“September”

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#81 Jan 10, 2008
Too Observant wrote:
!!!NEW TOPIC!!! perscription pills are being abused more and more every day by people perscribed and people not perscribed... What is your take on perscription drugs? savor of lives or destroyer?? medical advancement or just the goverments way to take over the drug trade???
Very interesting topic!!

Ummmmm!!!

I cannot .. obviously ... speak for the USA.. but in my own country, I would say that 'prescription drugs' are doled out all too freely..
and too easily .. the precise nature of the individual patient not properly taken into account ... sadly..in the present age of 'rush' where the person is but ..'a number'' so ... it seems these drugs are prescribed too freely to those who request their use, thus abusing the whole 'need' or delicate ' purpose of these drugs..

These particular drugs can work wonders in a given situation, when their use is
'finely tuned' to the patient and the particular circumstances' of the time.. but when they are abused, and given out thoughtlessly .. or .. with an attitude> of > 'get rid of the patient and the problem quickly...'

they just lose their original value and meaning ...

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#82 Jan 10, 2008
I have mixed feelings about the pill thing...

Without Rx pills I could not be well from my daily migraines; however, the preventative pills I take are not addictive physically or mentally.

I do see many docs hand out narcotiscs like candy. I used to work along side of a psychiatrist and he wrote Rx's for Fetanyl patches as his number 1 pain med for his patients. That is a bit drastic...

Back to my migraines. I also have opiates prescribes to me in case the pain becomes unbearable. Opiate are extremely addictive, but legal. Now, marijuana has many medical benefits, but is illegal...obviously. MJ helps my migraine pain and is not physically addicting as opiates are. My neuro suggested that I smoke the mj, but I can't b/c I get random drug tests. It is a catch 22. Legalization of the safe drug marijuana could help so many people...

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#83 Jan 10, 2008
Sorry, typos^^

Since: Oct 07

United States

#84 Jan 10, 2008
Vee wrote:
<quoted text>Ha ha ha ha ha. Stinky feet are always a sign of hard work. Or lack of hygiene. That is definately a long damn ass day. I hope they pay you enough.People OUR age need to work smarter, not harder. Notice I used the word OUR instead of YOU. ha ha ha ha ha.
Yes ! I noticed ! But did not buy it !!

Vee

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#85 Jan 10, 2008
Mexican Hillbilly wrote:
My ex's grandmother was prescribed all kinds of pills including Valium for decades. Her equalibrium was off and she talked nonstop. Her knew doctor didn't know what to do so he stopped all medication. She ended up being quite normal.
Normal? In YOUR family? ha ha ha ha ha ha.

“"Eatin' Ain't Cheatin!"”

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#86 Jan 10, 2008
Vee wrote:
<quoted text>Normal? In YOUR family? ha ha ha ha ha ha.
Every girl I dated or married has been hospitalized for depression, schitzophrenia, paranoia, etc. I know of every medication out there. My friend asked me what the common factor here was. I'm on a first name basis with every shrink and security guard at the central Ohio hospitals.
If I feel lousy I eat olives........soaked in vodka.

“!You brought this on yourselF!”

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#87 Jan 10, 2008
Im talken bout the good ones here people O.C., vic, perks, methadone, saboxen, phentenal patches, morphine, xanax, calonopins, codine... Speaken from personal experience i usta be highly addicted to all of these drugs when i went to college i was in upstate new york... I got jumped one night i had 33 stiches in my chin, 11 shattered teeth, and trumma underneath my tounge... i was given lots of pain killers all at once and as time went by and i started to heal and teeth were replaced and so on they took away these drugs from me abruptly... by the time i went to rehab i was doing a quarter of coke a week on top of that i was buyen a perscription of perks a day and doing the hole thing with in a matter of hours plus xanax exstacy whatever i could get my hands on... before i got hurt i wieghed an average weight of 185 for height 5'10... when i went into rehab i weighed 145 had no color in my skin... they couldnt even take blood from my veins cause it was like jello.... Does this happen to everyone... no, of course not... But does it happen to a lot of people that get into serious accidents... you better believe it... a good amount of the people i met in rehab were successful people before an injury and by the time they entered rehab their familys were hurting(if they still had one) their jobs were hurting(if they still had one) and the pain the they and myself have caused those that loved us was more then you could want to know to bare... that was a lil over a year for me and i woulnt lie and say i havnt touched them completely... ive messed up a few times but im glad to report that i am back to my normal weight and look cute as a button again but it was hard and you can never make up for what you have done in those periods of your life... for me it was either get help or die... and trust me if i didnt get help i would be dead...

p.s. im only sharing this because it's something that i've learned to come to terms with... to be back at the point i am now makes me real proud of myself... i still smoke pot but thats it

“"Eatin' Ain't Cheatin!"”

