Good piece, Rosemary.
A doctor prescribed the wrong meds for my wife’s ulcerative colitis and it nearly killed her. When I say wrong I don’t mean incorrect. Rather, it was the side effects that got her. And, as you surely know, any prescription drug has a host of possible side effects.
I was diagnosed as bipolar in my 40’s. Doc prescribed Prozac, which sent me into a tailspin. Turned out the average 20 milligram dose was way too high for me. Went down to 5 milligrams and I slowly leveled out. However…
Decided this shit wasn’t for me, so I did some research and finally decided to change my diet. Yes, it helped a lot. To this day I do not take any prescription drugs. Better yet, I no longer am manic or depressive. Just the normal ups and downs.
Bottom line… “there’s a million ways to get things done” (Talking Heads).