Medication Side Effects

| Modified on Jun 02, 2022
Posted by ORH (TEN MILE, TN) on 10/30/2020
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HI U OLE PATOOTS, ORH here, and can solve all your health problems but have no clue how to solve mine. My cardiologist got me on Multaq back in 10/'19 and I stopped taking it, when I learned that my problem was electrical and went to that kind of cardiologist. They could not do an ablation as I have written about, but gave me many Rx to take. They told me my problem would not kill me, but I would have a poor quality of life. After awhile, I decided that I had rather die than live with this and so I stopped all Rx except my blood thinner. I reconsidered my status and started back on the Multaq a month ago.

A month ago I asked my natural doctor to take over my situation and he is running tests. This week I told him that my Multaq is running out and should I continue? He said that is toxic and a patient came to him which had to go on oxygen to live. It was because the Multaq had him in pulmonary fibrosis and his lungs could not put oxygen into his body. It has nothing to do with his heart. Right now, I am certain that this is what has happened to me.

Good people, Rx have side effects that can kill you. He chelated out his patient's lungs and he is now not on oxygen. That is the reason we all go on EC because our medical folks do not know sheet from shinola. I have decided that I need a medical person that sees me often and not once ever 6 months to review my lab work. I hope this makes sense. I know I have no easy out. Don't have pluggage, but an electrical problem that can't be addressed with an ablation treatment.

I don't have the answer, but am searching as we all are. I am using my Quack Chelation Doctor to get me through this. By the way, he was a marine boot, so he is grounded. He is 73, and no spring chicken. I am certain, I have made the right choice for counsel.


Posted by Charity (Faithville, Us) on 10/26/2020

A long time ago, I used that for one year and it is a very weird drug. I dosed down and dosed down until it was half a pill every third day or so and still I had some issues getting off it. I would also go to healing sites for prayer covering while you go through that year of no medication. I go to John Mellor and Mark Hemans for their healing prayers and you can put in prayer requests. Keep a journal about diet, fresh air, giving, and emotions so you can track with your healing. Keep positive choices, music, friends, media, books, and keep a thankfulness journal that you daily add something new that you can be thankful for. Each day say them outloud. Also helping someone else by praying, smiling, a kind word, or what ever will benefit you. Make kids stuff for homeless shelter or buy hat or gloves at dollar store to give to shelter. This will all make you feel less vulnerable and weak. Let the weak SAY I AM STRONG. As you give you receive.

GABA works like valium and I take it most days. magnesium calms, D-3 k-2 are hormone, B vitamins coat nerves. Alpha lipoic acid for nerve pain in body. Breathing right can help too, Check out youtube counsellors for overcoming mental/emotional roadblocks . Join grief share online for daily emails about grieving. You were on the drug for some reason. Walks, fresh air, smiling. Tell yourself you are loved and lovely and people enjoy your company and you make wise choices and are good at taking care of your life. It will all help. Stay on task . Blessings, Charity

Posted by Art (California) on 10/04/2021 1460 posts


Regular use of oral steroids can make it easier for certain fungus to grow. This is why some topical steroids incorporate antifungals such as Clotrimazole.

Fungus infections can be quite itchy. You should let your doctor know so he/she can adjust your meds appropriately if fungus of any type is the cause of the itching. Another indication of fungus is an unusual odor, but this is not always present or easily detected.

Steroids can decrease redness and itching, but they do nothing to kill fungus.

Oral antifungals can be quite hard on the body including the heart liver and kidneys. There are potent natural antifungals that are not so harsh on the body and organs such as grapefruit seed extract which you can also discuss with your doctor as an option to try first if it is determined that there is fungus present.

Please update us on your findings!


Posted by Mama to Many (TN) on 06/01/2022

Dear Gertjr,

I took Synthroid for 3 months. I felt awful. Just curled up on the couch getting nothing done.

I quit taking it and felt better than when on it. Unfortunately, my thyroid symptoms got worse and intolerable.

