the whole of last week, I was busy stressing with a bad cold. One may ask, “A whole week? She doesn’t know about hospitals? or Pharmacies?” Duh!! We have pharmacies and hospitals. We aint living in the wild know, even if it was so, there are herbs in the wild that work better than these chemicals we take as medication(Yes i said it and you can quote me on that).
First and fore most, I did what any ordinary Ugandan would do, wait a day till the cold has become unbearable before walking to my neighbourhood pharmacy to get some form of treatment
I branch off to a very small clinic along the Ggaba road near the road that branches off to Cape, Munyonyo(You foreigners, Munyonyo, is a Suburb way out of the city in the Capital Kampala, it is situated on a small bit of the shores of Lake Victoria, for the rest, do yourself a favour and google that shit)
Anyway, back to me and the “Clinic,” I walk to the shop looking place ask for Cold Cap(those are the only Flu meds I know). The lady in the Nurse uniforms tells me she doesn’t have it but has something that does the same. Tells me to swallow the three capsules at a go when I get home, no need to get anything else(Ps: I trust the words of anyone in uniform)
Three days after that, the Cold is worse that before. Yesterday, I decide to go to the Hospital, i carry along the wraps for the meds I was given because I can’t pronounce the words written on the label. The doctor asks me if after swallowing the meds I got woozy and weak. I was like Yes ssebo(Sir). He later informs me that the meds I was given were just strong pain killers and couldn’t have helped with the cold and they made me woozy and weak because I had swallowed above the usual dosage.
That really shook me, what if I had slept off and died from an Overdose? How well do we know about the medication we take? Are the people we buy from Medication qualified and well informed for such?
Before you buy medication from a local shop, be sure the place is not shady and make sure you buy them, check the labels to know about the medication. We usually just buy and take medication just because the lady dressed as a nurse, said so. A pharmacy might be very expensive to buy from but at least they are Trust worthy. Don’t buy medicine fwa fwa(can’t explain that one) Think about how harmful such meds can be to your health.