Managing every day

United States
October 30, 2012 4:04pm CST
I find that sometimes I need to take some kind of over the counter medicine to relieve pain, or some times I have to take a pill for my anxiety attacks. I know I should take my vitamins on a daily basis, but seem to forget when I'm feeling good. Do you take any medications (whether prescribed or over the counter) to get you through a day? Or do you take non- medical treatments?
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@marguicha (76312)
• Chile
30 Oct 12
I used to take sevral over the counter vitamins and minerals until my sister (a scientist) made me read scientific papers that showed that those pills did not do any good. I stopped taking them and I only take the meds that my doctor has given me. It seems that the best way to get vitamins and minerals is by eating plenty of veggies and fruit.
• United States
30 Oct 12
Good point! Most vitamins can be found in eating (fresh) veggies and fruit. That's nice that your sister recommended that some over the counter vitamins and minerals weren't good for you! Thanks for joining in this discussion!
@marguicha (76312)
• Chile
30 Oct 12
You are welcome, friend! I read that you used Ibuprofen for apin. It doesn´t do anything to me anymore because I used too much of it before my back surgery. In fact, there are no good pain killers for me, unless someone anesthesizes me
• United States
31 Oct 12
You sound like my husband! He has had 29 broken bones including bones that when examined on x-rays looked like white dust. He has a very high tolerance of pain and eats a lot of hot, hot,hot spicy food!
@SIMPLYD (73084)
• Philippines
31 Oct 12
Anxiety attack? I always hear that word, jodee. May i please know how one feels when one has anxiety attack? How often does it happens?
• United States
31 Oct 12
I think it depends on the person on what one feels like when they have an anxiety attack and also how often it happen. Check this site out http://www.webmd.com/anxiety-panic/default.htm. I found for me it was caused by stress and my heart begins racing and I feel like I have no control over what is going on, that leads me to wonder if something is wrong with me, which leads to all these things going through my head that could be wrong. I've learned to try not to get stressed out about things and I usually don't get them very often. Thanks for joining in this conversation and hope the link may answer some of your questions.
@SIMPLYD (73084)
• Philippines
3 Nov 12
My office mate's husbands feels this anxiety attack for the past weeks. He had undergone all laboratory exams as well as ECG, but all is normal. He would just suddenly feel like his heart will burst, and be worried without cause at all. He already consulted 3 doctors and they all said it's anxiety attack. My office mate talked to him heart to heart, because maybe he has a problem. But he said there's none. Now, he filed for a one month leave, so he could take a rest from work. He is a workaholic, who when there's a deadline, would really work hard so it could be given on time, if not ahead. Perhaps, this is what is stressing him so much.
• United States
1 Nov 12
I take pills for depression,anxiety,sleeping,and bipolar disorder and when in pain I will take a pain killer. I also should be taking viatamins from the lack of the after my gastric bypass.
• United States
1 Nov 12
Some times we have to make our life bearable and take medications. I need to start taking my vitamins and remember which vitamin or herbal pill to take for my hot flashes and anxiety. Thanks for joining in this discussion!
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
31 Oct 12
I do take blood pressure meds and over the counter as I have arthritis in my one leg.....so I don't make it through the day without something for pain. However when I am feeling good I also try to avoid taking too much for pain.....only when I need it.
• United States
31 Oct 12
Some times we have to take some kind of prescriptions, vitamins or herbal remedies to help us cope with things. I think the key is moderation and only use when absolutely have to unless it's a prescribed routine. Thanks for joining in on this discussion!
• India
31 Oct 12
I and my wife both have diabetes neuropathy, we feel numbness, pain and burning in soles of feet, we take herbal, homeopathic as well as allopathic medicines, these are all prescribed medicines for mild headache etc i keep pills ready always
• United States
31 Oct 12
I try to take the herbal, homeopathic remedies first. I feel that way what you're getting is all natural. I will have to look up diabetes neuropathy, I don't know what that is or maybe you could further explain it to us? Thanks for joining in on this discussion!
• United States
31 Oct 12
I also have anixety attacks really bad some days. Today i actually didnt take any medicines at all and felt better so i think im going tommorow just take my vitamins and my daily girly pill and not take my allergy pill and see if that helps me out because i htink im sneezing more when i take my allergy pill then when i dont. I only take three things a day and then at night i do take benedryl and i think thats helping me throughout the day and keeping me better.
• United States
31 Oct 12
Sometimes we just need a little "boost" to get through the hustle and bustle of life. Thanks for joining this discussion!
@jenny1015 (13394)
• Philippines
31 Oct 12
I am thankful that I still do not need to take anything just to make it through the day. I could still manage to make my everyday life seem "normal" even if there are times that I would just like to bang my head against the wall when I get apprehensive. Thank God, I could still got the control, otherwise, the "pill" is my last resort.
• United States
31 Oct 12
Good for you! I thought I would never need any meds either but some times you can't handle it on your own. I'm also struggling with diet because I some times have high blood sugar (it runs in the family) and hopefully I can control it with diet and exercise. Thanks for joining in this discussion!
@seliokas (346)
• Lithuania
30 Oct 12
Hello, i always have some coffee with me, i can't stay up long without it. I just can't :), I have some vitamins which i rarely use too, i just forget them really often :).
• United States
30 Oct 12
I've been drinking more coffee lately since I found out some health benefits of it, in moderation of course. Yes, I usually forget to take my vitamins unless there is a certain one I know that helps a certain symptom, then I'll take them! Thanks for joining in this discussion!
@mariaperalta (19097)
• Mexico
30 Oct 12
I get that way sometimes as well. An asprin now and then helps me. i think mine is sitting here at desk all day long. Take care there. Hope to see you here soon.
• United States
30 Oct 12
I usually take Tylenol or Ibruprobin to cure make aches and pains. Or sometimes I just suffer! Thanks for joining in on this discussion!
• India
5 Nov 12
I am an one who is affected to dust and causes allergy very easily. So I need to have capsules on each day on three times. I used to remember to have them even I am on my hard work becuase I was having them for long years. So I can't forget them quite easily.
@wolfie34 (26881)
• United Kingdom
5 Nov 12
As well as clinical depression I have anxiety, I suffer bad with my nerves, and can have panic attacks so I avoid crowds and public transport, I am on anti-depressants which help me get through the day, I do find that I can cope better if I live for today and not worry about tomorrow, today is important. Putting yourself first and looking after yourself, spoil yourself, treat yourself and do things you enjoy doing.
@RitterSport (2452)
• Germany
4 Nov 12
hi dear Jodee I am on two meds I need to take daily and I am glad that I only forget one of them now and then and am quite regular with taking that stuff. Sometimes I need a pain killer as I have a herniated disc which is acting up now and then but thats it here basically when it comes to meds.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
1 Nov 12
No..I don't take anything. I have been taking some cold medicine because I am sick but other than that..no. I have started vitamin missions before but I never feel any different and often just stop taking them after forgetting a few times. Long hot baths seem to do me better than medicines..lol. I take them more regularly
• United States
31 Oct 12
I am on alot of different medications