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Lon
term disabling and sometimes permanent central nervous system disorders caused
by fluoroquinolone antibiotics

Petition to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ( FDA ), to take action concerning the long term disabling and sometimes permanent central nervous system disorders caused by fluoroquinolone antibiotics. The adverse central nervous system effects include but are not limited to:

– anxiety

depression

panic attacks

suicidal ideation

depersonalization

toxic psychosis

paranoia

tremors

vertigo

cognitive dysfunction

seizures

chronic insomnia

These adverse central nervous system effects often do not resolve after discontinuation of the drug. In many instances, these reactions appear many weeks after cessation of the antibiotic and worsen in the following months.

Please sign petition:

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Suffering with chronic pain from Fibromyalgia? Given drug after drug with no success?


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Welcome to Natural Pain Relief For Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia and Stress

Stress and anxiety can debilitate you and here is a way we can help without the use of drugs.
Inflammation is a major cause of disease and it comes from what we eat, what we drink and what we think.

Modern way of handling stress is with medications such as Celexa, Prozac, Paxil, Elavil, Effexxor XL, Luvox, Vanatrip or Amitriptyline to name a few. What are the side effects or the long term
effects of taking these drugs. What does it mean to your organs years down the road?

If you would like a non drug approach that works, here you go:

 

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I read a few articles in theglobeandmail.com site about sugar, maple syrup, corn syrup and fructose. Are you confused what is good for you and what isn’t? Your not alone, especially when we are mislead by the media in so many ways. Depending on who does the study varies what kind of results we hear. The best thing to do is get the facts from people who are genuinely concerned about your health, not their pocket book and work on making changes to eliminate as much sugar you can out of your diet. Here is what we do know.

Sugar is:

glucose

fructose (fruit sugar)

lactose (milk)

sucrose (table sugar)

maltose or malts (rice malt and honey)

jam (contains concentrated juice, which is high in fruit sugar)

maple syrup

corn syrup

palm sugar (used in macrobiotic cooking)

the very deceiving organic brown sugar (not all that different from white sugar)

alchohol (even a sugar)

No wonder we get so much of it, it is in everything!

Nancy Appleton, PhD, clinical nutritionist, has compiled a list of 146 reasons on ‘how sugar is ruining your health’ in her book Lick the Sugar Habit. Here are some of the problems that sugar can cause or can contribute to:

* decrease growth hormone (the key to staying youthful and lean)
* feeds cancer
* increases cholesterol
* weaken eyesight
* drowsiness and decreased activity in children
* interfere with the absorption of protein
* food allergies
* diabetes
* eczema in children
* cardiovascular disease
* impair the structure of DNA
* hyperactivity, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, and crankiness in children
* reduction in defense against bacterial infection (infectious diseases)
* greatly assists the uncontrolled growth of Candida Albicans (yeast infections)
* osteoporosis

Isn’t that enough to make you think twice about that double, double from Tim Horton’s or Dunkin’s? Mix that coffee with your burger and fries and you get a double whollop of

“Ultimately we have found that fat and caffeinated coffee are impairing the communication between the gut and the pancreas, which could be playing a role in why participants couldn’t clear the sugar from their blood as easily,” said Beaudoin.

Referring to the impact coffee had five hours after consuming the fat drink, Beaudoin added, “This shows that the effects of a high-fat meal can last for hours. What you eat for lunch can impact how your body responds to food later in the day”.

So they have found maple syrup to have similar benefits of superfoods like berries and flax seeds. I personally wouldn’t be drowning your pancakes in it because they say it is healthy for you. Too much of anything isn’t good for you and because it is still a sugar, it can cause all kinds of problems such as diabetes, candida (yeast) overgrowth, heart disease, obesity and on and on. It isn’t the harmless sugar we once thought it to be.

