QOTW 5/4/2009

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QOTW 5/4/2009
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Sun, 05-03-2009 - 10:32pm

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Mon, 05-04-2009 - 10:21pm

No. I'd like someone monitoring my progress on the meds, etc, and look out for eventual complications due to drug interaction.
















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Mon, 05-04-2009 - 10:41pm
OTC may be safer.
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Mon, 05-04-2009 - 11:22pm
Well, self-medicating can be risky, too. Just like Rx's. People can have bad reactions even on OTC drugs. I think exercising caution and common sense is critical. Especially if one is also taking Rx's as well. No medication should be taken, IMO, without reading the information carefully and following suggested dosage guidelines. Just like supplements aren't always "safe" for all people and can mess with any Rx's or OTC, or someone could be allergic as well. Like junk high fat high sugar foods that can harm your health and body over time, I believe Rx, OTC and supplements should be taken with care and being well informed, also.


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Tue, 05-05-2009 - 12:34am
     
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Tue, 05-05-2009 - 2:20pm
I think it depends on what type of meds we're talking about.

Molly

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Wed, 05-06-2009 - 6:47pm
NO! Even many types of alternate medications and supplements


cl-flowers

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Wed, 05-06-2009 - 7:25pm
Thanks for your reply, Ms Florida, and I'm in agreement!

 

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Wed, 05-06-2009 - 7:26pm
Great post, Gypsy! Thanks!

 

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Wed, 05-06-2009 - 7:28pm
Thanks for stopping in, Tash! I agree that it's up to the individual. I take Tylenol and Tylenol PM and try to avoid anything stronger than that. Most OTC drugs, though, are virtually harmless.

 

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Wed, 05-06-2009 - 7:31pm
Hi, Molly! I agree that prescription meds are not to be "shared." I took an antibiotic a few years ago and I didn't take all of it (as I was supposed to) and I kept it. The next time I showed signs of an infection, I took the antibiotic that I had saved. Not a very wise thing to do, either.

 

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