Watching broadcast TV I'm depressed by the number of drug ads....maybe I need to be on anti-depressants. Big Pharma seems to be inventing conditions to sell you drugs and the latest results of a BP study that recommend getting everyone's BP down below 120/80 will increase the use of BP medication even more.
Several years ago i went to the doctor and had a BP of 160/90 and the doctor gave me a prescription for BP medication right there. I told him I was nervous and that BP is highly variable so I ignored his prescription, bought a BP cuff and took my BP over 2 weeks. I sent the graph to him and as the average was 122/75 I told him I would not be taking the medication.
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"The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one." - Spock
Retired Mar 2014 at age 52
Target AA: 70% equity funds / 28% TIAA-Traditional/ 2% cash
Target WR: 0.0%,
Income from pension, rent, and eventually SS