Unconventional medical advice

Random thought going through my head this morning:

A number of years ago, I was with a nurse who conducted the preliminary ‘interview’ (for lack of a better word) in preparation for an annual physical with my doctor.

Side note: my doctors don’t really do traditional physicals here anymore today; instead, they suggest that if there’s a concern, to book some extra time (more than the standard 10 min) so we can have a chat.

But back then, perhaps five or six years ago, they had the nurse do the prelim talk with the patient and she made notes to pass on to the doctor for later.

The topic of depression came up. Isn’t everyone depressed at some point? I struggle with it too, but I’m not sure if I’m clinical. I’ve only been on medication once for a short time, to help me with an increase in stress at a time in my life when I was on the verge of packing my bags and moving to anyplace but here…(note, this was right before a major renovation). I was beyond stressed at the time, no one was getting along, the kids were maniacs, the sports out of control, money was an issue (isn’t it always), cars were dying…anyway. I had it up to here, and went to book a physical and contemplated asking for some meds to help me get past the next few months.

The nurse was really nice. She doesn’t prescribe meds, but made a note in the folder to advise the doctor of my request.

But she did have a suggestion. She said:

Have some really good orgasmic sex.

๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜‚

That was the first time a medical professional made such a suggestion to me. ๐Ÿ™‚

Is this the way things are supposed to be cured now? lol

So tell me, do you get unusual advice from your med staff? Or is it just me? ๐Ÿ˜‰




26 thoughts on “Unconventional medical advice

  1. Pity she canโ€™t write you a prescription for that lol
    But I canโ€™t say itโ€™s never helped my mood, even if itโ€™s not good advice for everyone or every situation.
    The craziest thing a medical professional has said to me I think was during PT after I threw my back out, she said the exercises were strengthening something that they had recently discovered and didnโ€™t know if they were muscles or tendons.
    Do wut now? If not for the fact this woman worked for University Hospitals in Cleveland, I would have laughed at her quackery. Do they not have intricate, detailed maps of every muscle and tendon? Wtf?? Lol


  2. I’m sitting here with the silliest grin on my face. I read this earlier today, and didn’t get a chance to comment. This post reminds me of a story I heard years ago – about my elderly Uncle having an argument on the river with a boat owner – and his wife entering the argument in that way women do when the blue touch paper has been lit – shouting at the angry woman on another boat “DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOU NEED? YOU NEED A GOOD SHAG!” lol

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  3. Omg wow okay thatโ€™s some medical advice … yes itโ€™s crazy the care we get now I must say my daughter has got some wild medical advice I canโ€™t say itโ€™s personal . But I will say I do not know if I agree or not am shocked about the advice she got.

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  4. No you do get some unusual med advice. I remember having to do odd exercises when I snapped a bicep. A Doctor said it they exercises where mad and whoever had told me to do them needed retraining, Didnโ€™t have the heart to tell him he had told me to do them….

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  5. No I didn’t miss that, and I would suggest the dogs you care for have been good for your mental health, they are wonderful animals who adore you for who you are and wish for nothing in return. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. I was watching a programme on tv last night and it asked was this embalmed object a penis as sometimes they fell off. Apparently Tutankhamenโ€™s was done separately and was just included in the tomb. Wtf?

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