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What is your preferred method of dealing with an ailment or poor health?

  1. annart profile image85
    annartposted 5 years ago

    What is your preferred method of dealing with an ailment or poor health?

    Do you prefer medication, home cures or the 'just get over it' philosophy, in other words mind over matter?  Do they work?

  2. GiblinGirl profile image82
    GiblinGirlposted 5 years ago

    I usually like to avoid medications if I can and I really never bought into too many home remedies, although I hate the "get over it" mentality.  In most cases - like with a headache or a cold or something - I try to wait it out.  If it's something more chronic though - I pop a pill if I can.

    1. annart profile image85
      annartposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your comment.  I try to avoid pills too.

  3. L.L. Woodard profile image76
    L.L. Woodardposted 5 years ago

    I'd have to say my approach is individualized, depending on what the ailment or condition is. For chronic conditions, I see my physician and we work out a plan to treat whatever it is with the least invasive methods possible initially. I am open to some alternative and complementary methods of treatment, but use them in conjunction with traditional health methods.

    1. annart profile image85
      annartposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Sounds very sensible.  Thanks for answering.

  4. jravity1 profile image69
    jravity1posted 5 years ago

    Homeopathic doctors, unless I lose a leg...then its pretty much straight to a hospital.

    1. annart profile image85
      annartposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Fair enough!  Thanks for answering.

  5. Brandon E Newman profile image71
    Brandon E Newmanposted 5 years ago

    Whiskey.  It will cure anything. (anything but a hangover!)

    1. annart profile image85
      annartposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I like it!

  6. twig22bend profile image78
    twig22bendposted 5 years ago

    I would tend to think that that poor health and ailment are some what serious. After being ill  for real, There is a difference when over the counter medications are obsolete and poor health is not something to be dealt with alone.

    Finding out your condition from professionals is very important for everyone's health.

    1. annart profile image85
      annartposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It certainly is but I wonder what part our mental condition plays in all of it.  Thanks for commenting.

  7. kidnappedkids profile image90
    kidnappedkidsposted 5 years ago

    I never run to the Dr. or take pills when I'm sick.  I spent a lot of time in Asia, and the thinking there is often different from here in the U.S. Over there, you often hear things like "worry has made my mom sick" or "my uncle died from anger".  I believe if we take care of our bodies and mind, we can let our body do what it does best - heal itself.  When I'm sick, I make a point to eat better, make sure I meditate and find balance in my life, and add some extra exercise. Of course, I don't have a chronic condition like diabetes or high blood pressure.  If I had those, I would take medicine until I could fix the problems in my body that were causing those conditions, like excess weight, poor diet, too much salt, etc.

    1. annart profile image85
      annartposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting comment.  Thanks for your contribution.

  8. Express10 profile image88
    Express10posted 5 years ago

    I am quite the problem for my doctor the few times I have been injured. I am typically in very good health but I am allergic to many over the counter painkillers. When I sprained my foot while training off ice (figure skating jumps) I quickly found that prescription painkillers do not work at all for me or are simply something that makes me drowsy, not a true painkiller. I don't like the idea of taking anything that doesn't work and no one will ever make me do so. As a result, I have taken very few medications in my life. If pain really has me out for the count, I give up and get in bed until it passes. This is when my love and my family know I am really hurting.

    If I have something that is posing a problem other than pain, I will surely see the doctor but taking medications is something I am wary of and would avoid if at all possible as I have thus far.

    1. annart profile image85
      annartposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Good for you; it must be wretched at times though.  Thank you very much for your contribution.