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What's your pill count people?

  1. IntimatEvolution profile image81
    IntimatEvolutionposted 5 years ago

    How many pills do you take daily or just in the mornings to start your day?  (Feel free to include any pill such as herbal supplements, vitamins or over the counter medications such as aspirin.)

    I take to many too mention.  To get started in the mornings I take a total of 8 pills.


  2. Lisa HW profile image84
    Lisa HWposted 5 years ago

    I'm happy to say, "0 daily".   smile

    On a few days a week I'll take two aspirins for an injury I'm getting over.  I keep a bottle a bottle of multivitamins and take one every few days.  (I know that's know you're supposed to do things with vitamins, but it's how I choose to do things for reasons I won't go into here.)  So, for now, "knock on wood".   smile 


  3. Cagsil profile image83
    Cagsilposted 5 years ago


    1. jayb23 profile image73
      jayb23posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      0 it is..touchwood!!

      1. Cagsil profile image83
        Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Touchwood? Do you mean, "knock on wood"? If so, then I don't have to knock on wood. I haven't done anything in my life that would require me to need pills, nor has my body forced me into a position where I would require to take pills, to start my day. wink

        1. Lisa HW profile image84
          Lisa HWposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I lean toward the "knock-on-wood"  kind of thinking because I know too many people who have done nothing in their lives to require them to end up needing pills of one sort or another, and who need lots of them.  hmm  It's "knock on wood" for young people - and it's "even more knock on wood" for people who have seen their 45th/50th birthday, I think.

          1. Cagsil profile image83
            Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Hey Lisa, I know plenty of people who you refer to, however, I also know that they didn't take care of themselves to their best ability. Many people eat food in high quantity which isn't good, they don't watch what they drink, they pay no attention to their surroundings and what they are breathing in. There are too many factors that people simply do not address in their life and when something goes wrong, then they trust doctors who are supposedly on their side, and end up taking bunches of pills.

            My grandmother took 13 pills at different times of the day, but like 10 to start her day. She died at the age of 79. My mother is presently taking 6 pills, 2 calcium, 2 others and 2 others weekly. Not to mention, she has two different inhalers.

            I get what you are saying, but "knock on wood", suggest "luck" or "chance". wink

            1. Bill Manning profile image69
              Bill Manningposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              I agree 100%. I think 80% of the pills people take are not needed at all, if they just lived a healthy life.

              As for me, zero pills a day for the last 20 or so years. smile

  4. futurenetads profile image61
    futurenetadsposted 5 years ago


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    Motown2Chitownposted 5 years ago

    Between me and my husband, in one day - we take a total of 36.  Two are supplements, not prescriptions.

    We both have multiple, irreversible health conditions.

    He also uses an Advair inhaler twice a day.


  6. Rochelle Frank profile image89
    Rochelle Frankposted 5 years ago

    Zero for me-- though an occasional aspirin when I sprain an ankle.

  7. Diane Inside profile image88
    Diane Insideposted 5 years ago

    I take zero, a day. And I think somemay have to do with taking care of yourself, but let me just say I think its more in the Genes than anything.

    Of course taking care of your body helps, may even add a few years. But I've seen people who took excellent care of their bodies and some not so much and to tell you the truth, If you don't take care of your self and it does shave off some years not to worry, it will only be last few years when quality of life has gone to pot anyway. lol

  8. theherbivorehippi profile image83
    theherbivorehippiposted 5 years ago

    Zero!  I do start my day with a shot of apple cider vinegar though. smile

  9. SandyMcCollum profile image85
    SandyMcCollumposted 5 years ago

    I take 8 pills, but 6 of them are the same kind. If I get the whole dose of one medicine it's $78 a month, but if I get them in a lower dosage and take more of the pills to get the same dosage, it's only $4... go figure...

    I look forward to the day I have no pills to take!