Are you on too many meds? Take this quiz

* Do all of our loved ones & friends KNOW ?
* Note: Taken from The Daily Dose with Jack Harrison – 11/18/2017

It’s time to stop being shy, my friend.

If your doc has you on too many meds — and odds are, he DOES — it’s time to speak up, take action, reduce the load, and FEEL BETTER than you have in years.

Now, a new report shows how.

It gives six questions to ask yourself about your meds that can help you figure out if you’re on too many… and can also be used as talking points during a powwow with your doc.

Best yet, these aren’t questions your doc can dismiss as coming from some far-off fringe.

They’re right from Consumer Reports magazine, about as mainstream as it gets!

  1. How many docs have their paws in your prescription pile? You know what they say about too many chefs… Well, it’s the same drill for docs. The left hand doesn’t always know what the right hand’s doing. If your meds come from more than one doc, they could be doubling you up.
  2. Are you on OTC meds and supplements? Some of these don’t always make nice with your prescription meds. If you work with the right docs, supplements can REPLACE those meds… but you have to talk to them to make it happen.
  3. Are you on more than one med for the same condition? Some of these can be redundant, as Consumer Reports points out, so talk to your doc. You might not need more than one after all!
  4. Are you taking a med to deal with the side effects of another med? You don’t need me to tell you how comically ridiculous that is. Speak up, and you might have better options, like not being on the darn med causing you all these problems in the first place!
  5. Have you been taking anything for longer than three months? As Consumer Reports notes, many folks end up taking a short-term med over the long run not because they need it… but because no one tells them to stop! It’s all too easy in this age of automatic refills.
  6. Is your monthly drug bill cramping your style? Let’s face it: This stuff ain’t cheap. But mostly, a big bill is often a sign of a new drug that packs MORE risks, but not always bigger benefits. A good doc can get you onto something tried-and-true that’s cheaper and safer, including time-tested natural therapies.

This isn’t optional. This isn’t a matter of convenience. This isn’t even an issue of having fewer of those annoying, but otherwise minor, side effects like cottonmouth, headaches, and nausea.

Taking too many meds — and taking them for too long — can lead to declining health, memory loss, dementia, and more, so answer these questions. If the answers start ringing warning bells, get on the horn and make a call to talk with your doc about getting off of some of your meds.

Putting off the pills,
Jack Harrison

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s