Jan 20, 2010
They have a pill for that.
The neighbor kids were the exact opposite. They had a medicine for every ailment imaginable. Pepto Bismol, stool softeners, rash cremes, allergy medicine, Midol (which is basically just pink aspirin). Those kids were always whining about tummy aches and headaches and cramps. What a bunch of pansies.
My childhood has made me; 1) leery of medication in general and 2) unsympathetic to those who take medication for every little ailment, ache and pain.
I do a cost-benefit analysis every time I am thinking about taking something. Does the discomfort I am feeling warrant the side effects of the medicine? I think I'm in the minroity. They have a pill for everything these days and it’s totally acceptable to pop all these pills. We are even encouraged to ask our doctor about them. Do people know, or care, what they are doing to their livers? Give your body a chance to correct things before you ask for the latest and greatest pill to fix it. I think pills for insomnia end up causing more sleeping problems than they cure.
Now it's spilling over into medicines taken for cosmetic purposes. Botox, nail fungus and the latest, a prescription drug to thicken your eyelashes. We really are insane. If you ask me this is where we're going to get the medical resources to provide health care for everybody..... live with that yellow toe nail and let people get medical care and attention that is actually needed.