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  1. #1
    Andy Guest

    Default OT: Multivitamins.

    OT: Multivitamins.

    I was at the pharmacy today to pick up a prescription BP refill and get
    a new supply of multivitamins, situated on the shelves right in front of
    the pharmacy. I was looking for the ordinary "one a day" ones but
    they've got them supposedly tailored to a variety of "ailments" I'd be
    embarrassed to admit to. Women, men, calcium, 50yo+, attention span,
    etc.

    I commented out loud, "geez... when did vitamins get so friggin'
    specific. I don't know which vitamin to buy anymore." The pharmacists
    agreed. I asked "Is there a one a day IQ vitamin so after a few days I
    can make sense of all the rest?" Laughter all around! "There should
    be!" was one reply.

    Andy

    --
    I might be a little less knowledgeable but
    being less knowledgeable, I have more fun.

  2. #2
    Lynn from Fargo Guest

    Default Re: OT: Multivitamins.

    On Sep 4, 4:04*pm, Andy <a...@b.c> wrote:
    > OT: Multivitamins.
    >
    > I was at the pharmacy today to pick up a prescription BP refill and get
    > a new supply of multivitamins, situated on the shelves right in front of
    > the pharmacy. I was looking for the ordinary "one a day" ones but
    > they've got them supposedly tailored to a variety of "ailments" I'd be
    > embarrassed to admit to. Women, men, calcium, 50yo+, attention span,
    > etc.
    >
    > I commented out loud, "geez... when did vitamins get so friggin'
    > specific. I don't know which vitamin to buy anymore." The pharmacists
    > agreed. I asked "Is there a one a day IQ vitamin so after a few days I
    > can make sense of all the rest?" Laughter all around! "There should
    > be!" was one reply.
    >
    > Andy
    >
    > --
    > I might be a little less knowledgeable but
    > being less knowledgeable, I have more fun.


    Um . . ginko is supposed to be good for boosting brain power!
    Lynn in Fargo
    Who forgets to take her daily vitamin because she has 27 and a 1/2
    other damn pills to swallow every day

  3. #3
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: OT: Multivitamins.

    Lynn from Fargo <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Sep 4, 4:04*pm, Andy <a...@b.c> wrote:
    >> OT: Multivitamins.
    >>
    >> I was at the pharmacy today to pick up a prescription BP refill and

    get
    >> a new supply of multivitamins, situated on the shelves right in front

    of
    >> the pharmacy. I was looking for the ordinary "one a day" ones but
    >> they've got them supposedly tailored to a variety of "ailments" I'd

    be
    >> embarrassed to admit to. Women, men, calcium, 50yo+, attention span,
    >> etc.
    >>
    >> I commented out loud, "geez... when did vitamins get so friggin'
    >> specific. I don't know which vitamin to buy anymore." The pharmacists
    >> agreed. I asked "Is there a one a day IQ vitamin so after a few days

    I
    >> can make sense of all the rest?" Laughter all around! "There should
    >> be!" was one reply.
    >>
    >> Andy
    >>
    >> --
    >> I might be a little less knowledgeable but
    >> being less knowledgeable, I have more fun.

    >
    > Um . . ginko is supposed to be good for boosting brain power!
    > Lynn in Fargo
    > Who forgets to take her daily vitamin because she has 27 and a 1/2
    > other damn pills to swallow every day



    Lynn,

    Yikes. That's a lot of pills!

    My BP med is a tiny pill. The one a day multivitamin being much larger
    many times, I can't swallow and gag trying.

    I take daily low dose chewable children's aspirin letting it dissolve on
    my tongue, rather than upset my stomach.

    Best,

    Andy

    --
    I might be a little less knowledgeable but
    being less knowledgeable, I have more fun.

  4. #4
    Lynn from Fargo Guest

    Default Re: OT: Multivitamins.

    On Sep 4, 4:43*pm, Andy <a...@b.c> wrote:
    > Lynn from Fargo <lynng...@i29.net> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > On Sep 4, 4:04*pm, Andy <a...@b.c> wrote:
    > >> OT: Multivitamins.

