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Medication and weight

Posted by @techi, Aug 23, 2017

I was a person who was always motoviated to do something. I loved walking, aerobics and other activities. Then when l began getting sick and taking so many meds it turned around. I would ask my doctor if some pills was causing me to gain weight. He will tell me no, but if you gain a little you still must take it and walk more, drink more water and eat better. Well l knew all that. Then was l was admitted in the hospital l came out and l lost 25lbs. That always happens you lose weight in the hospital. But l came out with taking more meds. I was down 3 sizes and l went to get some new clothes. Well l guess l should have waited. Now l went back up 2 sizes. And l have a nuwave and l just got an air fryer. But l really haven’t fried food for 10yrs. And yesterday was the first day l ate fries from McDonalds in more than 8-9yrs. I try to exercise in the week but l can go to the gym. Its fun when you can exercise and talk to people you don’t know. Last week l went to the doctor to get approval to drive again, l asked him how long has it been since l drove. He looked at me and he said l think its been 2-3yrs. Well it really hasn’t been that long but it hasn’t been consistently for 2-3yrs. But it all takes time and the small steps are just as well as the big steps. I use to think you had to walk 15min five times a day. But if its only 2-3 times a week its an accomplishment. So now l eat differently, does my husband like it “no”. But he doesn’t want to cook so guess what l win. So my aim is to lose the weight and get off the pills because it can all be done.

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@techi,

I apologize for the lack of response to this post. If you don’t mind sharing, what sort of medications are you on or did you start something particular that you experienced this weight gain? It may help members associate or share similar experiences.

Justin l been taking omeprazole that a generic name medicine for heartburn for along time because l can’t take high blood pressure meds with water pills. Last week l was calling the pharmacy to refill my medicine as usual but for some reason l had the corporate number. I know it was the Lord. So they said there has been a recall on a medicine but they didn’t say the name just to check with your local pharmacy and they will give you all the information and of course it was there pharmacy so l called the pharmacy because l wanted to know the name and l didn’t know if they were telling me because l was taking the med or if this w as a general warning. So when l called the pharmacy they said there wasn’t any new recalls on any medicine but that he would check. He came back and said there wasn’t any for me not to worry it wasn’t any of my meds
And l am very cautious about meds because I’m allergic to so many. Any way l called corporate again l just wanted to make sure l heard the right thing that their was a new recall. I went to the pharmacy to pickup my meds but still not knowing the name of the medicine but l told my husband to ask the clerk again she said the same. This week l found out the medicine l got a refill and was taking was the medicine they were recalling. It was the manufacturer recalling it not the FAD. So they are being sued. And the pharmacy should be too.

I meant FDA.

@techi

Justin l been taking omeprazole that a generic name medicine for heartburn for along time because l can’t take high blood pressure meds with water pills. Last week l was calling the pharmacy to refill my medicine as usual but for some reason l had the corporate number. I know it was the Lord. So they said there has been a recall on a medicine but they didn’t say the name just to check with your local pharmacy and they will give you all the information and of course it was there pharmacy so l called the pharmacy because l wanted to know the name and l didn’t know if they were telling me because l was taking the med or if this w as a general warning. So when l called the pharmacy they said there wasn’t any new recalls on any medicine but that he would check. He came back and said there wasn’t any for me not to worry it wasn’t any of my meds
And l am very cautious about meds because I’m allergic to so many. Any way l called corporate again l just wanted to make sure l heard the right thing that their was a new recall. I went to the pharmacy to pickup my meds but still not knowing the name of the medicine but l told my husband to ask the clerk again she said the same. This week l found out the medicine l got a refill and was taking was the medicine they were recalling. It was the manufacturer recalling it not the FAD. So they are being sued. And the pharmacy should be too.

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@techi, was it the omeprazole that you were prescribed that was recalled? I also take omeprazole for heartburn issues (I pay for it if I miss even a day). I just use the generic brand from Target though.

