- Phenergan for nausea. I take it for the nausea that accompanies migraine.
- Imitrex. I take for migraine pain. It works about 30% of the time.
- Celexa. This is for depression/anxiety/panic/OCD. It works as long as I practice my cognitive therapy.
- Buspar. Also for anxiety, but I don't know if it really does anything.
- Xanax. A rescue tranquilizer for a breakthrough panic or anxiety attack. Wonder drug.
- Advair inhaler. I don't have asthma, but I have what's known as a reactive airway. Not as dangerous, but still scary and uncomfortable. Now that I take stuff for it, it is better.
- Albuterol. See above re: reactive airway. Rescue inhaler.
- Allegra. Terrible allergies. Molds, grass, trees, pets (can't get rid of my babies so tough shit).
- Flonase. This is a nasal steroid to help with the chronic inflammation in my nose.
- Ambien. Obvious. I used to never have trouble sleeping, but since the panic disorder my brain won't shut off. That's probably attributed more to the OCD. We tend to ruminate.
- Lopressor. Persistent tachycardia and hypertension. Lay mans terms: my heart constantly beats to fast and I have high blood pressure. Problem with the Lopressor is it's a beta blocker and the Albuterol is a beta-agonist. Beta blockers aren't helpful for those with airway issues.
- Cardizem CD: This is a calcium channel blocker for my heart and blood pressure. So I'm actually weaning off the lopressor and will just be on the cardizem.
So at a young 36 , I'm on a myriad of meds. I was the youngest person at the cardiologist's office the other day. I really need to get serious regarding some lifestyle changes STAT.
I want to be around a while. I want to be healthy and strong. Right now I'm at a dangerous weight and my stamina is short at best. The problem is I get so impatient and want the changes I make to be reflected immediately.
It's late and believe it or not, the Ambien kicked in.