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Sunday, April 3, 2011

HAWMC Prompt 3: Health Q&A

I'm participating in WEGO Health's Health Activist Writer's Month Challenge (HAWMC) in April.

Today's challenge is to write a health question and answer it. I've decided to share a question that I'd be thrilled to never be asked again:
Why don't you just take a few Acetaminophen (Tylenol) for your migraine, and continue on with your day?
This question irritates me to my very core. I just want to answer by saying,
"Wow! That's a wonderful idea! I can't believe I never thought to try Tylenol. I'll definitely have to give that a try (for my chronic debilitating migraines)."
OR
"Because taking Tylenol would be just as effective as eating Tic Tac's. I can't even 'continue on with my day' after I take my prescription medication... you really think that Tylenol is going to do the trick?!"
Instead, though, I respond by simply (and briefly) saying that Tylenol doesn't help my migraines.

1 comment:

  1. Amen!!!! If one more person asks me if I've tried Excedrin, they might just get clocked. And I'm SO not a violent person, but even I have my breaking point, you know?

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