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Old 08-27-2017, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Dover, DE
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I have the same question as LaylaM...........why is a 31yo hanging out in the retirement forum?? Sounds like they need to get a life of their own instead of worrying about what everyone who is twice their age is doing.

Yes, I have an AM/PM one. I only take 1 prescription (muscle relaxant for my back which I injured in my 30s.....so be sure you don't have any kind of accident....or your "life will be over"), but I take other supplements that my doc has suggested due to my age and to keep me from having to take other prescriptions that are bad for my health. I have arthritis so I take a couple for that. Calcium and vitamin D because I am female and am a redhead so I have to stay out of the sun. And lastly I have diverticulosis, so I take a probiotic, stool softener (oops, did that word offend your young sensibilities???), and a fiber supplement to keep any inflammations in check. I would rather take those than have an extremely painful flare-up.

You never know what will happen that will force you to have to take a pill.
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Old 08-27-2017, 08:29 PM
 
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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?
My life would be over if I didn't pop the pill and even with horrible side effects it's worth it.
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Old 08-27-2017, 08:42 PM
 
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How peculiar, being so nonjudgmental about something that you started a thread about it.
Not to mention the entire post comes across as judgemental except for the part about not wanting to come across as judgemental. I don't want to come across as judgemental but OP seems to have poor social skills
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Old 08-27-2017, 09:28 PM
 
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I use the pill containers, one for AM and one for PM medications.

In fact, I have eight sets of them and fill them up eight weeks at a time. That way, if I run out, I know well in advance what I need to get.
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Old 08-27-2017, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast
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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.
Ok I have a question: I looked at that pill container, very cute but I only counted 6 spaces. What person only takes 6 days of pills and not 7? Did I miss something?

I have 4 of them. 2 I use for AM, 2 for PM. That way I can set them up for 2 weeks at a time.

Thyroid med (necessity) and another that's a necessity also. Fish oil for triglycerides. Different doses of the 1 for nighttime. I have such an ingrained habit of taking those pills every day that sometimes I'll think about it later and not remember if I did it or not. I do it without even thinking! So the holders help a lot. I think it's just smart to use them. Also makes traveling a whole lot easier.
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Old 08-27-2017, 10:23 PM
 
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My last elderly rescue dog took a lot of pills, for her heart and arthritis, as well as other conditions. I got a couple of these pill containers for her and really liked them. They closed tightly, which can be a problem with any pill containers. I kept them after she died, in case I need to travel:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 08-28-2017, 05:54 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?
You might want to examine the quality of your existence if taking a few seconds to pop several pills every day is the tipping point where your life becomes too burdensome to continue on.
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Old 08-28-2017, 07:23 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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I only take two (different medications) a day, and have not had to resort to those containers yet. My memory still works well enough to remember whether I took it or not, and I'm in a routine to take one with my first cup of morning coffee, the other after dinner.
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Old 08-28-2017, 08:32 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?
Even at a younger age some people will have an issue remembering if they took their medicine. My wife is pretty sharp, takes only one pill a day but sometimes doesn't remember. Since it is something you do everyday without really thinking about it most people can become confused.
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Old 08-28-2017, 08:37 AM
 
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I have several. Much more convenient to open one container than six every day. Common sense.

Oh, and OP, I hope to live a looooong time.
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