    >
    > >> I was at the pharmacy today to pick up a prescription BP refill and

    > get
    > >> a new supply of multivitamins, situated on the shelves right in front

    > of
    > >> the pharmacy. I was looking for the ordinary "one a day" ones but
    > >> they've got them supposedly tailored to a variety of "ailments" I'd

    > be
    > >> embarrassed to admit to. Women, men, calcium, 50yo+, attention span,
    > >> etc.

    >
    > >> I commented out loud, "geez... when did vitamins get so friggin'
    > >> specific. I don't know which vitamin to buy anymore." The pharmacists
    > >> agreed. I asked "Is there a one a day IQ vitamin so after a few days

    > I
    > >> can make sense of all the rest?" Laughter all around! "There should
    > >> be!" was one reply.

    >
    > >> Andy

    >
    > >> --
    > >> I might be a little less knowledgeable but
    > >> being less knowledgeable, I have more fun.

    >
    > > Um . . ginko is supposed to be good for boosting brain power!
    > > Lynn in Fargo
    > > Who forgets to take her daily vitamin because she has 27 and a 1/2
    > > other damn pills to swallow every day

    >
    > Lynn,
    >
    > Yikes. That's a lot of pills!
    >
    > My BP med is a tiny pill. The one a day multivitamin being much larger
    > many times, I can't swallow and gag trying.
    >
    > I take daily low dose chewable children's aspirin letting it dissolve on
    > my tongue, rather than upset my stomach.
    >
    > Best,
    >
    > Andy
    >
    > --
    > I might be a little less knowledgeable but
    > being less knowledgeable, I have more fun.- Hide quoted text -
    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    My pregnant daughter has always had a helluva time swallowing pills.
    She needs to take pre-natal multivitamins. They're HUGE. After
    checking with her nurse she found she could take adult chewable
    "gummy' vitamins. She likes these because they ar4e like gummy bears
    candy. Easy to get down, no panicking. It says on the bottle how many
    to take. Look for them at Walmart type stores or ask your pharmacist.
    Lynn in Fargo
    Needs to get some gummies. Wonder if they have such a thing as "fish
    oil gummies " I hate those huge things and I'm supposed to take 2 of
    them three times a day! Don't EVER actually bite or puncture one.
    Smells like, well . . . fish oi!

  5. #5
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: OT: Multivitamins.

    Lynn from Fargo <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Sep 4, 4:43*pm, Andy <a...@b.c> wrote:
    >> Lynn from Fargo <lynng...@i29.net> wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> > On Sep 4, 4:04*pm, Andy <a...@b.c> wrote:
    >> >> OT: Multivitamins.

    >>
    >> >> I was at the pharmacy today to pick up a prescription BP refill

    and
    >> get
    >> >> a new supply of multivitamins, situated on the shelves right in

    front
    >> of
    >> >> the pharmacy. I was looking for the ordinary "one a day" ones but
    >> >> they've got them supposedly tailored to a variety of "ailments"

    I'd
    >> be
    >> >> embarrassed to admit to. Women, men, calcium, 50yo+, attention

    span,
    >> >> etc.

    >>
    >> >> I commented out loud, "geez... when did vitamins get so friggin'
    >> >> specific. I don't know which vitamin to buy anymore." The

    pharmacists
    >> >> agreed. I asked "Is there a one a day IQ vitamin so after a few

    days
    >> I
    >> >> can make sense of all the rest?" Laughter all around! "There

    should
    >> >> be!" was one reply.

    >>
    >> >> Andy

    >>
    >> >> --
    >> >> I might be a little less knowledgeable but
    >> >> being less knowledgeable, I have more fun.

    >>
    >> > Um . . ginko is supposed to be good for boosting brain power!
    >> > Lynn in Fargo
    >> > Who forgets to take her daily vitamin because she has 27 and a 1/2
    >> > other damn pills to swallow every day

    >>
    >> Lynn,
    >>
    >> Yikes. That's a lot of pills!
    >>
    >> My BP med is a tiny pill. The one a day multivitamin being much

    larger
    >> many times, I can't swallow and gag trying.
    >>
    >> I take daily low dose chewable children's aspirin letting it dissolve

    on
    >> my tongue, rather than upset my stomach.
    >>
    >> Best,
    >>
    >> Andy
    >>
    >> --
    >> I might be a little less knowledgeable but
    >> being less knowledgeable, I have more fun.- Hide quoted text -
    >>
    >> - Show quoted text -

