The Salvage of my Sanity... - Some food for thought....
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Child of the Fey
Date: 2010-08-19 15:16
Subject: Some food for thought....
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Hm, man I sometimes wonder why people don't read the fine print with medication.

Birth control (the pill verity) has shown some pretty amazing side effects. Here are some examples of people I know personally's side effects: strokes, brain cancer, severe respiratory problems (i.e. not being able to walk up a flight of stairs because its as winding as running a mile), extreme hormonal instability (i.e. getting all of the hormonal crap from a particularly bad period but for everyday, all day, with/without the bleeding), and new allergies.

Vaccines have some pretty interesting side effects too. Cancer, serious immune system damage, new allergies, getting the illness it was supposed to prevent, poisoning, and allergic reactions. And no, Autism is not a side effect but having it does heighten your chances of having one of the more severe side effects.

My point: be a weary consumer. Just because it's all the rage does not mean its the right thing for you.

(My inspiration to post this was an interesting conversation I had had with a friend of mine who's mother suffered some of these side effects.)

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Child of the Fey: Cliff....
User: [info]bar_ohki
Date: 2010-08-20 00:17 (UTC)
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You know, they're supposed to prescribe you a placebo pill for that. Not actually antibiotics.

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記憶したか?// Bad Person™: ASSCRD Leonardo bitches don't know
User: [info]kiokushitaka
Date: 2010-08-20 00:20 (UTC)
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Keyword:ASSCRD Leonardo bitches don't know

Supposed. But really, some doctors don't care, they're only in it for the money. And it sucks 'cause my dad is in it because he wants to help people.

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Child of the Fey: KarinUnamused
User: [info]bar_ohki
Date: 2010-08-20 00:28 (UTC)
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Yeah, it's sad.

I got nearly killed by a doctor once who thought my mom was just 'over reacting' to my asthma attack. Good thing my dad came home early from work and told the man my obscene heart rate and was such an engineer about it the doctor couldn't argue.

It's sickening when the doctor says 'go to _____ hospital and don't wreck' three hours later than he should have been. Seriously, the ER asthma crew there told my dad it had been cut insanely close and he was lucky I was a hardy girl or I would have been dead.

Though my lack of panicking surprised them too.

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Methos AlHazred: Green Princess
User: [info]alazif
Date: 2010-08-20 03:40 (UTC)
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I've actually been told that it's illegal. My mom ran into that, when she was a nurse's aide.

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Child of the Fey: HiruQuoi
User: [info]bar_ohki
Date: 2010-08-20 03:55 (UTC)
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Well prescribing the wrong meds is malpractice, both are bad.

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