Using Medication vs. Toughing it Out

3-4 Days ago I started to feel awful.


Not sure if it was tonsillitis or just realllly bad allergies but I was suffering. I was torn between being tough and just waiting out the bug/allergies or taking medicine to decrease my pain.


Pro’s to waiting it out:


  • I feel like after my body fights the bug/allergies off, my immune system becomes tougher and makes it harder for me to get sick with the same thing in the future. I’m no doctor, my dad just deals with all his sickness’s this way, and also gets sick MAYBE once every 6-12 months. I can’t remember the last time he was sick. Now I’m not sure if those two things (not using medicine, having an ultra strong immune system) are related. I’m sure there are many factors.
  • Some of the healthiest people I know are against most medication.
  • I don’t like to feel dependent on an outside substance. The human body is an amazing creation that can fight many things on its’ own. I think it’s underestimated.


Con’s to waiting it out:


  • I don’t like feeling awful. Especially for long periods of time.


Why do I feel like I have to pick between comfort and health?

I don’t have any answers. Health is complex and hard to perfect. My current plan is to avoid medication (even Ibuprofin) whenever possible. I want to live a comfortable life, but I want to stay as self-dependent as possible.

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