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Are people today becoming too reliant on medicine?
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26 / F / I live in england...
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Posted 6/29/07
well.....I was listening into this discussion that my mates where having, and one of them was saying that in so many yrs time, that mankind will be totally reliant on drugs and medicines because these days most people will take medicine when they are not that ill so don’t really need it and are immune systems will end up not being as strong as they should be. I personally think this is true.
I never take medicine unless I get really ill…even then I don’t take much of it….

But what do you think?
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32 / M / Iloilo City, PH
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Posted 6/29/07
dunno... we're not that much of a race of pill poppers... just take it when it's desperately needed that's all... my grandpa's 93 and still as healthy as a horse... probably more stubborn too... we had to trick him just to go to the doctor...
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Posted 6/29/07
No...I don't use medicine...
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Posted 6/29/07
I don't think ppl are becoming to relient on meds the ones who take it when they arent sick are called addicts...('.') or hypochondriacs...

Meds help ppl, whether skeptics want to believe it or not *shrug*, I know a lot of ppl who would rather have the pain then to take meds *shrug* depends on whom you are

I will only take meds if all else fails, example head aches I'll try laying down or a wet rag on my forehead/neck if it doesnt go away then I'll take advil if that doesnt work I just deal with it

meds are for fast relief, eventually most things will go away with time, but others with out the meds not even your immune system can help
Posted 6/29/07
Well, people take more medicine today simply because it's safer sometimes, like if you have asthma or diabetes or something like that. But there are also people who definitely overreact to say, a simple headache caused by dehydration that really doesn't call for aspirin or tylenol.
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Posted 6/29/07
that's why medicines are invented.... to be used... but only on the prescribed level... if ur in a hurry and have a test.. would u rather have a tab of painkillers or going to class with a cold compress on ur forehead....

dont overuse it... just take the prescribed dose..... only an idiot would take medicine without reading the dosage label at the back.. =)
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32 / M / Iloilo City, PH
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Posted 6/29/07
or simply innovative... try this: 1 big bottle cough syrup (robitussin) + 1 liter of gin or vodka of choice + crushed ice + couple of jackasses = a whole exciting world...
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31 / M / go pinoy go!
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Posted 6/29/07
if i may add.... pipe down 1tsp of oregano + a tbsp of weed = a trip to the next world... =p

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30 / M / Japan
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Posted 6/29/07
I don' think there is much to worry about with the whole "immune system" becoming reliant on medicine. It's possible tha this may happen, but it may take place within the course of a couple thousand of years... by then, (if humans will still be around), medical technology may have advanced to the extent that prevention, instead of cure, will be given prime importance. This will include advanced vaccination problems for diseases we never even though could have a vaccine (i.e. Cancer and AIDS), so in effect, we are strengthening our immune systems.

But this is all just a prognosis. There is no real proof, but as far as medication in the present age goes, you don't really need it unless 1) you want to be dead sure, and you don't trust your own immune system (ergo, you're a hypochondriac), or 2) it is prescribed to you by a medical physician.

I blame most pharmaceutical companies today for advertising this false clame that you need a pill to relieve just about any pain. They give the idea that there's a pill for every ill, but everyone in the medical field knows this is far from true. As far as medication today goes, it only relieves symptoms, but your body still fights off whatever is "invading" it. So in the end, there is no big effect to the immune system. You're still warding it off, remember that, and many antibiotics will only aid your body. It doesn't completely take over.
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Posted 6/29/07
yes people are always relying on medicine. like when i cough just a little bit, my mom makes me take medicine.
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27 / M / Jersey
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Posted 6/29/07
The issue isn't that our immune system won't be strong enough to defend against diseases, it's more of the viruses or bacteria will start evolving at a faster pace. That's the problem with the diseases today since our fear of sickness causes us to use medicine at an amazing rate. Thus it provides more instances where natural selection can take its course.
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26 / M / phillipines
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Posted 6/29/07
not at all some uses natural herb to cure simple sickness
Posted 6/29/07
yes.
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31 / M / go pinoy go!
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Posted 6/29/07

xidiya wrote:

yes.


yes for what????
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32 / M / Alpena, MI
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Posted 6/29/07
im a schizophrenic, and i (used to) take risperdal. i stopped though. did it help? sure. a bit i spose. completely? no... am i still fuckin nuts? yeeeah... oh well. i'll live.

i'm told i'm gonna get worse over time if i stay off my medication. and end up in a home or some shit like that. oh well. i'm basically living day by day right now..

are people too reliant on medication? fuck yes. lets ignore bad kids on adhd meds for the moment and look at grown ass fuckin adults on medicine for depression and bipolar..ism... .. ? ..............GROW THE MOTHER FUCK UP!! life is hard. it was never meant to be easy. if you cant deal? tough. live with it.
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