OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDICATIONS...WE ALL TAKE THEM, UNQUESTIONINGLY, OFTEN DAILY, BUT, AS WITH PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS, THEY HAVE SIDE EFFECTS, AND NEW STUDIES (YES, PEER-REVIEWED...<long sigh>) SHOW HOW WIDESPREAD SOME "PREVIOUSLY UNKNOWN" SIDE EFFECTS ARE.
AS FOR TYLENOL DULLING BOTH POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE EMOTIONS...
"For decades Tylenol has been used as a pain-killer, but new research reveals it has psychiatric side effects including dulled emotional responses to both positive and negative stimuli."
Over-the-Counter Relief From Pains and Pleasures Alike
"...we conducted two experiments testing whether acetaminophen blunted individuals’ evaluations of and emotional reactions to both negative and positive images from the International Affective Picture System. Participants who took acetaminophen evaluated unpleasant stimuli less negatively and pleasant stimuli less positively, compared with participants who took a placebo. Participants in the acetaminophen condition also rated both negative and positive stimuli as less emotionally arousing than did participants in the placebo condition (Studies 1 and 2), whereas nonevaluative ratings (extent of color saturation in each image; Study 2) were not affected by drug condition. These findings suggest that acetaminophen has a general blunting effect on individuals’ evaluative and emotional processing, irrespective of negative or positive valence."
THE TYLENOL REVELATION CAME OUT THIS WEEK, BUT OTHERS MAY HAVE ESCAPED YOUR NOTICE.
A 2013 review of 754 clinical trials published in Lancet found that NSAID use was associated with roughly double the heart failure risk.
Ibuprofen, in particular, has been estimated to cause thousands to die of cardiovascular events each year.
We undertook meta-analyses of 280 trials of NSAIDs versus placebo (124 513 participants, 68 342 person-years) and 474 trials of one NSAID versus another NSAID (229 296 participants, 165 456 person-years). The main outcomes were major vascular events (non-fatal myocardial infarction, non-fatal stroke, or vascular death); major coronary events (non-fatal myocardial infarction or coronary death); stroke; mortality; heart failure; and upper gastrointestinal complications (perforation, obstruction, or bleed).
Major vascular events were increased by about a third.
Heart failure risk was roughly doubled by all NSAIDs.
All NSAID regimens increased upper gastrointestinal complications.
IF YOU'RE ONE OF MILLIONS OF AMERICANS WHO HAVE NOT READ THE HUNDREDS (THOUSANDS?) OF REPORTS ON HOW THE MAJOR PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES FAIL TO DISCLOSE, ADD INGREDIENTS THAT AREN'T "QUITE" LISTED, HOW THEY OFTEN PRODUCE CONTAMINATED PRODUCTS, KNOW THIS AND SELL THEM ANYWAY, ALL I CAN SAY IS..."READING IS FUNDAMENTAL."
AND, AS ALWAYS, "LEAR OR PERISH."
IF IT GOES INTO OUR BODIES, BE IT FOOD, WATER, OR CURSED MEDS, WE NEED TO FULLY RESEARCH AND UNDERSTAND JUST WHAT WE'RE INGESTING...OR BY OTHER MEANS INTRODUCING FOREIGN SUBSTANCES/OBJECTS INTO OUR VERY FRAGILE SYSTEMS.
OUR BODIES ARE DESIGNED TO TAKE ONLY SO MUCH "CRAP" IN BEFORE THEY REACT ADVERSELY AND WE BECOME ILL OR DIE.
KNOW WHAT GOES IN!
LEARN WHAT EVERYTHING DOES ONCE IT'S PART OF US.
Some see NSAIDS as a "god-send", and they do seem to be when we get minor to moderate aches, pains and inflammation.
They seem to "work", but perhaps work less as we use them more often.
Same applies to prescription medications ( Rx , the universal 'code' for prescription)
VERY MANY OVER-THE-COUNTER DRUGS WERE ONCE OBTAINED BY PRESCRIPTION ONLY!
THEN SOMEONE DECIDED WE HAD THE COMMON SENSE TO HANDLE THEIR USE AND NOT OVERDOSE OR ABUSE THEM, AND THE REST IS HISTORY.
