Translator's blog

From the translator’s journal ~The best doctor~

So far, I have taken
many kinds of medicines
because of my weak health.

After a certain period of dosing,
I sometimes suffer
discomfort in my mouth.

I have found
the reason for the discomfort!

It’s the side effect
of the antipsychotic!

About 25 years ago
I suffered from
gingival overgrowth.

A dental surgeon
who treated me
found out it was drug-induced.

Now I know that
some of the mind drugs
has this kind of side effect,

But who knows of
this side effect before dosing?
Doctor or the patient?

It’s the patient
who decides after listening
to the voice of his/her body.

Remember that
the best doctor is YOU
who knows you the best!
(June 19, 2023)