Do you self medicate?

Do you self medicate?
Self medication is the act of getting drugs over the counter without doctor's prescription when you have symptoms of any kind of illnesses.

This is actually something that is very common in the developing country and it's caused a lot of death but people still do it properly because high cost of getting medical care in the country.

Comments

kaushikangara
I rarely self medicate. Consulting a doctor is highly advisable before you start self medication. I only take medicines for common ailments such as fever or cold but for serious ones, I make sure I go to the doctor and take his prescription. Health should be one's top priority and any negligence in this regard will only worsen the conditions for you. Also, there are many side effects for most of the medicines so the doctor will be able to tell you all those if you consult him before medication.
Posted by kaushikangara on 11-19-2018
vinaya
I self medicate when I have fever or cold, however, if the problem persist even after two days, I will immediately go to a doctor. By the way I am also not in a habit of administering over the counter pills, I use home remedies. However, if home remedies do not work, then only I try medicine, mostly for common problems like diarrhea, fever, cough etc.
Posted by vinaya on 11-19-2018
Focusedwriter10
I can relate. I also self-medicate whenever I have a fever. But, if things get worse I do go to a doctor. Besides, I recognize home remedies so much, and I always try them to medicate common problems.
Posted by Focusedwriter10 on 12-08-2018
lovely
This is same with me I just get little tablets for common cold and fever and sometimes I even meet with a pharmacist in the pharmacy before taking some of the common drugs too.
Posted by lovely on 11-20-2018
Corzhens
It is a good habit to consult a doctor when you feel that something is wrong in your body or with a member of the family. I guess self-medication is only for doctors because they already have learned about the use of proper medication. When you self-medicate there is the risk of developing something that is untoward like the ulcers can be aggravated by pain relievers or the diabetes can get worse when you take the wrong food.
Posted by Corzhens on 12-11-2018
theresajane
I don't really self medicate. I most of the time see to it that the medicine that I take is prescribed by the doctor. Not unless I suddenly have my fever because of coughs and colds.
Posted by theresajane on 11-19-2018
Anonymous
I normally do this all the time. It is not a good habit but I do it. Sometimes you may find yourself taking drugs for the wrong disease or wrong dosage.
Posted by Anonymous on 11-19-2018
vinaya
It is very natural to get fever, cough, diarrhea etc. and everything visiting to the doctor may not be financially possible. IN that case, buying over the counter medicine and self medicating is a better option. However, if the conditions complicate, you will immediately have to visit the doctor.
Posted by vinaya on 11-19-2018
lovely
yea,I agree especially when it late at night and fever from no where springs and the clinic is far off but I do ask for the right dosage from the pharmacist it better that wag to be on a safe side.
Posted by lovely on 11-20-2018
clarisseblogs
Whenever I have cough and runny nose, I take over-the-counter medicines such as Panadol Cold and Flu. But if after 3 days, I don't get better at all and the symptoms still persist, I consult my doctor. For unusual ailments, I visit my doctor right away.
Posted by clarisseblogs on 11-19-2018
csk81
sometimes I self medicate myself, but self medicate involves potential risk.It is okay if treatment for small and common health problems,but we should not take a risk for severe health problems.If you know how to treat your health issue you can go for self medicate other wise consulting a doctor is best.
Posted by csk81 on 11-19-2018
vinaya
If you self medicate without knowing what exactly is happening, for instance taking antibiotics for your chest pain, it can be potentially dangerous. It is also not very good to search internet or ask other people and start self medicating.
Posted by vinaya on 11-19-2018
iambeth
I agree. It is good to remember that we should not consult Dr. Google if we are feeling something other than the common ailments. It is better to be assessed and examined by a real doctor.
Posted by iambeth on 11-20-2018
mcnasci24
Among the favorites of all who self-medicate, there are analgesics, anti-flu medicine, antibiotics, anti-inflammatory, antidiarrheal, digestive and antacid. All of them are usually obtained without medical supervision and many times without even noticing the expiration dates. This is very dangerous, and almost no one realizes the risks they are taking.
