Oh yes, this happens all the time, between my boss and my father in law If I took what they all wanted me to I'd be in the ground. Everytime I have a headache, people pop out of the woodwork and offer me oxycodone, let alone that I'd asked to be taken off my migraine pills because there had to be a better way to get away from my migraines. And, there was. I stopped drinking as much caffeine, eating prepackaged foods, and decreased my gluten intake. I've started excercising regularly to bring down my blood pressure and i will be changing my birth control once this cycle is over. And I stopped smoking 3 years ago.
I've been off of my ADD/ADHD meds since I was 14 because my doses were so high that I had to take something else to make me sleep, and the combination made me depressed. Oh. And they gave me paxil to treat the depression which made me more violent, so they started me on prozac.. that's where I drew the line and stopped taking anything and lo, I was well adjusted, and reasonably happy again! Sure my attention span is a little screwed up, but what can you do? cope.
people today are way too ready to take a pill and fix things like that and I just don't get it!! I figure, when I'm 80, I'll be taking 8 pills a day to cheat death one more week, and that'll be just fine, thanks, but I won't be on 8 pills a day now so I can be on 20 pills a day when I'm 80.
There is no magic pill, and if I'm not taking my own, why the hell will I take yours? That said, I do have an uncle that prescribes me bronchitis medicine because he's an ear nose and throat DR, and I get chronic bronchitis. I just have to call and tell him my symptoms and he calls in a script. But, I haven't even done that in a few years.