Monday, January 24, 2011

Medication does WHAT?

 

In this day and age there seems to be a medication for just about everything.  I have several that I take, one to keep my cholesterol in check thanks to a propensity for high cholesterol, thanks Mom and Dad, and one to keep my thyroid humming and not slogged down to a whimper.

Medications are wonderful at best but have side effects that can be none too pleasant.  While watching the television I have noticed that they have started telling some of the side effects of different meds, I suppose so that we know what we are getting into if we take them.

If you listen to what they say it’s amazing that any of us choose to take our meds. In the course of a few weeks I have heard them say that X Brand of Medications causes lightheadedness, stomach upset, explosive diarrhea, joint pain, bad breath, foot fungus, headaches, dizziness, edema, nostril inflammation, ear wax,  belly button lint, tooth pain, depression, insomnia, drowsiness, itching, low blood sugar, high blood sugar, hair loss, excessive hair, body odor, tooth discoloration, hallucinations, toe jam, underarm rash, tics, hemorrhoids, the vapors, pregnancy, blood clots and of course the infamous four hour condition that I won’t even mention………ahem……

Did you ever read the little pamphlet that comes with your meds? It gives you every single possible scenario that could possibly happen IF you drink or eat a bathtub full of said medication as this happened to a poor little mouse probably here in Maine at The Jackson Lab.  Good grief, I think I need an aspirin!

 

 Copy of sign home on the range

8 comments:

Mrs Mom said...

LOLOLOLOL Oh this was hilarious MM!!! Nice job!!

xoxo

Stay WARM!!!

Val said...

And most of them say the same thing!!!

Dawn said...

I'm always amazed at the stupidity of these commercials and the fast talking idiots that make them. Do they think we're stupid or what??

Julie Harward said...

I agree, I have counted up to 15-20 side affects...thats a killer! ;D

Needled Mom said...

E and I always laugh at how they spend more time telling you about the side effects than they do about the good the medication does for you.

Hope you are still enjoying the winter weather up there. xox

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Those commercials they do with the side effects are scary. It does make one wonder why anyone in their right mind would take the medication which sounds worse than the illness it is supposed to heal. Thankfully about the only pills I take are aspirin. They do a good job of taking care of my ills and the only side effect so far is that I feel better after taking them. I do hope you Tuesday is off to a great start and you have a terrific day.

PEA said...

I always get a kick when I buy a magazine and sometimes they have an ad for a certain medication...then follows 3 pages full listing the side effects!! I swear the side effects can be worse than what you're taking the meds for in the first place!!! What I don't like is when a med has been taken for years and then all of a sudden it comes out that it's dangerous and they take it off the market. I really do believe that we take a chance with every medication we take, even aspirin. Now if they can only find a pill that will keep me young, I'll go for it! hehe Love you my friend. xoxox

Hollie said...

I agree! If we took the time to read all the side effects of our meds, we probably wouldn't take them.