When sick, do you engage in self-medication?
April 11, 2009 5:40am CST
I did in the past, but now I realize I should not, that whenever I am sick, especially seriously, I should consult the doctor first, and take only medicines which he prescribes. The reason? I guess the doctor knows best, and I also learned that without the right dosage, there is a high possibility of damage to the kidneys and other internal organs. My father in-law used to do a lot of self-medication, using herbal medicines. He died because of severe damage to the kidneys and other complications. Dear friends, self-medication is good only for very minor ailments. When it's a major one, see your doctor... I trust that he knows best. Of course, choosing the best doctor is another thing, so it goes without saying....
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11 Apr 09
I only go to a doctor as a last resort, because I have so little faith in them. I have seen so many cases of people being wrongly diagnosed and given the wrong medication. I like to know exactly what is in a medicine, and exactly how it works before I take it.