I take lots of medications. I have a Undifferentiated Connective Tissue, and I take 40 mg of Celexa a day. It is for pain management. It has put on about 20-30 lbs of weight. I am not sure if it was the Celexa, but right after I started taking it, I gained weight right away. I usually am in the 120's and now I am 168lb's. I also take 20 mg of Oxycontin qid, and Dilaudid 4mg (only 15 pills a month max to be used sparingly for severe pain). I am very concerned about my weight. I do only light exercise such as stretching and light weight bearing exercising, because seizures are triggered if I get my heart rate up, or if I get over heated. I just found out that I have had a heart attack at some point recently. The heart attack was within the last few months. I am scheduled for a stress test. I have severe pain from bone disease, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory eye disease (uveitis, optic neuritis, retinal vasculitis), I also have chronic pain syndrome, and epilepsy, renal tubular acidosis, Fanconi syndrome, Lupus, uveitis, antiphospholipid syndrome, Hoshimoto's and more. I just found out about Hoshimotos thyroiditis. I am a Registered Nurse BTW, so you can use some medical terms in explaining things. I know why I am on all of my meds.
My other med's are:Keppra XR 1500 mg BID, Keppra XR 500mg BID, Keppra 500mg HS, Topamax 200mg BID, Os-Cal-D 500 500mg/200IU BID, Phosphorus TID, Zantac 150mg pm, Ambiem 10 mg hs, Iron 50mg TID, Plavix 75mg hs, Sodium Bicarbonate 6-650mg tabs QID, Calcitriol am, Trazodone 50 mg hs (combined with Ambien to help prevent difficult seizures), Plaquinil 200mg BID (about to be d/c due to eye prob), Levothyroxine 25 mcg, Vitamin D3 2000 IU/day I read a book called, "Drug Muggers" by Suzzy Cohen. Some of the supplements that I am on are to support the depletion that is caused by the medications that I am on.
PRN Medications: Myralax for constipation, Multivitamin am, Vitamin B2, Magnesium complex 1000 mg., Folic Acid am, Valium 5 mg prn for seizure breakthrough, Diflocinac cream for severe arthritis pain, Zofran 4 mg for nausea,