12-10-2008, 07:23 AM   #1
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Musical Pentasa

Does anybody else shake their pentasa like a maraca before they take it??
Umm.. I don't, I was just wondering if you do.
(yeah right)
12-10-2008, 08:10 AM   #2
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They are about the size of maracas, aren't they?!!! I was so glad to get off of Pentasa...

12-10-2008, 08:29 AM   #3
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LOL!!! Um............I don't shake them either...........

OK, so I do! And so do my kids when I take them at supper time. I can hear the little beads shaking around as I swallow them as well. Now THAT'S strange!

I will join you in your little maracca band and I will do so proudly!!!

So you're a music teacher? I went to college for 2 years to become a music teacher, but the music theory was too hard for me and I couldn't get it. I then became a medical assistant and later an EMT. AFter all my autoimmune issues surfaced earlier this year, I had to stop being an EMT as well.
Current Diagnoses: Asthma (Can't remember), Hashimoto's (June 07), Psoriasis (March 08), Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease (Jan. 08), Fibromyalgia (Jan. 08), Crohn's (Dec. 08), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (June 12)

Current Medications: Levothyroxin, Lyrica, Advair, Cimzia, Zyrtec, and Prevacid. Back on Pentassa 12/04/12.
12-10-2008, 10:37 AM   #4
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My Entocort pills are like little maracas too! I do shake my pills sometimes...like the comedian Ben Morrison said you gotta have fun with it somehow.
Currently on: Colazal, Prilosec, multi-vitamin, probiotics, total EFA's, glucosamine.

Previous meds: Sulfasalazine, Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Entocort.

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12-10-2008, 03:42 PM   #5
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I have been taken pentasa for years.2x4 daily.
Dont really understand why tho but my GI says I have to take them.

They too get stuck in my throat daily...Yuck

12-10-2008, 04:48 PM   #6
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my nephew shakes all of my pill bottles, but the pentasa bottle is his favorite - i guess cos it's the biggest. you're not alone!
12-10-2008, 06:57 PM   #7
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i shake bottles of pills, hoping that they will break and become smaller.

or disappear entirely.

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