Are you Taking a Daily Medication?

@Shar19 (8236)
United States
December 4, 2008 11:22am CST
It seems that everyone is taking some kind of medication these days. Some take medication every day and others take it on occasion. It seems as we get older the more likely we will be taking some kind of medicine every day. Are you taking a daily medication and if so what is it for?
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@sirnose (2440)
• United States
4 Dec 08
Yes, you are right when age starts to creep in we are bound to need some type of medical care... as soon as i hit my 40's that when it seems like everything started to affect me...i have a bad back,flat feet,poor eye sight, plus insomnia etc...and i take "Metaformin for Type2 Diabetes daily ...
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@bcl_me (583)
• Philippines
4 Dec 08
I guess you are right...I am in my late 30's and I have noticed a lot of changes in my body...I am not as healthy or as strong as before
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@KaMlBob (786)
• United States
5 Dec 08
I'm 44 now and just the past year I have noticed that it's way harder to stay in shape and my skin...my skin!!! He, he. I am pretty lucky, don't have many wrinkles yet.
@KaMlBob (786)
• United States
5 Dec 08
I was prescribed seraquel for insomnia, low dose, I started researching it and found out it's for schizophrenia! But I was prescribed 25 mg- which small doses help you sleep and it's non-narcotic, when for schizophrenias they prescribe like 300mg. Now I am finding out many, many people I know take it for insomnia too. So I guesss it's fairly common.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
5 Dec 08
A lot of sleeping pills and even anxiety pills are also used to treat schizophrenia. I will occasionally take a clonazepan .5 mg and that is also used for people with seizures. Many pills are used to treat many different things.
@KaMlBob (786)
• United States
5 Dec 08
The way 25mg makes me feel all drowsy, I couldn't imagine taking the full dose!
@bcl_me (583)
• Philippines
4 Dec 08
I take in a pill for high blood pressure 3x a week not just to control my blood pressure but to protect my heart as well and usually after taking in a the pill, I usually end up having head ache to I always have 400 mg ibufrufen tablet so that I wont feel the pain and a daily dosage of gluthathione and vitamin E(I started 3 weeks ago)
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
5 Dec 08
Does your doctor know about the headaches? Maybe you need a different blood pressure medication. Thanks for sharing with us.
@Anne18 (11036)
4 Dec 08
I am taking daily medication every day at the momnent as I have a cough and cold, once my cold/cough is gone I shall not be taking anything
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
5 Dec 08
Hope you feel better. Thanks for posting.
@RitaGreen (141)
• United States
4 Dec 08
Hi! I know what you mean. It seems the older I get, the more things happen. Although I have been on daily medication (12 different ones) since 2004. I had congestive heart failure, had thyroid issues, high blood pressure, low potassium levels, low heart rate, lots of fluid to name a few! I also had to have a pacemaker/defibrillator implant. I turned 50 just last month..so I've been dealing with this for a while. Sometimes age doesn't have anything to do with it, but my bones are beginning to scream when I get out of bed!! I've written an article about getting older...actually a couple of them. I'll send you the link if you like. Have a great day! Merry Christmas!
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
4 Dec 08
It makes me wonder though how some people make it into their 90's without ever having to take any medication. I'd love to know their secret. Sure I'd love to read your article. Thanks!
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
5 Dec 08
Yeah I have multiple sclrosis so I have to take pills for spacisity and also shots 3 times a week as well as medication for pain.