I HAVE FOUND THAT THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE STILL HAVE THE COMMON SENSE TO REALIZE WHAT WORKS, WHAT TO TAKE/NOT TAKE, AND CAN, IF THEY WANT TO, SPEAK UP WHEN THINGS ARE NOT WORKING OUT.
PAREGORIC, AN OPIATE, WAS ONCE KNOWN AS "MOTHER'S HELPER" AND USED TO CALM THE TINY SYSTEMS OF INFANTS AND YOUNG CHILDREN WHEN THEY SUFFERED THINGS LIKE TUMMY UPSET, COLIC, TEETHING (it was rubbed on their gums) AND WHATEVER ELSE MOM THOUGHT PAREGORIC MIGHT "FIX".
IT FELL OUT OF FAVOR WHEN MOMS STARTED RELYING MORE ON PEDIATRICIANS AND PRESCRIPTION DRUGS , AND THEN, LATER, BECAME SO ABUSED BY ILLEGAL DRUG MAKERS AND OPIATE ADDICTS THAT WE CAN NO LONGER EVEN SIGN FOR AN OUNCE OF AT THE PHARMACY COUNTER.
IT WAS ONE OF THE MANY "OLD REMEDIES" THAT ACTUALLY WORKED.
FEW REALIZE THAT SOME VERY "ADDICTIVE" MEDS WERE, UNTIL FAIRLY RECENTLY, SOLD OVER-THE-COUNTER:
"In the United States, the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906 required that certain specified drugs, including alcohol, cocaine, heroin, morphine, and cannabis, be accurately labeled with contents and dosage. Previously many drugs had been sold as patent medicines with secret ingredients or misleading labels. Cocaine, heroin, cannabis, and other such drugs continued to be legally available without prescription as long as they were labeled.
In 1929-30, Parke, Davis & Co., a major United States drug manufacturer based in Detroit, Michigan, sold "Opium, U.S.P. (Laudanum)" as Tincture No. 23 for $10.80 per pint (16 fluid ounces), and "Opium Camphorated, U.S.P. (Paregoric)" as Tincture No. 20, for $2.20 per pint. Concentrated versions were available. "
COCA-COLA DID ORIGINALLY HAVE A SMIDGEN OF COCAINE IN IT, YES!
WHETHER ALL THAT CHANGED BECAUSE OF THE "DUMBING-DOWN" OF OUR SOCIETY BY THOSE WHO WANT US 100% DEPENDENT ON GOVERNMENT AND ITS "AGENCIES" AND CORPORATIONS WHO BUY, I MEAN, 'HELP FUND' OUR GOVERNMENT, OR BECAUSE THE PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES JUST SAW A WAY TO PUT MORE CASH IN THEIR POCKETS, THE TREND AWAY FROM TRUSTING AMERICANS TO MOSTLY BE SELF-RELIANT ABOUT THEIR OWN HEALTH EVAPORATED LIKE WATER DROPS ON HOT COALS, AND HERE WE ARE, ABOUT TO COME UNDER THE COMPLETE MERCILESS REIGN OF THE CODEX ALIMENTARIUS, THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (W.H.O., WHO WANTS TO REDUCE POPULATION WORLDWIDE) AND THE U.N. (SATAN IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING).
FOR NOW, WE GET TO KEEP OUR NSAIDS, OUR ASPIRIN (WHICH IS A PISS-POOR CHEMICAL SUBSTITUTE FOR THE WHITE WILLOW BARK IT WAS ONCE DERIVED FROM), OUR ACETAMINOPHEN (TYLENOL), OUR NAPROXEN SODIUM (ALEVE) AND OUR IBUPROFEN (ADVIL) CAN STILL BE HAD AT COSTS UP TO 100-FOLD OF WHAT IT TAKES TO MAKE THEM.
"KA-CHING, KA-CHING" FOR THOSE WHO PUMP THEM OUT BY THE TON!
EITHER AS INSERTS, OR IN A NICE "INFORMATION SHEET" EVERY PHARMACY HAS TO 'EDUCATE' DRUG-TAKERS AS TO WHAT CAN HAPPEN IF THEY TAKE THE DRUG, DATA ABOUT SIDE-EFFECTS, "POSSIBLE" AND KNOWN, USUALLY UNFOLDS THE HORRORS OF SIDE EFFECTS AND LONG-TERM USE.
