Do you remember back in the 90’s when they were ramping up the war on drugs? There was a commercial where they would show a person holding an egg and the narrator would say “This is your brain”. Then they would crack the egg in a frying pan and it would sizzle. The narrator would say “This is your brain on drugs “. It got the point across.
That commercial was geared towards people who used cocaine, heroin, marijuana, meth and other illegal drugs. There are poisons just as deadly and addictive being prescribed by doctors and sold in drug stores every day. These drugs have names like Vicodin, Tramadol, Lyrica, Effexor, Klonopin and Neurontin. These drugs are perfectly legal but they can be just as harmful as heroin and cocaine. Over the course of a week I will share with you the medications I have taken and what they have done to my body and my mind.
Back in July of 2007 when I was attacked at my place of work I was put on Vicodin for pain and Ibuprofen for inflammation. I took two 500 mg Vicodin and 1200 mg of Ibuprofen every day for three years. The Vicodin made me have hallucinatory dreams. They were mostly about bugs. They were very creepy. The Ibuprofen made my hair thin and in 2010 I decided to cut my hair off after four years of growing my Sisterlocks. This is just the beginning of my medication story. Join me on Monday for part II.
November 12, 2009