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Old 11-29-2011, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I'm 73, and all I take is 81-mg aspirin. No Rx. My doctor wants me to take blood pressure meds, but I'm OK with 160/80, and it's usually lower than that. He says there is evidence that I had a mild heart attack a few years ago, but I just thought I had a cold, and never went to the doctor for it. My cholesterol is fine, so is blood sugar. But a doctor tried to put me on cholesterol meds once when it screened a bit high. That's what they do. I ignore them.

When my mother died at home in her sleep at 98, the only thing she was on was Furosemide for water retention. My dad died at home in his sleep at 93, and I don't think he was taking anything. I doubt if there is any Rx medication that would have added any quality years to their lives.
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Old 11-29-2011, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Florida
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And what is wrong with taking meds?
If there is no choice, nothing.
But every medication has side effects of its own.
If the side effects are much less severe than what would happen without them and there are no alternatives with diet, weight,excercise...physical and/or mental ...that help, then obviously you may need them.

I often joke (and am really only half kidding ) that my husband is now a mildly diabetic oxygen user on 6 daily meds because he had bad knees at one time.The snowball effect.

My mom died at 97 and she did take one (only one)med for years...Digoxin for rapid heartbeat but I have no idea how bad it was or if she could actually have gone without it.
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Old 11-29-2011, 03:34 PM
 
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I'm 49 and my husband is 42 and neither of us take any meds on a regular basis.

My mom is 86 and takes only two meds on a daily basis--Detrol LA for bladder control and Effexor for depression.

I think it's a combination of good habits, good genes and good luck.
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Old 11-29-2011, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Up in the air
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I take two meds, one is for a degenerative genetic disorder I have and the other is for my non working thyroid.

Other than that, I take no aspirin, OTC pills or anything of the sort.
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Old 11-29-2011, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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I'm in my 50s and am not on any.
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Old 11-29-2011, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Malibu, CA
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Default Menopause ...

I am taking Amberen, well, what should I say... menopause...
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Old 11-30-2011, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Lake Arlington Heights, IL
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47, no meds. About 8 years ago was on ADHD meds and once I started working out regularly 7 years ago, I stopped.
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Old 11-30-2011, 04:42 PM
 
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50's and had never had an Rx for more than a week to 10 days. About 1 every 5 to 7 years. Parents never did until 80's.
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Old 12-01-2011, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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im 29 and never was on meds. I only take meds when i have the flu wich is twice a year. I hate to take medication. I cant believe most young people is medicated there?
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Old 12-01-2011, 11:59 AM
 
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Me. I guess I'm just lucky. I still have my awesome metabolism and athletic motivation.
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