I am a little worried as I am scheduled for a tonsillectomy on Tuesday and I have quite a few oral meds and supplements (I've finally made it down to only two IV meds ). How in the world am I supposed to take them?
I admit it took me awhile before I realized I probably won't be able to swallow my pills, but I've had a lot going on and now I'm stressing about the logistics of this whole thing. I have a hard enough time swallowing my pills now.
The oral meds (well, at least the pills) I am currently on are: Flagyl Ketek Septra Diflucan (to try to keep Thrush under control - OTC treatments don't cut it)
The supplements are: Artemisinin Omega 3s Quercetin/Bromelain Complex Alpha Lipoic Acid Centrum Pancreatin (which really helps me with Celiac Disease symptoms) B-Complex COQ10 Caltrate Fibroplex (helps with general tenderness) Vitamin E (which can be opened and mixed with juice). Probiotics (which can be opened and dumped in to juice)
The other meds I am on I can live without - most of them treat my neuropathies, one helps with Narcolepsy, and the another helps with my malfunctioning reticulocytes. It's not optimal to skip these things, but if it means not inflicting pain upon myself I'm alright with that.
Anyone have any suggestions for how to handle this whole situation? I've googled some of the drugs to see if they're available in IV form, but I got tired of weeding through the veterinary pages.
I have this strange feeling that I should add some sort of disclaimer to this post (I usually try to avoid speaking about the specfics of my treatment)...
This treatment took a couple years to figure out and build up to. It works for me, and what works for one person may not work for another. I am under the care of two LLMDs who monitor my blood frequently. Though I am doing really well on the regimen I am on, at this point, I would most definitely not suggest anyone else go down the same road I am traveling down - keep in mind, I require a good deal of strong drugs to prevent a recurrence of Lyme Meningitis and Encephalitis. I am also allergic to most of the traditional medications used to treat Lyme/Babs/Bart....
-------------------- Sometimes when I say �Oh, I�m fine� I want someone to look me in the eyes & say �tell the truth�
I had my tonsils out a few years ago, and I won't lie, it hurt like heck. But as I recall, I did manage to take my most needed meds.
If you can tolerate it, try drinking some ice water first, and then take the pills as quick as you can with more ice water. Not fun, but doable for me. Though I don't have trouble taking pills generally (as I know some do).
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