Posted by mcnasci24 on 11-20-2018
mhingnhormz
Sometimes i do so, like when a have a toothache i don't usually do to the dentist right away if have it i will go instead to the dugstores to buy a mefenamic or dolfenal first. But in other cases like if one of my family members get sick specially if it my baby i will rush to the doctor right away that do it may self.
Posted by mhingnhormz on 11-19-2018
stbrians
Medicines bought across the counter are not good. We may take the wrong medicine or take wrong does. The best thing is to get a doctor's prescription.
Posted by stbrians on 11-19-2018
NerdIndeed
I beg to disagree. There are medications out there advertised on TV that entirely state what it is for. Example, you know you have a fever, going to the doctor and getting prescribed with fever pills is a massive waste of time. Best to go straight to the pharmacy and buy one for yourself.
Posted by NerdIndeed on 11-25-2018
chatbox
Cough and cold medications are usually bought over the counter without a prescription so people buy them whenever they feel the usual symptoms. I rarely self-medicate and buy OTC drugs. As much as possible, I want my body to heal naturally because that's a great way to build resistance to diseases. I grew up in the countryside where most people resort to herbs and teas as remedies for common ailments. I haven't taken cough and cold medications for years and thankfully, the symptoms just disappear.
Posted by chatbox on 11-19-2018
vinaya
When season change, it is very common to experience cold or fever, these conditions will go away soon, therefore, you should not worry and start taking medicines. However, if the symptoms do not go away within a day or two, you will have to consult a doctor because fever and cold are also a common symptoms for serious conditions.
Posted by vinaya on 11-19-2018
theresajane
Me too. As much as possible, I don't want my body to solely depend on medicines when I experience something that's just minor. Drinking a lot of water and eniugh sleep and rest are really great factors that can help you be better.
Posted by theresajane on 11-19-2018
stbrians
Believing in alternative medicine like herbs and teas will prevent you running to drugstores for medicine for colds. I notmally use herbal and I heal almost instantly. It also happens that building immunity is not a bad idea. So let our bodies heal without medication.
Posted by stbrians on 11-20-2018
overcast
Though I don't want to. But I have found out that taking medication definitely helps out. And only thing is that in some odd cases it can be better to approach the doctor. I guess we all have lot to learn in that case.
Posted by overcast on 11-19-2018
vinaya
Sometimes it is easy to predict your conditions from the similar symptoms experienced by other people. Sometimes you can ask the internet about your conditions and get knowledge on what kind of problem you are experience. However, it is not very good to rely on word of mouth or internet.
Posted by vinaya on 11-19-2018
mark86
Visit and talk to your doctor is much better before buying any medicine. We have to ask their permission because they studied for that in so many years. There are over the counter medicine that we can take like minor pain reliever.
Posted by mark86 on 11-19-2018
lovely
I don't know but most sickness I experience most times start from the night that getting to the hospital might just be impossible so dashing to a nearby local Pharm store might just be the way out.So I dash in immediately.
Posted by lovely on 11-20-2018
jpk0007
Well, I won't say that I have never ever purchased medicines over the counter from a medical shop. Sometimes I do buy medicines for a minor cough and cold. However, I don't buy medicines for any other health problem without the prescription of my family doctor. Consuming OTC drugs on a regular basis has been known to cause very dangerous side effects and health problems. Its always better to take any medicines only under the advice of a doctor.
Posted by jpk0007 on 11-19-2018
theresajane
Me too. We should not buy any medicine that we think would help us. It's dangerous. Anyway, pharmacies don't just give you medicine for something serious unless you have the doctor's prescription.
Posted by theresajane on 11-19-2018
jayjaydimson
I self-medicate if I have something that makes me feel bad and drink a specific medicine every time I'm not feeling well.
Posted by jayjaydimson on 11-19-2018
jayjaydimson
I self-medicate if I have something that makes me feel bad and drink a specific medicine every time I'm not feeling well.
Posted by jayjaydimson on 11-19-2018
theresajane
Well, it's not that bad to self-medicate if it's just a minor thing. But, we have to always amke sure that we are safe with what we take.
