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Old 10-19-2006, 08:44 AM   #1
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Default How many pills do you take daily?

Including vitamins, prescriptions, etc.

I bought a pill organizer yesterday because I got tired of pulling out 8 bottles of pills each day. I now have 4 prescription pills I take and 4 vitamins. It feels like a lot.

How many do you take, if any?
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Old 10-19-2006, 08:46 AM   #2
 
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I take three. My vitamins and my BC.
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Old 10-19-2006, 08:48 AM   #3
 
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I take a vitamin, and folic acid. And that's it. I took glucosamin with chondroitin for about a year, but then I ran out and quit taking it and realized that it wasn't working at all - I felt arthritis-y and achey while I was taking it, and now that I've been off it for about a month, I feel exactly the same arthritis-y and achey. So hey, save myself a few bucks.

I'm not on any prescription medication at this point, I am happy to say.
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Old 10-19-2006, 08:53 AM   #4
 
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I just take a multi-vitamin and that is it (thankfully). I hate taking pills.
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Old 10-19-2006, 08:57 AM   #5
 
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Right now I'm taking 2 prenatals a day, plus 2 acidophilis.

Normally I take acidophilis, multi vitamins, and AD's.


The question is do you take them all at once or one at a time? I take 5 or 6 pills at once. I just pop the big ol' handful and a huge swig of water.
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Old 10-19-2006, 09:03 AM   #6
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I had been taking all 8 at one time, 2 or 3 at a time because a couple of my prescription meds are like horse pills.

I think I'm going to start taking the meds in the morning and the vitamins mid morning or noon-ish just to spread it out.
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Old 10-19-2006, 09:07 AM   #7
 
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Right now I take 4: a multivitamin, a fish oil capsule, allergy medicine and Mucinex because I am sick. Usually it's 3.
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Old 10-19-2006, 09:23 AM   #8
 
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Multivitamin, calcium (two), an ibuprofen before bed because my bad shoulder always hurts when I lie down, and usually a homeopathic sleep aid.
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Old 10-19-2006, 09:25 AM   #9
 
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2: BC and l-lysine to prevent cold sores.

I often have to take 2 advils as well for pain relief of an ongoing problem that nobody can decipher.
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Old 10-19-2006, 09:28 AM   #10
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I'm up to 9 if I include the Maxalt that I have to take every once in awhile for migraines.

I guess it just feels like a lot since 3 of my meds were just added in the last month.
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Old 10-19-2006, 09:31 AM   #11
 
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Hey, my dad takes 26 pills per day for his high blood pressure and his Parkinson's disease, so we're not in such bad shape!
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Old 10-19-2006, 09:34 AM   #12
 
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I went through a crazy vitamin phase. The guy at GNC thought I had a thing for him, I think.

Now I just take a multi, an alavert in the morning and some benedryl at night if my allergies are acting up to help me sleep.
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Old 10-19-2006, 09:37 AM   #13
 
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2 on a normal day- a multi-vit and a magnesium supplement.

I also take an iron supplement when I'm getting my period.

And right now I'm also taking some Echinacea to help fight off a cold.
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I've never taken a pill in my life.
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Old 10-19-2006, 09:58 AM   #15
 
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Synthroid, inderal, multi, calcium - every single day
Relpax - 15 or 20 days a month
Motrin - every once in awhile
Various herbal remedies as needed - sleep, mood, etc.
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Old 10-19-2006, 10:10 AM   #16
 
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Just one, my prenatals.
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Old 10-19-2006, 10:36 AM   #17
 
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Quote:
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I've never taken a pill in my life.
How can that be? Advil, tylenol, vitamins, birth control pills, antibiotics, midol, cold medicine, allergy medicine, etc.? What do you do if you get a headache? Or cramps? Or a cold? Or a bacterial infection?
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Old 10-19-2006, 10:38 AM   #18
 
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I take two-- allergy medicine (off-brand Claritin) and a multivitamin.

If I get sick or have a headache or cramps or something, I obviously take more.
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Quote:
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Blush
I've never taken a pill in my life.
How can that be? Advil, tylenol, vitamins, birth control pills, antibiotics, midol, cold medicine, allergy medicine, etc.? What do you do if you get a headache? Or cramps? Or a cold? Or a bacterial infection?
I take the chewable/liquid/dissolving for colds and stuff. I rarely get headaches and never cramps. I'm also a virgin. I feel sort of lucky after all the things you just mentioned.. I do know an older woman who said she's never taken a pill in her life either, so I thought that was pretty cool that I'm not the only one.
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Old 10-19-2006, 10:56 AM   #20
 
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BC, calcium-channel blocker, cholesterol med, acidophilis, 6 vitamins.. everyday. Other days may include allergy meds. So 10 minimum.
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