do you self medicate?

@Zelmarq (11503)
Cebu City, Philippines
July 18, 2008 6:38pm CST
Im not feeling well right now, with all the running nose, the disturbing cough and the fever that comes every afternoon, I cant help but buy the usual medicine that I drink whenever I have this situation. maybe its the rainy season making me feel this ill, and I jsut buy the old stuff that I have learned from mom when I was still living with my family. Well, I miss the times when she takes care of me when Im sick, now I only have myself to take care of myself and I have to be brave enough, sometimes I feel like crying. Even If I still have fever I would just take a bath and go for work since I dont want to stay at my boarding house feeling sorry for myself and sleeping like lost cat on bed and feeling empty. Well, this is part of living alone in a busy city with unkind subscribers. Im just glad I have very kind housemates who give their prayers and their care as well. have a nice day and happy mylotting.
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@teison2 (5924)
• Norway
19 Jul 08
It's not good feeling like a lost cat. I am glad you have good housemates. Do they go shopping for soup for you when you are ill? I hope they do. Sometimes it helps caling Mom as well. Wish you get well soon Hugs
@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
19 Jul 08
The other night i requested for hot soup and they made it for me. I will not call mother she might get worried and I dont want her to be worried.
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@teison2 (5924)
• Norway
19 Jul 08
Good to hear they made you soup. It's nice to be cared for I understand you do not want to worry your mother. I often feel the same way. Sometimes it is good just to chat with her without saying I am ill. She'll make me feel better no matter what.
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@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
18 Jul 08
Well if it is a cold or flu you have unfortunately you just have to ride it out, my doctor told me over the counter type medicines don't work for this sort of thing infact she said here in Australia the Government is thinking of banning them, I think when you feel like this you just have to keep warm and eat good, so i hope you get over it soon...
@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
18 Jul 08
Yes, warm soup can somehow make me feel better. Im in the office right now and Im drinking hot water. They say water therapy is also good.
@viru1981 (95)
• India
19 Jul 08
hi zelmarq, i m feeling very sorry for u after reading ur story. i can understand how u must b feeling since even i have experienced such a situation. as far as self medication is concerned i would suggets u not to do that since it can lead to some further complications. sometimes even a smaller looking problem can take serious mode. especially in this rainy season there exists lot of bacterial n viral load. these can enter our body thru water, faeces n cause many diseases. so its always better to consult ur doctor n take the right medication. theres a saying 'half knowledge is always dangerous' so never ever do self medication. tk care
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@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
19 Jul 08
Hi Zel, I also do that...But, most of the time, I will depend on water therapy and just force myself to eat since I know when I am not feeling weel, I also don't have an appetite! ANyway, I hope you will feel better and I agree with you, there is nothing that can beat with our parents care!
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@wachit14 (3600)
• United States
19 Jul 08
I certainly hope you feel better. I do self medicate, but I do it with care and I make sure I read all the information on anything I take whether it's a natural product or something over the counter. It's important not to mix medications that might cause harmful side effects so take care to self medicate with caution.
19 Jul 08
Drink lots of water, sleep as much as you can and try echinacea. If you feel lots of people are unfriendly, I would guess you are feeling lonely. Once you are over your cold, go out and get talking to folks. Get a job, or a hobby. Not all people are bad. In a city you will find people cold because they are usually in a hurry, or insecure/ scared about something. Share the love x
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@NettyB (336)
• United States
19 Jul 08
I recommend, tylenol for the fever, vicks vapo rub on your chest, rest and lots of liquids..east to get dehydrated when you are not feeling well. A hot bath or shower will help too.
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@shana123 (2096)
• India
19 Jul 08
Hey zelmarq dont feel dear your always cared more by mother true but more than her GOD's blessings and care are upon you.I suffer from wheezing problem so even i have running nose trouble at that time my mom and grandma gives me Camphor to smell and applies Vicks vapor ( any balm ) and if im coughing or heavy cold and caughing they give me pepper soup and to stop caugh they add some turmeric and pepper ( with no sugar ) in lukewarm milk and give it to me to drink. if any of the above is not working dont consider yourself as a doctor and do self-prescribation and take wrong tablets goto hospital and take the right treatment
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• Philippines
19 Jul 08
If it is ordinary illness like colds or flu or fever, I do consider self-medication. Anything worst than that, I would definitely consult the doctor. Of course, we wouldn't want to take the wrong medicine and make things worst. Sometimes, I would just call my friends who are doctors and nurses and ask them what I should do when I do not feel well.
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• India
19 Jul 08
I seldom get sick. All I have to say is that I have a very strong Immune system and the only time I stay at home complain about my body is when I get hurt playing sports. It's sad to hear that you are struck down with fever. I still at home with my mum and she takes care of me when I get sick and i feel really bad that in sometime I would have to move out of my house leaving her all alone and leaving myself with no one but myself. Take Care. bourne
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
19 Jul 08
I tend to be the Dovctor of the house and pass out my ideas on what meds to give a or what home remedy t to use way before going to any Doctor . only time I go to the Doc. is when its some thing like cancer or hearet things
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
19 Jul 08
I try to keep all kinds of medicine in my home for my family also if we should become sick with a fever or runny nose and such also. It is alot cheaper to buy it like that than to go to the doctor and have to pay high dollar for a prescription also. I like to have it when we are sick so we do not have to make a special trip for it also.
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@roshand8 (1481)
• Sri Lanka
19 Jul 08
Hello Zelmarq,life's like that and you should move on honey.you will be lonely for a while...but in the end you will meet someone that will treat you how you deserve to be treated,I felt the same before I get married,pick yourself up ...I wish you all the best in future. Ginger tea is good for fewer and cough and running nosetry this,Boil 1/2tsp ginger powder,2-3 black pepper cones,1/2tsp cummin seeds with little tea leaves and sugar or honey and drink it.It gives good releif when you take this two to three times a day.Avoid difficult to digest foods such as coffee,alchoholi beverages,pickles and sauces.Avoid eating rice and curd.Take care and keep healthy cheers...
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