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Old 09-20-2008, 10:09 AM   #41
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I don't call Rx medications suppliments...I take a good multiple vitamin daily, plus fish oil....



Miss Elaine, I choose to take a multiple vitamin every day just to make sure I'm getting everything I need vitamin/mineral wise....They are water soluble, so if my body needs something...then it uses it....if not... it eliminates it. No harm!
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Old 09-21-2008, 01:09 AM   #42
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I take aspirin, fish oil, flaxseed oil, evening primrose oil, niacin and C0-Q 10, all at the direction of my doc for cardio issues. It's annoying since I have never taken any meds regularly in my life til a couple of months ago. This stuff doesn't make me feel any different though so honestly, I don't know if it is really doing anything or not.
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Old 09-21-2008, 02:03 PM   #43
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Dina, you can eliminate the 80mg aspirin. Studies have shown that while it is very helpful for men in preventing heart stuff it has absolutely no impact on women.

I take nothing most of the time. When I have some kind of joint pain I take MSM and vitamin C. (The vitamin C is supposed to help the MSM work effectively). Since they are both water soluble I have no worries about ODing.

And while this is not the forum to discuss overuse of Vitamin C I do wish to briefly address the Linus Pauling thing. GG, there are many many folks who have called Linus Paulings research bunk etc, but currently some of his students, acolytes (what should I call them?) are having exceptional success with Vitamin C and treating GI cancers. I have to go searching for that research article and will post the link when I find it. The difference is that you don't take the Vitamin C orally, but IV. Big difference apparently.

OK, we should probably make that its own thread to discuss.

Dina, do you find that the supplements are working for you?
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Old 09-21-2008, 02:16 PM   #44
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Dina, you can eliminate the 80mg aspirin. Studies have shown that while it is very helpful for men in preventing heart stuff it has absolutely no impact on women.
Can you give me a case study, retrospective analysis, or some type of review to support this Miss Alix?
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Old 09-21-2008, 07:36 PM   #45
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Can you give me a case study, retrospective analysis, or some type of review to support this Miss Alix?
Preferrably by someone who actually knows about this. There have been unumerable studies showing that aspirin does have a great effect on women and heart disease. Are they now saying that the studies were wrong? If we can't believe one study, why do we believe another contradicting study? Sure makes for a lot of confusion and doubt.
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I think there may have been further study, Alix, about women and aspirin. It is my understanding that cardiovascular disease in women is different than in men. Aspirin therapy doesn't lower the risk for heart attack as much as it does for men, but it lowers the risk for stroke more than it does in men. The key is that women under the age of 65 should discuss their risk of heart attack and stroke with their doctor, who will evaluate that versus the increased risk of bleeding associated with aspirin therapy. Here's a link from the Mayo Clinic that explains much more:
Heart disease in women: A Mayo Clinic specialist answers questions - MayoClinic.com
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I do when I remember... which is not often. So it's a waste of $$.
Just because I know I don't eat perfect and couldn't if I tried.
So little gets absorbed, I don't see how it could hurt.
When I do, its a multi, then fish oil, calcium / magnesium 2x a day.
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Old 09-21-2008, 08:48 PM   #48
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The decision to take Aspirin as a preventative drug for heart disease should not be based on what “they” say, or what “you” heard or think, but rather on a personalized decision between you and your physician. They know your general health condition as well as your personal risk factors for heart disease, and can advise you on the proper course of action. Always consult with your physician before starting or stopping any drug.
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Old 09-21-2008, 09:05 PM   #49
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Alix,Studies have showed that a daily, low dose of aspirin lowers the risk of stroke in women (secondary to cardiovascular disease) so I'm pretty much sticking to it. MSM is another supplement that I should begin taking to try to prevent osteoarthritis. As far as Vitamin C, I'm pretty much hooked on it. The supplements are working well for me as my skin has cleared up a lot, have stronger nails and hair....woohoo! Have been worried about this darn thinning hair but the fish and flax oils are helping. As far as feeling energized, I give more credit to my One-a-day women's vitamin. They keep me going.
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Old 09-21-2008, 10:12 PM   #50
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aspirin cause the dr. says so. a one a day for ladies over fifty. can't even begin to lisit all the other meds. they are all prescribed for one condition or another. other than a few old age aches and pains, i am fine and dandy.
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