One common thing many people turn to when they aren’t feeling their best is over the counter medicine. 65 million Americans use easy to get medications, but the problem we are facing is the 5% increase in 2014 and the drastic 11.8% increase seen by statistics. The changes we may be facing include price increases, the physical and mental health of those purchasing the medication, and the reliability of the medications to solve patient’s issues.
More people spend their money on things such as Advil, Ibuprofen, and Aspirin. Even simple pain relieving medicines can increase in price as more people take it. It is important you limit your use, as simple as it is to go and buy them.
Your health and survival is important. If you don’t take care of yourself you won’t survive. Popping pills to relieve pain can lead to all sorts of problems, especially in the liver and kidneys. It is important to take the medication in moderation only when truly needed.
Don’t rely solely on prescriptions for healing. A lot of the time it numbs the pain instead of taking it away. Try natural healing remedies as much as possible so you aren’t dependent on taking the usual over the counter medicines. Your body will become accustomed to taking pills, leading you to taking a higher dose over time, which affects your health.
Overall, it is okay to take medicine for a headache or what your doctor prescribes you, but you don’t want to misuse it. These habits lead to addiction especially in medically prescribed drugs such as Xanax and other pills with habit-forming effects. Be careful for what you put in your body, as your body treats you well so be good to it!