Archive for September, 2011


We all need a laugh to boost our endorphins, these baby are priceless!

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Do you ever pay attention to aspirin and tylenol commercials? Doctor prescribed so it is okay to take an aspirin a day. People enjoying their life once again dancing around, running, doing sports again, all because of these great pain killers. Like this magic dust that covers our insides with goodness and joy so we can live once again!

I think it is misleading the younger generation and they are taking them like candy because of false beliefs that they are good for you, they won’t harm you or if one is good, two, three, or four must be even better. They mix them with other pills, this new red bull craze or alcohol. How else can we spell disaster?

We need to follow those commercials with the side effects, liver failure, addictions and death statistics that these pills lead to. Get the facts! Please read these facts:

http://naturalpainreliefforfibromyalgia.com/535

http://naturalpainreliefforfibromyalgia.com/561

 

http://naturalpainreliefforfibromyalgia.com/484

http://naturalpainreliefforfibromyalgia.com/1026

 

Could Fibromyalgia be a disease of fluoride poisoning? I was reading this old article about Fluoride causing a serious muscle disease that causes pain and weakness as well as thyroid disorders and heart disease. A lot of medications are filled with fluoride.

Cures That Kill? August 17, 2001 By Patricia Phillips Senior US Correspondent

7amNews has learned that many medications are packing a potentially lethal hidden dose of fluoride, a chemical that some claim is slow poison. Over the past several years, numerous fluoride-containing medications have been pulled off the market for causing deaths and illness.

Fluoride is “highly toxic to the liver,” expert Andreas Schuld of Vancouver, BC Canada said.

Schuld, head of Parents of Fluoride Poisoned Children, explained that “In the liver all fluorides interfere with the metabolism of thyroid hormones, creating thyroid disorders and associated diseases, such as muscle diseases ….heart disease, etc.” Other effects can include a serious muscle disease that causes pain and weakness.

Read the whole story and a list of medications that have been pulled off the shelf because of cardiac problems, thyroid and  at:

http://www.whale.to/drugs/baycol.html

“Going to a psychiatrist has become one of the most dangerous things a person can do.”–Peter Breggin, M.D.

http://www.whale.to/a/toxic_psychiatry_q.html

http://naturalpainreliefforfibromyalgia.com/1063

 

 

Can you believe this vintage advertisement? Look at what the biggie size of soda has done for our obese generation nowadays!

I received this in an email titled “Ads you will never see again”.

I wonder why?

From the Soda Pop Board of America 1515 W Hart Ave Chicago ILL

For a better start in life start COLA earlier!

How soon is to soon? 

Not soon enough. Laboratory tests over

the last few years have proven that babies who start drinking during that early formative period have a

much higher chance of gaining acceptance and “fitting in” during awkward pre-teens and teen years. So do

yourself a favor. Start them on a strict regimen of sodas and  sugary carbonated beverages right now,

for a lifetime of guaranteed happiness.

– Promotes Active Lifestyle

– Boosts Personality

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fundraisers, pink ribbon for this, pink ribbon for that, run for breast cancer, walk for heart, cancer, kidney foundation, donate here, donate there.

Do you ever wonder where the money goes? After years and years of fundraisers and millions and millions of dollars raised, millions in government grants, shouldn’t they have some answers and cures by now?

Every wonder why they just keep asking for more and more money yet there are more and more people getting cancer, kidney, and heart disease, etc, etc……

Most of the dollars go back to the pharmaceutical companies for more drug research. Drug research that is, not prevention or cure,  you know they have passive income in mind rather than your health. Is humanity the expense of the all mighty dollar?


I just have to highlight this piece by Lynne McTaggart on American psychiatrist called Grace E. Jackson. Dr. Jackson wrote:

“Drug-Induced Dementia: A Perfect Crime”

Not-so-subtle brain damage


The damage caused by psychiatric medicine is only the tip of the iceberg. I began to look into this issue myself and discovered a good number of the major classes of drugs that doctors give patients as they age bring on dementia. 

Heart drugs, cholesterol lowering drugs, sleeping pills, antidepressants, narcotics, stimulants, including Ritalin, the ADHD drug given to children, anti-cholinergics, anti-epileptic drugs, to name just a few, all can damage the structure of the brain. 

Anti-depressants shrink the hippocampus of the brain, and statins lower crucial fats, or lipids, which compose much of brain tissue. 