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Thompson's Station, Tn

#88 Jan 10, 2008
Too Observant wrote:
Im talken bout the good ones here people O.C., vic, perks, methadone, saboxen, phentenal patches, morphine, xanax, calonopins, codine... Speaken from personal experience i usta be highly addicted to all of these drugs when i went to college i was in upstate new york... I got jumped one night i had 33 stiches in my chin, 11 shattered teeth, and trumma underneath my tounge... i was given lots of pain killers all at once and as time went by and i started to heal and teeth were replaced and so on they took away these drugs from me abruptly... by the time i went to rehab i was doing a quarter of coke a week on top of that i was buyen a perscription of perks a day and doing the hole thing with in a matter of hours plus xanax exstacy whatever i could get my hands on... before i got hurt i wieghed an average weight of 185 for height 5'10... when i went into rehab i weighed 145 had no color in my skin... they couldnt even take blood from my veins cause it was like jello.... Does this happen to everyone... no, of course not... But does it happen to a lot of people that get into serious accidents... you better believe it... a good amount of the people i met in rehab were successful people before an injury and by the time they entered rehab their familys were hurting(if they still had one) their jobs were hurting(if they still had one) and the pain the they and myself have caused those that loved us was more then you could want to know to bare... that was a lil over a year for me and i woulnt lie and say i havnt touched them completely... ive messed up a few times but im glad to report that i am back to my normal weight and look cute as a button again but it was hard and you can never make up for what you have done in those periods of your life... for me it was either get help or die... and trust me if i didnt get help i would be dead...
p.s. im only sharing this because it's something that i've learned to come to terms with... to be back at the point i am now makes me real proud of myself... i still smoke pot but thats it
Thanks for your honesty. I had friends that were alcoholic and then got injured. They quit the alcohol immediately because it interferred with the painkillers they were now addicted to.

“September”

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#89 Jan 10, 2008
Too Observant wrote:
Im talken bout the good ones here people O.C., vic, perks, methadone, saboxen, phentenal patches, morphine, xanax, calonopins, codine... Speaken from personal experience i usta be highly addicted to all of these drugs when i went to college i was in upstate new york... I got jumped one night i had 33 stiches in my chin, 11 shattered teeth, and trumma underneath my tounge... i was given lots of pain killers all at once and as time went by and i started to heal and teeth were replaced and so on they took away these drugs from me abruptly... by the time i went to rehab i was doing a quarter of coke a week on top of that i was buyen a perscription of perks a day and doing the hole thing with in a matter of hours plus xanax exstacy whatever i could get my hands on... before i got hurt i wieghed an average weight of 185 for height 5'10... when i went into rehab i weighed 145 had no color in my skin... they couldnt even take blood from my veins cause it was like jello.... Does this happen to everyone... no, of course not... But does it happen to a lot of people that get into serious accidents... you better believe it... a good amount of the people i met in rehab were successful people before an injury and by the time they entered rehab their familys were hurting(if they still had one) their jobs were hurting(if they still had one) and the pain the they and myself have caused those that loved us was more then you could want to know to bare... that was a lil over a year for me and i woulnt lie and say i havnt touched them completely... ive messed up a few times but im glad to report that i am back to my normal weight and look cute as a button again but it was hard and you can never make up for what you have done in those periods of your life... for me it was either get help or die... and trust me if i didnt get help i would be dead...
p.s. im only sharing this because it's something that i've learned to come to terms with... to be back at the point i am now makes me real proud of myself... i still smoke pot but thats it
You sought help in the end.. be so thankful that your natural intelligence came into play and did not forsake you..

be ALWAYS thankful.. unfortunately, others have not been blessed.. in this way.. don't take this for granted..