    >
    > My pregnant daughter has always had a helluva time swallowing pills.
    > She needs to take pre-natal multivitamins. They're HUGE. After
    > checking with her nurse she found she could take adult chewable
    > "gummy' vitamins. She likes these because they ar4e like gummy bears
    > candy. Easy to get down, no panicking. It says on the bottle how many
    > to take. Look for them at Walmart type stores or ask your pharmacist.
    > Lynn in Fargo
    > Needs to get some gummies. Wonder if they have such a thing as "fish
    > oil gummies " I hate those huge things and I'm supposed to take 2 of
    > them three times a day! Don't EVER actually bite or puncture one.
    > Smells like, well . . . fish oi!



    Lynn,

    They're a safe solution in adult hands but if kids get a mistaken taste
    of "candy" medicine, that could be fatal! Keep them locked up!!!!!!

    Andy


    --
    I might be a little less knowledgeable but
    being less knowledgeable, I have more fun.

  6. #6
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: OT: Multivitamins.

    Lynn from Fargo wrote:

    > Needs to get some gummies. Wonder if they have such a thing as "fish
    > oil gummies " I hate those huge things and I'm supposed to take 2 of
    > them three times a day! Don't EVER actually bite or puncture one.
    > Smells like, well . . . fish oi!


    You don't want to accidently puncture one of those suckers.

    I'm thinking of switching to krill oil, like Mega Red or something along
    those lines. Just one little pill a day.

    nancy

  7. #7
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: OT: Multivitamins.

    On Sat, 04 Sep 2010 17:04:11 -0500, Andy wrote:

    > they've got them supposedly tailored to a variety of "ailments" I'd be
    > embarrassed to admit to. Women, men....


    So what are if not one of the above? Didn't at least one of those
    ring a bell?

    -s

  8. #8
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: OT: Multivitamins.

    On Sat, 04 Sep 2010 17:43:37 -0500, Andy wrote:

    > I take daily low dose chewable children's aspirin letting it dissolve on
    > my tongue, rather than upset my stomach.


    It's supposed to get *past* your stomach before it dissolves to not
    upset your stomach. Dissolving it in your mouth will do nothing to
    defeat the upset stomach.

    I put some safety-coated Ecotrin through the wash in one of my pants
    pockets. And then the dryer, of course. Next time I put on those
    pants I felt these little 3 little disks in my pocket and pulled them
    out: Flat Orange disks with "Ecotrin" written on them, WTF? That
    safety coating doesn't dissolve at all, but the aspirin inside was
    gone.

    That would be some scary ****, literally.

    -sw

  9. #9
    gloria.p Guest

    Default Re: OT: Multivitamins.

    Sqwertz wrote:

    >
    > It's supposed to get *past* your stomach before it dissolves to not
    > upset your stomach. Dissolving it in your mouth will do nothing to
    > defeat the upset stomach.
    >
    > I put some safety-coated Ecotrin through the wash in one of my pants
    > pockets. And then the dryer, of course. Next time I put on those
    > pants I felt these little 3 little disks in my pocket and pulled them
    > out: Flat Orange disks with "Ecotrin" written on them, WTF? That
    > safety coating doesn't dissolve at all, but the aspirin inside was
    > gone.




    I bet there's a difference in solubility of Ecotrin in stomach acid vs.
    water-and-Tide.

    gloria p

  10. #10
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: OT: Multivitamins.

    On Sat, 04 Sep 2010 20:57:23 -0600, gloria.p wrote:

    > Sqwertz wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> It's supposed to get *past* your stomach before it dissolves to not
    >> upset your stomach. Dissolving it in your mouth will do nothing to
    >> defeat the upset stomach.
    >>
    >> I put some safety-coated Ecotrin through the wash in one of my pants
    >> pockets. And then the dryer, of course. Next time I put on those
    >> pants I felt these little 3 little disks in my pocket and pulled them
    >> out: Flat Orange disks with "Ecotrin" written on them, WTF? That
    >> safety coating doesn't dissolve at all, but the aspirin inside was
    >> gone.

    >
    > I bet there's a difference in solubility of Ecotrin in stomach acid vs.
    > water-and-Tide.


    The whole idea of the safety coasting is to get past your stomach in
    into your small intestine. Maybe something in there finishes off the
    coating. I have some 4% HCL. If I still have some more Ecotrin I
    will do a test.