Posted by theresajane on 11-19-2018
ajahcuizon
Self medication are only for those people who have knowledge when it comes to medicines. You cannot just decide on which medicine you will take in as you do not knwo its side effects. Although the internet can provide you some answers, it is still not enough to say that you can drink whatever medicine you think would help you. A person should better consult a doctor than deciding on what he thinks is right.
Posted by ajahcuizon on 11-19-2018
vinaya
Tha's true. If you are a doctor or a health professional, you can take what ever drugs you want based on your symptoms or even test results. However, for common man self medication is not recommended even though you can find about diseases and medication on the internet. As long as you are using OTC pills for a day or two it can be ok, however, you should not take these OTC pills for long time.
Posted by vinaya on 11-19-2018
lovely
Well, sometimes taking some drugs overtime makes us be familiar with some drugs like my mom.hypertensive drugs are now replaced by us. because we know the drugs we can buy for her so it not always about new drugs it could be old drugs.
Posted by lovely on 11-20-2018
amelia88
I don't, no. I'm reluctant to take medication even when it's prescribed if I'm sick - so going outside a doctors orders completely wouldn't be something I'd want to do. I think it's quite dangerous too and just not a route I'd want to go down.
Posted by amelia88 on 11-19-2018
stbrians
Medicines do not worry me. I take them at times without a doctors prescription. It is not a good idea as one time I almost died from an overdose.

What I do not like are injections. I believe if you are sick somebody should care for you rather than piercing you eith needles. It is painful.
Posted by stbrians on 11-20-2018
MittensFX
I do not self medicate as I do not find self medicating interesting and something that I should honestly do. My self medication if I can call it is listening to music.
Posted by MittensFX on 11-19-2018
theresajane
Oh, that is a great way to heal yourself. Just let your whole body and mind relax and give in to the beauty of music, it is a therapeutic thing for me too.
Posted by theresajane on 11-19-2018
vhinz
No, I don't. If there's a problem with my body that is related to health issues, I would consult the doctor for proper medication. Self-medication could endanger your health that's why it's better to consult the expert if you think you have a serious problem in your body.
Posted by vhinz on 11-19-2018
NickJ
If I'm sick I usually do. I would take Tylenol tabs, cold or flu tabs that can be bought at a local drugstore, or robitussin in liquid form. I also do chicken soup, or fried fish or pork chops when I'm sick also. Drinking Pepsi soda with that. These are home remedies that have worked for me since I was in college and still do to this day. I can't remember the last time I've ever had to go to the doctor to legitimately get medication for an illness.
Posted by NickJ on 11-19-2018
vinaya
Using home remedies is the best way to deal with common problems like diarrhea, cold, cough, fever, headache etc. However, many times the common problems are not actually common problems. For instance, headache might indicate problems with eyes, even serious problems like migraine, tumor etc. Fever is not a disease in itself, it is an indicator of other problem. Home remedies are good, however, you should not rely too much on home remedies.
Posted by vinaya on 11-19-2018
lovely
That's is always the main factor with self medication we have known some simple drugs for a long time and we are used to them so we just buy them off the counter when we nees them to get well.
Posted by lovely on 11-20-2018
stbrians
It is dangerous. Often when a certain ailment catches up with you it is hard to go and you may ent up dead. My dad used to take only panadol when sick and when he became seriously ill he could not make it. He passed on. It is good to see a doctor.
Posted by stbrians on 11-20-2018
bee.rthooyah
Self medication is quite dangerous specially when you are dealing with a life threatening diseases. Self medicating are rampant in the far flung areas where basic medical services were not available. Education holds the answer to avoid this kind of practices . The government should focus on addressing these problems and inform the people the proper way of addressing medical concerns.
Posted by bee.rthooyah on 11-19-2018
vinaya
I don't think anyone will take a risk of self medication for life threatening disease. Generally people self medicate only for common disease. may people are worried about being administered antibiotic by the doctors even for minor ailments, Therefore, when they experience common problems, they self medicate instead.
Posted by vinaya on 11-19-2018
thejoyrevolution
If I have colds or cough, I do self medicate. But if it lasted for more than 3 days, I do consult the doctor. You can’t self medicate serious diseases. First of all you can buy the prescription drug for certain diseases. It is dangerous to just treat your illness on your own. If your symptoms still persists after 3 days or less, try to go to check up. It is better to be safe than sorry.
