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Old 08-27-2017, 02:00 PM   #61
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How much did you take? Supposedly one of those drugs where less is more i.e., 1/2mg
Can't recall, it was a while back, but likely the minimum dosage that the pills come in...it was an unsuccessful test run, never to be repeated.
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Saw a lot of guys taking D so I google it a little and picked some up today
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Old 08-27-2017, 02:31 PM   #63
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Getting your blood analyzed for vitamin D is pretty cheap. My primary care doc didn't measure mine by default, but I reported I was already taking vitamin D. DW did get her blood vitamin D measured by default (same primary care doc), but she wasn't taking vitamin D. The doc prescribed vitamin D after seeing her levels, but a really small dose.
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Old 08-27-2017, 02:37 PM   #64
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Lot's of water mixed with various grains, hops and some yeast. Sometimes I'll add a slice of lime and maybe a little salt.
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Has anyone found anything cause any side-effect, so stopped taking something?

Years ago we were in an ignorant vitamin craze and I took Geritol. Hahaha that was fun. I stopped, I stopped on the side of the road, and as I was projectiling out the door I stopped taking it.


When I was losing weight I had to go off of two different BP meds as my BP got too low and I was passing out.
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Do a water fitness class and then swim laps 3x week.

Walk on the beach for 2 miles (longer on days with no water fitness class) every morning - 7days a week.

Sleep 8 hours/night.

I take methylized b12 and methylized b9 (our family has variants of the MTHFR mutation so we need the methylized form and can't break down the green veggie folate into the form that makes the neurotransmitters happy.)
I take Iron and Fish oil.

Feeling healthier now than I have in a long time- probably because of the swimming laps - which I added to the mix in late spring.


I'm thinking about adding lap swimming too. Other than a swim cap & goggles, are there any accessories you recommend?
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I'm thinking about adding lap swimming too. Other than a swim cap & goggles, are there any accessories you recommend?
Bathing suit.
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Old 08-27-2017, 06:25 PM   #68
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I'm thinking about adding lap swimming too. Other than a swim cap & goggles, are there any accessories you recommend?
I swim laps 4-5 times per week. I strongly recommend ear plugs. Helps keep water out of your ears and may prevent swimmer's ear.
I got an ear infection a couple of years ago, so now I'm a little obsessive about this : I use an alcohol wipe on each ear plug before I insert them. And every 3rd day or so I put a couple of alcohol drops in each ear.
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Lot's of water mixed with various grains, hops and some yeast. Sometimes I'll add a slice of lime and maybe a little salt.
Me too. We must have the same doctor.
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Old 08-27-2017, 07:26 PM   #70
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make my own turmeric and black pepper pills, since I dont like the spicy taste. I swallow with meals.
drink cocoa powder every day mixed with hot water.
I was eating a can of sardines every day, but stopped when I read studies indicating high levels of PCBs.
eat flax, chia, quinoa and beans daily
lots of fruits and vegetables
I have used melatonin on occasion if I'm having trouble with sleep, but I try not to. I certainly don't like that supplements get to avoid all the rigors of drug testing, so it scares me to take it.
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I swim laps 4-5 times per week. I strongly recommend ear plugs. Helps keep water out of your ears and may prevent swimmer's ear.
I got an ear infection a couple of years ago, so now I'm a little obsessive about this : I use an alcohol wipe on each ear plug before I insert them. And every 3rd day or so I put a couple of alcohol drops in each ear.


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On a related note, the newest Consumer Reports magazine has an article about rethinking the drugs we take daily and the long term consequences of taking some drugs. I was on a statin, prescribed as kind of a "why not", that had left me feeling kind of fuzzy headed as well as omeprezole. Even the omeprezole, an OTC drug has some kind of scary long term effects including more susceptibility to antibiotic resistant bugs. So, I'm weaning myself off these drugs. If I suddenly quit posting, it killed me.
I was taking Omeprezole for about 3 years (Dr prescribed for my GERD) but after taking them my Vitamin B and D were very low. Come to find out it takes a certain amount of stomach acid to get those vitamins from your food. So I weaned myself off the Prilosec and instead just got more aware of my triggers so I know what not to eat and how much I should eat at any given time to not be gurgling acid. That was about 5 years ago or so. I highly recommend getting off the acid reducers for those that can.

Outside of that my cholesterol stays just at the border of the Doc harassing me to take stuff. So far he just says, keep doing what you are doing.

I run 3 miles daily and walk as much as I have time to.
I eat 90% of the things my grandparents would recognize. My DW and I got rid of most of the processed foods from our pantry. We now shop mainly the outside edges of the grocery store.
We took milk out of our diet and limit the cheese intake.....well....I dont know who well I really do there. I love cheese!!
I keep the adult beverages to 1 to 2 a day or none at all some days. I've thought about decreasing that some and giving my liver a break at least 3 days a week.


The only bad thing is that I'm still w****ing at Mega-corp and that adds a ton of stress.
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Old 10-02-2017, 11:13 PM   #74
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Try to walk 1.5-2 mi every weekday after lunch. And often on the weekend to if DW wants to. Have been totaling 10-12mi a week on a real variety of woodsy trails in parks and preserves in our tiny little town. Back in the winter had to use ice cleats on my hiking boots fairly often. Lost 10 lbs since FIRE last Jan and our 2 dogs love me (they might have lost weight too!).
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