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Old 05-17-2019, 04:07 PM
 
Location: VT; previously MD & NJ
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Thanks. I am still three years from enrolling in Medicaid. It seems their drug plan is quite restrictive.
There are many drug plans out there. You can check them out ahead of time (online) to see if they cover your particular list of drugs.
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Old 05-17-2019, 04:17 PM
 
Location: VT; previously MD & NJ
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At age 69, I take no meds. At age 67, my wife takes no meds. It's not because we never go to the doctor. We do when we need to, but otherwise stay away.

There are many older adults who are obese, who smoke, drink, have a history of recreational drug use, and who choose not to eat even half sensibly, or to get any exercise at all. They are up late at night, sleep poorly, spend the day in front of the TV and run to some doctor when they get a hangnail. They don't say who they are and I'm not asking. It's their choice.

Those of us who live cleanly and have no history of obesity, smoking, or excessive alcohol or drug abuse, don't usually need any/many meds.

Another thing that stymies me, is all the psychtropic drugs people are on. Anxiety, nervousness, boredom, depression, whatever it is, they take whatever some doc or psyche-type prescribes, and just take it for life.

Periodically, anyone on meds should get together with their doc and go over every prescription, and honestly evaluate whether it is still needed. Chances are, the doc won't want to change anything, unless substituting one drug for another.

The idea that you are not on your meds for life, is apparently a novel concept to them.
Maybe it's because you don't need meds that you really have no clue about which you speak.

Clean living, eating healthy foods, and exercise are certainly good for you. But they do not eliminate all medical problems.
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Old 05-17-2019, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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I am in agreement with you on this point ... generally.

I think that the ONLY exception is within your family. If family members share what their different problems are it often can serve as a call for those younger to take preventative measures years before they get symptoms.

As for publishing all my prescriptions on a public forum, I see no need and have no inclination to do so.
I agree. It's one thing to have this come up in conversation, but just coming right out asking the nature of someone's illnesses to me is rude.
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Old 05-17-2019, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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That + good sex makes a happy life.
I wish I could. Cancer hit me, the surgeon removed the nerve-bundle from my genitals. Then 4 years later the cancer returned, now I am on meds that block any testosterone.

It is only a 2-year protocol.

But healthy living and organic diet do not prevent cancer.

I do wish I could be doing the sex.
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Old 05-17-2019, 05:15 PM
 
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I agree. It's one thing to have this come up in conversation, but just coming right out asking the nature of someone's illnesses to me is rude.
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Old 05-17-2019, 05:33 PM
 
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As a retired person, the one thing I avoid talking about is health issues. No one wants hear a bunch of complaints. The complaints only seem to make the complainer feel worse. Nothing is accomplished in the process.


Millions of retirement-aged people are on statins, antihypertensives and insulin. I cannot imagine why anyone would want a list of forum members on those and additional meds.
I see nothing wrong with the topic. If you don't want to post related to the topic, simply ignore.
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Old 05-17-2019, 05:33 PM
 
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I agree. It's one thing to have this come up in conversation, but just coming right out asking the nature of someone's illnesses to me is rude.
In person it would be rude, but not on a message board. If you don`t want to answer, just by pass it.
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Old 05-18-2019, 09:34 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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We can always hope sheer hubris will be appropriately rewarded by the fates.
LOL, or that bragging about one's own good health, accompanied or not by such judgemental remarks towards others not as fortunate, will anger the gods of pestilence and they will smite them. Not that I wish this for anyone but karma and all that.
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Old 05-18-2019, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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Iím with you fluffy, I find such an attitude appallingly ignorant.
Same here. My family has a bunch of genetically shared illnesses from which there is no escape no matter how much kale I eat.

Other family members have one or two, I inherited them all. It's one reason I never wanted to have kids; the buck stops here.

The "attitude" is appallingly ignorant. It was posted, I believe, to be boastful especially since it had nothing to do with the OP's question which was asking about medications that will be taken and not will you be taking them.
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Old 05-18-2019, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Mount Airy, Maryland
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Apparently I should take up marijuana, heard it boosts the elderly brain.
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