I have been on Armour for quite a while. It definitely works better for me. I feel better now at 55 than I did at 45 for sure. Even though scans show my thyroid looks much better (nodules healed) I still have a return of thyroid issues if I don't take my Armour.

Everyone is different. This is just my little story. I know you are a researcher and take care of yourself. I trust you will figure out what makes you feel best!

~Mama to Many~

Posted by Art (California) on 10/26/2020 1460 posts

Hi Linda,

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Posted by Anon (Anon) on 08/09/2020

Aloe gel, parsley juice, milk thistle, garlic, oxygenated magnesium colon cleanser, juice fasting, etc. These things help your body clean and recouperate and may help.

Dilatin and Osteoporosis
Posted by Timh (Ky) on 02/14/2016 2075 posts

-ORH- One thing that bothers me is the advise "to allow me to live with my problem". This is a statement of surrender rather than "do my best to heal the problem". This is why so many folks come to alternative www's like E.C. because they are usually faced living with the consequences, as is exampled in your case.

For any progress to be made in your situation, you must, like in my case, be very objective. A few yrs ago proly not long after I came on board here, I knew without a doubt that I absolutely must adopt a method of "very smart & very aggressive"; no room for mistakes. Your hindsight review is a pretty clear picture of the problem, now you must apply a very exact solution.

It is an error in thinking that if one ever gets burned as in the case of certain dr's, to never trust them again. In this case it seems imperative to get those vertebrae back into alignment as much as possible, may take different dr's or chiro's but make great efforts to make some forward progress. I have run across an holistic osteopath some time back and think I mention him here once with a link. He has experience in several areas particularly sports medicine where it is very much about healing & repair, not living with the consequences. He has developed several effective nutritionals, including hormonal regimens and products that are likely some of the best of today. Give me a few days to find his contact and I will post it back to you.

Meanwhile, do reconsider the baths I mentioned as oral administration of nutrition is limited. My recent use of LET nutrition and mineral baths have proven this fact. Case in point, because of my extreme acidosis, it has been a major battle keeping radiation out of my bones, to this end I quit diary as it has small amounts of radioactive strontium. So, in addition to supplementing calcium, I started taking a supplement of Strontium, and went thru 2 bottles. OK, suspecting insufficient delivery, I purchased some Calcium as well as Strontium bulk powder for baths. After my first bath with Strontium I had some rather severe herx reaction as the radioactive stuff went out of my body.

For rebuilding the bones in particular, as I am sure you know, it is important to include all these minerals in your program: Calcium & Phosphorus, Magnesium, Strontium, Boron, Manganese, Silica. Vit-C helps with the collagen matrix. Lots of people are having good results with Hyuralonic Acid nowadays. Of course keeping inflammation down with Magnets and Turmeric will help much.

As for rebuilding muscle, bone, etc. You must adopt an aggressive protocol as the aging factor is against you. The combination of Growth Hormone stimulators and Testosterone stimulators is a must. For Testosterone there are a number of good herbals used widely by especially athletes and bodybulders as well as DHEA and the amino acid D-Aspartic Acid. For growth hormone boosting I take Raw Bovine Pituitary substance and the amino GABA with good results, and 50mg DHEA for Test.

To further activate the regeneration of new bone tissue, you will need to take Ostivone. A plant based androgenic substance discovered and used by the Soviets is 5 Methoxyflavone. Quality protein is also important. Red meat and Whey protein come to mind. A supplement of Arginine/Ornitine/Lysine is a big favorite for starters as it produces an adrogenic effect and boost HGH.

With a smart & aggressive program briefly mentioned above, I see lots of room for improvement, likely significant improvement.

There are more advanced healing modalities like stem cell and fetal cell therapies. Research Mesenchyme Therapy. I am a little uncomfortable with aborted animal tissue, but if the recipient lives a life worthy of the sacrifice it may be justified, and in comparison to the thousands of animals we consume as food, my goodness the slaughterhouse is booming. Anyway you take injections of the Mesenchyme and healing potential increases, and particularly along with HGH.

