My friend, Tamim, got a call from her son, a teacher, to come pick her up from work. He was upset because his daughter had been sick. Tamim’s son had her take him to her house for a visit. When they got there, the young man had a bottle of vodka and some pills in his pocket. He claimed that he had been drinking a bit earlier that day, but was still quite sober when he got to the house.
That’s when Tamim realized that her son, a grade school teacher, had been using and selling pills that she had prescribed for him. So she did what any good mom does and, like any good mom, called a friend who had a prescription for the same pills and told her friend to send the prescription to a hospital where Tamim could get a refill.
When Tamim went to the hospital, the nurse told her that the pills tamim had given her were not the ones she had originally prescribed. She was out of the pills and needed to go to a psychiatrist. Not wanting that to cause any more harm to her son, Tamim decided to take the pills out of her own pocket and to take her son on a trip around the world.
It sounds like a pretty extreme thing to do, but we’re glad Tamim was able to get her son the pills he needed to get back to the hospital. What’s unfortunate is that the nurse was a complete idiot and tamim was out of pills for a while, but I guess that’s another story.
In what may be the most drastic move I’ve ever seen, Tamim decided to take her son Tamim Chowdhury on a three month trip to India, taking him with her. We’re not sure about the time scale, but it seems like it’s a fairly long trip. After the trip Tamim decided to get more pills, but was told they wouldn’t work because they were the wrong kind.
Tamim was told by a doctor that her son would need to be on the same type of vitamin pills that he was during his last trip to India, which is vitamin A. I think the fact that tamim had a couple of days to take her son to India with her and was told that the right vitamin pills will help him recover is pretty telling.
The vitamin pills that Tamim was given, which come with a small spoon, were the ones that are made with the same active ingredient in the same type of pill. This means that one of two things could happen: Tamim got them right, or she got them wrong. If she got them wrong, it’s likely that she wouldnt have gotten them at all, which means she wouldnt have gotten the vitamins at all.
It could also be that Tamim got all the vitamins she needed, but she took the wrong ones and the vitamin pills killed her son. Either way, it suggests an awful lot about what could have been.
In any event, tamim chowdhury is the first woman that the FDA has approved for use as a food supplement. She says that the only time she has ever been tested for her vitamin pills was at the end of last year and that she went back and got a second test at this month’s meeting. She says that she got the wrong pills and the ones she got were the wrong dosage, but that isn’t clear.
She also says that she is “looking forward to getting sick again.” The FDA has recently made a number of changes to these supplements, one of which is to test them after a person has already been told that they might have a serious problem. In this case the FDA thinks that tamim may have been over-taken, but not that she is in any danger of being killed by her pills.