goodness for the PBS - there's no way I could afford these medicines otherwise!

It's all a bit of a "Balancing Act" for me, really.

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