I have some strong feelings on this subject in that my goal is to get off as many meds as possible. Seems like just about every ailment I have had, stomach, joint, blood pressure, requiring medication, are weight related, so why not lose the weight and get off the meds. I know, easier said than done. But, did manage to get off blood pressure meds, and switched over to a topical for knee pain so don’t have to take Advil for which I developed stomach lesions. Word of warning though, because I had pain from stomach lesions and didn’t take Advil, missed the pain of a ruptured appendix and almost bought the farm. Anyway, I try to follow the main formula of lower calories in, more calories out irrespective of meds and don’t watch the scale. Works most months. It’s just too hard to control all the variables.

@cathigriffioen

I have some strong feelings on this subject in that my goal is to get off as many meds as possible. Seems like just about every ailment I have had, stomach, joint, blood pressure, requiring medication, are weight related, so why not lose the weight and get off the meds. I know, easier said than done. But, did manage to get off blood pressure meds, and switched over to a topical for knee pain so don’t have to take Advil for which I developed stomach lesions. Word of warning though, because I had pain from stomach lesions and didn’t take Advil, missed the pain of a ruptured appendix and almost bought the farm. Anyway, I try to follow the main formula of lower calories in, more calories out irrespective of meds and don’t watch the scale. Works most months. It’s just too hard to control all the variables.

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Great word of advice. Back in the older day we use home remedies and that seemed to work before all these different meds and these are for some people and others need medication but for me l was diagnosed with extra veins in my liver . When l told the doctor how did that come about, l never had that before because if l did l am sure another doctor l am sure would have said something. He checked me for hepatitis C because now they are telling baby boomers to get checked for that so he did a biopsy to make sure l didn’t have that or cirrhosis of the liver, l didn’t have that either. Then he told me it was the medicines l was taking and l believe it from the drugs with acetaminophen because they are warning people of that also. So it might not be true but l really think it is. So now l am allergic to all of those meds but if l wasn’t l know l wouldn’t use them anymore. Then l had to have 5 stunts on the extra veins and my family told me they said it was an experience here where l live. If l remember hearing that l sure wouldn’t have it done here. When you hear something is with your liver everything else you hear goes blank especially it did for me. I was going to go to John Hopkins because my doctor was asking his colleagues what to do and it took to long for me. But he finally came back with an answer and it was to put the stunts on the extra vein. It was suppose to be only one but turned out to be five. So now l have been going to the Mayo Clinic and they are looking st the stunts because they think they did it wrong so that’s why l have been searching about how l can get off these meds. My mother is 93yrs old and l take more meds than she does. And she’s in good health because she ate right, exercised and the only y med she had was high blood pressure meds. And l remember when growing up she used home remedies because you couldn’t afford to go to doctors back then. And when you saw a doctor it wasn’t here take a pill. So growing up l only had hay fever and you might get allergy meds but for sore throat, headache and some other simple things it was homemade remedies. Other diseases you may use meds but it was mostly exercise, rest, and healthy eating. The foods we eat today isn’t always inspected and some countries we get our foods from doesn’t even have to be inspected and if it is it not the same standards as the US. One day l went to the store and saw some meat that was spoiled l told the young lady and she left it right there. So l am trying to eat better, sleep more, lose weight and hopefully I can get off the medication and save money and get healthy again

@techi

Justin l been taking omeprazole that a generic name medicine for heartburn for along time because l can’t take high blood pressure meds with water pills. Last week l was calling the pharmacy to refill my medicine as usual but for some reason l had the corporate number. I know it was the Lord. So they said there has been a recall on a medicine but they didn’t say the name just to check with your local pharmacy and they will give you all the information and of course it was there pharmacy so l called the pharmacy because l wanted to know the name and l didn’t know if they were telling me because l was taking the med or if this w as a general warning. So when l called the pharmacy they said there wasn’t any new recalls on any medicine but that he would check. He came back and said there wasn’t any for me not to worry it wasn’t any of my meds
And l am very cautious about meds because I’m allergic to so many. Any way l called corporate again l just wanted to make sure l heard the right thing that their was a new recall. I went to the pharmacy to pickup my meds but still not knowing the name of the medicine but l told my husband to ask the clerk again she said the same. This week l found out the medicine l got a refill and was taking was the medicine they were recalling. It was the manufacturer recalling it not the FAD. So they are being sued. And the pharmacy should be too.

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Yes it is omeprazole so l told my doctor so it’s not accidently refilled. I had that happen to me before and thank God l saw it because the pharmacy didn’t even catch it.

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