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Old 06-30-2012, 02:59 PM
 
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My husband is diabetic, type 2. I'm questioning all the medications that he is taking. His endocrinologist seems to change the medications and/or the dosages every time my husband sees him. My concern is that he is always tired and his neuropathy is getting worse. He is 72.

He is presently taking, for his diabetes, janumet (50/1000 mg) 2 X a day, welchol (625 mg) 6 X a day, and acerbose (100mg), 2 X a day. He just started the acerbose this week and is having stomach issues with it. His other meds are lipitor (40mg) for cholesterol, metoprol for high blood pressure, flomax for urination issues, ativan for anxiety, omeprozole for stomach issues, and gabapentin (800 mg) 4 X a day for his neuropathy.

Of course, he needs to lose weight. That's what his endocrinologist always says...lose weight and stop eating carbs!

Does anybody else think that this is a lot of meds? Just curious. Thanks in advance for responding.
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Old 06-30-2012, 05:33 PM
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My husband is diabetic, type 2. I'm questioning all the medications that he is taking. His endocrinologist seems to change the medications and/or the dosages every time my husband sees him. My concern is that he is always tired and his neuropathy is getting worse. He is 72.

He is presently taking, for his diabetes, janumet (50/1000 mg) 2 X a day, welchol (625 mg) 6 X a day, and acerbose (100mg), 2 X a day. He just started the acerbose this week and is having stomach issues with it. His other meds are lipitor (40mg) for cholesterol, metoprol for high blood pressure, flomax for urination issues, ativan for anxiety, omeprozole for stomach issues, and gabapentin (800 mg) 4 X a day for his neuropathy.

Of course, he needs to lose weight. That's what his endocrinologist always says...lose weight and stop eating carbs!

Does anybody else think that this is a lot of meds? Just curious. Thanks in advance for responding.



Yep, that is a ton.......your hubby WILL have negative side effects.Figuring out what is what with all those med will be tough though.

A REAL low carb diet...........dump all that c**p in the garbage.
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Old 06-30-2012, 07:12 PM
 
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Doesn't sound like a lot. I take 14 pills before breakfast and I take 6 shots a day.

The thing is, unless a person knows every detail about another person, they cannot say that is too much, or too little. If you feel it is, go to a second doctor and ask him if what your husband is taking, is excessive.

Of the pills that your husband is taking, I can only talk about a few of them. The Omeprazol for stumach issues is no more than an antacid type of pill. I take the max allowed. Same with Gabapentin, unless a person knows to what degree the neuraupathy is bothering your husband, they shouldn't guess or throw a dart and say it's wrong. I take 2700 mg a day. Nine, 300 mg capsules. I also take Ativan, as needed. 14 pills will sometimes last me a month and a half, other times it will last me 14 days, depending on how I feel.

We can answer if they are valid or not, as to do others take some of them. But there is no way that we can answer the question of "Are they too many?" We don't know your husbands exact conditions and we are not doctors.

Your husband needs to cut down on carbs. The way I look at it, you have to have some or your quality of life isn't there. hahaha Normal people have approx 200 on average. I try to limit my carbs to 100 or less per day.

If it helps, some time ago I uploaded an excel file that I've put together with a list of foods and how many carbs each one has. You can find it here. Carbohydrates, please read
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