I want that prescription just for the side effects

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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.

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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.  🙂

 

19 thoughts on “I want that prescription just for the side effects

  1. I am right with you. I think I took antibiotics for the first time in 18 years last Summer, after a dental surgical procedure. Did you ever see that Chris Rock skit about medication tv ads? It’s hilarious! “Do you wake up in the morning and go to bed at night? This pill is for you” and then he riffs about death as a side effect…

  2. If I take medication with weight gain as a possible side effect, I will gain an astronomical amount of weight, but then if I take medication with weight loss as a well-documented known side effect, I don’t lose any! What’s up with that? 😛 I think I’ll hold off for beneficial side effects that will actually happen!!!

  3. Seriously, how awkward would having a spontaneous orgasm be if it happened while you were at work? You’d have to carefully plan out the times you took THAT medication.

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