Aren't you aware that self medication kills? I could have died a long time ago as a result of this.
Hospitals and clinics had always been a no-go area for for me.I guess I'm not the only one in this shoe. The fear of being subjected to various tests before being diagnosed or having to take drip or injection alone makes me tremble. I felt there was no reason to go through those tests when at the end of the day, one might just be diagnosed with malaria and be given anti-malaria drugs. Something I could just get in a nearby pharmacy shop without having to undergo various tests at the hospital. What a mindset!
Then one fateful day, I took ill. It started just as ordinary cold and fever. I went to a nearby pharmacy shop to get anti-malaria drugs as usual. After completing the doze, there was no improvement, my health keeps deteriorating and I felt, this must be typhoid fever not malaria. I started taking medications that I thought could cure me of typhoid fever but that seems to make it worse as I was getting weaker and weaker till I could no longer stand on my feet properly again.
The pain was becoming unbearable and my parents became really worried so I was rushed to the hospital. The first test carried out on me confirmed the symptoms of both malaria and typhoid fever, but I've been treating those all along without improvement. More tests were conducted and I was finally diagnosed of Colitis;inflammation of the colon. Something I've never heard about before until then, totally different from malaria or typhoid fever. It had eaten deep into my system and had to be admitted for immediate treatment.
Had it been my parents had delayed more in taking me to the hospital it could have required surgery in which part of my bowel might probably be cut off so as to make me feel better or worst still, untimely death.
Stay away from self medication. It's a very bad approach towards good and healthy living.
This post was last modified: 08-05-2022, 12:38 PM by Oluwagrace.