The next study showed that it helped cancer grow. I believe it, through experience, I watched my Mother die of breast cancer. In her last year as the cancer advanced into stage 4, her appetite for sugar continually increased. She used more and more syrup on her pancakes, more brown sugar in her oatmeal and more and more chocolate. The more she ate, the more frail she got. She became a mere shadow of the woman she was. It seemed the more sugar she fed her body, the more it fueled the cancer. It was hard to watch her die, she was a trouper though, she fought for 5 long, hard years. Her father died of lung cancer and neither one like to eat vegetables, ate lots of fish, white flour and dairy products.

Scientists from the University of Rhode Island have discovered Canadian maple syrup may have similar health benefits of superfoods, like berries, tea, red wine and flax seeds. Read the story here:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/the-hot-button/is-maple-syrup-the-new-super-food/article1967263/

Fructose can trigger cancer cells to grow faster, study finds

Leslie Beck

Now, a study published last week in the journal Cancer Research adds to the growing controversy over the potential health risks of fructose, a form of sugar added to thousands of foods and soft drinks.

According to researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles, the sweetener triggers pancreatic cancer cells to grow more quickly.

The major sources of fructose in our diet are sucrose (table sugar) and high fructose corn syrup, a sweetener found in soft drinks, fruit drinks, candy, cookies, ketchup, salad dressings, cereal bars, frozen dinners and countless other processed foods.

While it’s widely known that cancer cells use glucose to fuel their growth, last week’s findings were the first to link fructose to cancer growth. The cancer cells grew at fructose concentrations easily attainable in our North American diet and they did so at a similar rate to glucose.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health/fructose-can-trigger-cancer-cells-to-grow-faster-study-finds/article1669043/

The trouble with fructose is that the body delivers it to the liver, where it can lead to a buildup of fats and contribute to diabetes, heart disease and other health issues. But as Ms. Butler writes, the problem isn’t whether we’re getting our fructose from sugar or corn syrup; it’s that we’re simply consuming too much of it.

The final word? “In high-enough quantities, they’re both poison,” pediatric endocrinologist Robert Lustig of the University of California San Francisco tells Ms. Butler.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/the-hot-button/is-corn-syrup-really-a-health-villain/article1942686/

***What isn’t in this study is that most corn syrup is that it is made from genetically modified organisms which can cause a host of problems.

It did, however, reveal higher blood triglyceride levels among those who consumed the most sugar. Triglycerides are made in the liver from the foods you eat. A blood triglyceride level higher than 1.7 mmol/L is considered elevated and usually means you eat more calories than you burn or you drink too much alcohol.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health/new-health/conditions/heart-and-stroke/cholesterol/added-sugars-increase-heart-disease-risk/article1541649/

So there you pretty much have it. So all the above sugar all contributes to ill health. Where do we go from here? Two sugars that you can use without risking diabetes, heart disease, yeast infection and all the above. The herb Stevia and Xylitol have been proven to be safe and work great together. Find them both in the Natural News Store:

Read more on Stevia and Xylitol here and the ill effects of sugar:

http://www.naturalnews.com/022692.html

Latest is coconut sugar also found in the link above.

My Doctor wanted me to go on Lyrica, the new drug treatment of choice now for Fibromyalgia. Isn’t it ironic that one of the side effects are muscle problems, muscle pain, soreness, or weakness, so if this is a daily occurrence for people with Fibromyalgia, how would one know? What scares me was the list of side effect LYRICA may cause such as suicidal thoughts and serious, even life-threatening, allergic reactions. Once you get a life threatening reaction to a drug, you tend to inquire about ALL the side effects of the drug they are prescribing to you.

Article from:

http://lyrica.com/fibromyalgia_sideeffects.aspx

LYRICA (LEER-i-kah) (pregabalin)
Capsules and Oral Solution, CV
Read this Medication Guide before you start taking LYRICA and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This information does not take the place of talking to your healthcare provider about your medical condition or treatment. If you have any questions about LYRICA, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.

