Hi: I have to respond to this message regarding doctors giving out all kinds of new meds. I have said for years, that they come up with this stuff, and then we find out it does harm in other ways. I have lived with my fatigue for 13 years, and my anemia, and everything else that goes with the different diseases I live with daily. Some people might think thats not smart, but I laugh at all these commercials. Every night I see a new drug on the TV, and it will do everything for you, but your liver could fail, you could get Lymphoma etc. etc. None of my doctors push anything on me. They will ask me if I want something, and when I say no they say good.
I love all these advertisements also for things that will take 40 years off your looks of aging. I am going to be 64, and I just Thank God I will be seeing 64.
We really need to be our own advocate on so many issues regarding our bodies and health. My husband kept coming home with prescriptions for every little ailment, and I took him off eveything. Many years later, and he is actually feeling better than ever before without all this crap. I believe we need certain medications, but it gets ridiculous. I feel a lot of this stuff is just for the drug companies to make more money. That is just my opinion.
I have a story about my grandmother. She had some kind of sore on her leg, and she went to the doctor. He gave her some kind of liquid medication to apply to the leg. She spilled it on the floor before she got to apply it, and it ate a hole in her linoleum floor. She called him up, and told him to take it. She threw all her medication in the garbage that day,even her heart medication. She was in her 70's, and never took another medication again. She lived well into her 90's, and she went to lay down for a nap one day and that is how she died. We talk about her all the time, and how funny she used to be.