Thursday, February 19, 2009

Junkie Lite

Here's how I can tell I'm getting old - the fact that I want to describe to you the number and type of pills I now pop.

At length.

Every day I take a multi-vitamin first thing when I wake up, either with a glass of water or a mug of slightly microwaved chocolate soy milk.

After eating breakfast I take a glucosamine-chondroitin capsule with my coffee, mostly for my knees.

At work I have started taking a Mega-T green tea weight loss pill, because you know, the reunion in England this spring. With dancers.

I will try to wait another hour or more before taking two Advil Liqui-gels at my desk, if I need it. Fortunately, I don't usually need it. Tylenol's acetaminophen just doesn't do the job for me anymore.

I have a second Mega-T green tea weight loss pill in the afternoon. Yay, guarana power!

Dinner is consumed with a second glucosamine-chondroitin pill. Damn jogging days of yore . . .

I wait until right before bed time to take any additional Advil Liqui-gels, if I'm still battling cold symptoms and/or feeling any achey muscles. I swear it helps me sleep better, and I'm talking about the regular Advil, not the PM stuff.

On weekends, I still pop five capsules of creatine monohydrate before a workout with weights. Domestic Partner thinks that I will be paying the consequences later, for the long term use of this Red-Bull-in-pill-form.

What pills do you pop?


quin browne said...

there are around 12... some are vitamins...most aren't.

how is the green tea things working??

mr jp said...

is this normal ??!!

I take none !

Michael DeAntonio said...

anti-psychotic medication and advil

Mr.Macabre said...

Vitamin D, E, Omega 3 complex, B complex, hypertension med, Zoloft, 3 different arthritis medicines, and a nose spray.

I swear, I'm not a hypochondriac! I'm actually in good health too!

SleepingBeauty said...

I always thought its better to take glucosamine-chondroitin supplements before meals with plain water. This way you get full absorption :)

I use to be on multivitamins and EPO and fish oil. But now I'm just too freaking lazy to take any of those. Hehe.

the Constantly Dramatic One said...

Shit I don't take any. Should I start taking some?

Prince Gomolvilas said...

The only thing I consume regularly is porn.

Cheryl said...

Those are all kind of pretend pills. If you didn't have to get it from a doctor or on the street, I think you can still call yourself young/non-addicted.

I really should take vitamins.

Louise Larsen said...

Oh, honey. How many?

-- Yes.

And you want to know which ones?

Maybe if I meet you in person, but not online!

I'll tell you what colors, though.

I take two different white ones in the A.M., a blue, a purple and two more white ones at night.

One pill makes you larger,
And one pill makes you small,
And the ones that mother gives you
Don't do anything at all,
Go ask Alice, she has stock in Takeda-Abbott Labs.

Let's just say that I keep pharmaceutical companies happy.

Not that I want it that way.

But, when you have kids you do what Tim Gunn would suggest, you "make it work, people."

So, I take a few piles a day and, hey, I make it work.

Mental note: One day I'll post on my blog precisely what I take and why.