“Drugs are not always necessary. Belief in recovery always is.” ~ Norman Cousins
Wonder Drugs ~ well, they’ve certainly caused GC to wonder about a few things! It was his turn to write our midweek challenge and he chose to write about his ‘Zombie Reality’.
For some weeks, Gerry has been suffering from debilitating flu-like symptoms coupled with a cough. He wasn’t aware that his physician had prescribed medication that contained opiates, and this concerns him. He also tells us that his doctor is reluctant to prescribe antibiotics.
Personally, I feel short-changed if I’m not prescribed antibiotics, those magic capsules are a cure-all, or are they?
Infections ~ the most important distinction between bacterial and viral infections is that antibiotic drugs usually kill bacteria, but they are not effective against viruses. – Mayo Clinic.
Antibiotics ~ seventy years ago they were a life-saving discovery; but due to overuse, our bodies are becoming resistant. The Truth about Antibiotics. Today, responsible doctors think twice before prescribing antibiotics.
Feeling like a zombie is often par for the course with opiates, even when taken in a small dose, therefore Gerry has my sympathies with this.
Opioids ~ some are known as morphine and diamorphine. Other opioids can be used in a lower dose to treat severe coughing, the chemicals in the drug relax the body and at the same time relieve pain.
(C) SueW-nansfarm.net 2020. word/photo challenge Zombie Reality.