Known medication side effects

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From a young age, I was aware of side effects of the different medications I had been exposed to. Having heard my parents talk of the loss of a baby with deformities thanks to thalidomide, some of my earliest health memories were the fears discussed on a regular basis. By age 6 I’d already suffered a cardiac/respiratory arrest due to the side effects of an anæsthetic, and by age 18 I saw the side effects of various vaccinations and even OTC medicines.

Rather than just accept them as a rather sick game of Russian roulette, I have spent my adult life seeking ‘others’ aka effective options – both orthodox and alternative – to things that I simply wont consider using.

In my family alone, we have seen medication side effects ranging from minor to fatal –

    • Thalidomide deformity
    • Cardiac/respiratory arrest
    • Blindness threat
    • Anaphylaxis
    • Vaccinosis
    • SIDS
    • Heart failure
    • Infantile brain bleed
    • Seizures
    • Death
Most of these involved OTC meds. The thing to remember is that most drugs are synthetic chemicals that have questionable ability to do the reverse of whatever the health issue is presenting. So, if you have an upset stomach, the drug prescribed causes the opposite of that symptom set. Meaning it’s not an actual cure – just jarring the most obvious symptoms and masking them.
And every single drug comes with a host of side effects – which down the line, are excused as unrelated health problems. For a naturopath, it’s easy just by reading the meds list of a patient, to map a health history, as most symptoms, most chronic health issues are in fact side effects of poorly-managed individual health pictures. In fact, we can trace your entire health and medication history simply by examining you, observing your iris, nail, tongue and skin markings. By the end of a modern, adult western life, it’s quite honest to say that most of your ailments and what eventually kills you is a blend of medication side effects, chemical exposure and dietary effects. Yet it’s all avoidable.
In thalidomide’s case, a drug that was known to cause deformities was simply taken off the market until another health issue was found. It is now used in chemotherapy – despite its appalling track record. It is honestly believed within research communities that even the most dangerous drugs have a use. And for the time being, those questionable drugs will be dumped in 3rd world nations and used for health issues that are not only mild, but now result in iatrogenic disorders and death.
The thing to remember is that there is ALWAYS an alternative if you are in doubt. Always.
You just need to care less about what ‘experts’ who have no background in alternatives tell you. I have heard every excuse and scientific bit of ‘proof’ you could imagine, but having got off my butt and actually trialled these things for my own peace of mind, I know that what was written in the bible, what has been taught for millenia and what so many still survive on, is far, far better than anything we hear in the media or from the mouths of our doctors – the very people we trust with our lives.
Please humour me while I put it in another perspective. Imagine if God stood before you and said you have one wish, but you must choose between truth and a lie. Mankind, and indeed the entire planet depends on your decision. Would you take the first thing that comes to mind, and hang the others, or would you stop and think about your loved ones, your kids, your grandkids, those who never had a chance at life, and those who may never have a future?
The catch is, a disease is coming. Something, like in the movie I Am Legend, or any of the myriad “Deadly-disease-and-one-miracle-antidote/vaccine” type movies scares the world over. Would you, A) Grab 24 hours of fun, pleasure, enjoyment and then lay down to die, or would you B) Go out of your way to find the cure, find the answer, solve the puzzle and save it all?
Okay, if it were to cost millions and you know that is out of your reach, I understand if you take option A. But if it were free, if you and only you had the answer, would you still choose that, or go with option B? The Price Is Right has nothing on you right now.
Bill Gates is currently in talks, and in the process of destroying all we know to cherish, because someone with the power of spin got to him first. But for those of you who have seen Rapunzel, what about that elusive flower?
What if all you have to do is walk outside and pick it? Could it really be that easy? Or do you make up a third option, sit it out, wait until the world is all but destroyed; when no laws, no experts, no support at all is there, and chance it? And worse still, do you keep bombarding the delicate ecosystem of the world and your body, just to see how far you can push it?
Would that really be the time to live as a Jackass?
The sad truth is, the answers have always been there – you were just too blinded by ‘civilisation’ to notice. You look at the answers every single day. In the pantry, in your bathroom, on the grocery shelves, in the garden, and in your hands. The answers are here for the taking.
And the proof that our system is failing us is screaming at us every minute of every day. Can you hear it or do you still have blinkers and earplugs in situ?
For example –
  • ARV drugs are simply banned chemotherapy drugs, deemed to toxic for a cancer sufferer to use as it was causing more deaths than the actual cancers it was used for. As HIV has a dark cloud over it, and the general belief that ‘they are dying anyway’ apparently it’s okay to use this chemo cocktail because there is no other way. Forget AIDS has never been proven to even exist.
  • Within cancer research, it is a well known fact that chemo kills more than all the cancers combined, yet ask anyone and they will say that modern medicine has cured most cancers. Why? Clever spin and manipulation of the heart strings.
  • Thalidomide, for 50 years has been considered one of the evils of modern medicine. It has simply been repackaged and is now used as chemo under another name.
