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Do you take prescription drugs?

Poll ended at Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:58 am

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Prescription Drugs

Postby Quinda » Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:58 am

I am not taking any prescription drugs but I do take B12. Please input your data into the poll.
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Re: Prescription Drugs

Postby Debbie » Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:23 am

I take thyroid replacement.
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Re: Prescription Drugs

Postby veggielou » Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:27 am

Thyroid med.
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Re: Prescription Drugs

Postby BunnyNestHideaway » Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:36 am

I used to take 10 different prescription medications, but am now down to one (thyroid). So happy to be off all of them!
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Re: Prescription Drugs

Postby blue » Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:37 am

I'm using a pain med and prescription strength NSAID but my need for them has greatly reduced since beginning a plant based diet. I foresee being able to discontinue both completely in the near future. :)
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Re: Prescription Drugs

Postby stoumi » Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:42 am

One. A Vitamin D supplemental of 50,000IU weekly. I do not agree with the supplement after discussion and reading in part to this site. The doctor said I was "deficient" with a level of 23.
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Re: Prescription Drugs

Postby LauraA » Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:55 am

I take no prescription drugs. The only exception to this is that I take anti malaria medication when I work in Africa. I've said this before, but my doctor is very surprised by this, and says that most of his patients over 65 take drugs. Take care, LauraA
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Re: Prescription Drugs

Postby stoumi » Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:37 pm

That's wonderful to hear LauraA! I hope I can be in that sort of healthy when I get to 65. That was one of the reasons I chose this lifestyle, to get off the 5 medications I was taking at the time.
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Re: Prescription Drugs

Postby frozenveg » Sat Feb 25, 2012 2:50 pm

I've never had the need, but I may have to in the future, possibly for my thyroid.
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Re: Prescription Drugs

Postby Katydid » Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:03 pm

I keep an emergency rescue inhaler in my purse in case I have an asthma flare-up.
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Re: Prescription Drugs

Postby patty » Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:15 pm

I don't take any drugs:) Vitamin B12 when I remember.

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Re: Prescription Drugs

Postby goldilocks » Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:47 pm

No drugs for me.

There was only one time in my life when I took a prescription drug. About 9 years ago I was diagnosed with Graves' Disease (autoimmune hyperthyroid disease). I experimented with quitting gluten since I read they were connected, and within two weeks my hyper symptoms that I'd had for over a year all cleared up and never returned. Then the suppressing antibodies became dominant. I read that these often take longer to clear up, so I was expecting this. I stuck it out for a while without meds, but after a few months I couldn't take it, and persuaded my doctor to give me the lowest possible dose of synthroid. I took this for about 6 months, until I felt that I was feeling kind of hyper again, then tapered off and quit. Since that time, every time I test my blood my thyroid levels are normal, and this summer I checked and had no trace of antibodies either - yay! Gluten-free works for me.

At the same time I got the Graves' Disease diagnosis, I found out that my cholesterol was 300 (!!!) My doctor wanted to put me on drugs, but I resisted, and started eating a starch-based McDougall style diet. When I checked again my cholesterol had dropped to 174. My doctor said she'd never seen anyone lower their cholesterol so much, so fast, without using drugs. I asked her if now she would at least tell her other patients that she had seen someone do this, and suggest they change their diets before just going on drugs, but she shrugged it off and said no one would do it. Sigh.
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Re: Prescription Drugs

Postby Brad » Sat Feb 25, 2012 6:00 pm

None, zero, nada, zip, zilch. B-12 only. Thanks plants!
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Re: Prescription Drugs

Postby Denise » Sat Feb 25, 2012 6:13 pm

B12 only and like Steve the doc says I'm D deficient (20) but I will not take another pill! :)
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Re: Prescription Drugs

Postby uncgirl » Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:35 pm

Spironolactone for adult hormonal acne. Works great! :-D And OTC B-12.
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