December 28, 2004
I am fed up. Everyone wants to worry about the cost of their prozac prescription for their anxiety, their lipitor for their cholesterol, and the plavix for their heart problems. In the future, I expect they’ll start complaining about the cost of their obesity medications.
Really, what the hell happened to us? I know I’m out of shape and gaining weight. So that means I need to adjust my diet and start doing some exercise. Once I have that down, will I have cholesterol or heart problems? Nope. If I had anxiety problems, isn’t exercise one of the best ways to reduce the stress that may exacerbate those problems? Yep. And if exercise doesn’t do it, get some counseling. Medication is a temporary crutch for anxiety, not a solution.
I know it may sound harsh, but people need to get real. Life is hard. Resisting that piece of cake is hard. Getting up early for a run is hard. Finding effective ways to cope with stress is hard. In the long run, though, it’s the best option available.
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