How many pills a day is too many?

(21 Posts)
Pinkballoon20 Fri 26-Jun-20 10:28:21

So my daily pills consist of

X1 hayfever tab
X1 Gastro tab (for acid reflux)
X1 Sertraline (for obvz reasons)
X1 Vitamin D tab

Im also due to start my contraceptive pill again so that will be 5 bloomin tabs a day?!

I take all in morn apart from sertraline which is at night and i honestly feel like im overdosing.

How many tabs does everyone take?xxx

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AntiHop Fri 26-Jun-20 10:34:09

There's no such thing as too many! I take antihistamines, thyroid tablets, a nasal spray, asthma inhaler, movicol sachet plus 4 vitamins (d, b, magnesium and folic acid).

AntiHop Fri 26-Jun-20 10:34:52

To balance things out, my dp takes zero.

GracieLane Fri 26-Jun-20 11:02:26

I take more than 5 tablets a day just in vitamins. Not including them...

Gastro tablets
& Secondary sleep medication when needed

Also painkillers when needed (I have 4 different options for migraines alone), various other tablets for my digestion as needed (loperamide, buscopan/semiticone, peppermint oil, lactulose, laxatives). I also use deep heat/tiger balm/ deep freeze, hot patches, cold patches, migraine gel and patches, TENS, diclofenic gel, tranexamic acid.

I have been on more in the past

Azerothi Fri 26-Jun-20 11:06:16

I take 27 a day, no vitamins or other supplements though, plus I have overnight liquid feeds which contains medication of some sort.

Bagelsandbrie Fri 26-Jun-20 11:06:49

Some people take absolutely tons! If you need them you need them!

I take steroids for Addison’s disease (3 a day), antihistamine, long term antibiotics for kidney issues, iron tablet for anaemia, mini pill, Utrogestan and oestrogel (HRT), 2X inhalers for asthma.....!! Etc etc etc.

IndieRo Fri 26-Jun-20 11:19:19

I take folic Acid, vitamin C, zinc and a magnesium, calcium and vitamin D supplement. I take cetrine allergy when hay-fever is bad. I also take cycoklapron for the first three days of my period, 18 tablets over those 3 days.


Marylou62 Fri 26-Jun-20 11:21:10

As PP above say..There is no limit..if you need them you need them..
Me: Medication for Thyroid problems, blood clots, migraines, muscle problems and nerve damage.(probably all for the rest of my life).I also take the usual vitamins etc.
A 'friend' accused me of being a prescription drug addict..I told her I wish I'd been as lucky as her with her health..which ones shall I stop taking? (She's no longer a friend..she dumped me for basically being ill)
At the height of my illness chuck in the antibiotics, the anti depressants, the daily injections, the ..etc..etc.
I don't care what I need to take..They keep me well, functioning and in some cases alive!

MissSmiley Fri 26-Jun-20 11:21:47

You could take the vitamin D as an oral spray if you want to BetterYou

bluemolly Fri 26-Jun-20 11:27:47

I take 9 pills a day. The Pill and medication for several long term conditions.

One of mine has to be timed very carefully so I only take it on an empty stomach but I’ve got into the swing of that now.

One thing that helps is I have a medication organiser - I put all my pills in once a week so they are all ready and I don’t have to think too much about it on a daily basis. I got mine from Amazon - just search for pill container and you’ll get lots of options. Mine has morning and evening sections. I have a third dose of one med so I just keep a sheet of that one handy as well,

bluemolly Fri 26-Jun-20 11:28:28

Actually it’s 10, I miscounted!

Sirzy Fri 26-Jun-20 11:31:02

My 10 year old is currently on at least 15 different meds a day.

madcatladyforever Fri 26-Jun-20 11:32:30

Some of my elderly patients take 50 pills a day.

jomaIone Fri 26-Jun-20 11:46:30

You're only overdosing of your taking too many of 1 tablet. If you need them, take them.

milkshake20 Fri 26-Jun-20 11:52:05

Seven currently sad

1 x pregnancy multi vit
3 x sertraline
1 x metformin
2 x metformin in the evening

GracieLane Fri 26-Jun-20 11:54:43

I would love to take none, but with my health I could need many more so I'm happy to take what I need to to not get worse. I think healthy people really don't understand. I've had people say to me "why do you need a whole cupboard just for your medication?" Because it fills a whole cupboard 🤷🏻‍♀️

katmarie Fri 26-Jun-20 12:01:20

I take 1 multivitamin, 1 biotin, 1 vit D, 2 sertraline 1 antihistamine as a minimum. Also sometimes painkillers if needed. Take what you need, as long as it helps.

labazsisgoingmad Fri 26-Jun-20 13:33:28

i take 14 a day including a vit D my GP prescribed as my levels were very low

Pinkballoon20 Fri 26-Jun-20 14:19:41

Ok that makes me feel a bit better then :-) thanks everyone xx

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Violetroselily Fri 26-Jun-20 20:49:45

2x levothyroxine (my PCT doesn't do my dosage in one tablet apparently)
1x sertraline
1x vitamin D
1x vitamin B12
1x folate

nocoolnamesleft Fri 26-Jun-20 21:09:25

The pharmacy has stopped giving me my monthly prescription meds in those paper bags. Because it won't all fit. They have to use a carrier bag.

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