Posted by thejoyrevolution on 11-19-2018
agbuyarashel
It depends on what level or type of disease or health situation I have like for example if I only have a headache, I can just buy an aspirin or what is recommended by the pharmacist.

But if the symptoms persist and I'll search the internet to gain more knowledge or I'll just go directly to the professionals to get checked up and have the proper annalisys.
Posted by agbuyarashel on 11-19-2018
mark86
I always buy medicine over the counter but these medicines are just a minor one like Aspirin and some tablets for cough and colds. I believe that it is not bad to buy and take it by yourself as long as the drug store allowed it. But of course consultation in your doctor is much better.
Posted by mark86 on 11-19-2018
burgosmichael2407
I usually take water therapy and a good rest for common sicknesses like cough, colds and fever. If after 2 to 3 days its still there, then I take over the counter medicines like paracetamol and other medicines. If I don't get any better after taking those medicine, then that's the time for me to see a doctor. It is not possible for us financially to always see a doctor everytime we have cough or colds. Prevention is always better than cure.
Posted by burgosmichael2407 on 11-19-2018
superlicca
I do self-medication for a cough and cold. Because medicines are available and can be purchased without any prescription. Sometimes, I will use some herbal medicines for cough. However, a self-medication is not recommended for some serious illness. It is still better to consult a doctor so you will be given the right prescription.
Posted by superlicca on 11-20-2018
superlicca
Self-medication is not bad as long as the medicines that you take are just the regular medicines like paracetamol. A paracetamol is safe and does not need a doctor to take it. Another drug like Antibiotic should have a prescription. This is dangerous to take. However, I know some people who can buy this without a prescription just to do a self-medication.
Posted by superlicca on 11-20-2018
lovely
Sure,I do self medication a lot when I have simple ailment like cold,flu,fever etc and I mostly have this problems mostly at night and I don't have any way out than get some drugs from the drugs store and I dp ask to see the pharmacist if one is around or I just buy and leave.
Posted by lovely on 11-20-2018
jetselle
I believe people must speak to a doctor first. Medication shouldn’t be taken lightly, and patients can’t be predicted to understand every side effect, contraindication or interplay. And please, please don’t take antibiotics in case you don’t have a prescription.
Posted by jetselle on 11-20-2018
Alymae
I don't. I try my best to avoid medicines especially self-medication. I prefer to take a natural way because it is safer and no side effects. Most medicines for me are harmful and has side effects. If you have too much medicine your body will develop immunity towards it. It also might lead to kidney damage.
Posted by Alymae on 11-20-2018
jaymish
I don't agree. I think that self-medication saves a lot of people. Sometimes going to the doctor for a sickness you can get medicine for in a pharmacy is a waste of money and a waste of the doctors time. Sometimes we have recurring illnesses that we know, for example when you have a flu? I know in some Countries some people go to the doctors. In this Countries they really don't recommend medicine. I actually don't mind self medication. If you don't feel better than go to the doctor. We have an app in my Country where you can send your symptoms to a doctor and they can prescribe medicine or tell you to see a doctor.
Posted by jaymish on 11-20-2018
axl2468
That's why doctors exist, they can provide you the correct prescription that gives you the best medicine that you can take while doing the least harm to your body. Yes, if you get something like a cold or flu, you can cure it by using over-the-counter medicines. Sometimes, however, you will really need a doctor to prescribe you medicine especially when the illness lasts for more than 2 days or you have no idea what it really is.
Posted by axl2468 on 11-20-2018
luv2xacosta
I do self medication when I have fever, cough or cold. When my fever will takes for 4 days or above then that's the time I consult doctor for proper medication. Other than that I don't take medications if not advise by doctors.
Posted by luv2xacosta on 11-20-2018
gutzman
Self medication is just a common thing for me. I do that if I don't see my illness as a serious one. If it is, that's the only time I go to the doctor to seek a professional help. You see, getting a check up from a doctor constantly will hurt your pocket so when things get serious, that's the only time I let the doctor prescribe a medicine for me to take.
