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Old 10-15-2008, 10:11 AM   #1
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do you feel / can you tell when its about time to take your meds?

i take my meds every night around 9 pm. i take the following:

lamictal
lexapro
trazadone
xanax

anyway, right around 730 or 8 every night i start to feel weird. i feel "off" and strong urge to take a shower (feel dirty all of a sudden?) and i swear that my vision may even get a little weird.

i know this is crazy and off the wall - but i dont know what it could be. i feel fine the rest of the time. i have also been on these meds since august.

any ideas?

 
Old 10-15-2008, 07:43 PM   #2
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Re: do you feel / can you tell when its about time to take your meds?

Yes, I know the difference beween when I need meds. For me, it's in the morning (I take Wellbutrin and Lamictal then), and until they click in, I am not very good. Once they're acting, I am sooo much better.

It's good your body is giving you signals that you need the meds. How about taking them a bit earlier, when you start to feel weird?

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Old 10-15-2008, 09:13 PM   #3
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Re: do you feel / can you tell when its about time to take your meds?

Wolf,

First of all, just an FYI the Lamictal can mess with your eyesight, so you may need to go get it checked now that you've been on lamictal for a bit. Are your eyes blurry and double vision sometimes?

Anyways as far as meds go, between psych meds, Chronic Pain meds, Migraine meds, Vitamins and Minerals for BP, and a few others for gen. med conditions...totalling 23 and one patch a day...I literally have to write mine down in a book at which times of the day I have to take which ones, otherwise I can't keep track. I have five times of the day when I have to take some type of med. So I guess my body never gets to the point where I feel like I need anything because of all the darn meds! LOL

What you might think about doing is taking your meds a bit earlier to combat the wierd uncomfortable feelings.

 
Old 10-16-2008, 04:35 AM   #4
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Re: do you feel / can you tell when its about time to take your meds?

thank you seaturtle!
i will try that.

 
Old 10-17-2008, 04:52 AM   #5
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Re: do you feel / can you tell when its about time to take your meds?

wow kmit! i would have to keep a log of med time too with all that. i already feel like a walking pharmacy

i do get the blurred vision and a sort of double vision. i sometimes describe like the movie The Ring, when the cinematography / effects were all jumpy - sketchy like. please forgive me, i am truly awful at describing things - lol.

i will ask my pdoc about the vision. thank you so much for the tips!

 
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