ONE MAN’S FOOD IS ANOTHER MAN’S POISON by Ngozi Bridget

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ONE MAN’S FOOD IS ANOTHER MAN’S POISON.

 

When I initially started seeing my period as a teenager,I had serious dysmenorrhea,also known as menstrual cramps.

 

Whenever I complained of menstrual cramps,my mum always gave me Ibuprofen(an analgesic) to help relieve me of the pains and it really worked.Ever since then…I do take it whenever I have the pains.

 

While in school,..I had a friend who happened to be my roommate.

One time,she was having dysemenorrhea and I suggested that she takes Ibuprofen since it always relieves me of the pain.

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So whenever anyone was having menstrual cramps,I’d always give them Ibuprofen because I usually had aIot of it…it’s usually in my list where I write things I’d be needing for school so I never run out of it?.

 

That my friend had ulcer and I didn’t know that ulcer patients are not supposed to take Ibuprofen(That’s how I almost killed someone’s daughter without knowing ?‍♀️)

 

So,lately I found out that there are certain Non-Steroidal Anti inflammatory Drugs(NSAIDS),of which Ibuprofen is among,that increases the risk of peptic ulcer?

 

And all these while,she’s been taking Ibuprofen and she had ulcer, and the Ibuprofen kept worsening the ulcer ?

 

When I found out how risky it was,I called her immediately and told her never to take Ibuprofen again for menstrual cramps..and told her to take Celecoxib because that’s the one that’s recommended for ulcer patients.

 

I learnt some lessons from this of which I’d list a few;

 

●The fact that something worked for you doesn’t mean it’d work for another person.Just as the aphorism says..”One man’s food is another man’s poison”.

 

● Avoid Self medication: Something that is good for your health might be detrimental to another person’s health.

Seek proper diagnosis and prescription before you start taking any drug.

 

If there are other lessons you learnt I’d love to see them in the comment section ?

 

 

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Ngozi Bridget

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