Do you pop pills without consulting your doctor at times, like a painkiller or an antibiotic? Sometimes you might resort to taking a medicine based on your local chemist’s suggestion or go by something a friend or neighbor suggested. It is okay to take medicines on your own at times, but excess of anything is bad. You might be going down the self-medication lane to cure something minor like acidity, a cold, a headache or a fever. But you need to understand that only a doctor knows the pros and cons of a medicine, and the effect it might have on you. Sometimes self medication can go wrong. Also, you might get into a habit and slip into drug abuse, and that can have serious repercussions in the long run.