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Quick and Dirty Tips for Medical Preparedness for the Elderly or Disabled

Most people on maintenance or emergency medication only enough of it to last a month or, if they are lucky, two.

If you are on any type of maintenance medication, you probably are aware what the implications are if you are forced to go without.

It is for this reason that I come offering these quick tips for your Prescription Preparedness.


You need to get your hands on some extra medication.  The last thing you need is to run out of critical items like this when in a survival situation.
I recommend you doing the obvious thing and discuss your doctor about  you are doing.  Now I am not telling you to say that you are a super-prepper and need a 4 year prescription.  You have to be safe with your medication, so one thing to consider is what to say.
  • You could just be honest about it. About 9 out of 10 doctors will work with a patient that discusses these issues with them.  This isn’t fact, but the outcome of random questioning.  You could just tell them that you are considering working on medical self-reliance, and leave it at that.
  • You could tell them a partial truth. Give them just enough information explaining what you are doing, but explain it in a way that makes since to mainstream.  You could say that you had a friend in a flood, tornado, hurricane, or other natural disaster. Then say that they told you their biggest mistake was not having enough meds, so you want an extra supply, just in case the same thing happens here.
  • Next, you could tell them that you “Just Lost It.” This will work with typical things like blood pressure medication.  It will NOT work on mind-altering substances, so don’t even try.  I wouldn’t provide it either, because you never know with people.

senior drugs

Common Ailments Can Take You Out, So Take Them Out FIRST!

It is typical for people above 30 to begin having pains due to inflammation.  Lots of people have allergies.  Here is the minimalist list of items in which you want to stock an extra bottle or two.
  • Inflammation Meds: Like I said, you probably want to keep an extra bottle for that inflammation and arthritis.
  • Fast Melt childrens Benadryl: It gets into your system quick, dissolves quickly, and won’t make you super groggy like the normal stuff. This is great for allergies, or allergic reactions.
  • Immodium: Leading cause of death in third world countries is dysentery and diarrhoea. Next to that is dehydration.  Both of these happen if you get a stomach bug, so keep this on hand.  You will be having more of these types of problems when you have lots of stress.
  • Tums, Rolaids, Etc: When stress hits and so does a change in your diet when the power goes out, you may have a bit of heartburn or indigestion. This can turn a stressful day even worse.  Keep these on hand to combat that.

Just follow through on these simple techniques and you will have stepped up that medical preparedness just a little bit more.  And isn’t it all about baby steps?



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Ken is addicted to fitness and mountain biking. He is such a thrill seeker, people are starting to be concerned!He enjoys MTBing, Hiking, Climbing, Geocaching, Orienteering, Weight Lifting, and Wilderness Survival.

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