Now that I have your attention.....
We have been talking about the number of drugs we take presently and what our future drug list MIGHT look like...
I am presently taking:
Norvasc 10mg 1xdaily for High Blood Pressure
Hyzaar 100-25 1xdaily for High Blood Pressure
Zocor 20mg 1xdaily for High Cholesterol
Levothyroxine 150mcg 1xdaily for an under-active thyroid
Metformin 500mg 2xdaily (1 in AM and 2 in PM) for Diabetes
Januvia 100mg 1xdaily for Diabetes
Lovaza 1gr 1xdaily for High Cholesterol (this is a prescription fish oil)
Celebrex 200mg 1xdaily for Arthritis
Ultram ER 100mg 1xdaily for Arthritis
Darvocet 100-650 as needed for Knee Pain
Doxycycline 50mg 1 every other day for Map-Dot-Fingerprint Dystrophy (eye condition)
Amerge 2.5mg as needed for Migraines
Assorted Tylenol, Aleve, Ibuprofen for general aches and pains -- several daily
Multi-vitamin (when I remember it) 1 daily
I take a butt-load of crap, but Tom takes more (and will be posted later). I expect to lose/reduce the Metformin, Januvia, Celebrex, Zocor, Norvasc, Hyzaar, Darvocet, Amerge, Doxycycline, assorted over-the-counter pain meds.
I will need to take for the rest of my life Centrum Silver chewable, a Calcium Citrate chewable, B-12, Actigal (to prevent gall stones).
I need to remove all carbonated, caffeinated, sugary (already done) beverages from my life. I will need to drink 48-64 ounces of liquid daily to maintain good hydration. I will need to consume 60-80 grams of protein daily in 5-6 small (less than a third of a cup) meals without liquid immediately before, during and immediately after. All meats, when reintroduced to my diet, will need to be extremely lean & finely chopped and chewed FOREVER before swallowing.
I look forward to the loss of the medications. I am mourning the loss of my beloved Diet Mountain Dew for my morning drives to work....but consider it a small price to pay for the new and improved ME!