“Take a pill and you will be absolutely fine”. “Take a pill and just chill”. “Don’t worry just have this pill”. I am sure you must have heard these statements number of times at your home, workplace , co – working, PVR, Malls and many more places. Do you agree that taking a pill is the solution for any or all problems.
Well I have seen lot of students in the colleges and schools taking tablets for stomachace, Headace, cough, cold etc . Most of them don’t even wait to visit a Doctor or get the medicine precribed by the Doctor. As it would cost them money and will have to take a leave from the college or their workplace. Sometimes people just buy the medicines from the Chemists directly by taking their advice.
Most of the people are afraid of visiting a Doctor as he may tell us to get a list of tests done besides charing the consultation fees. Well , these are just few reasons which I have observed from last 9 years while delivering training sessions at schools, colleges and universities. I conduct motivational , soft skills workshops and while interacting with the students I discuss with them about this problem- Pillomania. Well taking a pill has become a trend and people just follow this without understanding the outcome.
Our routine has made us a rat as we are all just following the rat race to earn money. Stress, anxiery, depression are the common problems developed by such people. You will be surprised to know that some people are not even aware of the reasons why they are consuming a particular medicine. There are few who are just ignorant about the names of the medicines that they take everyday. People find it very easy to consume pills rather than taking care of their health. Today’s lifestyle has made most of us fall in the trap of “ pillomania”.
The pill might seem to be very small but one should be aware of the side effects of taking allopathethic medicines for a long time. One must be aware of the name of the medicine, dose, ingredients and the reason for taking the pill. It is not advisable to take any medicine without Doctor’s advice.
I wish everyone a very happy new year and would like to request all of you to take care of your health – the real wealth.