Thursday, February 4, 2010

Side Effects...

Until my daughter's family came to stay, I seldom watched television, usually reserving my TV time for things like the Olympics and such. It's been a while since I watched commercials.

First of all. Commercials for sanitary products, feminine hygiene, erectile dysfunction? Why? It would be bad enough if such commercials were late at night after kids were in bed. But during the so-called family hours? Ick.

Second of all. Who in their right mind would ever take medication again after watching the commercials? Or doesn't anyone pay any attention to the long list of side effects the spokespersons rattled off during the commercial. The are bizarro. Many of them list death in the possible side effects. Ummm, why? Why would anyone take the medicine?

"If you take this medicine, you make cease to breath, throw up, have diarrhea, go blind, become impotent, and develop a rash..."

"Oh, yeah, you might also start to see strange pink shaded visions."

And if you notice, the medicine people are all earnest and concerned until they get to that point and then they get all chirpy and smiley. That smile worries me. That's the kind of smile psychopaths get right before they brain you with an axe.

And the topper? They tell you if you can't afford your medication, they can help. Well, if you're so anxious for us to take your pills, why don't you make them cheaper to begin with!!!

I've come to the conclusion that our youngsters are maturing faster because of the hormones in the food and water. How do we know what's in our food and water? Really? And if the stuff in our food could affect our kids, then how do we know it's not affecting us? Think about it. We're having an obesity epidemic. And significant numbers of women over forty have thyroid problems. And another significant number are suffering from other hormone problems. What's up with that?

It's no wonder we can't figure out what's wrong. I think I would have to quit taking every bit of my medication before a blood test would give accurate results. Boo hiss!



  1. researchers HAVE found a direct correlation between advertising and drug costs. We were all much better off when prescription drug companies were not allowed to advertise.

  2. Yes, that's right. All the drug company ads cause prices to go up. Ridiculous.

  3. Your post makes me laugh! Yup. Medication for erectile dysfunction has to be the most prominent commercial on TV! This is why nobody should flush meds down the toilet or down the drain, ever.

  4. Yeah I've always wondered about the side effects. Most of the time the original ailment sounds so much less threatening.