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10-16-2010, 12:26 PM   #1
daisy8599
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Back on Pentasa....

The GI put me back on Pentasa. For the next 2 weeks I getta take 2 500mg pills 2x a day then its up to 2 500mg pills 4x a day when I was first diagnosed he put me on Pentasa and it seemed to help out a lot, but why do the pills have to be sooooo big!?
So now my daily med intake is Prednisone, Percocit, Pentasa and Rantidine. I am thankful its not more, I know there are others who take a lot more than that!
I wonder if I will ever get used to all the meds??

Oh off subject, well sorta, where do I go to input the meds and diagnosis? I see others have that info there... is this just the signature?
10-16-2010, 12:32 PM   #2
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Yes, it's on the signiture (go to user cp). And yes, those Pentasa pills are bloody huge. I physically can't swallow them any more. So I put one in my mouth, take a swig of water and wait for them to start dissolving before swallowing.
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10-16-2010, 12:47 PM   #3
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Thank you Rebecca85 )
10-16-2010, 03:16 PM   #4
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I wonder if there's a limit to how big a pill can be lol
Don't get used to all the meds especially prednisone.
I believe that's a jack russell terrier rebecca, I have one too almost 12:-)
10-16-2010, 03:47 PM   #5
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Yes it's my puppy (well not a puppy for much longer, he's almost two now). Tell me, do they ever chill out and stop being such little terrors?
10-16-2010, 03:49 PM   #6
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Ooh just remembered a silly joke off Futurama.

The professor has invented a pill that lets you go underwater with no ill effects. So he holds it up and it's nearly as big as his hands. Fry says 'I can't swallow that!' So the professor says 'In that case, good news! It's a suppository.'
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