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If you were unwell, would your first port of call be your doctor or your pharma

  1. Pauline Davenport profile image59
    Pauline Davenportposted 5 years ago

    If you were unwell,  would your first port of call be your doctor or your pharmacist and why?

  2. SteveWaugh1965 profile image59
    SteveWaugh1965posted 5 years ago

    well for me ... it normally depends how sick I'm feeling.
    Sometimes I visit the Pharmacist first because I know that I can just walk in off the street and speak to someone with at least some medical background, and get 'something' that might help. Often its not always easy to get access to a doctor immediately.
    But if its something that is more serious, well yes, I'll just head straight to the Doctors and wait my turn in the Waiting Room to see him/her.

    1. Pauline Davenport profile image59
      Pauline Davenportposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      A good answer SteveWaugh1965 - thanks for your contribution

  3. edhan profile image60
    edhanposted 5 years ago

    We will seek for herbal treatment first before doctor. The reason is clearly that herbal treatment is for a long term healing and re-occurrence is less likely to happen compare with western medicine.

    1. Pauline Davenport profile image59
      Pauline Davenportposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      thanks for stopping by edhan - I must admit I like to use herbal medicines before I use anything else

  4. connorj profile image75
    connorjposted 5 years ago

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    Definitely my doctor, he is excellent and his knowledge and experience has always steered me correctly. He is not one to prescribe meds without understanding the issue first... I literally owe my existence/life to certain doctors...

    1. Pauline Davenport profile image59
      Pauline Davenportposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      thanks for commenting connorj - it sounds like you have a wonderful relationship with you doctor, and a relationship like that is pure gold isn't it?

    2. connorj profile image75
      connorjposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, indeed Pauline...

  5. duffsmom profile image61
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    My doctor would be first on my list.  The pharmacist isn't going to be able to diagnose or prescribe so I'm off to the doctor first.

    1. Pauline Davenport profile image59
      Pauline Davenportposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for stopping by duffsmom. In some instances though the pharmacist can diagnose, re-ssure and recommend and OTC (over the counter medicine) and if it were beyond his remit would then recommend a GP appointment.

  6. nifwlseirff profile image97
    nifwlseirffposted 5 years ago

    It depends!

    It it's something like a cold or flu, or a bad headache, then neither (unless I needed a decongestant/pain killer to function at work). There's no point treating a virus with antibiotics - they only stop secondary bacterial infections. Better off curling up in bed, staying hydrated with honeyed herbal teas and resting 'till the virus/headache goes away.

    If it's something I have had before, know how to treat with OTC or other remedies from the pharmacy (or my herb garden), I'd skip the doctor, 'cos I'd have to wait for an appointment anyway!

    If it's something new, or something that I know would need medication, or a referral to a specialist/physical therapist, then the doctor would be my first choice.

    1. Pauline Davenport profile image59
      Pauline Davenportposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Great answer nifwseirff and some comments there that a pharmacist would definitely recommend. I love the fact that you have a herb garden - something very close to my heart

    2. connorj profile image75
      connorjposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Pauline,
      I am not sure if you aware of this; a common symptom for major brain issues are significant headaches. Before I lapsed into my coma I had severe headaches. I am sure others who have had brain-bleeds or anerysms have had this also.

 
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