Saturday, October 29, 2011

Juggling Medications

I've been sick in bed or on the couch (mostly bed) for the past 2 1/2 weeks.  I crashed after my nieces came to visit me.  It was so great to see them and meet my new nephew.  I am not sure if I over did it preparing and then accommodating guests or what but I haven't had a "good" day since.  When I go for a long time with no good days to break up the bad, I get down and my positivity goes out the window.  I start to feel hopeless.  The light at the end of the tunnel has gone out.  I am questioning my treatment and what my future holds.  I am wondering if I will ever recover or if doctors will ever find the "key" to what is keeping me from getting better.

I decided to be more proactive.  I've done this before.  It is so HARD to take oral meds on time and eat properly, etc. when you are sick.  When your husband is working at maximum capacity just to make ends meet.  So I am going to have my friend make me a spread sheet for my meds and supplements.  I no longer take a lot of supplements as it's too difficult and expensive.  A lot of supplements and medications must be taken on either an empty stomach, with food, away from each other, etc.  I am trying to work out a schedule to get this together.  Any suggestions anyone has would be GREATLY appreciated.  Here is what I am juggling with my oral medications:

Doxycycline (antibiotic, 2 times daily, empty stomach)
Activated charcoal (once daily, detoxifies, away from everything!)
Nystatin (anti fungal, to be taken away from all of the above, 3 times daily with meals)
Probiotic (twice daily before meals taken 2 hours away from all of the above)
Living Waters Probiotic (I take it at same time as regular probiotic)
Chlorella (3 times daily with meals can be taken with probiotic but at least 2 hours away from anti fungal & antibiotic and activated charcoal)
Corvalen (twice daily with meals, doesn't matter what it's taken with)
Vitamin C powder (mix it with the Corvalen?)
Vitamin D3 drops (once daily away from doxy)
Vitamin A (once daily, away from doxy)
Milk Thistle (up to 3 times daily)
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