Posted by gutzman on 11-20-2018
Kakashi2020
Yes, I have sufficient knowledge on the indications and contraindications of various over the counter and even prescription drugs . I worked as a medical representative for a global pharmaceutical company back in the 90's.
Posted by Kakashi2020 on 11-20-2018
jayjaydimson
I drink medicine when I am not feeling well so that I can cure it as fast as I can.
Posted by jayjaydimson on 11-20-2018
MomoStarr16
Like medicine will take away the pain as soon as we drink it. We don't need to ask for a doctor and we only need is a medicine to stop what we feel bad. That is how a normal people like me do.
Posted by MomoStarr16 on 11-21-2018
iambeth
I do self medicate but I only take pain relievers and anti-allergy medicines. I make sure to increase my water intake whenever I am taking any kind of medicine. If I feel I am not getting better after taking the medication after a few days, that is the time I consult a doctor.
Posted by iambeth on 11-20-2018
emiaj55
I self medicate for light fevers and colds or coughs. But when my symptoms doesn't seem to go away, that is the only time that I consult with the doctors.
Posted by emiaj55 on 11-20-2018
Marako0406
We can really use some simple medications for simple symptoms or any illness that we know could be cured by over the counter medications. I self medicate if and only if my home remedies don't work out for me after a week. I take over the counter meds for cough, colds and fever and if these kind of illnesses continues after a week then that would be the time I would be getting prescription from my physician. It is a rule for me to take home remedies first like juices or home made hot teas before taking drug medications, of course a good rest will help as well.
Posted by Marako0406 on 11-20-2018
Vinsanity
Nowadays I find it more practical to self medicate than to consult a doctor. In our country, I think it is really hard to address the needs of my family since the price of goods, electricity and water are high to the point where I can barely pay them on time. Self medication can save money. You are lucky when you can join an event where doctors offer free check up qnd free medication. On the other hand, if you are sick and it is not that worse, I think that it is better to self medicate.
Posted by Vinsanity on 11-20-2018
nekonieden
I do self medication when it's necessary like when I have colds or I have headaches or sometimes if I have menstruation. Sometimes I don't take too much medicine as there are side effects on it like constipation or it makes your kidney worst so it's better to consult first a doctor before going to take a medication which can be cause of kidney damage most especially if you already have kidney problems.
Posted by nekonieden on 11-20-2018
mcnasci24
I self-medicate when I have a headache, the flu, a fever, or menstrual cramps. Sadly, the common world population does not like to go to the doctor, but they all say yes to any medical advice that comes from relatives, friends or strangers that seems more or less reliable, regardless of the risks that it entails. In fact, according to statistics published in 2014, 17 percent of hospital admissions were due to adverse drug reactions.
Posted by mcnasci24 on 11-20-2018
hstinscdln
I do when I have common illnesses such as a headache, a flu, a cough, an allergy. I could also count in my asthma. My asthma is recurring so I have to keep in my mind what I should use to keep it from getting worse.
Posted by hstinscdln on 11-21-2018
MomoStarr16
I usually self medicate on my illness if it is just a simple cold or something like that. I just drink medicine I know can help me. But i think that is not the right way to to do that.
Posted by MomoStarr16 on 11-21-2018
JMS
If I can self-medicate instead of harassing the doctor then I do. I know it isn't really recommended to rely on the Google doctor, but the Google doctor can really be a great help at times. It can be a real pain or a bother to have to make an appointment and then get myself to the doctor. Quite often the problem has gone when the time for the appointment arrives.

I am more than happy to self-medicate. Most times I manage to find out the best way forward without having to rely on prescription drugs to cure me. It may just be something simple like a change in diet that helps. The Google doctor gives all kinds of advice that helps with that.
Posted by JMS on 11-21-2018
Kakashi2020
When certain medical situations arises and when it's not really dangerous like coughs and allergies, I usually self medicate, it's saves time and money. But only if the situation isn't dangerous.