Dilatin and Osteoporosis
Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 02/14/2016

ORH, your "salvation" from "old at heart" is right there in your post! The "hard work" you will be having to do for your muscles, will slowly (or quickly) pick up your spirits, and you'll be yo' barkin' ol' self in no time!!! Keep at it!

Dilatin and Osteoporosis
Posted by Carolyn (Texas) on 02/15/2016


I read and enjoy all your postings, and it saddens me to hear about your latest struggle. Since I'm a redneck from East Texas, I especially like your comments about your gardens and other outdoor endeavors. I would like to share with you something that has helped me and continues to do so. I have a pinched sciatic nerve in my back, and it was so painful that I could not walk, due to the stabbing pain in my knee. I read somewhere that in order to release that nerve, you can hang from a bar, like the ones used to do chin-ups from. Just let your body weight do the pulling on your spine. It only takes a minute and when you are finished "hanging, " the pain goes away within a few minutes. You could probably use one of those inversion tables to hang upside down, too. I can't use that, however, as I have glaucoma. Anyway, I hope for the best for you in your quest for a pain and illness free life. Don't give up!

Posted by RB (Somewhere in Europe) on 06/01/2022


Family history is a risk factor. However, FYI, 1) Sometimes you inherit it, sometimes you don't... please do not assume you inherited it. 2) Levothyroxine Sodium (Synthroid) is not a good drug, as it is a synthetic one that supplies only only ONE the much needed 4 hormones that the body needs. 3) There are lots of people who feel tired and miserable when they're taking this drug. 4) In the old days you had a choice; however, as of 2022, this is THE drug that just about every MD pushes for the treatment of hypothyroidism. However, 5) On the positive side, maybe you're not even hypothyroid; because, for an MD, it's easy to make a mistake, because the usual TSH hormone level test is not a good enough test for hypothyroidism. 6) Also on the positive side, cheer up, it can't be that bad; currently you're on an extremely low dose that should make little or no difference in the way you're feeling. 7) Also on the positive side, if you keep finding that (in the future) you really need some serious thyroid med, then you can always ask for a better natural thyroid product such as Armour Thyroid. I hope this will help you!

Posted by Anon (USA) on 10/27/2020


Look into Wim Hof breathing method. I hope it helps you.

Posted by Rossan (Forks) on 03/24/2017

I would so suggest you don't take Xanax. It's a benzo I was on them for 26 years for panic attacks. I took myself off of them and I almost died. I was in the hospital for 2 months, my blood pressure was sky-high, my body did not know what to do without the benzos. I would suggest weaning yourself off of those immediately!

Dilatin and Osteoporosis
Posted by Robert Henry (Ten Mile, Tn) on 02/12/2016

HI U Timh, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , I've told bits and pieces of my health saga that has evolved over the years. In this ditty I'll try to put it together so folks can learn from mistakes made by me and my doctors. All this story is in 20- 20 hind sight.

Here goes, , , , , , , , about 10 years ago I learned that my pelvic area was consumed with osteoporosis and I had no clue as to why. I'd always drank lots of milk and have eaten well. After much research I learned that the drug Dilatin was the culprit. I had taken it for about 15 years. It was to avoid blackouts. It helped that problem but as you know there is the devil to pay later on with any drug. Also, in the late 80's, my family doctor put me on a diuretic to lower my blood pressure. That too will remove your minerals and then your body has to pull calcium from your bones to keep your blood pH right. Stupid doctor, and dumb ass me.

For osteoporosis, my next family doctor put me on a drug, which after more research, I learned that it would cause my jawbone to disappear. Soon that was revealed and I stopped it. I then just took bone building supplements, but I was long in tooth and it takes you seven years to rebuild your bones.

