Although this is talking from the context of having CFS, I think that this essay is inspiring for everyone:
I mentioned to someone yesterday that I was running a fever - have been for a bit over two weeks now, courtesy of this cold I have (which has lasted so long courtesy of this Chronic Fatigue Syndrome that I have!). And he asked if I had taken panadol for it.
Simple question, simple suggestion, simple solution!
So how can I quickly explain that I don’t ‘do’ drugs just to relieve discomfort? The conversation then went little like this:
Me: This would be just the start, then where do I draw the line? I simply choose not to fill my body with drugs.