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When you are in the back of my bus, I'm going to ask you about your meds. Some people that are 40 have a dozen or more. Some that are 70 have none.

It amazes me the medications that some people take every day. I've also noted the less autonomy a person has, the more meds they seem to be on.


That's been my observation also.
 
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Many elderly patients wind up on a multitude of meds. Most often this comes from seeing a number of specialists. A good geriatric physician has the patient bring in ALL of the meds to see what is needed. Countless Americans take PPIs {drugs like Prilosec} without a thought. The same with ibuprofen an OTC drug. Additionally many patients take psychiatric meds and have NEVER seen a psychiatrist. TD which is now advertised on television is a permanent condition caused by taking antipsychotic drugs. Falls in the elderly are common and often debilitating. Benzos are a primary cause.
 
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Up until 54, I wasn't on any meds. My blood pressure was always normal.

Then the job got to me and I've had to take blood pressure pills ever since.



"It did not really matter what we expected from life, but rather what life expected from us. We needed to stop asking about the meaning of life, and instead to think of ourselves as those who were being questioned by life – daily and hourly. Our answer must consist not in talk and meditation, but in right action and in right conduct. Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find the right answer to its problems and to fulfill the tasks which it constantly sets for each individual." Viktor Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning, 1946.
 
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When you are in the back of my bus, I'm going to ask you about your meds. Some people that are 40 have a dozen or more. Some that are 70 have none.

It amazes me the medications that some people take every day. I've also noted the less autonomy a person has, the more meds they seem to be on.


Some of the most lengthy med lists I have seen were on people in group homes. A pill potion or cream for Re are some very overzealous watch dogs regarding group homes, and god forbid you didn’t treat a minor problem and be accused of neglect.
 
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Originally posted by Appliance Brad:
When you are in the back of my bus, I'm going to ask you about your meds. Some people that are 40 have a dozen or more. Some that are 70 have none.

It amazes me the medications that some people take every day. I've also noted the less autonomy a person has, the more meds they seem to be on.


Some of the most lengthy med lists I have seen were on people in group homes. A pill potion or cream for Every issue no matter how mild. There are some very overzealous watch dogs regarding group homes, and god forbid you didn’t treat a minor problem and be accused of neglect.
 
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