Then two years ago I fell and crushed my T 12 vertebra. Flubbed that situation by going to a chiropractor and requesting an X -ray. He took the film too low to catch the problem and I allowed him to manipulate my spine for a week before I went to get an MRI. Then it was too late to address the problem properly. It just healed with a brace. That resulted in about 6 months of back pain, but I got better over time. Then about 6 months ago pain returned but in a different place. After months and months of ineptness by my spine folks, I finally learned this week that my T 12 Vertebrae has now collapsed and has drawn my L 2 and L3 way out of line such that it is now impinging on my sciatic nerve. I did not know this would happen, but it seems that my spine doctor should have known. In hind sight this is another SHEET + 2 = 8. A no brainer.

What I am so thankful for is that my spine doctor passed me on to his physician assistant. He spent an hour and a half going over my situation and the path we will go down to allow me to live with my problem. It will be work because I must build up my stomach and back muscles so that they can hold my back in place. I am now on pain drugs for the first time in my life. Hard to believe but he gave me his essential oil formula that he uses for pain. Told him that the bugger bears were going to get his medical license.

Pain has transformed my personality. A few years ago I was old, but still young at heart. Now I just old physically and mentally. This not a pity party. I just want to tell my story in hopes others can avoid my trail. You have told bits and pieces of your saga and I know my tale is a walk in the park compared to yours.

Your Tenn buddy ======ORH=====

Posted by Timh (Ky) on 03/17/2017 2075 posts

I got a mycoplasma infection from the infested dark mud from a pond but didn't realize it was infection until many yrs later, but in the meantime I wound up with fibrosis. This condition causes major problems in my detox, immune, and metabolic functions. LDN, and Hemp Oil helps with this but not enough. Nebulizing Colloidal Silver is the best method for killing any infection in the lungs; H2O2 will work also but must be careful to get the right amount of dilution. After this treatment I take Glucosamine and Solaray's "Lung Caps" with good results. Calcium 2-AEP is also good to help protect & regenerate healthy lung tissue.

Posted by Dave (Fountain Inn, Sc) on 06/08/2014
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Here's an alert to those who are dealing with prescription pain medication. Be alert to the problem of colon impaction when taking pain meds...especially Oxycontin. This is a common problem; taking prescription pain meds "relax" the intestines and make uptake of food harder. Literally. Constipation is common and then if bad; impacting might follow.

The above info is common knowledge. But this fact is not common knowledge, even with Hospice Nurses...

What will often be prescribed is a standard twice a day pain killer and nausea killer. Often that pain killer will be Oxycodone. Then another pain killer will be alternated for pain that is NOT the Oxycodone; it is normally Oxycontin (might be a "take as needed").

Here's the big problem: The Oxycontin will NOT dissolve and actually becomes a gummy, gooey hard "pea" sized lump in the intestines. IF the patient is having constipation problems (normal), then the use of Oxycontin will create MORE constipation problems as the gooey/hard core will add to the impacting in the intestine.

Well, the patient cannot eat with a blockage. So in a case where the patient is already in trouble, the use of Oxycontin will add to the problem...creating impacting of a hard gooey mass. If you have access to these two drugs just crush up an Oxycodone (easy to crush and dissolve in water) and then just try to do the same with the Oxycontin. Once you finally get it crushed, add some water...even something with an acidic base...and you will get a gooey hard core. That core will impact. Just use your finger to feel what I'm taking about; the lingering, pea shaped core will stick in a tacky goo to your fingers. Imagine that (say 20 in a five day period) in your intestines where there is already very little movement.

In some cases this situation could become life or death.

Solution is ... not to give Oxycontin to a patient with any sign of constipation. But it is an almost foregone conclusion that constipation WILL follow prescription pain meds.

I've tried using Essential Oils as a substitute...for instance, Lavender for pain. I put on wrists and then just tasting the Lavender gets the oils into the system.

