Thursday, February 23, 2006

A Conversation

Hey hon, I had a P-doc appointment today.

How did it go?

It was OK - he prescribed Depakote.

Depakote? Really?

Yeah - do you know anything about it?

Kyle was on it for a while. He didn't like it, but he doesn't like any meds.

Uh-oh. Listen to this: Transient hair loss. Trembling hands. Weight gain.

Oh no - you're reading the disclosure literature, aren't you?

Liver damage! Jaundice!

Put that away!

Check this out: It's associated with an increased incidence of tumors in rats. Tumors!


Well, they say the doses were 5 to 10 times higher than usual doses...

Now stop that! Do you think if I had read that stuff I'd have ever taken birth control pills?

We have 5 kids - a lot of good it did you.

Now stop that. Would you have changed a single thing?

Will you still love me if I lose my hair? And turn yellow?

(And the discussion continues...)


The Queen said...

Hubby doesn't let me read those little inserts that come from the pharmacy....It makes me paranoid.

Jon said...

I hear ya Queen.

Our spouses aren't the ones losing hair and turning yellow, are they? ;-)