Posted by Kakashi2020 on 11-21-2018
Franzel2oo
Yes, I self medicate. In my country, self medication is pretty much a common way of life. Sicknesses like food poisoning, headaches, the flu and a host of other sicknesses are often treated by self medication. Well, this often only happens in less serious cases. When hit with a serious maladie, it's a quick one way trip to the nearest hospital. I think self medication applies a lot to countries without strict regulations on drug sales by private businesses. Is this always a good thing? Definitely not. Does it save lives on a daily basis? Absolutely. I guess it's another case of taking the wins with your losses.
Posted by Franzel2oo on 11-21-2018
burgosmichael2407
Taking self medication is not really bad. Medicinal drugs are categorized as prohibited and regulated for a reason. Some medicines can be bought even without a doctor's prescription while some medicines are prohibited. You can't buy them over the counter. You need a doctor's prescription to acquire those medicines.
Posted by burgosmichael2407 on 11-21-2018
Einalem
As for me, I do self medicate and I believe most people also does. Still, it depends whether it can be treated by over-the-counter medicines. I usually search the internet before I self medicate. However, if symptoms persist, it is advisable that the best way to assess the illness is to seek for medical attention.
Posted by Einalem on 11-22-2018
Denis_P
Self-medication was actually a fairly regular, albeit sometimes illegal, habit of mine. I’ve had problems with depression and anxiety for pretty much most of my life, and I’ve always been in search of some way to treat it without the help of actual physicians. I went to a couple of psychiatrists here and there but I always felt like I was throwing away my money. Instead, I had certain means of acquiring drugs like benzodiazepines and medical-grade marijuana, and I would then experiment with proper dosages in order to remedy my issues. Thankfully I grew out of the habit and found alternative, wholesome ways of dealing with my problems.
Posted by Denis_P on 11-22-2018
NerdIndeed
I do this most of the time. It is not only because of the hefty price of going to hospitals but also the TIME you use to wait for a doctor to even attend to you. These doctors sometimes take their patient for granted and make them wait so long (hours) then check up on them for five minutes. No way, I'd instead head over to a pharmacy and buy me some pills.
Posted by NerdIndeed on 11-24-2018
knnon
My answer would be it depends on how my body feels. If my gut is telling me it's something serious then I go to the doctor and have myself checked, but if my body isn't telling me anything serious is wrong like with a fever caused by fatigue (which happens to me), a cold, or a headache because of my glasses then I self medicate. Listening to what your body is telling you will help you a lot.
Posted by knnon on 11-25-2018
astraherondale
I only self-medicate with over-the-counter drugs, such as painkillers or antacids. When I feel something more serious than usual, I go to the doctor. Self-medicating is okay for very minor complaints, otherwise I wouldn't risk it - or I might end up worsening my condition.
Posted by astraherondale on 11-26-2018
Anonymous
I do actually, but I only get minor symptoms and illness so I think I'm okay. I'm not a very rich person so I can't always go to the doctor whenever I feel something wrong, that's why I self medicate a lot. For headaches and cold only. Sometimes for sore throat, I don't think it's illegal. It will only become bad when you get too addicted to it, I only take them if it helps.
Posted by Anonymous on 11-26-2018
mftmadam
I do actually, but I only get minor symptoms and illness so I think I'm okay. I'm not a very rich person so I can't always go to the doctor whenever I feel something wrong, that's why I self medicate a lot. For headaches and cold only. Sometimes for sore throat, I don't think it's illegal. It will only become bad when you get too addicted to it, I only take them if it helps.
Posted by mftmadam on 11-26-2018
Corzhens
It is not a good idea to do self-medication because even doctors who sometimes do that can face a problem if they were wrong with their diagnosis. Much more if you are not a doctor, you don’t have the capability to diagnose your ailment. What if you are taking the wrong medicine for your ailment and that the drug has a side effect which would aggravate your illness? It is always best to consult a professional.
Posted by Corzhens on 11-26-2018
rubeth1726
I don't self-medicate even if they say it may save some money from professional fees and laboratories. Actually for me, it might spend you more money when doing self-medication causes a serious problem. It is very risky when you have to take medicines or do self-diagnosed at your own knowledge without consulting professional advice. Even a simple cough and colds, I don't do self-medicate instead I drink lots of fluids and fruits rich in vitamin C. But if I feel I need a medication, I make sure I have to go to the doctor to have check-up and advice for the right medication to take and to avoid the risk of adverse reaction of the medicine.

