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Pro-tip for taking medrol (aka the vilest tasting pill in the history of life)

So I've had some bad experiences taking those nasty little steroid pills - they taste so horrible and were making me gag to the point of throwing up.  So today I discovered that if I roll them in black raspberry jam, pop on the back of my tongue and swallow quickly with a huge glass of water, I do not get the horrible aftertaste.  I'm assuming any flavor of jam will work.  :)


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TTC since 2010; Dx Unexplained Infertility; possible male factor 
August 2012 through June 2013:  6 IUIs with clomid and trigger shot, all BFNs
7/2013, Pregnant! Unmedicated--we were on a treatment break
8/20/13 no heart beat; 8/23/13 d&c
3/15/14 IVF #1:  Lupron/Follistim/Menopur; ER 3/10 resulting in four transfer grade blastocysts, transferred one pretty blast and froze the remaining three. BFN. 
Natural FET in May cancelled because the universe hates me my hormones were not cooperating.
6/24/14 FET #1: transferred two pretty embryos; BFN   
8/28/14 FET #2: BFP, ended in Chemical pregnancy

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Re: Pro-tip for taking medrol (aka the vilest tasting pill in the history of life)

  • This reminds me of how we give our dog her meds :p (But with peanut butter.) I love peanut butter too, I wonder if that would work as well?

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  • You're right, those steroid pills are awful! Good tip, thanks! @HollowBerry, yikes! I can't imagine having to swallow 8 of them. Yuck!

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  • @tptbabe, do they have pill pockets for humans? :)

    That would be awesome! Maybe just stuff it inside a Cheeto? DH would probably gladly take his meds that way :D
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    IVF #2 03/15 - Long protocol with Suprefact, Gonal-F, and possibly Luveris, adding in PICSI
     
  • @HollowBerry  - eight?  omg, no.  Jam did not dissolve the pills.  

    @tptbabe I was afraid I'd choke on the peanut butter, but I did consider that as well. 


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    37 years old, MH is 42
    TTC since 2010; Dx Unexplained Infertility; possible male factor 
    August 2012 through June 2013:  6 IUIs with clomid and trigger shot, all BFNs
    7/2013, Pregnant! Unmedicated--we were on a treatment break
    8/20/13 no heart beat; 8/23/13 d&c
    3/15/14 IVF #1:  Lupron/Follistim/Menopur; ER 3/10 resulting in four transfer grade blastocysts, transferred one pretty blast and froze the remaining three. BFN. 
    Natural FET in May cancelled because the universe hates me my hormones were not cooperating.
    6/24/14 FET #1: transferred two pretty embryos; BFN   
    8/28/14 FET #2: BFP, ended in Chemical pregnancy

    Done with medical intervention and getting used to the idea of CFNBC.  




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  • LizBlue said:
    @tptbabe I was afraid I'd choke on the peanut butter, but I did consider that as well. 



    Good point. Sounds like something I would do!
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    Many treatments tried, none successful

    IVF/ICSI #1 05/14 - EPP/Antagonist, Gonal-F and Luveris, 18R, 14M, 13F - SET of 1BC, all arrested on day 5 - C/P
    Genetic testing = normal, DNA Frag = excellent
    IVF #2 03/15 - Long protocol with Suprefact, Gonal-F, and possibly Luveris, adding in PICSI
     
  • Mmm... chocolate milk...
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    Me: 33, Autoimmune (Hashimotos and FMS/CFS)
    Treated with Synthroid, acupuncture, TCM and supplements
    DH: 33, MFI (very low on all counts, high antibodies, hemochromatosis)
    Many treatments tried, none successful

    IVF/ICSI #1 05/14 - EPP/Antagonist, Gonal-F and Luveris, 18R, 14M, 13F - SET of 1BC, all arrested on day 5 - C/P
    Genetic testing = normal, DNA Frag = excellent
    IVF #2 03/15 - Long protocol with Suprefact, Gonal-F, and possibly Luveris, adding in PICSI
     
  • Thank you! The pharmacy didn't have the 16mg pills so they gave me the 8mg ones. My dosage is 64mg which means I somehow have to swallow 8 Medrol pills at a time. 
    WAT. This shit is unacceptable. 
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  • Steroids in general taste gross. Someone else on here posted that their clinic recommended taking it with a spoonful of ice cream.

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  • Hah! They're awful!  I thought about making my own make-shift 'pill pocket'.  I just can't believe how bad it still tastes after you've downed something to wash it down (away)!
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    10/2013 IVF w/ ICSI #2 11/12/13 ER= 9R 6M 6F  11/15/13 3dt of 2 embies (8A & 8A) 3 frosties (2 day-5, 1 day-6)
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  • They are vile. I googled after the first dose and saw a recommendation to take with orange juice...something about fighting bitter with bitter. Totally worked. You're welcome :-)
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  • This is hilarious to see this posting. I've been taking it literally right before dinner. I pop it and start eating dinner. A few bites in and there is no after taste. And I cheered tonight when I took my last one

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