Beta-blockers and other drugs that aggressively lower blood pressure, such as calcium channel blockers and ACE inhibitors, also lower blood flow to the brain, creating all the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s Disease 

Even good old painkillers – the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory class of drugs – can cause a variety of cognitive changes, from delirium to disturbances in memory and concentration. 

Many of these drugs actually shrink brain volume, destroying the crucial fatty structures of brain cells, or causing abnormal accumulation of tissue in vital brain structures. 

http://naturalpainreliefforfibromyalgia.com/1063

http://www.whale.to/drugs/grace.html

Wow, that is horrible that they are aware of this and allow it to be consumed by humans. My brain fog is gone since I went off all medication and my concentration has returned as well. Could a lot of the symptoms and brain fog you get with Fibromyalgia be from the medications themselves?

I was just reading an article  “Drug-Induced Dementia: A Perfect Crime” By Lynne McTaggart

She writes about an American psychiatrist called Grace E. Jackson. Dr. Jackson is utterly, refreshingly horrified by psychiatric medicine. In fact, she is horrified by most forms of pharmaceutical medicine, period. She spends her life lecturing and writing about the dangers of drugs and their ability to cause mental illness.

So incensed is she about the current state of affairs that she felt compelled to self-publish a whistle-blower, entitled Drug-induced Dementia, which painstakingly catalogues a vast amount of scientific evidence showing that modern medicine is the primary culprit behind all forms of dementia, one of the most rampant epidemics of our time.

A new use for rocket fuel


One of her more outrageous snippets of information concerns the fact that in the 1950s, when doctors first began to treat psychiatric patients pharmacologically, they discovered that synthetic dye and rocket-fuel derivatives actually had what they considered some sort of medicinal effect. Thorazine (chlorpromazine), the first antipsychotic, was born. 

There was only one hitch – the drug caused the patient to become so lethargic that his symptoms aped those of sleeping sickness. The doctors also noticed that over time, the drugs caused all the hallmarks of Parkinson’s disease: abnormal gait, tremor, dementia and involuntary movement. They also stupefied the patient, flattening out all feeling or excitation — leaving behind, in effect, a vegetable. 

Nevertheless, with a brand of logic peculiar to modern medicine, these debilitating side effects were welcomed, on the premise that they were a damned sight better than a crazed hallucinator. 

In fact, doctors began to view the arrival of Parkinsonian effects as a benchmark in a patient’s therapeutic. 

Wow, that is unbelievable what we will do for profit even at the expense of humanity?

 

http://www.whale.to/drugs/grace.html

http://naturalpainreliefforfibromyalgia.com/765

I think the biggest thing with pain is getting to the bottom of it, finding out exactly why you have pain and what you can do about it. There are a lot of tips and tricks you can learn to deal with your pain and in some cases, eliminate it altogether.

If you don’t have any permanent damage due to injury, illness or birth defects, you owe it to yourself to get and keep your body as fit as you can on the outside and take care of the inside, your mind and emotions as well. If you do have permanent damage, injury or defect, getting to know what contributes to making your injury or pain flare and learning what will ease the pain.

Knowing that food can also be contributing to a wide variety of symptoms, internal pain, headaches, hyperactivity, brain fog, migraines, rashes, hives, digestive problems, liver, kidney and bowel problems, joint and muscle pain to mention a few. We all know alcohol as well as many drugs can cause liver and kidney damage.

We need to seriously consider the advice from some of our great forefathers:

Budda Year of Birth:  563 BC  Year of Death: 483 BC

To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.

The mind is everything. What you think you become.

Without health life is not life; it is only a state of languor and suffering – an image of death.

Pain can be caused by how we feel inside, our emotions, our feelings. Budda also said:

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.

http://naturalpainreliefforfibromyalgia.com/942

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http://naturalpainreliefforfibromyalgia.com/821

Erectile dysfunction and loss of libido are becoming more prevalent. I am simply compiling a list of anything I find that could possibly cause erectile dysfunction or loss of libido from case studies, personal experiences and side effect list from manufacturers and FDA. If you have anything to add, please let me know and I will add it to the list. Perhaps you can find something that you weren’t aware of that could be contributing to your ED. Of course there are always physiological and psychological factors but what else can cause it?  There are prescription drugs, over the counter drugs, street drugs, chemicals, mental stress, physical stress and food to name a few.