“!You brought this on yourselF!”

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Since: Dec 07

reppen West Chester PA

#90 Jan 10, 2008
Grace Nerissa wrote:
<quoted text>
You sought help in the end.. be so thankful that your natural intelligence came into play and did not forsake you..
be ALWAYS thankful.. unfortunately, others have not been blessed.. in this way.. don't take this for granted..
im thankful but those drugs are everywhere and doctors hand em out like lollipops... And these drugs are given out like that because it is the only way the government can make money off of drug addicts... They give em the drugs, get them addicted to the point where they havta buy em in the street, and then they arrest them and put em to work for free... In this country the illegal drug trade is a 4 billion dollar a year corp and rising... People that are on herion lie to their doctors to get methadone and saboxen (which by the way are just as addictive) but instead of taken the medicine to help them with their addiction they sell to kids that would rather take a pill then boot so they can buy more herion!!! But the government doesnt care cause thats what they new would happen all along... they get more people addicted and sell more pills and destroy lives but who cares as long as the man makes his buck!!! there is a deep deep issue here that is over looked until it effects you or someone close to you and you see what it does... Your best friend will steal from you and help you look for what you lost... its discusting and a whole that you cant just climb outa you need help but by the time you realize it no one wants to help you

“!You brought this on yourselF!”

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Since: Dec 07

reppen West Chester PA

#91 Jan 10, 2008
oh what a tangled web the govt feeds on us with

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Since: Nov 07

Newport, RI

#92 Jan 10, 2008
Too Observant wrote:
!!!NEW TOPIC!!! perscription pills are being abused more and more every day by people perscribed and people not perscribed... What is your take on perscription drugs? savor of lives or destroyer?? medical advancement or just the goverments way to take over the drug trade???
VIENNA, Austria - Abuse of prescription drugs is about to exceed the use of illicit street narcotics worldwide, and the shift has spawned a lethal new trade in counterfeit painkillers, sedatives and other medicines potent enough to kill, a global watchdog warned Wednesday.

Prescription drug abuse already has outstripped traditional illegal drugs such as heroin, cocaine and Ecstasy in parts of Europe, Africa and South Asia, the U.N.-affiliated International Narcotics Control Board said in its annual report for 2006.

In the United States alone, the abuse of painkillers, stimulants, tranquilizers and other prescription medications has gone beyond “practically all illicit drugs with the exception of cannabis,” with users increasingly turning to them first, the Vienna-based group said.

Find out more the full story on...

www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17388276/ - 60k -

There ya go...

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#93 Jan 10, 2008
There was TOO MUCH going on in my life the past 6 years and I became addicted to many prescription drugs. Xanax the worst!! I went into congestive heart failure 6 years ago yesterday, my liver was shutting down, severe COPD, and so many other ailments, I was hospitalized for 9 days in a cardiac care hospital 2 hours away from home and my children. I lost my mind over this..health too bad to have visitors, ever...
I became dependant on Xanax, Wellbutrin, and Zoloft and were on these daily, 4 Xanax a day all this time. I lost my medical coverage last year and had to buy my heart meds and couldn't afford the costs of the others. Went off cold turkey! Went off my rocker, too.
Today, after a couple of months of wanting to kill myself and another family member I have a sould mind, clear as a bell, and am happy. I can sleep without all the strange nightmares and can finally rest.
I went for a visit with my doctor on Tuesday of this week and told him I refuse any more Xanax, no matter what..he wrot it in big red letters across my chart, "NO MORE XANAX, NO MATTER WHAT!" And I will never take another one as long as I live. I have to be on anti-depressant but it's non addictive and not a controlled substance..I was always questioning why my best friend got so nervous and upset and always asked for my Xanax, now I know!!!(And I gave them to her)

