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  • Writer's pictureGrace Robinson

The Medication "Controversy"

Updated: Jul 5, 2020

Warning: I’m fed up and need to rant

Its 2019 so you would think that society would have moved past judging people who take medications, but you would be wrong. In reality, there are still tons of people who think you are poisoning your body by taking medications, and those people will not hesitate to tell you so. In the past 10 years, I’ve probably had over 25 people tell me that they think I’m doing more harm than good by taking medications. Well let me tell ya Susan, my meds keep me alive!!! When you tell me that I shouldn’t be taking medicine, what you are really saying is that the right choice is for me is to just give up and die. When you say “I don’t know how you put that poison in your body, I could never do it” all I hear is that you would chose death over life. By taking my medications, I’m choosing life- I’m choosing a future for myself. And please don’t tell me that I should stop taking my meds and just go gluten-free or try meditation, because trust me, I have tried it all and none of it helped. But guess what did help, the prescriptions my doctors ordered. So despite what you might believe Susan, no amount of yoga and essential oils will cure my genetic disease and it’s insulting when you tell me that it will.

I know that it is a crazy concept but the researchers who develop these drugs know what they are doing and the FDA doesn’t want people poisoned. If a medication isn’t safe, it will not be approved. So tonight when I take my 29 pills (half of them are supplements), I will do it with a smile on my face, because Susan, I want to live.

Image Description: A photo of a large pile of different pills against a white background.
Image Description: A photo of a large pile of different pills against a white background.

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