You choose your own medicine

June 23, 2008 9:08pm CST
I don't feel like consulting my physician for small ailments like, headache, cough, mild fever etc. until after two to three days! In between i try my own medicines to cure that. How about you? You immediately rush to a doctor?
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@divkris (1163)
• India
15 Jun 09
My mother believes in self medication and also recommends medicines to her sisters and other relatives. Oh! she is now an unofficial doctor to them - LOL. But i personally don't try medicines on my own. But since i fall sick often we always stack medicines and reuse the same medicine when someone is sick with the same illness or disease! :)
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• Philippines
6 Jul 10
hi. what type of medicines your mom gave you? herbs? me, i love to try out different teas. happy mylotting!
• India
25 Aug 11
I don't rush to dr immediately, we have medicine chest, if problem is not urgent like mild headache Thanks for sharing Best of luck. Professor
@shiloh_222 (5480)
• Philippines
6 Jul 10
hi. i try out herbal medications or natural way first. it's expensive to go the doctor right away
@gaiza12 (4889)
• Philippines
5 Nov 09
I would agree, i choose my medicines for those symptoms you've mentioned. I know what medicines works well with me and i have my guide as well on what side effects i will be experiencing when i take those meds. It's not really a severe condition that need a physician to attend to. And seeing a doctor is way too expensive :D
@academic2 (7010)
• Uganda
22 Feb 09
I agree-I have lived long enough with some of these alments that I know what works for me- I only see Doctors on serious conditions-besides, they are very expensive, these Doctors on private practice.
@agihcam (1915)
• Philippines
24 Jun 08
Simple illness like these can be cured by taking the available medicine kits in our home.If I have a cough or mild fever,I just take one paracetamol and amoxicillin simultaneously then it will gone the same day.
@bellis716 (4806)
• United States
24 Jun 08
I wouldn't get beyond the triage nurse with such mild symptoms.
@lynnchua (3416)
• Singapore
24 Jun 08
Just like you I will try my own medicines first. If I'm still not feeling well after about 3 days, I will consult a doctor.