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#94 Jan 10, 2008
I realize the Cancer toic is over but a Doc pal of mind sent me thids and just thought I would share being how mnay is affects........
AFTER YEARS OF TELLING PEOPLE CHEMOTHERAPY IS THE ONLY WAY TO TRY ("TRY,ā€¯ BEING THE KEY WORD) TO ELIMINATE CANCER, JOHNS HOPKINS IS FINALLY STARTING TO TELL YOU THERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE WAY.
Cancer Update from Johns Hopkins:
1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have multiplied to a few billion. When doctors tell cancer patients that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable size.
2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a person's lifetime.
3. When the person's immune system is strong the cancer cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and forming tumors.
4. When a person has cancer it indicates the person has multiple nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic, environmental, food and lifestyle factors.
5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing diet and including supplements will str engthen the immune system.
6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells in the bone marrow, gastrointestinal tract etc, and can cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc.
7. Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.
8. Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often reduce tumor size. However prolonged use of chemotherapy and radiation do not result in more tumor destruction.
9. When the body has too much toxic burden from chemotherapy and radiation the immune system is either compromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumb to various kinds of infections and complications.
10. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy. Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other sites.
11. An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer cells by not feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply.
CANCER CELLS FEED ON:
a. Sugar is a cancer-feeder. By cutting off sugar it cuts off one important food supply to the cancer cells. Sugar substitutes like Nutr aSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc. are made with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitute would be Manuka honey or molasses but only in very small amounts. Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in colour. Better alternative is Bragg's aminos or sea salt.
b. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting off milk and substituting with unsweetened soy milk cancer cells are being starved.< FONT face=Geneva color=black size=2>
c. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little chicken rather than beef or pork. Meat also contains livestock antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all harmful, especially to people with cancer.
d. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into an alkaline environment. About 20% can be from cooked food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to cellular levels within 15 minutes to nourish and enhance growth of healthy cells. To obtain live enzymes for building healthy cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most vegetables including bean sprouts) and eat some raw vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C).

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#95 Jan 10, 2008
e. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high caffeine. Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer fighting properties. Water-best to drink purified water, or filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it.
12. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the intestines become putrified and leads to more toxic buildup.
13. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By refraining from or eating less meat it frees more enzymes to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the body's killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.
14. Some supplements build up the immune system (IP6, Flor-ssence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, EFAs etc.) to enable the body's own killer cells to destroy cancer cells. Other supplements like vitamin E are known to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body's normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or unneeded cells.
15. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit. A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior be a survivor. Anger, unforgiveness and bitterness put the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to relax and enjoy life.
16. Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated environment. Exercising daily, and deep breathing help to get more oxygen down to the cellular level. Oxygen therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer cells.
(PLEASE FORWARD IT TO PEOPLE YOU CARE ABOUT)
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CANCER UPDATE FROM JOHN HOPKINS HOSPITAL , U S - PLEASE READ
1. No plastic containers in micro.
2. No water bottles in freezer.
3. No plastic wrap in microwave.
Johns Hopkins has recently sent this out in its newsletters. This inform ation is being circulated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center as well. Dioxin chemicals causes cancer, especially breast cancer. Dioxins are highly poisonous to the cells of our bodies. Don't freeze your plastic bottles with water in them as this releases dioxins from the plastic. Recently, Dr. Edward Fujimoto, Wellness Program Manager at Castle Hospital , was on a TV program to explain this health hazard. He talked about dioxins and how bad they are for us. He said that we should not be heating our food in the microwave using plastic containers. This especially applies to foods that contain fat. He said that the combination of fat, high heat, and plastics releases dioxin into the food and ultimately into the cells of the body. Instead, he recommends using glass, such as Corning Ware, Pyrex or ceramic containers for heating food. You get the same results, only without the dioxin. So such things as TV dinners , instant ramen and soups, etc., should be removed from the container and heated in something else. Paper isn't bad but you don't know what is in the paper. It's just safer to use tempered glass, Corning Ware, etc. He reminded us that a while ago some of the fast food restaurants moved away from the foam containers to paper. The dioxin problem is one of the reasons.
Also, he pointed out that plastic wrap, such as Saran, is just as dangerous when placed over foods to be cooked in the microwave. As the food is nuked, the high heat causes poisonous toxins to actually melt out of the plastic wrap and drip into the food. Cover food with a paper towel instead.
This is an article that should be sent to anyone important in your life

Since: Sep 07

Coxsackie, NY

#96 Jan 10, 2008
I ran a pharmacy over 20 years. We sold, primarily, Valium and it's relatives, sleeping pills, birth control pills, high blood pressure meds, diabetes meds and pain killers. 90% of the business. There were people with genuine problems who needed medication. Birth control is important in today's world. The rest, nothing that diet and counselling wouldn't take care of.I miss the customers, not the business. Let the chain stores push that stuff.

