I think we are all aware enough by now to know that it was the government that put crack on the streets – to bury communities, cause addiction and make money via their privatized prison systems. Oxycodone is synthetic heroin. Let me say that again, Oxycodone – a legally prescribed medication – is synthetic heroin. The government has been taking advantage of people in pain by giving monetary kickbacks to the Doctors prescribing to get more people on these medications, causing more addiction and addiction seeking behavior in some cases. We weren’t taught to question the Drs. I’m lucky to have a very good general practitioner that works with me – and he’s not prescribing legal heroin either.
Drs have always received kickbacks for prescribing certain medications. Newer medications. Ever notice the pens, pads of paper, clips, coffee mugs etc – all advertising for us, the patients. Seen any commercials lately about this “great new medication” with the side effects running in small print quickly up the screen and the statement at the bottom that “these results are not typical … talk to your dr”. What about all the commercials now about lawsuits for these same medications that years ago were advertised, prescribed and caused death or irreversible damage to people?
Remember when alcohol was prohibited? The government made money when they caught the bootleggers. Why was alcohol legalized? Hmm. How much money is made by the government from taxes to jail time; treatment centers etc. Some people are turning to marijuana instead of narcotics to deal with pain. As of today, I’m not aware of anyone that has ever died from marijuana. The main reason most states that don’t legalize marijuana is because they are making so money off the privatized prison systems and would lose so much money on their “legal heroin”. This is ridiculous.
Speaking of medications – have you ever noticed how many medications for depression have the side effect of suicidal thoughts? Seriously. Take a person already depressed, give them a medication & when they pick it up at the pharmacy IF they bother to read the inserts one of the 1st side effects to “report to your dr” is suicidal thoughts. I can’t speak for anyone else, but I have dysthymic depression. It’s been going on for a loooong time. I’d been on practically every antidepressant out there prior to beginning cymbalta. Whatever your thoughts, when you’re depressed & it gets worse – for myself calling the Dr was the last thing I ever wanted to do.
I did my research. As many times as I’ve done the cymbalta cycle at this point I’m pretty sure the only reason I continue to take it is because the withdrawal is so bad. I can tell the difference between regular depression & what I refer to as cymbalta depression. There is definitely a difference.
I’ve been told by my Drs that between my cymbalta, gabapentin and high blood pressure medication that my eyesight can be affected. The other day I was surprised by how clear I could see. By afternoon my vision was back to blurry. I’ve had glasses since I was a kid and wear contacts now. When I go in for my yearly eye exam the results are different every single time. Sometimes just a bit; other times more so.
I’ve read of terrible things that the most popularly prescribed for fibromyalgia – cymbalta and lyrica- cause long term damage to the way the brain works. We already have fibro brain fog – why should the medications for the illness add to the symptoms??
I’m tired of being pushed around by the medicinal options afforded to us by the government. They get paid on every aspect while we suffer. I’m grateful not to be on pain meds, but just the combo I have gives me grief. Im worried for those that depend on the medication prescribed by their doctors, that they take in good faith. What will happen now as Drs are prescribing less as it’s being talked about the fact that oxycodone is synthetic heroin? That the muscle relaxer flexeril has caused many deaths; I’ve taken this before – not for an extended period of time but we have no way of knowing that the next big medication on the market isn’t going to end up in the same category as the majority have. Oh wait, we’ve got the experience and a better understanding of the what & how this is happening, why, who’s creating this cycle and when it will stop we can only answer individually ourselves. It won’t be easy; but there is motivation in being lied to by Big Pharma, seeing the pharmaceutical cycle and working together to find more natural ways to help with our pain. We cannot depend on the government to solve this – they created it.
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