So far I have found lots, no wonder it is such a big problem:

DRUGS Linked to Erectile Dysfunction or Loss of Libido:

Codeine

Nsaids

DIURETICS AND HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE DRUGS:

Hydrochlorothiazide  – Esidri, HydroDIURIL, Hydropes, Inderide, Moduretic, Oretic, Lotensin

Chlorthalidone – Hygroton

Triamterene – Maxide, Dyazide

Furosemide – Lasix

Bumetanide – Bumex

Guanfacine – Tenex

Methyldopa – Aldomet

Guanfacine – Tenex

Methyldopa – Aldomet

Clonidine – Catapres

Verapamil – Calan, Isoptin, Verelan

Nifedipine – Adalat, Procardia

Hydralizine – Apresoline

Captopril – Capoten

Enalapril – Vasotec

Metoprolol – Lopressor

Propranolol – Inderal

Labetalol -Normodyne

Atenolol – Tenormin

Phenoxybenzamine – Dibenzyline

Spironolactone – Aldactone

ANTIDEPRESSANTS, ANTI-ANXIETY, ANDANTIEPPELEPTIC DRUGS

Fluoxetine – Prozac

Tranylcypromine – Parnate

Sertraline -Zoloft

Isocarboxazid – Marplan

Amitriptyline – Elavil

Amoxipine – Asendin

Clomipramine – Anafranil

Desipramine – Norpramin

Nortriptyline – Norpramin

Phenelzine – Nardil

Buspirone – Buspar

Chlordiazepoxide- Librium

Clorazepate – Tranxene

Diazapam – Valium

Doxepin – Sinequan

Imipramine – Tofranil

Lorazapam – Ativan

Oxazepam – Serax

Phenytoin – Dilantin

ANTIHISTAMINES

Dimehydrinate – Dramamine

Diphenhydramine – Benadryl

Hydroxyzine – Vistaril

Meclizine – Antivert

Promothazine – Phenergan

NON-STEROIDAL ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DRUGS

Naproxin – Anaprox, Naprelan, Naprosyn

Indomethacin – Indocin

PARKINSON’S DISEASE MEDICATIONS

Biperiden – Akineton

Benztropine – Cogentin

Trihexyphenidyl – Artane

Procyclidine – Kemadrin

Bromocriptine – Parlodel

Levadopa – Sinemet

ANTIARRYTHMICS

Disopyramide – Norpace

HISTAMINE H2-RECEPTOR ANTAGONISTS

Cimetidine – Tagamet

Nixatidine – Axid

Ranitidine – Zantac

MUSCLE RELAXANTS

Muscle relaxants

Cyclobenzaprine – Flexeril

Orphenadrine – Norflex

PROSTRATE CANCER MEDICATIONS

Flutamide – Eulexin

Leuprolide – Lupron

CHEMOTHERAPY DRUGS

Busalfan – Myleran

Cyclophosphamide – Cytoxan

RECREATIONAL DRUGS, STREET DRUGS, DRUG ABUSE

Alcohol

Amphetamines

Barbiturates

Cocaine

Methadone

Nicotine

Opiates

Use and abuse of these drugs can cause ED. These drugs not only affect and often times suppress the central nervous system, but can also cause serious damage to the blood vessels, resulting in permanent ED.

FOOD:

Soy Protein Isolates

Genetically Modified Soy which includes:

Mono-diglyceride

Soya, Soja or Yuba

TSF (textured soy flour) or TSP (textured soy protein)

TVP (textured vegetable protein)

Lecithin

MSG (monosodium glutamate)

Sources:

If you experience ED and think that it may be a result of medication you are taking, do not stop taking the drug without first consulting your doctor.

I went out for breakfast a while a go with my son and we decided to eat the forbidden, the waffle with strawberries and cream. Was it deliciously sweet! Boy did I pay a big price for it! Besides the usual stomach ache, pain throughout my whole digestive system and all the usual symptom I got the numb tingling in my hands and feet again and it reminded me of how painful  food can actually be to some people. I am wondering how many folks, especially the older are on nerve pills or getting diagnosed with carpal tunnel when they are actually sensitive to flour or gluten or celiac.

I came across this article below about celiac and the mi-rad of symptoms it can cause. This is real people who have experienced the symptoms and the changes in health once they took gluten out of their diet.

Since I have removed it from my diet I have improved the inflammation in my body a great deal, digestive pain and upset and especially the nerve pain I was experiencing. The stomach and digestive pain lasted for over a month and it still isn’t right. If you have stomach pain, I would suggest doing the trial of elimination of offending foods. Some good articles are:

http://naturalpainreliefforfibromyalgia.com/958

http://naturalpainreliefforfibromyalgia.com/1008

What I like about this girls response is that she has the same attitude as me, never give up, find what’s ailing you! I was given nerve pills at one point for the numbness and tingling in my extremities when all along it was from wheat consumption. How many years would I have been taking those pills for no reason??? and what are the long term and short term side effects??? We have to be careful with the pills they are so quick to prescribe. Read below, I learned a lot from it.

