Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 451394

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afraid of Grapefruit!!! help!!

Posted by Doug_Saving_The_team on February 1, 2005, at 22:22:36

hello,

I am terribly afraid of grapefruit because I am on Lexapro, Wellbutrin and Tripleptal (mood stabilizer). Is this rational? My girlfriend bought some grapefruit soap (yes, real grapefruit in the soap), and I really want her to get rid of it because I'm afraid I'll use it and basically ingest grapefruit, or otherwise the washed grapefruit soap will be all over the counter, so when I eat food, I'll eat some grapefruit and things will really suck as a result. My experience with grapefruit is that the concentration of my meds in my system goes up markedly and I feel terrible for several days. she doesn't know I'm on meds and I want to keep it that way. :)

Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Doug Saving The Team

 

Re: afraid of Grapefruit!!! help!!

Posted by Doug_Saving_The_team on February 1, 2005, at 22:22:36

In reply to afraid of Grapefruit!!! help!!, posted by Doug_Saving_The_team on January 29, 2005, at 18:17:38

also, I'd like to know what people think about taking meds at night instead of the morning. benefits/costs? Thank you! :)

 

Re: afraid of Grapefruit!!! help!! Doug_Saving_The_team

Posted by ghost on February 1, 2005, at 22:22:36

In reply to Re: afraid of Grapefruit!!! help!!, posted by Doug_Saving_The_team on January 29, 2005, at 18:18:18

i don't think that you have anything to worry about-- you can't absorb the grapefruit through the skin.

as far as med times, i think it depends on the med. if one's an energy-decreaser, you might want to take it at night, where if one peps you up, you can take it in the morning. it's a very personal thing :) everyone reacts differently.


ghost

 

Uh oh...whats up with grapefruit?

Posted by tryingtobewise on February 1, 2005, at 22:22:36

In reply to Re: afraid of Grapefruit!!! help!! Doug_Saving_The_team, posted by ghost on January 29, 2005, at 20:16:49

Is there something I should know about grapefruit and meds??? I take 20 mgs Celexa & 100 mgs Lamictal daily.

Don't mean to hijack...just a little alarmed as I've been eating 1/2 to 1 whole grapefruit every day. The Ruby ones are so good right now.

Thanks!
Kim

 

Re: Uh oh...whats up with grapefruit? tryingtobewise

Posted by rainbowbrite on February 1, 2005, at 22:22:36

In reply to Uh oh...whats up with grapefruit?, posted by tryingtobewise on January 29, 2005, at 21:05:36

cerrain meds are enhanced or somehow affected by grapefruit...don't know which ones though.

 

Re: Two Links to Articles/Redirect?

Posted by 10derHeart on February 1, 2005, at 22:22:36

In reply to Uh oh...whats up with grapefruit?, posted by tryingtobewise on January 29, 2005, at 21:05:36

Here are two links to articles explaining the potential problems from WebMD. This is a reliable source. One even gives a list of meds.

http://my.webmd.com/content/article/30/1728_69038.htm

http://my.webmd.com/content/article/99/105271.htm

Also, this thread should be redirected to the meds board, but I don't know how...anyone?

Hope this helps out. I love grapefruit, too!

 

Re: Two Links to Articles/Redirect?

Posted by tryingtobewise on February 1, 2005, at 22:22:36

In reply to Re: Two Links to Articles/Redirect?, posted by 10derHeart on January 30, 2005, at 15:02:48

> Here are two links to articles explaining the potential problems from WebMD. This is a reliable source. One even gives a list of meds.
>
> http://my.webmd.com/content/article/30/1728_69038.htm
>
> http://my.webmd.com/content/article/99/105271.htm
>
> Also, this thread should be redirected to the meds board, but I don't know how...anyone?
>
> Hope this helps out. I love grapefruit, too!


Thank you for the links! I've taken meds for years and never heard this!

 

You're very welcome :-) (nm) tryingtobewise

Posted by 10derHeart on February 1, 2005, at 22:22:37

In reply to Re: Two Links to Articles/Redirect?, posted by tryingtobewise on January 30, 2005, at 15:22:50

 

Re: Two Links to Articles/Redirect?

Posted by crazychickuk on February 1, 2005, at 22:22:37

In reply to Re: Two Links to Articles/Redirect?, posted by tryingtobewise on January 30, 2005, at 15:22:50

Im terrified of grapefruit even though im not on any meds any more...

last time i had some when i was on meds i become so hyper and anxious was unberleivable.. now i wont touch it...

 

allergy Doug_Saving_The_team

Posted by Shortelise on February 1, 2005, at 22:22:37

In reply to afraid of Grapefruit!!! help!!, posted by Doug_Saving_The_team on January 29, 2005, at 18:17:38

You could tell everyone you have an allergy to it.

 

Re: allergy

Posted by Mark H. on February 3, 2005, at 19:55:15

In reply to allergy Doug_Saving_The_team, posted by Shortelise on January 31, 2005, at 11:28:25

> You could tell everyone you have an allergy to it.

What a great idea, Elise!

I used to drink a large bottle of grapefruit juice every day -- I literally craved it for months at a time. Now I have to avoid it due to the meds I'm on, but I'm not surprised that many people still don't know about it.

Best wishes,

Mark H.


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