I was wasting more precious moments of my life on Facebook when I came across a friend’s status – it read: “Why do medications always have side effects like ‘stomach bleeding’ and ‘suicidal thoughts’? Why not ‘invisibility’ or ‘spontaneous orgasms’?” It makes me laugh every time I read it.
I have never been a pill-popper. Even when I am sick, I will only take pills if my symptoms are at Defcon 2 and I have no alternative. It seems every commercial for any “wonder drug” spends more time touting the ill-effects of the drug rather than the benefits.
It makes me happy that I am not a fan of taking over the counter or prescription medications without serious deliberation. Unless, of course, the side effects become much more beneficial. :)