No question: taking every pill you doctors prescribe because they fear malpractice suits, will cause a lower-quality of life. I think as you age, you have to do your own research. On-line forums are good sources to find out what others in your position are doing, and to cut through the BS from the US' for-profit medical system.
What do you take for A-fib? My docs want me on all kinds of drugs, mostly because I'm simply 'over 75.' But after years of athletic events, I think my heart has got to be stronger than most. So I decline their monthly blood tests and EKGs, twice a day Eliquis tablets, and special diets. For me, I'm on a mission to MAXIMIZE my QUALITY of Life, even tho it might cut into the QUANTITY of my life.
Congrats on First Place today with that recent PR. If you were running in my race up in Lake Bluff
, you'd have come in a few pegs lower. :-)