Note this picture of a bottle of pills, accompanied by the tags #fun, #high, #pills, and #drugs. Ugh, can I just rant for a second here?
This is a bottle of NEXIUM. Nexium is a proton pump inhibitor, a class of drugs not well known for an ability to get people high. It’s used to decrease stomach acid, folks. That’s right, it’s for reflux. And yet this picture was posted with certain tags in order to bring attention to the pills themselves, and, I assume, the owner of the blog.
I hate to single out this post and this particular blogger, but it was the first one that popped up today. These kinds of posts really make me mad, and they show up on my dash all the time. In general, they are pictures of pill bottles (with labels conveniently obscured), illicit drugs in pill boxes, or a person’s palm or tongue covered in pills. The whole purpose of these posts is to draw attention, and it’s terrible.
Well I can do it too! I’ll just take out everything that’s in my medicine cabinet and dump it in my hand:
Oh yeah, check it out, I got Claritin, Zantac, Fish Oil, a Women’s One-A-Day, some ibuprofen, and a little Iron. I’m so hardcore.
What kind of attention are people looking for by posting these things? Do they want people to think they’re at home getting high on pills? What kind of people are they trying to impress? Or do they want pity because they have to take so many pills? Is this some sort of twisted cry for help?
My point is, respect yourself. Don’t use medicines as a way to gain attention, popularity, or pity. Use medicines to treat medical conditions, and leave it at that.
This has been a post.