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Old 08-26-2017, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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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?<>
Wife uses one at only 70 Years old. Mine are in a rack in the bathroom. Several conditions require several pills per day.
FIL and his wife have them and at one time a granddaughter came over once a week and filled them from a locked safe. Amazing how often they had not taken all pills. Amazing how many times the would complain that the containers were not properly filled because they forgot they had already taken their dose for the day.
One time the FIL broke into the safe because his pill rack was screwed up, he thought.
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Old 08-26-2017, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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Here's my travel container:
https://www.amazon.com/Fecedy-Waterp...dp/B01568HFOE/
Search for pill container on Amazon and you'll see 344 pages of them. Must be a common problem.
I suggest if people are doing a lot of supplements they search for "Isotonix" which is a powder that can be mixed with water. Much easier to deal with than several bottles of different things like calcium, magnesium, Vitamins D, C, K etc., Mix the powders into a small container and drink with bottled water.
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Old 08-26-2017, 10:47 AM
 
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I'm not retired or really that old. I use a weekly pill container for all of my vitamins and supplements. It keeps me organized.
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Old 08-26-2017, 10:59 AM
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Location: Spurs country. "Go, Spurs, Go!"
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Has anybody "grilled" this young person (per Info. page this person is 31 years old) like Serious Conversation gets grilled? Not in this post at least. I find SC's questions more appropriate than this young person's.

I am not going to answer this question. The "drama" is unwarranted, and if at 31 years old you don't "get it" that by older age one is going through some health issues, well........
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Old 08-26-2017, 11:06 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?
YES I have a Sun-Sat container. I only take one daily pill but you would be amazed how easy it is to forget and not be able to remember if you took it or not?

Last edited by SailCT; 08-26-2017 at 11:06 AM.. Reason: typo
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Old 08-26-2017, 11:54 AM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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Has anybody "grilled" this young person (per Info. page this person is 31 years old) like Serious Conversation gets grilled? Not in this post at least. I find SC's questions more appropriate than this young person's.

I am not going to answer this question. The "drama" is unwarranted, and if at 31 years old you don't "get it" that by older age one is going through some health issues, well........
Yeh, I think back when I was age 31 I was more concerned about the color of my lipstick and nail polish and if my shoes were in style than whether or not some older person carried a pill holder.
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Old 08-26-2017, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Central IL
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YES I have a Sun-Sat container. I only take one daily pill but you would be amazed how easy it is to forget and not be able to remember if you took it or not?
Right - because even "old and sick" people have busy, full lives!
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Old 08-26-2017, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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Yeh, I think back when I was age 31 I was more concerned about the color of my lipstick and nail polish and if my shoes were in style than whether or not some older person carried a pill holder.

You can remember back to when you were 31??

Just jokin' around here. No offense intended.
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Old 08-26-2017, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Citrus Heights, CA
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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?
Yep a Sun-Sat AM/PM which gets filled every Monday morning per my weekly ritual. I occasionally find a full AM that particular evening or a full PM the following morning which then goes into next week’s supply.
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Old 08-26-2017, 12:35 PM
 
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I'd be wondering what might be wrong with me if at the age of 31 I had trouble swallowing a pill without choking.
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