What’s ailing you?

I freely admit I am a hypochondriac. (Remember, I told you all about that before.) Anyway, being a hypochondriac, the drug commercials drive me batty. It amazes me how many drugs are out there for WHATEVER ails you. There is nothing you can have that can’t be treated by some pill. Whats even scarier though, is the list of side effects caused by these various and assorted capsules of chemistry.

Depression. Thought of suicide. Nausea. Diarrhea. Drowsiness. Muscle cramps. Dry mouth. Dizziness. Fever.

Are you aware that ANY side effect any person has from the trials of the medication make the side effect list? Yup, it’s true. But some of them are a bit out of control.

Anal leakage? Because diarrhea isn’t bad enough….and who determined the difference?

Insomnia? So now, I am deadly sick, my butt is leaking AND I can’t sleep……and let me guess, a sleep aide will cause me to have something even more serious like…..

Difficulty walking, constipation (which could be a plus from the anal leakage), flatulence, burning or redness of the tongue.

So now I can sleep, but I can’t drink because my tongue is on fire. But hey, at least my butt stop leaking right?


So seriously, what the deal? I mean, I have had more ailments (real or imagined doesn’t matter, ijs) and I don’t have an issue taking medicine but the side effects list you hear the voice over rattle off on the commercials scares the bejeezus out of me. Like, essentially, you will be taking a pill to cure one thing and then three other pills to deal with the side effects of the original pill. And this should make me feel better? Uh NO!!

So what do you do? Do you take a plethora of pills to ease all that ails you OR do you learn to cope, and alter your lifestyle homeopathically?

Seriously, help me out here, because I am now totally leery of taking my prescribed meds because of these commercials. But maybe I will be ok since none of my meds have commercials. Wait…..that could mean they weren’t tested on people……great……I’m screwed.


One Response to What’s ailing you?

  1. Kris Cain says:

    I think about this all the time when I watch these commercials! I always say that you will *think* you are cured because you will have 10 new ailments! And why is it that almost every med out there causes erectile dysfunction?

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