“Our Grand daughter”

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#97 Jan 10, 2008
I sent the article from the doctor to my aunt, Anni Bakers grandma..thank you for this because Anni lives on sweets, chocolate and caffeine..

“September”

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#98 Jan 11, 2008
Added to the above info, and while, many of us already know a lot of the content, of these articles, none-the-less, it is well to have it to the forefront of the mind too... These pieces contain very useful information with regard to this threatening disease.
I thought to highlight this one on BREAST CANCER, since it has robbed .. and continues to rob so many womens' lives,[some in my own circle of friends]
atho' great strides forward have certainly been made in this particular 'area'..

“Our Grand daughter”

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#99 Jan 11, 2008
What's today's topic??

“September”

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#100 Jan 11, 2008
Treatment
A diagnosis of breast cancer is one of the most difficult experiences you can face. In addition to coping with a potentially life-threatening illness, you must make complex decisions about treatment.
Talk with your health care team to learn as much as you can about your treatment options. Consider a second opinion from a breast specialist in a breast center or clinic. Talking to other women who have faced the same decision also may help.
Treatments exist for every type and stage of breast cancer. Most women will have surgery and an additional (adjuvant) therapy such as radiation, chemotherapy or hormone therapy. Experimental treatments are also available at cancer treatment centers.
Surgery
Today, radical mastectomy is rarely performed. Instead, the majority of women are candidates for simple mastectomy or lumpectomy. If you decide on mastectomy, you may opt for breast reconstruction.
Breast cancer operations include the following:
Lumpectomy. This operation saves as much of your breast as possible by removing only the lump plus a surrounding area of normal tissue. Many women can have lumpectomy — often followed by radiation therapy — instead of mastectomy, and in most cases survival rates for both operations are similar. But lumpectomy may not be an option if a tumor is very large, deep within your breast, or if you have already had radiation therapy, have two or more widely separated areas of cancer in the same breast, have a connective tissue disease that makes you sensitive to radiation, or if you have inflammatory breast cancer. If you have a large tumor but still want to consider the possibility of lumpectomy, chemotherapy before surgery may be an option to shrink the tumor and make you eligible for the procedure.
In general, lumpectomy is almost always followed by radiation therapy to destroy any remaining cancer cells. But when very small, noninvasive cancers are involved, some studies question the role and benefits of radiation therapy — especially for older women. These studies haven't shown that lumpectomy plus radiation prolongs a woman's life any better than does lumpectomy alone.
Partial or segmental mastectomy. Another breast-sparing operation, partial mastectomy involves removing the tumor as well as some of the breast tissue around the tumor and the lining of the chest muscles that lie beneath it. In almost all cases, you'll have a course of radiation therapy following your operation, similar to if you had a lumpectomy.
Simple mastectomy. During a simple mastectomy, your surgeon removes all your breast tissue — the lobules, ducts, fatty tissue and skin, including the nipple and areola. Depending on the results of the operation and follow-up tests, you may also need further treatment with radiation to the chest wall, chemotherapy or hormone therapy.
Modified radical mastectomy. In this procedure, a surgeon removes your entire breast, including the overlying skin, and some underarm lymph nodes (axillary lymph node dissection), but leaves your chest muscles intact. This makes breast reconstruction less complicated.
Sentinel lymph node biopsy
Because breast cancer first spreads to the lymph nodes under the arm, all women with invasive cancer need to have these nodes examined. Rather than remove as many lymph nodes as possible, surgeons now focus on finding the sentinel nodes — the first nodes to receive the drainage from breast tumors and therefore the first place cancer cells will travel. If a sentinel node is removed, examined and found to be normal, the chance of finding cancer in any of the remaining nodes is small and no other nodes need to be removed. This spares many women the need for a more extensive operation and greatly decreases the risk of complications.

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