This has proved to impact me quite a bit in the last few years. I grew up with chicken soup and taking extra vitamin C, sure, but otherwise, there was cold medicine, Tylenol, neosporin, and all those good, everyday kinds of drugs that make getting sick or injured a little more bearable.
|Old drug ampoules look like the aftermath of a frat party, eh? (source)|
They're all gone now. It's been 4 years now since I had an over-the-counter med, and the last one was benadryl that I was taking to try and stop an allergic reaction, which instead made it even worse.
So what the heck do you do when you have grown up in a culture that primarily uses over-the-counter medication for everyday ailments?