What is the most important information I should know about LYRICA?
1. LYRICA may cause serious, even life-threatening, allergic reactions.
Stop taking LYRICA and call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of these signs of a serious allergic reaction:

– swelling of your face, mouth, lips, gums, tongue, throat or neck

– trouble breathing

– rash, hives (raised bumps) or blisters
2. Like other antiepileptic drugs, LYRICA may cause suicidal thoughts or actions in a very small number of people, about 1 in 500.
Call a healthcare provider right away if you have any of these symptoms,
especially if they are new, worse, or worry you:

– thoughts about suicide or dying

– attempts to commit suicide

– new or worse depression

– new or worse anxiety

– feeling agitated or restless

– panic attacks

– trouble sleeping (insomnia)

– new or worse irritability

– acting aggressive, being angry, or violent

– acting on dangerous impulses

– an extreme increase in activity and talking (mania)

– other unusual changes in behavior or mood

If you have suicidal thoughts or actions, do not stop LYRICA without first talking to a healthcare provider.

Stopping LYRICA suddenly can cause serious problems.

– Suicidal thoughts or actions can be caused by things other than medicines. If you have suicidal thoughts or actions, your healthcare provider may check for other causes.
How can I watch for early symptoms of suicidal thoughts and actions?
– Pay attention to any changes, especially sudden changes, in mood, behaviors, thoughts, or feelings.

– Keep all follow-up visits with your healthcare provider as scheduled.

– Call your healthcare provider between visits as needed, especially if you are worried about symptoms.

3. LYRICA may cause swelling of your hands, legs and feet. This swelling can be a serious problem for people with heart problems.

4. LYRICA may cause dizziness and sleepiness.
Do not drive a car, work with machines, or do other dangerous activities until you know how LYRICA affects you. Ask your healthcare provider about when it will be okay to do these activities.

What is LYRICA?
LYRICA is a prescription medicine used in adults, 18 years and older, to treat:
– pain from damaged nerves (neuropathic pain) that happens with diabetes
– pain from damaged nerves (neuropathic pain) that follows healing of shingles
– partial seizures when taken together with other seizure medicines
– fibromyalgia (pain all over your body)
LYRICA has not been studied in children under 18 years of age.
Who Should Not Take LYRICA?
Do not take LYRICA if you are allergic to pregabalin or any of the ingredients in LYRICA.

