I sometimes wonder how much is too much. I feel like garbage. I know much of that is due to low T. But I think there is such a thing as too many pills, especially if they aren’t all necessary.
Every day, I take fish oil 4800 mg, niacin, 500 mg, Crestor, Zoloft, a beta blocker, losartan (blood pressure), Cialis, baby aspirin, vitamin D 5000 mg. That’s 9 meds and supplements a day, some of them 2x a day.
I just had a zillion blood tests, and the liver panel was normal. The big abnormal values were Triglycerides, ferritin, and potassium, all high
So I’m thinking it would be smart to get off as much of them as I can.
I’m going to start with Zoloft. And I know it needs to be very gradual. I’ll start by going from 50 mg to 25mg a day. Then I’ll go to every other day. I feel like I don’t need it any more, my outlook has changed. Although it could be a false sense of security created by the Zoloft itself. But I’ll know that pretty quickly.
I’m just putting this out there in case anyone else has experience with too many pills that they want to share.
Yes, that is a lot, but going by memory from my working days doing the pre-op prep for patients before anesthesia, you would not believe the meds many people are on.
I also take a pretty good amount, but it is all supplements, no prescript
ion meds(knock on wood). But I can't tell that they make me feel bad, far as I can tell I feel pretty good most days. In fact, I just pulled off a personal best as we complete winter and flu season. Even though I am the only one in my family and friends who did not get a flu shot, I was the only one in my family(and also among my many friends far as I could tell) to not either get the flu, flu like symptoms, or one or more sever cold/respiratory infections.
I was amazed with that and kept waiting for the hammer to fall. Now mind you, I have always had my share of severe colds, even leading to 2 bouts of pneumonia in the past(many years ago). Because of those 2 pneumonia experiences, I am very attuned to the when it is starting and will quickly head for the doc for antibiotics and/or breathing treatments when I first feel the burn in my lungs, I don't waste any time. But that has not happened in many years, thank goodness. In fact, 1st time it happened I had flu and pneumonia at the same time(and yes, I did have a flu shot that year, I used to always take them).
But the reason I was amazed at this snuffy nose free winter: For the last 5 or 6 years, there is a one time
large dose protocol(Vit D/Vit A) that I follow when I feel the symptoms starting, plus another one involving liposomal vitamin C for the last year or two. Sometimes both. (after taking those large doses, I won't take my regular vitamins for several days or more). All respiratory infections have ended very early, starting to noticeably improve within a few hours. But this year, I never even needed that approach, not even a minor occurrence. A life time first.
Prato, you say " I feel like garbage. I know much of that is due to low T.". For sure low T could be a contributor, but aren't both some statins and beta blockers/Bp meds famous for making folks feel like garbage? The guys 20 years older than me that I interact with at church are famous for being put on some BP pill by there docs, and then they start falling. Leading to a change in meds or just getting off of them period. I see that fairly commonly.
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