I hate medicine. I hate the way that most medicines deal with the effects, the symptoms, instead of the cause. All painkillers do is make me painfully aware that i'm dulling the pain instead of dealing with a very real problem.
However, after a bout with migraines for a week, i decided medicine was my only option (or sleeping my life away, which had happened already that week). The lovely woman at the health center prescribed me some meds (4 to be exact) to deal with the cause, allergies, and increased sinus pressure.
and then it hit me.
I never effectively deal with my allergies because I don't want to be dependent on medication, and now I must take medication to get at the cause of another problem, my migraines. SO, i will take medicine when they are a cause of something else, but not when they aren't causing anything? Silly.
Allergies are caused by something, and in turn have caused something even worse. I assume that there is not an infinite regress of causes, meaning that if i learn how to truly be heathy, to rearrange my body chemistry so that these issues are not a problem, then I will eliminate said migraines by eliminating said cause.
One problem. that takes serious focus on sleep, water, diet, exercise, knowledge of my body's predispositions for vitamin deficiencies. Oh man. I'm not ready for that. I want to be, idealistically. But, thats just not going to happen.
Therefore, I will take medicine. And I will hate it, but I will love that I'm living comfortably numb with not a migraine in site.