Prescription Medications – refusal

[Common Ground, free magazine, article: Medication civil disobedience. My response.]

Too many trusting patients take too many unnecessary prescription medications. The less pills you pop, the longer you live – I say !

Since arriving on Vancouver Island from having lived in Alberta for 27 years, I have started to learn more and more distrusting any medications. Good example are the statins or cholesterol-reducing drugs. During the first few years in Victoria one doctor prescribed Lipitor, a cholesterol-lowering medication. Which in fact not much later turned out to effect a patient’s liver in the worst possible way, causing liver failure and such. [ http://www.schmidtlaw.com/lipitor-and-liver-damage/ ], and was pretty much removed from the market. I never picked up that prescription, and following the years after avoided filling most prescriptions without my own extensive research into its side effects. Maybe one of the reasons I am not dead, yet. You live and learn.

I am using legit professional medical web sites and also studies made on patients and their reactions to certain drugs. Careful, to know what you are looking for and at ! Over time it has become clear to the public that there is definitely an ‘over-prescription of drugs’. [ http://www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/trends-statistics/infographics/popping-pills-prescription-drug-abuse-in-america ]. Important is to understand the cause of an illness, medications are only treating the symptoms.

Results of too many prescription medications are mostly seen in severe damages to liver and kidney functions. That would be comparable to a building’s plumbing system – corroded pipes.

Nice to know that there are now alternatives. Natural products, nutritional supplements and side-effect-free substances. To replace the harmful effects of eg.NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) or costicosteroids prescribed as painkillers, but known to induce gastrointestinal complications.

 

 

 

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Doctors without conscience

I do admire and respect Doctors Without Borders (Médecins sans frontières). These are doctors who care about the lives of all humans and want to do good. On the contrary there are those who have a medical license and practice “in the name of the mighty dollar”. How can you make money today ? By affiliating yourself with the pharma industry. One of the largest world-wide industries (after travel and insurance) based on the simple need for medication.

An insight into large factories producing tons of synthetic medications which are then in turn prescribed by doctors without conscience. Some going as far as prescribing opioids and other pain killers to children. Recent case here in British Columbia, Canada. Sixteen year old died of opioid overdose.

[ https://bc.ctvnews.ca/b-c-teen-s-accidental-overdose-started-with-prescription-drugs-parents-say-1.3896404 ].- CTV News, Vancouver, BC.

This is only one case in many. How many more patients including children must die of opioid overdoses after having been prescribed such dangerous chemicals by a doctor, and consequently becoming addicted ?

The big pharma industries who produce new pain killer drugs, sometime without adequate testing, are only too happy to test their drugs on unsuspecting patients, which is done via the public medical system by doctors and clinicians.

The fault for all those overdose deaths lies squarely on the shoulders of the medical professionals who prescribed the drugs in the first place, and then stopped when realizing an addiction is forming. Next step for the patient is to try get their hands on street drugs, heavily laced with additives. Fentanyl is one of the major killers. Yet, many surgeries and even minor screening diagnostics are using this drug fentanyl, pretending that in a clinical setting a patient can easily be revived by a counter-drug. I personally, recently, when offered a screening in a private clinic using these IV induced drugs, declined the procedure. Neither do I take pain killers despite lots of chronic pains.

[ https://www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/trends-statistics/overdose-death-rates ]

I personally would also not blindly trust a doctor trying to prescribe medications to me, nor would I allow a doctor to get away with a slap on the hand after the death of a patient. Frankly, since moving to BC I have been prescribed drugs, and after investigation and researching the effectiveness and warnings of that drug, decided not to fill the prescriptions. That’s why I am still alive now. Pain is the norm today. It’s better to deal with it and be alive, instead of dead by overdose of opioids or ending up with a damaged liver or kidney. It should be noted at this point that no doctor or clinician can force a patient to take a prescription drug.

(RE. My latest post on “How heal a shoulder rotator cuff injury without drugs.”

[ https://renataveritashistory.com/2018/05/14/healing-rotator-cuff-injury/ ]

Prescription Medications overrated

Too many trusting patients take too many unnecessary prescription medications. The less pills you pop, the longer you live – I say !
Since arriving on Vancouver Island from having lived in Alberta for 27 years, I have started to learn more and more about researching the side effects of any medications. Good example are the statins or cholesterol-reducing drugs. During the first few years in Victoria one doctor prescribed Lipitor, a cholesterol-lowering medication. Which in fact not much later turned out to effect a patient’s liver in the worst possible way, causing liver failure and such. [ http://www.schmidtlaw.com/lipitor-and-liver-damage/ ], and was pretty much removed from the market. I never picked up that prescription, and following the years after avoided filling any prescription without my own extensive research into its side effects. Maybe one of the reasons I am not dead, yet. You live and learn.
I am using legit professional medical web sites and also studies made on patients and their reactions to certain drugs. Over time it has become clear to the public that there is definitely an ‘over-prescription of drugs’. [ http://www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/trends-statistics/infographics/popping-pills-prescription-drug-abuse-in-america ].
Results of too many prescription medications are mostly seen in severe damages to liver and kidney functions. That would be comparable to a building’s plumbing system – obstructed pipes.
Nice to know that there are alternatives. Natural products, nutritional supplements and side-effect-free substances. To replace the harmful effects of NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) prescribed as painkillers for inflammations, but known to induce gastrointestinal complications.