  • Doctors and dentists push one of Hitler’s waste products as a healthy option. Fluoride – google its history. How educated experts still believe a nerve gas ingredient can possibly save oral health is one of today’s great medical mysteries.
  • Vaccines are currently clogging up the legal system. Despite millions of recorded side effect cases ranging from rash to death, twisted truths and propaganda keep the public living in fear and brainwashed into thinking they are doing the right thing by pumping an otherwise perfectly healthy infant with toxins. Yet billions are paid out every year – hush money. And no one is held liable – not your doctor, not your pharmacist, not the manufacturers – perfect Catch 22.
  • Prozac, arguably linked to more suicides than common depression, was facing the biggest lawsuit (and still is) in history. Rather than ban it outright, it went silent for a few years until the patent ran out, then it was dipped in a pretty mauve dye, repackaged and sold as a miracle cure for a newly invented disorder (pre menstrual dysphoric disorder) aka PMS. Sales went through the roof while depression, PMS and suicide is recorded in higher levels than ever before in history. But don’t worry folks, at least those poor gals have their diagnosis…
Research files show over and over again, the disregard and facelessness of science, towards the public. A researcher will truly believe that a handful of deaths of otherwise healthy people (and billions of test animals) in trials is worth it, because the grand plan supposedly cures many more.
Sadly, these drugs are often repackaged and bought out once the patent runs out. That way, they can always stay one step ahead of public scrutiny.
The information is publicly available but thanks to clever marketing (‘See your doctor’ for every little thing), people would rather trust a doctor or pharmacist espousing the values of a dangerous drug (even OTC) and most will simply trust the person who tells them what to take. In this day and age, when everything is available at the click of a button, few choose to look. And those who do are laughed at, dismissed as being proponents of Dr Google – yet that generous doctor is allowing more and more to escape the shackles of ill or terminal health at an exponential rate. More than the medical system itself.
Recently, I was walking down a city street, in possibly one of the poorest areas of the world. There was a garbage strike, the streets were littered with homeless and dying. The air, when you took the time to look up to try and see how blue the sky was, seemed to be infused with black, toxic smelling fumes.
The streets were so unkempt that even the uneven pavements seemed to be trying to walk away, such was the nature of disorder. It all blurred into one jumble of decay, death, desperation and destruction. Even trying to stare into the eyes of suffering was near impossible, while shiny BMWs and Mercedes crawled silently past, without the occupants taking the time to really see what was going on.
As I stepped over the rubbish, as I tried really hard not to crumple at what was all around me, I noticed one vibrant, almost fluorescent green seedling pushing its way through the cracks. Despite all the poison, despite the incessant trampling of feet day and night, despite the gloom, this optimistic little thing fought for existence and survival. No protection, no support, yet it was there.
If a defenceless, tiny seedling could survive, how much stronger are we? Even though we bombard our once perfect bodies with all life can throw at it, we survive. But as a friend once said, do we want to survive or do we want to thrive?
I’ve had awful arguments with unwell people, who will rush to the doctor for any of the side effects that the drugs below offer, yet when told these drugs will result in the same symptoms, actually don’t see an issue with it at all. ‘My doctor – the best there is – told me I NEED it.’
This list is by no means conclusive – and I don’t expect anyone to go out and change their health care habits, but I hope many will. Subscribing to MIMS annual or simply Googling drug side effects – or reading package inserts, anyone is able to see just how dangerous the health system has become. I can provide alternatives to all of the drugs below, but that is only offering a bandaid solution. Sadly, most reading this will want to go straight to the alternatives – please don’t overlook the fact that you have these symptoms for a reason – if you truly want to be free of ill health, you must address every single angle of your lifestyle – diet, habits, environment – in order to make sure the changes are permanent.
NO HEALTH PRODUCT NO MATTER HOW PURE OR RESEARCHED IS GOING TO OFFER YOU PERFECT HEALTH IF YOU CONTINUE TO ABUSE AND NEGLECT YOURSELF.
Last year I had this argument with a so-called world leading health expert. His overpriced, under-performing products can apparently give you eternal life. In fact that is how he won over his most recent female conquest – ‘I may have the body of a 60 something year old but my biological age is just 31’ – sorry, but to claim that, your appearance would have to support it – and yours does not. He argued diet didn’t make any difference to your health. Nor did even exercise. Apparently my claims are ‘dangerous’ – I guess they are, to his sales…
The following list is not from my own research, but available on any medication website and in the MIMS annual… Even more scary than the list of side effects is just how many of these meds actually are able to cause the same symptoms for which they are meant to treat…

How many of these drugs have you had? And how many of these symptoms have you dismissed as part of aging or just life –

Amoxicillin (anti biotic) – mouth ulceration, swollen glands, joint pain, blistering rash, liver damage, weak muscles, bruising, vomiting, vaginal discharge, migraine, swollen and hairy tongue.

Aspirin (analgesic/blood thinning) – bowel haemorrhage, fever, pain, tinnitus, heartburn, drowsiness, headache, liver damage, clashing with most other medications – can be fatal.

Benadryl (decongestant) – glaucoma, stomach ulcers, enlarged prostate, bladder irritation, hyperthyroidism, hypertension, heart damage, asthma.

