If you have ever knowingly taken higher doses of prescription medicine other than as directed, why did you and what were the consequences?
It’s not uncommon to take higher doses of OTC meds, such as Tylenol or ibuprofen. People build of tolerances all the time to standard dosages. But, with prescription meds, taking higher doses without doctor’s orders has its limits and consequences. For starters, it depletes the supply before a refill is due. So, the short-term benefit may result in missed doses when the supply ceases. Other consequences may be harmful to the body. Even if the dose is within maximum limits, without medical supervision, the increase may be counterproductive to its intended purpose.
Why do people take medicine other than as directed? Is it because we think we are smarter than the doctor? Afraid to ask the doctor for an increased dose? Trying to purposely harm self?
How has going against doctor’s orders helped your situation? How has it made matters worse?