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Old 12-13-2011, 09:20 PM
 
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I take a multivitamin and fish oil at 26.
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Old 12-13-2011, 09:23 PM
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I'm 49 and I take no medication--not even aspirin.
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Old 12-13-2011, 10:33 PM
 
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27 and no meds, no vitamin supplements, no aspirin either... I do however self medicate recreationally with a leafy substance sometimes. Grandfather on my mother's side is still kickin' at 101, good genetics I guess.
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Old 12-13-2011, 10:38 PM
 
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The vast majority of 25+ people including I
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Old 12-14-2011, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Durham UK
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And what is wrong with taking meds?

I agree to some extent depending on what the meds are for.

Now healthcare providers always look at me like I must be crazy when I say I have no allergies. Apparently NC (or maybe specifically the Charlotte area) has one of the highest allergy rates for the US.

Maybe it would be good to ask the question
"How many people who GO FOR YEARLY PHYSICALS, (or at least BP/Cholesterol/weight and glucose measurements)?" don't take any meds?
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Old 12-14-2011, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Durham UK
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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.

Interested why you agree to take the Aspirin but not meds for your high blood pressure?
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Old 12-14-2011, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Kansas
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Three not on medication: male with special needs - 25, two adults - 57. They always look at me like I have offended them when I tell them we take no medication and this is after I have already indicated that in the paperwork. One nurse practitioner, when I was in my mid-30's, chirped "Well, aren't you a well woman?" We practice homeopathic and herbal medicine when we have the need.
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Old 12-14-2011, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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I am 28, no medication here.
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Old 12-14-2011, 03:28 PM
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Location: Western Colorado
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I'm 60 and don't take any medication, never have. Oh, does rum and coke count?
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Old 12-15-2011, 12:48 PM
 
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I'm 37 and take levothyroxine...not much I can do about that, I'm not sure that Hashimoto's is preventable. I also take Rx Vit. D to keep my levels up.

I am healthy otherwise though. Blood pressure is low, pulse is great, all my labs have always been stellar (with the exception of thyroid before diagnosis). I go to the OB, GP and Derm once a year and my Endo every 3 months.

My mother is 65, not on any meds but hasn't been to a doctor in 20yrs. Not sure if she could consider herself healthy as much as ignorant.
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