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Old 08-26-2017, 07:19 AM
 
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Not judging, but is needing to pop so many pills you have those full week containers for every day very common for older folks? I saw someone pull one out and I just think it would be awful for several reasons:

1. I hate having to take pills at all, not just due to the inconvenience but I am always paranoid that they'll give bad side effects or cause some bizarre bad reaction.
2. I have a huge trouble swallowing pills, sad I know but I have choked on pills several times and it really bothers me.
3. You probably have a ton of health issues.

Granted, this woman looked to be in her 60s-70s but still. I'd think my life is over if I need to pop several pills every day. Is it common for older folks?
Please. Enough with the Drama Queen type of statements. Until you have been there and done that, your post sure does look like you are "judging". Maybe you might think, "These medications are helping me stay alive" instead of "my life is over". Those containers are valuable for people who tend to forget to take their medications.
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Old 08-26-2017, 07:38 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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^^^This^^^


My thyroid had to be removed 4 years ago so I have to take a thyroid replacement pill. Never felt like my "life was over" because of it or the high blood pressure pill I take which may prevent a stroke. OP - check back with us in 10 or 20 years to see how many pills you have to take and whether or not you feel your life is over because of it or are you thankful there are medications these days to prevent or ease conditions that once killed people.
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Old 08-26-2017, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Central IL
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^^^This^^^


My thyroid had to be removed 4 years ago so I have to take a thyroid replacement pill. Never felt like my "life was over" because of it or the high blood pressure pill I take which may prevent a stroke. OP - check back with us in 10 or 20 years to see how many pills you have to take and whether or not you feel your life is over because of it or are you thankful there are medications these days to prevent or ease conditions that once killed people.
Yes. OP - you need to get some perspective...obviously you're very "healthy" - more likely very lucky. I also have taken thyroid meds for 30 years..big deal. Both my parents took handfuls of meds so I DO feel very lucky!

So thyroid meds, magnesium, selenium, Vitamin D, allergy tab, and baby aspirin. I hate opening a bunch of bottles every day so I measure them all out on Sunday. If I used that as a measure of being old, I'd be very vain and very stupid. Consider if you were bedridden and with dementia - THAT would be a problem. I feel just fine.
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Old 08-26-2017, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Central IL
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How peculiar, being so nonjudgmental about something that you started a thread about it.
...obviously looking for validation but I don't think that will happen! Whenever someone starts out with "Not to judge, but..." you know what's coming.

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Old 08-26-2017, 08:13 AM
 
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I have had a daily pill since I was 11 (thyroid), not a big deal. . . WTH
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Old 08-26-2017, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Surf City, NC
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I have Cholesterol, HBP, calcium, vitamins, fish oil, and aspirin, divided between AM and PM. I find the containers helpful to track whether I've taken them as I should. Sometimes I miss and then can't recall.
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Old 08-26-2017, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Grove City, Ohio
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I have a Week container for traveling and use an ice cube tray at home. Blood pressure, cholesterol, vitamins and a baby aspirin. Works for me.
Same thing for me except I have three (3) week containers and thinking of a fourth. I like to sit down, organize everything and be done.

Most, not all but most, >65 have some sort of medical issue and at the very least you should be taking baby aspirin.

I take a high blood pressure pill and it works because my blood pressure is nearly always 125/80. I also take oral med for diabetes and I think I am doing a pretty good job there because with diet, exercise and that pill my last AIc was 6.0.

I also take fish oil.
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Old 08-26-2017, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Houston area
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So you felt the need to post in the retirement section about your disgust of pill popping old folks?

Is that what woke you up at 5:30 a.m.?

You already lead a sad life worrying about what will happen when you have to take pills when you get old and your life will be over.

Nobody has to be old and decrepit to be on medication. I found out in my early 50's that I had a vitamin D deficiency. Probably had it for years because I stay out of the sun to avoid skin cancer after one of my parents had skin cancer. So now I take vitamin D every day along with a calcium supplement. I was not used to taking pills, vitamins, etc. every day so I would forget to take it. I finally bought one of those seven day pill containers and it helps remind me.
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Old 08-26-2017, 09:22 AM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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Some people have a lot of medical issues and need a lot of pills. That's one way to keep them organized.

I tend to think that more people take supplements and that would be a convenient way of organizing them. Me, I just keep the bottles on the kitchen counter--calcium, magnesium, multi vitamin, (fish oil for triglycerides is kept in the fridge) and a few others that I take off and on. If I travel, I put the pills into convenient little travel sized bottles and label them. If I'm out for just a day, I don't even bother.

When you get into your late 60s and onward, you are likely to not absorb the nutrients from your food as well as you used to and if you are a post menopausal woman, you will usually need to take extra calcium and magnesium. Other issues such as high cholesterol are likely to develop. Yep, we are not as young as we used to be and medical issues tend to accumulate. We also try to eat better than the junk food we might have had when we were a lot younger. Yes, things do change, you'll see.
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Old 08-26-2017, 09:28 AM
 
Location: OH>IL>CO>CT
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Interesting coincidence that just before reading this thread I had finished refilling my 7 day pillholder.

5 pills, only 1 is Rx, allopurinol for gout
Others are Vit D3 & B12, baby aspirin, eye vitamin (Ocuvite 50+ for ARMD)
age 73

Filling the holder once a week from 5 bottles is easier than opening them everyday. Plus it's a reminder of if pills taken for the day.
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