Originally Posted by hunterjenn
Which, to bring things full-circle (), is why drug companies advertise. They know that if you're not completely happy with the drug you're on, you'll be looking for other options.
Well, and having all of those options isn't necessarily bad. Different drugs will affect different people in different ways. To illustrate, the first BC pill I was on gave me cramps so horrible that for two weeks out of the month, I was getting out of bed doubled over, and couldn't straighten out until I'd been in the shower for a good five minutes.
So, I went to my doctor and asked for something else. The pill I'm on now is awesome.
It's the same deal for many other conditions or purposes. There's a variety of drugs that may or may not help you. I don't think that asking for something else if what you have isn't working is bad, it's just taking good care of yourself. I think everyone deserves to have as good a quality of life as possible. Do the drug companies and your doctor make money? Yup, but... so do you. Everyone has to make a living somehow, and honestly, there are less ethical ways to do it!
That being said, I do agree that there are a lot of people who are WAY overmedicated.