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Old 01-05-2013, 05:21 PM   #21
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Some of it is luck, some of it is lifestyle. I have never smoked, no drugs, i only drink socially, not promiscuous, exercise regularly, and keep a low fat food diet.
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Here, 34.5 and 19 Rx tablets+capsules and 5 OTC supplements (have an autoimmune condition that I have to live with it for rest of my life)
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:26 PM   #22
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Zero.

I do take a lot of OTC supplements and vitamins.

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Old 01-05-2013, 05:28 PM   #23
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Zero prescription meds at age 57. Sometimes when I think about it I might take a B12 tablet or a multi-vitamin. I know there may not be many more years without zero prescriptions so I'll be thankful while I can.
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:29 PM   #24
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I take a standard multivitamin, B complex, C, and Nordic Naturals fish oil daily. Once a week, I add evening primrose oil.
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Zero @ 57.
Keep meaning to take vitamins more regularly, but never seem to make it a habit.
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I have never smoked, no drugs, i only drink socially, not promiscuous, exercise regularly, and keep a low fat food diet.
You still have time, but you better start soon...
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:29 PM   #27
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3 Rx = 4 pills/day and several supplements
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:47 PM   #28
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Age 60 and no prescriptions. Multivitamin, calcium, vitamin D and Krill oil daily. And Advil for joint pains.
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:51 PM   #29
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Starting right now, having a second glass on wine on my own while watching football - and getting over a 7 hour jet lag...
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:55 PM   #30
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Some of it is luck, some of it is lifestyle. I have never smoked, no drugs, i only drink socially, not promiscuous, exercise regularly, and keep a low fat food diet.
It must be luck for me, because I would have to had answered the complete opposite for most of those in my late teen and early 20's. I came of age in the early 70's, what can I say. (I was lucky.) I take much better care of myself now.

Zero prescription meds for me at age 59 and 1 Vitamin D per day.
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Some of it is luck, some of it is lifestyle. I have never smoked, no drugs, i only drink socially, not promiscuous, exercise regularly, and keep a low fat food diet.

"Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!"

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Age 63. Currently zero, but just started taking a joint supplement (in liquid form) about a month ago hoping it will help my knee. Any testimonials for joint stuff out there ?
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:19 PM   #33
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Vitamin D, in particular, is very important if you live in a northern climate, because you simply can't get enough of it from the sun for most of the year. They are finding that Vitamin D deficiency is very common, and may be related to a host of diseases and ailments.
I live in sunny SoCal and have Vitamin D deficiency, for which I take a supplement. The deficiency is caused by my doing such a good job of trying to avoid skin cancer -- as a pale-skinned redhead, I always wear sunscreen, long sleeves, long pants, and a large-brimmed hat outdoors. Ya can't win!
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:21 PM   #34
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What do you mean by "joint stuff" ? Arthritis ? Knee replacement ? Torn ligament ? Etc.
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Age 63. Currently zero, but just started taking a joint supplement (in liquid form) about a month ago hoping it will help my knee. Any testimonials for joint stuff out there ?
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:23 PM   #35
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age 70....zero prescription drugs, take an Aspirin maybe 3 times a year........take vitamins and glucosamine daily.
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I used to take 3 but dropped the statin. I read an interesting book titled "Tour Prescription Drugs are Killing You" IIRC. It noted that after 5 meds the likelihood of adverse reactions begins to skyrocket. We all need to understand our meds and be prepared to question the need for them.
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:30 PM   #37
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I take 1 Rx pill a day, no supplements.
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:39 PM   #38
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Like most 33 year olds, I don't take any prescriptions. I take a daily multi-vitamin plus an additional 500-1500mg vitamin C. If I do anything with physical exertion I need to take an OTC pain reliever.
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If I do anything with physical exertion I need to take an OTC pain reliever.
If it's just sore/achy from exertion...won't it simply go away on its own?
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If it's just sore/achy from exertion...won't it simply go away on its own?
Lets say I did strenuous activity today. If i'm sore tomorrow and i'm just sitting around home then I will just deal with the pain without pain relievers. However, if I have to go somewhere I may need pain relievers to function reasonably. It's been this way since my early-mid 20's.
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