Overmedication with cancer and other conditions

Posted by Maureen, Alumna Mentor @alpaca, Apr 17, 2018

This could possibly be on another Mayo thread but this is my home base so I’ll start (I hope) a discussion here. A lot of us with cancer are getting older and have comorbidities (new word I have acquired on this journey), so a danger is that we need a lot of medications to control not only pain but blood pressure, thyroid etc. We can be caught up in a tangle of medications all with their side-effects and possibly interactions. Do you have any tips about how to manage this?

@mgreene

Good for you, John. I admire your self-discipline. How is your cholesterol now, if you do not mind sharing.

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@stephend my last lipid panel was back in January but wasn't too bad – Cholesterol, HDL, S – 50 MG/DL, Calculated LDL – 88 MG/DL and Non HDL Cholesterol – 108 MG/DL

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@johnbishop

@stephend my last lipid panel was back in January but wasn't too bad – Cholesterol, HDL, S – 50 MG/DL, Calculated LDL – 88 MG/DL and Non HDL Cholesterol – 108 MG/DL

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Woohoo!!

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