9na – Jul 26th, 2011 2:14 PM [ Original Post ]
My headaches/tender scalp is mainly on right side. Also my neck is tighter on the right side. And my right ear aches from time to time, and my right eye is severly dry, the left one only a bit too dry (probably sjögren’s, my eye doctor says).My numbness (hands and sometimes feet) are far worse/more often bothers me on the left side.

Is this normal for FMS, to have symptoms ‘choose sides’ like this?

January – Aug 9th, 2011 5:22 PM

I would not recommend the biopsy, but that is a decision you have to make. Read up on it. It’s invasive surgery, expensive, risky (the instrument could perforate the intestine wall), and it can be false negative. Your small intestine is almost 20 feet long. They will put an instrument in and take some clippings from several areas. Celiac causes your small intestine to die off in patches. If they take clippings from healthy areas, not diseased patches, you will get a false negative. Some people say the stool test for celiac is the best, I don’t know. For me, it was my response to the diet. I read about a man with chronic pain and weird symptoms for decades – he was diagnosed with everything up to bone cancer. But he really had celiac disease – only most doctors don’t know much about it. His symptoms sounded like mine, so I went on the diet.I went to see one of the top celiac specialists in the country. He did not do a biopsy on me. Based on my history and my favorable reaction to the diet, I was diagnosed with gluten intolerance, probably celiac. It took me a year on the diet to see very positive results. HOWEVER, if I get a little flour in a sauce, I feel pretty bad for at least a month. It takes your intestine 3-4 months to heal from the inflammation gluten causes if you have this problem. So yes, celiac flares if you get gluten in your body. Please, before you do anything, google “Dangerous Grains” website – and see if you can find the book – it is a great book. In the back it has an appendix of 5 pages of symptoms that are caused by celiac disease. They look a lot like the list you posted! You can also google “celiac sprue” and see if there is a foundation in your country. Of course, most of the medical foundations will recommend that you get the blood tests (there are several), and the intestinal biopsy also is supposed to be the “Gold Standard.” But remember, they are selling medical procedures. The intestinal biopsy CAN come out wrong too. It’s up to you if you want to risk surgery and get it. I would just try the diet. If it works for you, there’s your answer.

I wasn’t thinking brain tumor when I wrote, but rather there are some bacterial and viral infections that can cause brain inflammation (encephalitis). If you live in a country where you have many mosquitoes, you could get a mild case of encephalitis. Most doctors don’t think to check you for this. I think it may be responsible for some cases of “brain fog” and fatigue. You might get tested for infections – these are usually easily treated once found.

Remember, the doctor is YOUR EMPLOYEE. You have to educate yourself about fibromyalgia. Click on the blue boxes at the left and read. Read the old posts on this website, as there are many good discussions about various symptoms. You can search your own symptoms by putting the words into the blue box on the right and hit “search.” Google the web and read all you can about fibromyalgia and your specific symptoms. (And remember, you can’t believe everything on the web, but if you read enough, you will begin to get a feel for what is valid.) You have to do this to get better, take care of yourself. Then when you go to the doctor, you can take print outs of things you have found online, and ask for tests or evaluations. You have to make a partnership with your doctor and work together to get a proper diagnosis. If your doctor won’t do this, fire him and find another doctor who will work closely with you.

Some of your symptoms seem like common fibromyalgia ones, but others are a little odd. So, I’d suggest you work closely with a doctor and get tested for things. If your symptoms change, you should keep a diary and every day write down how you feel and any other information that might be relevant. You might want to write down what you eat, or your activities, or medications. You might have allergies causing weird symptoms.

Also, if you google Sjogren’s and read, you will get a list of tests that should be run to see if you have that – it can sometimes involve more parts of your body than just the eyes. Maybe that’s what you have… I don’t know, but wish you luck on your journey. If you can just find out what is causing your symptoms, you may be able to heal completely. Doctors are usually too busy to research everything regarding one person’s case – they don’t have time any more. So you have to do the work and take it to the doctor.

http://www.fibromyalgia-symptoms.org/forums/Fibromyalgia_General_Discussion/_One_sidedness_/