What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking LYRICA?
Before taking LYRICA, tell your healthcare provider about all your medical conditions, including if you:
– have or have had depression, mood problems or suicidal thoughts or behavior
– have kidney problems or get kidney dialysis
– have heart problems including heart failure
– have a bleeding problem or a low blood platelet count
– have abused prescription medicines, street drugs, or alcohol in the past
– have ever had swelling of your face, mouth, tongue, lips, gums, neck, or throat (angioedema)
plan to father a child. Animal studies have shown that pregabalin, the activeingredient in LYRICA, made male animals less fertile and caused sperm to change. Also, in animal studies, birth defects were seen in the offspring (babies) of male animals treated with pregabalin. It is not known if these problems can happen in people who take LYRICA.
are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if LYRICA will harm your unborn baby. You and your healthcare provider will have to decide if you should take LYRICA while you are pregnant. If you become pregnant while taking LYRICA, talk to your healthcare provider about registering with the North American Antiepileptic Drug Pregnancy Registry. You can enroll in this registry by calling 1-888-233-2334. The purpose of this registry is to collect information about the safety of antiepileptic drugs during pregnancy.
– are breastfeeding. It is not known if LYRICA passes into breast milk and if it can harm your baby. You and your healthcare provider should discuss whether you should take LYRICA or breast-feed, but you should not do both. Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins or herbal supplements. LYRICA and other medicines may affect each other causing side effects. Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take:
angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, which are used to treat many conditions, including high blood pressure. You may have a higher chance for swelling and hives if these medicines are taken with LYRICA.
Avandia (rosiglitazone), Avandamet (contains rosiglitazone and metformin), or Actos (pioglitazone) for diabetes. You may have a higher chance of weight gain or swelling of your hands or feet if these medicines are taken with LYRICA.
– any narcotic pain medicine (such as oxycodone), tranquilizers or medicines for anxiety (such as lorazepam). You may have a higher chance for dizziness and sleepiness if these medicines are taken with LYRICA.
any medicines that make you sleepy
Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them with you to show your healthcare provider and pharmacist each time you get a new medicine. Do not start a new medicine without talking with your healthcare provider.
How should I take LYRICA?
– Take LYRICA exactly as prescribed. Your healthcare provider will tell you how much LYRICA to take and when to take it. Take LYRICA at the same times each day.
– LYRICA may be taken with or without food.
– Your healthcare provider may change your dose. Do not change your dose without talking to your healthcare provider.
– Do not stop taking LYRICA without talking to your healthcare provider. If you stop taking LYRICA suddenly you may have headaches, nausea, diarrhea or trouble sleeping. If you have epilepsy and you stop taking LYRICA suddenly, you
may have seizures more often. Talk with your healthcare provider about how to stop LYRICA slowly.
– If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, just skip the missed dose. Take the next dose at your regular time. Do not take two doses at the same time.
– If you take too much LYRICA, call your healthcare provider or poison control center, or go to the nearest emergency room right away.
What should I avoid while taking LYRICA?
– Do not drive a car, work with machines, or do other dangerous activities until you know how LYRICA affects you.
– Do not drink alcohol while taking LYRICA. LYRICA and alcohol can affect each other and increase side effects such as sleepiness and dizziness.
What are the possible side effects of LYRICA?
LYRICA may cause serious side effects, including:

muscle problems, muscle pain, soreness, or weakness. If you have these symptoms, especially if you feel sick and have a fever, tell your healthcare provider right away.

problems with your eyesight, including blurry vision. Call your healthcare provider if you have any changes in your eyesight.

weight gain. If you have diabetes, weight gain may affect the management of your diabetes. Weight gain can also be a serious problem for people with heart problems.

feeling “high”

The most common side effects of LYRICA are:
– dizziness

– blurry vision

– weight gain

– sleepiness

– trouble concentrating

– swelling of hands and feet

– dry mouth
LYRICA caused skin sores in animal studies. Skin sores did not happen in studies in people. If you have diabetes, you should pay attention to your skin while taking LYRICA and tell your healthcare provider about any sores or skin problems. Tell your healthcare provider about any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. These are not all the possible side effects of LYRICA. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
How should I store LYRICA?
– Store LYRICA capsules and oral solution at room temperature, 59oF to 86°F (15oC to 30°C) in its original package.
– LYRICA Oral Solution must be used within 45 days of first opening the bottle.
– Safely throw away any LYRICA that is out of date or no longer needed.
– Keep LYRICA and all medicines out of the reach of children.

You can also visit the LYRICA website at www.LYRICA.com or call 1-866-459-7422 (1-866-4LYRICA).
What are the ingredients In LYRICA?
Active ingredient: pregabalin
Inactive ingredients:
LYRICA capsules: lactose monohydrate, cornstarch, talc
Capsule shell: gelatin and titanium dioxide; Orange capsule shell: red iron oxide; White capsule shell: sodium lauryl sulfate, colloidal silicon dioxide. Colloidal silicon dioxide is a manufacturing aid that may or may not be present in the capsule shells. Imprinting ink: shellac, black iron oxide, propylene glycol, potassium hydroxide.
LYRICA oral solut on: methylparaben, propylparaben, monobasic sodium phosphate anhydrous, dibasic sodium phosphate anhydrous, sucralose, artificial strawberry #11545 and purified water.
This Medication Guide has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Capsules manufactured by:

Pfizer Pharmaceuticals LLC
Vega Baja, PR 00694
Oral Solution manufactured by:
Pfizer Inc.
Kalamazoo, MI 49001