How 1 Simple Problem Blows Out of Proportion

Monday 5 November 2012

Here is an all-too-real horror story of how a simple complaint ends up with 7 medications.

A lady in her 80s is still very healthy. She has never taken regular medication. One year ago, she had trouble sleeping, so she went to see a doctor. That visit changed her life, so to speak.

The doctor prescribed amitriptyline to help her sleep. It has a sedative effect. Unfortunately, the side-effects are many, including urinary incontinence, blurred vision, dry mouth and constipation.

Because of the side effects, she visited the doctor many times over the next few months complaining of these symptoms. What did the doctor do? Gave her medications. The doctor prescribed her a drug to help her urinary problem, some drops for her eyes and 2 types of laxative.

One morning, while over-sedated from the initial sleeping pill, she fell and fractured her hip. She had to undergo a hip operation. After her hip was fixed, the surgeons gave her medication to strengthen her bones. It caused her heartburn. Guess what? The doctor gave her more medications to treat that.

And to think that it all started because she had trouble sleeping.

(Source: A nation of pill-poppers, Dr Max Pemberton, StarFit4Life 4 November 2012)

What's the moral of the story?

Stop the increasing reliance on drugs to address lifestyle factors. Because eventually, taking one medication can lead to another and another. Instead, look for alternatives. Choose something which is not only Effective, but also very Safe for long-term consumption. And has No Side Effects.

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