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auntieCtheM

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Re: to stop medication gradually or suddenly?
« Reply #30 on: 25 Aug 2013 10:42PM »
Do you know I hate soluble pills.  I feel that it just elongates the agony of having to take something that tastes horrid.  I'd much rather take a pill that is swallowable in one go and then it is gone.

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Re: to stop medication gradually or suddenly?
« Reply #31 on: 25 Aug 2013 11:30PM »
I sometimes take my piridostigmine crushed and mixed in a bowl of icecream as swallowing is often difficult..


Prednisolone however tastes vile no matter what you do.
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Re: to stop medication gradually or suddenly?
« Reply #32 on: 26 Aug 2013 01:38AM »
If the pill was soluble you could dissolve it in a glass of water and drink half the glass.

Which half?   >whistle<

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Re: to stop medication gradually or suddenly?
« Reply #33 on: 26 Aug 2013 07:47PM »
The bottom half??

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Re: to stop medication gradually or suddenly?
« Reply #34 on: 26 Aug 2013 08:07PM »
I bought one of those pill cutters from Superdrug when Ebbie's tablets needed splitting and I forgot to ask the Vet Nurse to do it for me.

It may have been the tablets or it may have been the pill cutter because all it did was make a mush of the tablets instead of cutting them properly.

The Vet's surgery must have a proper professional cutter as the tablets split by them are always done really well.

I miss Ebbie so much.  >crying<

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Re: to stop medication gradually or suddenly?
« Reply #35 on: 26 Aug 2013 08:45PM »
Yvette  >hugs<  >dove<

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« Reply #36 on: 26 Aug 2013 08:54PM »
Oh, right.  I'll nip along to the vets next time.   >lol<

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Re: to stop medication gradually or suddenly?
« Reply #37 on: 26 Aug 2013 08:55PM »
I bought one of those pill cutters from Superdrug when Ebbie's tablets needed splitting and I forgot to ask the Vet Nurse to do it for me.

It may have been the tablets or it may have been the pill cutter because all it did was make a mush of the tablets instead of cutting them properly.

The Vet's surgery must have a proper professional cutter as the tablets split by them are always done really well.

I miss Ebbie so much.  >crying<

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Re: to stop medication gradually or suddenly?
« Reply #38 on: 27 Aug 2013 09:32AM »
If the pill was soluble you could dissolve it in a glass of water and drink half the glass.

Which half?   >whistle<
The right half, then what's left is the left half...  ;-) >biggrin<

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« Reply #39 on: 27 Aug 2013 09:33AM »
I miss Ebbie so much.  >crying<

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Re: to stop medication gradually or suddenly?
« Reply #40 on: 27 Aug 2013 10:24AM »
If the pill was soluble you could dissolve it in a glass of water and drink half the glass.

Which half?   >whistle<
The right half, then what's left is the left half...  ;-) >biggrin<

Surely in the case of antidepressants, you should drink until the glass is half full?

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Re: to stop medication gradually or suddenly?
« Reply #41 on: 27 Aug 2013 01:08PM »
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Surely in the case of antidepressants, you should drink until the glass is half full?

I'm still trying to work out if it should really be 'glass is half empty' >biggrin<  Might call for some lateral thinking, which isn't my strongest point  >whistle<

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Re: to stop medication gradually or suddenly?
« Reply #42 on: 27 Aug 2013 04:38PM »
Yvette  >hugs<

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« Reply #43 on: 27 Aug 2013 05:56PM »
 >thankyou<

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Re: to stop medication gradually or suddenly?
« Reply #44 on: 28 Aug 2013 08:10PM »
Without going into all the details: the GP suggested that I now stop taking minute anti d doses, leave it for 2 days and then start on the new one.  OK I said. 

But 2 hours after not taking my night-time dose I woke up with a start and terrible panic and strong fibro pains.  I broke a tablet into quarters with the nail scissors and swallowed it without thinking through what I was doing.  The panic subsided very quickly.  That was a bit of a shock as I do not have panic attacks.

Oh well, I'll take a quarter of a tablet for a few days and then try again.  I have this rather unrealistic idea that if I can wean myself off this type I can stop taking them altogether (or maybe exist on a teeny weeny doses from now on).  It is certainly very nice not to be suffering all the side effects at the moment, even though depression symptoms are creeping back.