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Old 08-26-2017, 04:44 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?
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Old 08-26-2017, 05:11 AM
 
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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.
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Old 08-26-2017, 05:13 AM
 
Location: North Oakland
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Not judging
How peculiar, being so nonjudgmental about something that you started a thread about it.
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Old 08-26-2017, 05:15 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in Colorado
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I was once told that the average 50 year old in the US takes 5 pills a day (seems high to me).

You need two of those containers -- one for your morning pills and one for the night pills. Make that four if you ever go anywhere longer than a week.

Actually, it's not at all that uncommon to have both your blood pressure and cholesterol "managed" by drugs later in life. Add that baby aspirin and you're up to 3 pills a day and a lot of people take supplements (I find that fish oil keeps the doc from complaining about my triglycerides). Once you get past one pill a day, those little containers make it easier.

Truth is, though... for most of us, this can probably be eliminated with "proper diet and exercise." So, now you have incentive!
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Old 08-26-2017, 05:15 AM
 
Location: Planet Woof
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They're called ''medi-sets''. I use a small one for my vitamin, fish oil, garlique, and low dose aspirin. That's all I take. Handy each day.
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Old 08-26-2017, 05:32 AM
 
Location: North State (California)
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I have 4, they hold both am & pm. When I have to fill them up, it seems easier to do 3 or 4 weeks at a time, instead of one week. I like them, they are great, I check to see if I have taken my morning medications, most days, as I can be very forgetful.
I'll wager your life is not over if you have to pop a pill. Wait till you get older.
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Old 08-26-2017, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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I don't know what that is. At 65 99/100th I might take a couple of aspirin a week.
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Old 08-26-2017, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Denver 'burbs
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I don't take much at all. Just thyroid and a couple vitamins. I do use one of those though mainly to help me keep track of whether I took it already each day as well as be more aware of how close I am to needing a refill.
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Old 08-26-2017, 07:12 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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I might use one of those if I was traveling but I don't use on a regular basis. I know the routine well enough by now.
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Old 08-26-2017, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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Not judging, but ....

I'd think my life is over if I need to pop several pills every day.
No, not judgmental at all.
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