Thursday, January 13, 2011

Pills inc.

I don't like taking pills, mostly because I don't trust them. Having one relatively bad experience was enough, thank you very much. Being sick about one time per year means most of the time I get away with using only natural medicine and herbs. My favorite one is definitely herbal oil 31, the most useful medicine I discovered in the past 10 years.

There are however situations where this is not enough. Like flu. After several continuous attempts to cough my lungs out I exhausted all my natural resources. Finally I gave up and went to the pharmacy, where they sold me this. After reading the long list of side affects I found out that there were cases where this syrup was connected to emergence of severe skin diseases, such as Steven-Johnson Syndrome and Lyell Syndrome. One look at those pictures was enough. Of course they suppose the diseases would have appeared also without taking the syrup but they can't be sure. I guess the fact that it was on "special offer" should have told me something.

I  didn't take it. Instead I went to the other pharmacy, where I found out  they always offer 2 options - one being equivalent natural medicine. I came home with eucalyptus based capsules and so far the effect it satisfying.

Btw, if you happen to have a nice recipe for anti-flu home made medicine, please share.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

This year...

started differently. When you know what you want things should be easier. Unfortunately that is not always the case. But when you keep on stumbling upon the same answers, it would be wasteful to keep on making turns that lead you away from them. Even if it does make your life a less comfortable and a slightly more difficult.

So what exactly am I talking about? Another change, probably a big one. No more "I can" and "I could" but "I want" instead. And this is not only a matter of semantics.