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1-2 pills 30 27.27%
3-4 pills 16 14.55%
5-6 pilss 9 8.18%
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Old 03-09-2007, 01:46 PM   #21
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50 here and only take a multivitamin when I remember.
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Re: How old are you & how much pills (prescription/supplements) do you take a da

Maybe this is why I am so grumpy. I just turned 60 and I take in the range of 21 pills a day including both Rx and OTC:

Multivitamin
B Complex x 2 - for leg cramps
Vitamin C - 500mg X 3
Neurontin 400 mg X 3 (for nerve pain)
Vicodin 5/500 x 2 for back pain
Ultram ER 300 mg - back pain
Tylenol 500 mg x 2 x 2 - back pain
Toprol XL 25 mg - High BP
Zocor 40 mg - High cholesterol
Nexium 40 mg - Reflux
Claritin - allergy


Health issues were a big motivator for me to ER. Unfortunately, my various ailments make it difficult to enjoy the activities I would like to participate in.

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all,

so now we all see why the pharmacy and supplement companies are making a KILLING, yes i really mean KILLING me financially and my body at the same time.

next life, major in medicine not engineering.


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29 - Taking 2 pills a day for acid reflux (Only needed on work days)

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58 and take 3 prescriptions - gout, cholesterol. A bunch of vitamins since I don't eat veggies. Glucosamine/Chondroitin for the joints (I know the studies say it doesn't work, but it helped my dog). But I don't view 58 as old and deteriorating. I just returned from a snowboarding session with my son (33). It was great. Of course, he hadn't been out at all this year, while I have been out weekly and he still blew by me - but that's great in a way too.
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1 prescript, 81 mg asprin, calcium (2), mutliple vitamin, vit C, vit E
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I'm 52 and I take one prescription, Prometrium (a progesterone supplement) every evening. The gyn. said I still had plenty of estrogen but my progesterone was very low. I pay a $10 co-pay for a 90 day mail order prescription through hubby's excellent insurance through his employer.

As for OTC, all WalMart's Equate brand -
-High Fiber capsules
-Women's multivitamin
-Calcium
-Glucosamine and Chondroiton

Considering what many other women go through during "the change" I have it easy. Not a lot of symptoms, only the one prescription and no side effects.
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I turn 50 next month....No prescriptions...No non-prescriptions. 8)
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I'll be 59 in a few months and fortunately take only one medication. Unfortunately my wife was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis about six months ago. We have great insurance coverage and pay $35 a month for the shots she takes. If we paid it out of pocket it would run around $1,500 a month.

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58 and don't take any pills. Although I have had a lot of pain in my hands lately and may need something to help out a bit.
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Age 49. I take Actonel once per week for osteoporosis. Not real common in men I guess, but that's what I got. I take Actifed over the counter as needed for seasonal allergies too.
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I'll be 60 this year. I take 2 prescriptions, Zestril for BP and Lipitor for cholesterol. I also take a 250 mg aspirin per day. I’ve been followed by a cardiologist since age 40.
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I turn 56 this month and take Lovistatin once a day for high cholesterol.
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50 ... so far none other than the odd aspirin or cold remedy. No supplements (used to take a multi-vitamin).

Althougth... the Cholesterol is creeping up there.
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57 and none.

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40.
4 insulin injections a day (2 types of insulin)
7 methotrexate once a week
1 folic acid pill a day (to add back what the methotrexate takes away)

Perscription for test strips for blood testing.

Yes, I would be in deep doodoo without insurance
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47 and take 2 blood pressure meds and lipitor. Also take aspirin, potassium and multivitamins. Total runs about $40 a month.
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58. No prescriptions. Most days I take fish oil, coq10, alpha lipoic acid, acetyl l-carnitine, resveratrol, pregnenelone, glutamine, dhea and a multi vitamin with botanical extracts. There are some others that I cycle in and out. I take nothing without reading the research, pro and con, then make a decision. I used to have high bp, high fasting glucose and low HDL. With exercise and less crappy processed food, that's reversed (though if I have a bad week with standard american diet, my glucose can bounce up). At the gym, I do strict form bicep curls with 50 lb dumbbells and my last set on the leg press sled is 800 lbs for 5 reps. I mention the weights only b/c it is emblematic of my feeling that is very important to maintain muscle mass and function as long as possible. On the other hand, some of those supplements relate to cognitive function.
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44 - no pills
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I can suggest a couple
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