The doctor handed me a small container full of pills under the table.
“If you have any second thoughts, please let me know.”
I was already sweating since I arrived, but holding the untested medication in hand made me sweat more intense still.
I shook my head no and slowly got up from the chair, subtly tucking the box in my pocket while straightening up.
“Same time next week?”
I closed the door behind me, drove home and went on with my life the same way I usually did. I took the children outside for a fun afternoon, I cooked dinner and eventually ended up in my bathroom, brushing my teeth before bedtime, then downed one of the capsules with a glass of water and went to sleep.
In woke up in the dead of night with blisters all over my body.
In panic, anger and confusion, I called the doctor’s private number at 3 am in the morning and started shouting into my phone the moment he answered.
“What on Earth have you given me? I thought you said many others are taking this too?”
“Calm down. It’s placebo,” he said a soft relaxed voice.
Ding. Time is up.
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