Thank you. It’s true. I do so much.
First, I want to say that I’m so sorry he hurt you like that. You didn’t deserve any of it. Second, what you wrote really resonated with my experience with an ex whom I now consider to have been emotionally abusive. (I’m not saying that yours was, just that the details of his behavior and the hurtful things he said to… Read more
Like I noted above, using something like dexamethasone on a covid patient who isn’t severely or critically ill can actually work against their recovery as the drug might suppress their immune system’s ability to fight the virus. Using it on someone who’s “doing very well” seems like it would be very risky!
I know better than to respond in good faith to someone who doesn’t demonstrate the same courtesy to me, but I believe it’s clear from the context of my comment that I was referring to long-term side effects—not temporary, normal side effects that only last for a couple days whenever I resume taking PrEP.
PrEP stands for “pre-exposure prophylaxis” and refers to the regimen of taking a daily pill to minimize your risk of HIV transmission—though colloquially PrEP = the generic name for the drug itself. Truvada’s just a brand-name for one of the two FDA-approved forms of PrEP available, like how Advil’s a brand-name… Read more
Thank you for saying that last part! I’ve seen some horrible posts on social media trying to turn his decision to keep working over the past four years into some kind of bizzarro productivity fodder.
Nice, really put me in my place there.