Just like the advert ‘a dog is not just for Christmas’ it encourages us to think of the long term issues of owning a dog, many medicines are not to be taken short term either.
For me it was a shock when my GP suggested that I needed to take a medicine, probably for the rest of my life. It was a medicine for blood pressure and it is not as if I did not appreciate the issue. Actually I was rejected at the gym – they wouldn’t let me do anything until I had been seen my GP. I am a pharmacist and it is not as if I don’t understand the risks.
But it was still a shock. Being a pharmacist we did discuss options – well he virtually allowed me to choose what I wanted to take. So shared discussion making at its best?
Even then the…
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