One Lexotanil Please.

Why is it that every doctor in an emergency room of a hospital has insisted on prescribing Lexotanil for me, no matter what ailment it was? My blood pressure was plummeting today, so I went over to Faiz e Aam, the private hospital located at Shaheed – e- Millat, where the doctor in the ER insisted that I was depressed, that low BP was not a ‘dijeej’ [I kid you not, that’s exactly what he said] and then tried to force me into taking a Lexotanil, despite my insisting that I would not take a sedative. Perhaps my fear of Lexotanil prescribing doctors was born when I once accompanied my dad to the ER of a private clinic in Gulshan e Iqbal, and the doctor on call prescribed Lexotanil for every patient that walked in. No, I’m not exaggerating. Sometimes I think that pharmaceutical companies give away a free return ticket to France to the doctor who prescribes the most Lexotanils.

4 Comments so far

  1. Aman (unregistered) on October 24th, 2005 @ 9:31 pm

    I wouldn’t be surprised if they do.

  2. Moid (unregistered) on October 24th, 2005 @ 10:01 pm

    Use pot

  3. rabia (unregistered) on October 24th, 2005 @ 10:38 pm

    Hi Huma,
    Pharmaceutical pay offs are probably the least of pakiatans heath care problems ..but big news elsewhere. He was right though (even if he can’t pronounce it) low b.p is not a problem for an otherwise healthy young individual, unless you have lost a lot of fluid you can’t replace like rapid blood loss /malabsorbtion/diarrhea or your heart can’t generate enough pressure to keep your bp normal – heart failure/ heart attack/ arrhythmia etc etc.
    ps. most young women in er’s the world over who don’t have an identifiable illness get diagnosed and treated for anxiety …around 40% of the time that turns out to be the problem.

  4. SCHAWLAF (unregistered) on October 26th, 2005 @ 10:18 am

    Take a warm shower , drink some hot milo and take some rest , always beats taking Laxotanil .

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