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View Poll Results: How many pills do you take a day?
0 26 34.21%
1 7 9.21%
2 7 9.21%
3 4 5.26%
4 4 5.26%
5 5 6.58%
6-10 15 19.74%
11-15 6 7.89%
16-20 1 1.32%
21+ 1 1.32%
Voters: 76. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-31-2018, 04:11 PM
 
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On pills/supps, I take

BP Meds
Thyroid Med
Pain OTC Med

Supps are quite a few from keeping my immune system Strong to stuff I take for arthritis and Sleep and whatever else I use to keep me going.
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Old 01-31-2018, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Greater LA area
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1 for Thyroid (prescription)
2 for hair (Silica)
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Old 01-31-2018, 04:28 PM
 
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Majority take Nothing? Maybe there still is hope for the American people. Add almost 70 year old me to the Nothing column.
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Old 01-31-2018, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Gettysburg, PA
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I really don't understand why anyone will take garlic as a pill (didnt know it existed) or tumeric, echinaceea or probiotic.

One can cook with garlic, turmeric, echinecea and have lots of yogurt. way cheaper and healthier.

I don't have time to cook with those kinds of things every day and I like variety. I often cook with garlic, so I could probably do without the pill, only I take it mainly for cutting down on bug bites. When I don't take it the bugs chew my limbs off. The garlic lessens that so its fairly tolerable. Most times. I work often 50+ hours a week, so don't have the time to cook as much I would like.

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I take turmeric every day but not as a pill. I buy it in bulk at the Middle Eastern market (extremely cheap), and put a heaping teaspoon into a half cup of warm milk first thing every morning. Grind some black pepper on top and stir it up.

I've gotten to where I not only don't mind the taste, I actually like it. It takes the place of that first cup of coffee most people prefer.
That actually sounds really good! I think I might try it!
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Old 01-31-2018, 04:58 PM
 
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Coming from Italian heritage where my Nonna had Garlic hanging across the kitchen ceiling, my husband still says that the Vampires will never step foot in our home. "I just bought a Gallon of Olive Oil". "What do you mean it's all gone?" lol
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Old 01-31-2018, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Canada
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For past 1.5 years am only taking OTC help to sleep.. given my 48 years career on "SHIFT" that has messed with my " Bio-rhythms" I actually have it easy to fall asleep.. BUT often wake up within a few hours and mind/thoughts get activated. Thank Gawd for 24 hour TV availability now... Back in the day, I use to watch Evangelical TV as that was the ONLY thing available!!

Anyway.. I don't complain NOW because I am retired.. so, as long as I get at least 6 hours total.. wake up feeling okay.. I feel I'm ahead of the game!!

BUT during my working time.. I always feared sleeping in

Over the years, I have been on prescription meds for various medical issues.. Finally feel I have a handle on them!! I'm not doing great.. but heck.. I will not complain comparing what others have to deal with!!I'm an "Empathic" individual and sure do understand what others endure daily!!

Oh Yeah.. My career was HC ( frontline) industry!!
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Old 01-31-2018, 06:11 PM
 
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Vitamin D
MSM (natural sulphur)
CoQ10
Fish Oil
Hawthorn Berry
Curcumin (active form of tumeric)
Magnesium (glycinate form)
Multi vitamin
K2
Vitamin C (Ester C)
Probiotic - 11 billion + plain yogurt most days
Herb tabs for sleep
Other herbs, tintures, extracts and sups when sick.
Digestive enzymes when needed

No meds so far but no one knows what the future may hold. I'm 65 years old.
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Old 01-31-2018, 06:31 PM
 
Location: 76102
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Three Hemp Seed oil pills. Does that count?
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Old 01-31-2018, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Saint John, IN
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I really don't understand why anyone will take garlic as a pill (didnt know it existed) or tumeric, echinaceea or probiotic.

One can cook with garlic, turmeric, echinecea and have lots of yogurt. way cheaper and healthier.
I have a heart condition which requires me to take a very large dose of antibiotics before dental work. If I don't take a probiotic with the antibiotics it can cause problems. Yogurt isn't enough!
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Old 01-31-2018, 08:03 PM
 
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No supplements.

Four prescription meds: 2 for hypertension, 1 for diabetes, 1 for hypercholesterolemia.

Why are we asking?
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