Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Do I "Cringe" at the thought of somebody using an Antibiotic

I was recently asked if i "cringe" at the thought of a person using an antibiotic. My answer was, "no!" There is a time and place that medical prescriptions are necessary and i am not blinded to that fact. 20 months ago, my wife was in a horrible 18 wheeler auto accident and spent 17 days in the hospital and then spent the next 17 months going to physical therapy and occupational therapy. That is definitely a time that somebody needs medical intervention. She still isn't well from that accident, but is better and independent. If somebody has bronchitis or pneumonia or maybe even severe case of strep, then an antibiotic is ok. I personally haven't been on an antibiotic in over 15 years even if i had a sickness. So just saying, its not my preference, but its also not the end of the world if somebody does need an antibiotic. The prescription medications that i "cringe" at are going to be the long term medications, ie diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol, thyroid, arthritis, acid reflux, anxiety, depression etc... those cause more damage to you because you are on them for the rest of your life. The long term medications are the ones you need to try to avoid. This is where being more involved in wellness and being more educated can help you out.

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