Here are some risk of self-medication:

  1. You will just let you underlying condition undiagnosed. Fever, colds, cough, headache or rashes may be a sign or symptoms of not only one disease but may associate with various diseases. If you just have to treat this symptoms by self-medicating then you just not let yourself diagnosed what causes it. It may relieve you from this symptoms just for awhile but there are instances that it will come back and increase your risk of serious complications.

  2. Misuse of medication specially when you take two or more medication on your own. It is risky because there are some medications that you should not take together for safety reasons. Also, there are some drugs when take together may affect the potency. Are you sure you know all the possible drug reactions when doing self-medication? So, it is very dangerous, right?

  3. Many taking antibiotics on their own. There are antibiotics that are intended for a certain bacteria. There are also infections that not cause by bacteria. So if you will just self-medicate without knowing what kind of bacteria causes the infection then it is left untreated or if the infection is cause by virus then taking antibiotics just cause beneficial bacteria build up a resistance and share that resistance with harmful bacteria you have.

  4. Another risk is that self-medication cause a person to take medicine at wrong dosage and frequency that may lead to overdose.
Remember, it is always good to consult a doctor.
Posted by rubeth1726 on 11-27-2018
Em14
I self-medicate only when I know for sure the best medicine to take. Self-medication is safe only to those simple illness that no need to take the advice of a health professional.
Posted by Em14 on 11-29-2018
rlpzbeermoney
I could only count a handful of times where I had to go to a hospital just to get a doctor's prescription. Most of the time I self medicate. When I get a cold for example, I know which medicine to take and such. If it's serious that the drugs aren't working, then that's the only time I'd go to the doctor and I don't see why people are so paranoid going to the doctor to ask what medicine to take for every little "symptom" they self diagnosed. Self-medication is fine if you exactly know what you're taking it for. Most people know someone in the medical field for free consultation.
Posted by rlpzbeermoney on 11-30-2018
Wenkx03
I self medicate when it comes to mild fever or cough. But i absolutely prefer to consult a doctor first. When it comes in too much pain. I suggest consulting first before takjng any medicine.
Posted by Wenkx03 on 11-30-2018
jailo
Self medication is never a good idea. However, I sometimes buy medicine from the nearest chemist and use them to self medicate myself. Sometimes it's because of headache and stomachache, other times I have a cold that is persistent, sometimes it's because of lack of sleep. I visit the hospital only when I have serious signs and symptoms of a disease.
Posted by jailo on 12-03-2018
amosgwapo
I think I self medicated in order to deal with my inability to relate to other human beings. Neurotypicals are those individuals who have a much better understanding and much more likely to have situationally appropriate reactions to social situations. These people unlike me, have figured out how to play the seemingly illogical rules governing social conventions.
Posted by amosgwapo on 12-05-2018
luv2xacosta
I do self medication when I have fever, cold or cough. I use generic drugs for safety. But when my sickness can not be cured by these generic drugs, that's the time that I have to go on a doctor.
Posted by luv2xacosta on 12-06-2018
antonToledo
You can do self medication if the symptoms are not that severe or your feeling a bit under the weather. But i highly suggest to consult a medical expert ounce the symptoms gets out of hand. Some people don't go to the hospital to the hospital because of the expensive medical bills. I just want to remind you that we only have one life and early diagnosis is very helpful in treating severe ailments.
Posted by antonToledo on 12-06-2018
pencilneckgeek
I self medicate when it comes to fever and colds but for other symptoms, if I still feel it after 2 days then I go to the doctors to have it checked out. I usually advise others to do the same and I am adamant on saying no to people who use antibiotics without doctors recommendation. How they obtain antibiotics without a prescription is beyond me but I remember when I was a child, it was just casually taken like it was an aspirin.
Posted by pencilneckgeek on 12-07-2018
Focusedwriter10
I always try self-medicate myself, especially for common problems. In most cases, I start with home remedies before I go for over the counter drugs. Nonetheless, if things get worse, I always visit a doctor for treatment.
Posted by Focusedwriter10 on 12-08-2018