Botox (muscle relaxer) – respiratory arrest, drooping eyelids, muscle weakness, bladder weakness, vision impairment, weeping eyes, rash, cardiac arrhythmia, chest pain, bruising, flu symptoms, tinnitus, increased sweating.

Clarityne (anti histamine) – cardiac arrhythmia, tachycardia, fainting, jaundice, seizures, nervousness, epistaxis, blurred vision.

Crestor (statin) – muscle pain and weakness, fever, weightgain, fluid retention, muscle pain, blurred vision, joint pain, depression, constipation, insomnia.

Citalopram (anti depressant) – stiff muscles, weak muscles, shakes, fainting, seizures, arrhythmia, tachycardia, poor memory, insomnia, impotence, hallucinations.

Celebrex (NSAIDS) – chest pain, bowel haemorrhage, rapid weight gain, bruising, jaundice, fluid retention, blistering of mucous membranes.

Diflucan (anti fungal) – Jaundice, flu symptoms, blistering of mucous membranes, bruising, seizures, dizziness.

Flagyl (anti biotic) – numbness of hands/feet, mouth ulcers, mucous membrane ulcers, opthamalgia and vision impairment, slurred speech, mood swings, tremors, seizures, swollen tongue.

Gardasil (HPV vaccine) – abdominal pain, swollen glands, bruising, muscle weakness, haemorrhage, shortness of breath, insomnia, dizziness, dental disorders.

Heparin (blood thinner) – blurred vision, numbness, weakness, headache, wheezing, tachycardia, haemorrhage, bruising.

Ibuprofen (anti inflammatory) – chest pain, shortness of breath, slurred speech, dizziness, tachycardia, bowel haemorrhorage, poor vision and balance, nausea, jaundice, seizures, bruising, brain haemorrhage.

Imodium (anti diarrhoeic) – diarrhoea, bloating, swollen tongue, blistered mucous membranes, dizziness, abdominal pain.

Insulin (diabetic) – wheezing, breathing difficulties, tachycardia, seizures, sweating, headache.

Keflex (anti biotics) – bowel haemorrhage and diarrhoea, seizure, headache, liver damage, bruising, hallucinations, nausea/vomiting, dizziness, joint pain, vaginal irritation.

Lanoxin/digoxin (anti tachicardic) – tachycardia, bradycardia, palpitations, bowel haemorrhage, blurred vision, nausea, dizziness, hallucinations, enlarged breast tissue in men, depression.

Lexapro (anti depressant) – rigid muscles, tremors, tachycardia, seizures, loss of coordination, intermittently stopped breathing, insomnia, impotence, tinnitus.

Naprosyn (anti inflammatory) – chest pain, muscle weakness, blurred vision, poor balance, slurred speech, fluid retention, weight gain, abdominal pain, bruising, numbness, jaundice, photophobia, headaches, swollen tongue, blisters, convulsions.

Prozac (antidepressant) – blistered mucous membranes, rigid muscles, tremors, tachycardia, seizures, loss of coordination, over-active reflexes, memory weakness, hallucinations, interrupted breathing, impotence, insomnia, weight gain, suicidal tendencies, fainting.

Ritalin (ADD med) – irregular and tachycardic heartbeats, fainting, headaches, aggression, restlessness, unusual behaviour, bruising, tics, high blood pressure, chest pain, tinnitus, blurred vision, anxiety.

Sudafed (decongestant) – irregular heartbeat, tachycardia, dizziness, anxiety, bruising, brain haemorrhages, severe high blood pressure, tinnitus, flu symptoms, breathing difficulties, chest pain, muscle weakness.

Tamoxifen (breast cancer drug) – Muscle weakness, numbness, vision impairment, headache, wheezing, tachycardia, swelling and heat in legs, rapid breathing, tiredness, weakness, confusion, vaginal discharge, abnormal and irregular menstruation, pelvic pain, eye pain, blurred vision, bruising, haemorrhages, flu symptoms, more breast tumours, jaundice, bone and tumour pain, impotence, depression, hair loss, fluid retention, swollen hands and feet.

Ventolin (asthma medication/bronchodilator) – wheezing, trouble breathing, tachycardia, chest pain, tremors, nervousness, muscle weakness, electrolyte imbalance, high blood pressure, seizure, dizziness, muscle pain.

Viagra (sexual stimulant) – vision loss, hearing loss, tinnitus, chest pain, irregular heartbeat, cardiac arrest, swelling of extremities, sweating, headache, upset stomach, memory loss, back pain.

Voltaren (anti inflammatory) – chest pain, weakness, shortness of breath, weight gain, bowel haemorrhage, nausea, jaundice, bruising, stiff neck, muscle weakness.

So, what are the answers? What can you do to ensure the best health choices available? See my other threads on this blog to assist your preparation in making your home a healthy one. Stock your home with safe and effective alternatives to medications and personal care so that you are always prepared –

http://www.iherb.com/me/Veritasintegrativevegan

Most importantly, don’t put it off until you are too sick to bother.

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