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!

What?

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...)

2 comments:

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? ;-)