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Do you take prescription drugs?
Do you take prescription drugs?

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 Posted 7/9/2012 12:09:27 PM
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Prescription drugs can be lifesavers . . . or killers.  Do you take any regularly?  Or do you avoid them at all costs?

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 Posted 8/6/2012 12:01:06 PM
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Phenobarbital, 30mg (for a seizure, once, in 1982) (4 times daily)
Simvastatin, 40mg (1 time daily)
Aspirin, 82mg (because of cardiac incidents, 2 or 3 times, NO diagnosis of  Heart Attack, just symptoms)(1 time daily)
Toprol XL, 50mg (for High Blood pressure) (1 time daily)
Doctor took me OFF of HZT (Diuretic) two months ago, thinking that it might me a contributing factor to my Gout.

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 Posted 8/7/2012 8:09:13 AM
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I take tamsulosin, an alpha blocker for the treatment of BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia). It works wonders but also has side effects as lowering orthostatic pressure. You feel it clearly if you lie down for a certain time and suddenly stand up. You need to be cautious on that. I might be seeing an effect on triglycerides (also a side effect) but there are also many confounding factors to consider. As usual it is a matter of benefits/risks for prescription drugs, supplements and everything else in life.
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 Posted 8/7/2012 9:06:54 AM
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I never had to take prescription drugs. At one time my cholesterol was around 250 and statins were almost demanded but I refused and brought it down to 180 with diet and supplements.

I did ask for metformin for years after reading Dr. Ward Dean's suggestion in 1990 or around that time but no doctor would prescribe it or see any use for it, my blood sugar has always been very good and never changes.


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I keep an emergency inhaler of Albuterol for asthma.  I use it maybe 5 times per year, and usually diluted and only for comfort during mild bronchial spasms.  
But 10 years ago, it was a different story. My health wasn't so good, I hadn't yet learned all that I know now about how to be healthy. . . and I was using several different asthma medications several times a day.



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 Posted 11/28/2013 3:14:38 PM
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Until there are supplements that have been shown to effectively treat or cure Rheumatoid Disease, there aren't a lot of options to deal with its progressive damage and constant pain other than prescription drugs. I do take a number of supplements for the RD, but the reality is that prescription drugs are still the compounds that have been most effective.
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I removed also tamsulosin and I am prescription free. I am considering metformin but hard to obtain so far.
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 Posted 12/5/2013 1:42:11 PM
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I take no prescription drugs and have no pain, and I feel great. Can still do the activities I did in my 20's. 

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I now take hormones only, because some require a prescription. I used to take medication for fibromyalgia and mood, but I found better natural remedies on my own with fewer side effects. It was amazing how well I did with "dangerous" supplements versus "safe" and "proven effective" FDA-approved meds prescribed by "prudent" doctors who later scolded me for "risky" experimentation.

Many doctors need a crash course on root causes, prevention and risk-benefit analysis.

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