Apparently the Pill has an interesting side effect in that when on the pill one fancies a person who smells like you but not on the pill one fancies someone who smells difffernt. Makes you think how the Relate (Marriage Guidance) people will cope with this.
Doesn't the word vegetarian mean life?
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Most pills and indeed most medicines in pill/tablet form do contain some animal products, lactose is a common filler which is probably OK for most vegetarians but not vegans.
Most vegetarians seem to think medicines other than gelatine capsules are vegetarian, but there is more to it than that, there is often magnesium stearate in there and that can be animal derived.
Even homeopathy uses lactose so is generally not vegan, although it is possible to get liquid forms of it without any animal products.
Here is an interesting link which discusses the derivation of the word vegetarian.
Yes, I've got some of the liquid stuff [---][/---] it comes out of my taps...LilacHamster wrote:Even homeopathy uses lactose so is generally not vegan, although it is possible to get liquid forms of it without any animal products.
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To refuse life saving medication because it may contain a minuscule amount of an animal product, would put you on a par with the JWs who die rather than have blood products, not very sensible in my opinion.................But that's just megregory
Its either medication or death with me at the moment.
I remember, some 50 years ago, my mother telling me that one of my teenage sisters was prescribed 'the Pill' because she was having menstrual difficulties. As a cynical 20 year old I just smiled.
How does lactose come out of the tap? Is it that tap water contains mineral deposits or something. Isnnn't lactose the sugar which comes from milk. I suppose it oculd be not lactose but calcium which is made into pills and that can be mined I think it comes from dead bones?
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Thing is, that probably was the real reason for your sis being prescribed the pill. Same thing happened to me. I am one of those lucky ladies (cue self pity) who goes through a very unpleasant time every month if not on the pill. Get very anaemic and lethargic, and basically feel as if I have been hit by a bus. Not to sure about the smell thing though.I remember, some 50 years ago, my mother telling me that one of my teenage sisters was prescribed 'the Pill' because she was having menstrual difficulties. As a cynical 20 year old I just smiled.