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Dynamite2013

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Do you take a lot of prescription medications?
« on: January 06, 2015, 09:15:45 pm »
Personally I take one for my arthritis pain and that is it and I am over 65.  My husband who is also over 65 takes several medications seven medications to be exact so I feel like I must be doing something right. How about you?

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Re: Do you take a lot of prescription medications?
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2015, 09:34:36 pm »
So far so good.....at 57, I am taking ZERO prescription meds.

I hope this continues for a loooooonnnnngggg time.
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Re: Do you take a lot of prescription medications?
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2015, 10:14:19 pm »
I hate all medicines, I'm not against it but I usually avoid it at all cost. Thankfully I'm not taking any.
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Re: Do you take a lot of prescription medications?
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2015, 12:32:39 am »
yes for bp colestrol

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Re: Do you take a lot of prescription medications?
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2015, 05:50:40 am »
i only take what i absolutely have to...i taker synthroid daily..i do have meds for my back but i try not to take them if i dont have to..i was on ibuprofen for my arthritis,but i have switched that over to turmeric/curcumin vitamin..since taking that i have almost eliminated my back pills and all ibuprofen..
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Re: Do you take a lot of prescription medications?
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2015, 06:08:49 am »
I am 65, almost 66 years.  My MD just prescribed a statin for my cholesterol; however, I'm going to try to limit my fat intake and start working out again like I used to.  We'll see what difference that makes...otherwise, I may have to try a low dose statin.  However, I've heard there are sometimes side effects, like muscle pain and soreness and even can be slight memory loss.  Anyone out there take a statin and have any issues?

I also just had a bone scan and I thing my MD will recommend an osteoporosis med.  I am not sure about starting one yet.  I know calcium and vitamin D intake is important as well as weight bearing exercise.  I have been bad about the exercise the last year or so and MUST get back to cardio and strength training.  I feel the difference!

I DO take sleep meds several times a week when I have had several nights in a row unable to sleep or only a few hours.  I don't function well on only 4-5 hours sleep over two days!

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Re: Do you take a lot of prescription medications?
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2015, 06:47:03 am »
Yes, I am 67 and take 8 medications, half of them for blood pressure alone. Even with all those meds, I am pretty healthy and enjoy a full happy life.

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Re: Do you take a lot of prescription medications?
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2015, 07:47:35 am »
I take 19 pills a day. Also on O2 and inhalers.

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Re: Do you take a lot of prescription medications?
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2015, 09:03:58 am »
I take medicine for blood pressure, heart and cholesterol.  Cholesterol isn't high but the medication is to protect my heart.

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Re: Do you take a lot of prescription medications?
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2015, 09:44:02 am »
Unfortunately yes - at 44 I am taking about 6 different meds. I have type 2 diabetes and it stinks to high heck!
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Re: Do you take a lot of prescription medications?
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2015, 10:49:18 am »
Yes in my opinion I take a lot - more than I wish I had to take although I am sure it is less than some.  My poor deceased husband took a lot probably 10 or more.  I take 4.  One is pain and one is a muscle relaxer but they hardly help with my mobility and chronic pain issues.  The other two are a beta blocker and a blood pressure pill.  Other than that just vitamins and a baby aspirin.  ::)

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Re: Do you take a lot of prescription medications?
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2015, 11:08:52 am »
Right now I'm on one prescription medication.  So that's cool.

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Re: Do you take a lot of prescription medications?
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2015, 03:48:25 pm »
I take several medications.  I take 2 pills for diabetes (metformin and januevia), Lipitor for high cholesterol (it was only 1 point over normal) and 1/2 pill for high blood pressure.  I also have arthritis, but only take supplements for this because I am allergic to arthritis medications.

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Re: Do you take a lot of prescription medications?
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2015, 03:52:47 pm »
I take no medicines at all. Praise God!

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Re: Do you take a lot of prescription medications?
« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2015, 07:23:47 pm »
Absolutely not.  Prescription medications are the third leading cause of death each year in the US.  I had a heart attack about two years ago and I have come to realize how to really take care of my health.  All of my test results are great through diet and natural supplementation.

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