    What is stomach acid, about 2%? I don't remember my moles. I'm
    better at mice.

    -sw

  11. #11
    sf Guest

    Default Re: OT: Multivitamins.

    On Sat, 4 Sep 2010 17:09:53 -0700 (PDT), Lynn from Fargo
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > My pregnant daughter has always had a helluva time swallowing pills.
    > She needs to take pre-natal multivitamins. They're HUGE. After
    > checking with her nurse she found she could take adult chewable
    > "gummy' vitamins. She likes these because they ar4e like gummy bears
    > candy. Easy to get down, no panicking. It says on the bottle how many
    > to take. Look for them at Walmart type stores or ask your pharmacist.
    > Lynn in Fargo


    Has your Dr. said anything to your DD about taking folic acid too? I
    thought that was the whole point of prenatal vitamins.

    > Needs to get some gummies. Wonder if they have such a thing as "fish
    > oil gummies " I hate those huge things and I'm supposed to take 2 of
    > them three times a day! Don't EVER actually bite or puncture one.
    > Smells like, well . . . fish oi!


    Oddly, I can swallow large pills easier than I can swallow the small
    ones. My limit is 3 of the fish oil pills though. I hated those
    calcium tablets when I tried to be good about that. It felt like a
    cannon ball was landing in my stomach.

    --

    Never trust a dog to watch your food.

  12. #12
    sf Guest

    Default Re: OT: Multivitamins.

    On Sat, 4 Sep 2010 20:44:37 -0400, "Nancy Young"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I'm thinking of switching to krill oil, like Mega Red or something along
    > those lines. Just one little pill a day.


    I've never heard of that. Is it a CostCo item or what?

    --

    Never trust a dog to watch your food.

  13. #13
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: OT: Multivitamins.

    sf wrote:
    > On Sat, 4 Sep 2010 20:44:37 -0400, "Nancy Young"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> I'm thinking of switching to krill oil, like Mega Red or something
    >> along those lines. Just one little pill a day.

    >
    > I've never heard of that. Is it a CostCo item or what?


    They do sell it at CostCo, but it's not a Kirkland product, you can
    find it in any drugstore.

    Some people talk about other brands using NKO (Neptune Krill Oil)
    which they like better for whatever reason. I haven't finished
    researching yet, but once I go through all the big fish oil capsules
    I have, I am switching.

    I don't need to tell you I'm not qualified to give medical advice, so
    I'm not. Heh.

    nancy

  14. #14
    George Guest

    Default Re: OT: Multivitamins.

    On 9/5/2010 8:31 AM, Nancy Young wrote:
    > sf wrote:
    >> On Sat, 4 Sep 2010 20:44:37 -0400, "Nancy Young"
    >> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> I'm thinking of switching to krill oil, like Mega Red or something
    >>> along those lines. Just one little pill a day.

    >>
    >> I've never heard of that. Is it a CostCo item or what?

    >
    > They do sell it at CostCo, but it's not a Kirkland product, you can
    > find it in any drugstore.
    > Some people talk about other brands using NKO (Neptune Krill Oil) which
    > they like better for whatever reason. I haven't finished researching
    > yet, but once I go through all the big fish oil capsules
    > I have, I am switching.
    > I don't need to tell you I'm not qualified to give medical advice, so
    > I'm not. Heh.
    > nancy


    That never stopped all of the folks pitching stuff on the radio and TV...

  15. #15
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: OT: Multivitamins.

    George wrote:
    > On 9/5/2010 8:31 AM, Nancy Young wrote:


    >> I don't need to tell you I'm not qualified to give medical advice, so
    >> I'm not. Heh.


    > That never stopped all of the folks pitching stuff on the radio and
    > TV...


    (laugh) There's a good reason I'm not in sales, and they are.

    nancy

  16. #16
    blake murphy Guest

    Default Re: OT: Multivitamins.

