Pill Poppers

@sigma77 (5385)
United States
January 14, 2007 6:03pm CST
I know you are out there. Now come clean. There is no shame or judgment. How many pills do you take in an average day? I am not talking about recreational drugs or vitimins. What are your sicknesses/diseases that cause you to have to take meds? Myself, I might take a few cold pills once or twice a year and some tums once in a while. And maybe something for my once a year headache(usually around April 15th). I know some of you have serious health problems and if I could, I would make then go away. Thanks for sharing.
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• United States
10 Feb 07
on a regular basis, i take 4 pills a day. 3 of them are for my skin; i've had acne since 6th grade (im now a soph. in college) and i also have to take birth control because of the medicine.. even if you arent sexually active, its required because the medicine can cause serious birth defects. i usually have a cold too, because i live in the mountains, so i take day/nyquil a lot.
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@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
10 Feb 07
Thanks for posting. I have had problems with acne all my life. I am in my 50's and my skin is still oily.
• United States
6 Feb 07
I take my vitamins daily. I also take a pressure pill, as my pressure spikes high. I also am on some anti depressent pills, one a day. It is helping me to get though this very difficult time we are dealing with. I don't take anything else. I should be on cholestrol meds, as I sit at 500, but I don't have the money for it. I take a pain pill very rarely, only when in too much pain to deal with. And, if I get sick, then I will take an anti biotic if needed.
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@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
6 Feb 07
Thanks for taking the time to respond. Keep as many healthy thoughts in our mind as you can. Your overall health just might improve.
• United States
16 Jan 07
So far, I am not a pill popper, as you say, but with the way I live, I might get there pretty soon. Lately, I have started taking a few tums here and there...usually during finals,:). And the 15 of April too. I hear that I am "subjecting" myself to all sorts of disorders, diseases, and deadly illnesses with the busy and burn-out schedule that I have. Since getting married, I have slowed down some, but it is really ingrained in me to be somewhat "hyperactive." So, I am thinking that heart disease, diabetes, and (since everyone is getting it) cancer are in my future. I could be wrong, and get lucky, but it just seems so unlikely. That is not to say that I do not eat healthy, because I do. However, I live on coffee and therein lies the problem, I believe. I am also, a stresser, so me and tums are probably going to become best buds in the future (or pepcid, which my sister recommends). But, for all the pill poppers out there, I can only say that I hope things get better for you, in the future. I have lived with many, and have many friends that are, and they have to travel with their pharmacies, and it is not fun. Neither is it fun taking all the meds that they have to. Sometimes, they just want to stop altogther and give up, and it is just too sad. They just have to keep going and not give up. Ironic story, in my business management class, we studied behavior, of employees and bosses. And I guess I generally fit in with the Type A personality, I believe, not all of it though, and they were saying that such a high-strung person, is usually the type that gets heart disease (and being a woman, that qualifies me even more). And then, they said, that a Type A personality is luckier than the others, because even though they get it, they are more likely to recover. Since, what got us heart disease in the first place (our "hyperactive" personalities,is what gets us out.
@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
16 Jan 07
Wow. That is another incredible story. I know some people, not all that old, taking a dozen or more pills every day for stress, high blood pressure and a host of other sicknesses. I was once going to night school when I was married with 3 children, one of them with cancer. I worked 40 to 50 hours on top of that every week. It was hectic for sure. I can understand being in school can be very demanding. I don't want to tel you what to do, but if I were you I would keep my thoughts away from becoming sick. I think a lot of people's sicknesses are brought on by the very thinking you describe. Think about staying healthy. You are married, getting a great education and have a bright future to look forward to. I still think you could be a great writer. You express yourself quite well. Honestly, I enjoy reading your posts.
@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
15 Jan 07
Actually I take 6 tablets per day and all but 1 are related to my heart. Some of them are preventative rather than anything but taking tablets is the price I have to pay for having a reasonable life, it is a cheap price. I do not take any vitamin tablets but I do have a flu injection every year, just in case and a pneomonia one every 5 years. I very seldom get a headache so when I do I will lie down for a while in a quiet place.
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@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
15 Jan 07
Thanks for responding. I wish you good health. I wonder why some of us don't get headaches and others have them everyday?
• Philippines
6 Jul 07
Actually I drink no pill. I have diabetes but I think I get sicker whenever I take medicines. Especially the insulin. Right now Im just into healthy living. I exercise daily and make sure I take nutritional diets. In other words, I do not take sickness seriously that is why it doesnt take me seriously either.
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@ladyluna (7004)
• United States
1 Jul 07
Hello Sigma, Other than my nutritional supplements, I take 2 Aleve, once per month, if ya' know what I mean. That's it! Oh, and for one or two weeks in the fall when the Chamisa is in bloom, I might take a Claritin, or Saline nasal drops. But, only if the Chamisa is particularly pesky.
• United States
30 Jun 07
I have to take vicodin and flexaril if I want to move around. Arthritis and severe carpal tunnel. If they would just wake up an make medical cannabis legal in all 50 states I wouldn't need them at all. It's such a shame that People are forced to take pills that have nasty side effects when there is a wonderful herbal remedy that helps SO many ailments, it's also a disgrace to watch sick people get arrested and jailed for using said herbal remedy.
@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
29 Jun 07
I take 2 pills a day for thyroid, 1 for allergies, and half an antidepressant. I also take vitamins. I try not to take any more than necessary. I would like to get rid of the thyroid pills cause I don't think they have helped me. The other 2 I know I have to take.