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Old 10-01-2017, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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Not sure it's common for older folks but I've seen a lot of younger people use them too for a variety reasons, for themselves, their pets or their children .

Not sure why you think it's awful but it seems your projecting your own fears.
She says sheís not judging but she sure comes across as being judg-y. These little containers are very handy. Some people put vitamins in them and some put prescription pills in them. As far as taking meds, sure older people often take more than younger people. Itís the price we often pay to be able to extend our lives. But itís not a bad price if it works.

I suggest the OP not worry about having to take meds when she gets older and just enjoy the fact she doesnít have to yet if the idea of taking them bothers her so much.
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Old 10-01-2017, 08:51 PM
 
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I use one for my 1 RX and a vitamin. I have it on the table and can check easily to see if I have forgotten to take a dose.
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Old 10-02-2017, 12:59 AM
 
Location: Cushing OK
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When I was younger I used to be criticical of older people and all of their prescriptions. Now that I'm older and a bit wiser, I understand there are worse things than taking medicines. I still don't like taking meds, but considering the alternative I can deal with it.
As I had a long illness, and lots of pills, I got used to taking them. They didn't work so well and I had surgery, and while it isn't perfect I am glad it happened. But due to the surgery, which all the doctors I'd tried to discuss it with have said wasn't important, my absorbtion of pills is a mystery novel each time. One really risky side effect is that pills may or may not even be ingested, and the side effects are unpredictable. I can talk for an hour explaining, but have found that doctors tune out. That I investigate if any pill is might be one of the bad ones comes from one side effect of randomly passing out. The doctor was **SURE** it couldn't be that, but it happened some fairly short time when I took them, and I felt like I would if I didn't.

I weaned myself of it, and no disastorous side effects of stopping happened. But I quit passing out too. Since then I warn them I may decide not to take any pill, and do do research on it first, and just one possible and I won't. No zoning out, passing out, feeling like something drained all my energy. No ongoing brain fog.

For me I've already met the alternative, and if the perscriber isn't willing to listen and would actually work with me without ever saying but this or that could happen I'll consider it. But I know how bad the results can be if it IS a problem, and should they disregard that, its bye bye time.

And I can do net searches of a drug with tons of information. It's called looking out for yourself. With the autoimmune condition I had, and its children, I always remember that doctors are not really taught about side effects except to ignore them.

If you are given something and have side effects which you don't feel comfortable with, go see that doctor and expect real help, and hold them to the standard that their position assumes as know it alls.

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Old 10-02-2017, 07:44 AM
 
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She says sheís not judging but she sure comes across as being judg-y. These little containers are very handy. Some people put vitamins in them and some put prescription pills in them. As far as taking meds, sure older people often take more than younger people. Itís the price we often pay to be able to extend our lives. But itís not a bad price if it works.

I suggest the OP not worry about having to take meds when she gets older and just enjoy the fact she doesnít have to yet if the idea of taking them bothers her so much.

Right now I'd rather deal with the weird side effect of my current med (need to take for 3 more years after breast cancer) than the alternative.

As for the pill container my friend uses hers in her craft room It's very handy for beading.
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