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I've declared war on my drugs, but it seems they can fight back

Taking daily medication can be both a blessing and a curse. Sure, modern medicine is a wonder, often saving the lives of those who might suffer horribly without it. But often, the meds one takes can actually cause the symptoms of the malady they are designed to prevent.

That's one of the things that puzzles me most. It is beyond my understanding. And if you listen to the disclaimers that the Guy With the Calm, Fast Voice reads on the TV commercials, it's enough to make you want to run for the hills.

"Ruptured spleen (sometimes fatal) can occur."

"Can cause rare (but fatal) bleeding."

It's like they throw that word "fatal" in just to cover their rears. Doesn't really make you feel good about ingesting those drugs, does it?

Just about every med on the market has the following listed as their common side effects: headache, nausea, dizziness, fatigue, weight gain and leg pain.

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