| | Getting off of Medication
I've been on medication for GERD/Acid Refulx for about 4 years ago, since I was 13. I take Reglan, Prilosec and Zofran. The medicines work wonders for me, and I only take the zofran when I need it. I have cut back dramatically on my medication, two years ago I was taking 4 reglan and 3 prilosec a day. Now I'm working well with 1 1/2 reglan and 1 prilosec a day. The reasons I had to cut down btw is because of the side effects. Relgan made me very depressed and tired and prilosec gives me leg pains. Anyway you'd be amazed at how much happier and less tired I am with my small dose, the leg and knee pain I just deal with. The doctor diagnosed it as such btw after horrible, prolonged knee pain.
Anyway I was wondering, will I ever be able to totaly get off my medication? I'm 17, I am labled with "acid reflux" but the problem moreso is that bial backs up into my stomach and makes me very sick without my medication. My goal in life is to become a mother, I hope to have some kids in the next 10 years. Yet I worry about pregnancy. I mean, I get very sick without my meds yet I can't take meds while I'm pregnant. I won't be able to work, I'll be horribly sick for 9 months. I just want to know, has anyone with a similar sitiation ever gottan completley off their meds? I don't want to be on medication forever. I've, as I've said, over the years become less dependent on them. I just wonder if I'll ever be able to get off them.
I know I'm only 17 but this is a serious concern for me and my future. I love kids, I'm going to start college next year in the Early Childhood Education program, and it just makes me so worried that I may not be able to have any kids someday because I can't get off my medication, which would be dangerous to take during pregnancy.
:: phew :: I feel sort of stupid asking this, but I've been meaning to ask for a long time, feels good to finally get it out.
[This message has been edited by Broadwaygirl03 (edited 09-30-2002).]
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