    On Sat, 04 Sep 2010 17:04:11 -0500, Andy wrote:

    > OT: Multivitamins.
    >
    > I was at the pharmacy today to pick up a prescription BP refill and get
    > a new supply of multivitamins, situated on the shelves right in front of
    > the pharmacy. I was looking for the ordinary "one a day" ones but
    > they've got them supposedly tailored to a variety of "ailments" I'd be
    > embarrassed to admit to. Women, men, calcium, 50yo+, attention span,
    > etc.
    >
    > I commented out loud, "geez... when did vitamins get so friggin'
    > specific. I don't know which vitamin to buy anymore." The pharmacists
    > agreed. I asked "Is there a one a day IQ vitamin so after a few days I
    > can make sense of all the rest?" Laughter all around! "There should
    > be!" was one reply.
    >
    > Andy


    IQ vitamins? they were laughing at you because you're stupid.

    blake

  17. #17
    ImStillMags Guest

    Default Re: OT: Multivitamins.

    On Sep 4, 3:43*pm, Andy <a...@b.c> wrote:

    >
    > My BP med is a tiny pill. The one a day multivitamin being much larger
    > many times, I can't swallow and gag trying.




    I have the answer for those of you who have a problem swallowing
    pills.

    Think about it this way. You have no problem swallowing a bite of
    food that is much larger than the pill you are trying to take,
    right? Mostly you aversion is mental, not physical.

    So, here's what you do. Place the pill or pills on your tongue.
    Drink whatever liquid you are using to take the pill and DO NOT TRY TO
    SWALLOW THE PILL....ONLY CONCENTRATE ON DRINKING THE LIQUID.

    This works, really. If you place your attention on drinking the
    liquid, the pill goes down and you don't even
    realize it.

    Try it and let me know how it works for you.





  18. #18
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: OT: Multivitamins.

    ImStillMags <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I have the answer for those of you who have a problem swallowing
    > pills.
    >
    > Think about it this way. You have no problem swallowing a bite of
    > food that is much larger than the pill you are trying to take,
    > right? Mostly you aversion is mental, not physical.
    >
    > So, here's what you do. Place the pill or pills on your tongue.
    > Drink whatever liquid you are using to take the pill and DO NOT TRY TO
    > SWALLOW THE PILL....ONLY CONCENTRATE ON DRINKING THE LIQUID.
    >
    > This works, really. If you place your attention on drinking the
    > liquid, the pill goes down and you don't even
    > realize it.



    ImStillMags,

    That's exactly right!!!

    If I let the vitamin soak in my mouth with a swallow of water or juice
    for a couple seconds, that makes all the difference, only it's a trying
    event every day.

    Best,

    Andy

    --
    Well, we'll just have to chalk this up to a precious waste of time...
    and chalk.

  19. #19
    sf Guest

    Default Re: OT: Multivitamins.

    On Sun, 5 Sep 2010 08:31:19 -0400, "Nancy Young"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > sf wrote:
    > > On Sat, 4 Sep 2010 20:44:37 -0400, "Nancy Young"
    > > <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > >> I'm thinking of switching to krill oil, like Mega Red or something
    > >> along those lines. Just one little pill a day.

    > >
    > > I've never heard of that. Is it a CostCo item or what?

    >
    > They do sell it at CostCo, but it's not a Kirkland product, you can
    > find it in any drugstore.


    I meant I've never heard of Krill oil and wondered if CostCo sells it.
    Sorry for the confusion.
    >
    > Some people talk about other brands using NKO (Neptune Krill Oil)
    > which they like better for whatever reason. I haven't finished
    > researching yet, but once I go through all the big fish oil capsules
    > I have, I am switching.
    >
    > I don't need to tell you I'm not qualified to give medical advice, so
    > I'm not. Heh.
    >


    The pharmacist is usually a good person to ask about these things. I
    doubt they will recommend a brand, but they might be able to let me
    know if I need one or two krill to replace three regular fish oil.


    --

    Never trust a dog to watch your food.

  20. #20
    sf Guest

    Default Re: OT: Multivitamins.

    On Sun, 5 Sep 2010 10:31:39 -0400, "Nancy Young"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > George wrote:
    > > On 9/5/2010 8:31 AM, Nancy Young wrote:

    >
    > >> I don't need to tell you I'm not qualified to give medical advice, so
    > >> I'm not. Heh.

    >
    > > That never stopped all of the folks pitching stuff on the radio and
    > > TV...

    >
    > (laugh) There's a good reason I'm not in sales, and they are.
    >

    Plus they're paid to do it and reading a script.


    --

    Never trust a dog to watch your food.

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