IF YOU READ JUST WHAT THE "WARNINGS" ARE ABOUT COMMON ASPIRIN, YOU MIGHT NEVER TAKE ANOTHER ONE!
AND DRUG MAKERS AND YOUR PHYSICIANS HOPE YOU NEVER LOOK AT THAT, JUST TAKE THEIR WORD THAT IF YOU DROP A PILL, ALL WILL BE WELL.
TAKE THE MEDS, SHUT UP WITH THE QUESTIONS, NEVER CONTRADICT THE DEMIGODS WHO TREAT PATIENTS LIKE HERDS WHO MUST BE QUICKLY 'MILKED' , AND SPEND AS LITTLE AS 3 MINUTES PER PATIENT SO THEY CAN MAKE "MO' MONEY" PER DAY.
AND IF THEY KILL YOU, WELL, THAT'S WHY ALL 'DOCTORS' CARRY EXPENSIVE INSURANCE AND WHY MAJOR PHARMACEUTICALS HAVE SUCH GREAT LEGAL TEAMS THAT FEW, VERY FEW, EVER WIN IN COURT EVEN IF SOME LOVED ONE DIED OR WAS RENDERED VEGETATIVE FROM TAKING THEIR MEDS SANS QUESTIONS.
I "RETIRED" FROM THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY AFTER ALMOST 30 YEARS, SO YOU CAN TRUST ME THAT'S HOW IT'S DONE.
WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW THAT GOES ON IN THE MEDICAL PROFESSION WOULD SCARE YOUR PANTS OFF.
SO, BOTTOM LINE FOR THIS BLOG...
FIND OUT ALL YOU CAN ABOUT THE 'MEDICINES' YOU TAKE.
READ, LISTEN CLOSELY TO YOUR OWN BODY WHEN IT TELLS YOU SOFTLY OR IN SCREAMING AGONY, "THIS IS BAD! BAD THINGS ARE HAPPENING WHEN YOU DROP THAT IN ME!"
WESTERN MEDICINE REFUSES TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT EVERY HUMAN BODY REACTS DIFFERENTLY TO BOTH ILLNESSES AND THE DRUGS USED TO TREAT THEM.
ABSOLUTELY, I ASSURE YOU, WESTERN MEDICINE WOULD RATHER TREAT SYMPTOMS, HAND OUT "QUICK FIXES" THAN DIVE IN AND FIND THE ROOT CAUSE OF DISEASE/ILLNESS AND GET RID OF THE CAUSE OF WHAT PLAGUES US ALL.
WHEN YOU HURT, THE PAIN IS TELLING YOU SOMETHING IS WRONG!
IF YOU SIMPLY TAKE A PILL FOR PAIN, THE CAUSE OF THE PAIN IS STILL THERE!
IF YOU ELIMINATE THE CAUSE, YOU ELIMINATE THE PAIN!
EASTERN PHYSICIANS KNOW THIS AND TREAT EVERY HUMAN BODY DIFFERENTLY, FIND THE SOURCE OF THE ILLNESS AND ERADICATE IT!
CURE IS WHAT'S SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN, NOT MASK THE ILLNESS WITH SHORT-FIX MEDS THAT ALLOW THE ROOT CAUSE TO GROW INTO SOMETHING THAT CAN'T BE FIXED!
REMEMBER THIS, PLEASE.
AND BELIEVE ME WHEN I TELL YOU THAT THERE ARE VERY NATURAL, VERY REAL MEDICATIONS OUT THERE THAT WON'T MAKE YOU FEEL LIKE YOU'RE GOING TO DIE FROM TAKING THEM, THAT ACTUALLY CURE, THAT HAVE CURED FOR THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF YEARS.
BECOME INFORMED, DEMAND A CURE, ASK QUESTIONS, FIRE ANY 'DOCTOR' WHO WON'T TAKE THE TIME TO BOTH DIAGNOSE YOU PROPERLY AND ANSWER EVERY QUESTION YOU HAVE