Multiple Medication Problems
Posted by Helpy Helperton (Dublin, Oh) on 04/20/2011

You may be surprised to know that it's not too much meat or heredity that is causing your gout. You are likely consuming too much high fructose corn syrup, which is NOTORIOUS for raising uric acid levels AND causing hypertension. It IS all related to diet, you just haven't been given all the facts. Read labels, they stick corn syrup in everything from bread to catsup and more. Good luck!

Posted by GertJr (Madison) on 06/01/2022
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My thyroid numbers were off (have a serious family history) and was put on levothyroxine (50 mg/day). Since about a week after starting the levo, I just seem to have no motivation. I look around and see things that need doing and just sit there and don't do them. I am alone, so it's all up to me to get things done. Emptying the litterbox, washing up after meals, etc, is being left longer than they should be, much longer than I would have before. My friend says I need an antidepressant, which I am open to but wonder if I wouldn't be wiser to stop the levothyroxin. I eat clean, grow most of my own vegetables and have plenty of strawberries, blueberries and cherries coming in right now. I also grow my own chickens, cage free/free range, so my diet is pretty good. I lean toward keto, low carb/higher protein and moderate fat. No added sugars, I use stevia or xylitol.

Any thoughts?

Posted by Jannette (Choctaw, OK) on 10/04/2021 4 posts
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I am currently on hydrocortisone 10mg and having a vaginal itch. Could the prescription be causing this?

Beta Blockers
Posted by Ncylucu (Rochester, MN) on 02/26/2021
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Taking a beta blocker for a fib has caused low metabolism and alot of weight gain. What can I take to raise metabolism. Can't seem to loose weight.

Posted by Linda (Columbus, Georgia ) on 10/26/2020

I am going thru withdrawal symptoms from taking Effexor. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Posted by Kathleen (Lancaster, California ) on 08/08/2020
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The doctor had me on steroids for Crohn's disease end I have all kinds of ailments which turns out is allergic reaction to prednisone. I can hardly walk on my feet they hurt so bad, my face is swollen oh, I've had the shakes a sore throat and a drippy nose. I'm wondering how to make these ailments go away faster. Thank you.

Stomach Pain Remedies
Posted by Karrie (NC ) on 03/18/2019


Stomach issues while on medication. Hey everyone, So unfortunately I have to take a medication that is driving my stomach mad. I feel so sick and my stomach is so upset. Unfortunately stopping the medication is not an option. The doctor gave me carafate to take but I really don't like medications and don't want to add another. Besides the carafate isn't helping. I make sure to take the irritating medicine on a full stomach and I eat very healthy. I take a probiotic with every meal. I find myself chewing mint gum all day to help the nausea and upset hurt tummy. Does anyone have any recommendations? I would greatly appreciate any feedback you guys may have. I'm at my wits end. Thanks

Stomach Pain Remedies
Posted by Charity (Faithville, Us) on 03/18/2019

Ginger might help.

Posted by Caroline (Ut) on 03/17/2017
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My 21 year old son had severe acne and went on accutane 3 to 4 years ago. It was my biggest regret. He lost zeal for life, has been depressed, and has not recovered. He gets angry and stressed easily. Can anyone help?

Perioral Dermatitis Medications
Posted by Barbara (Vancouver, Bc) on 03/02/2017
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Hi: I am a 69 year old female. I had clear freckled skin all my life and have never had a rash on my face. About four months ago, a small spot showed up on the left side of my chin and continued to get bigger. I went to my doctor and he said I had impetigo and put me Fudicin H cream. It did not work and made it worse. He finally sent me to a dermatologist who diagnosed me with perioral dermatitis and prescribed doxicyclin (to be taken for three months) and an antibiotic cream (which I found out is used for rosacea). It seemed to work but then I had side effects from the antibiotic (blurred vision, etc.) I was told to stop taking it and he put me on trimethoprim but had a severe reaction to that!! (racing heart rate and very sore throat). Very frustrated as new little bumps just pop up and now around my eyes :( I have just started using Apple Cider vinegar on these new ones and I'm still using the antibiotic cream that was prescribed. Will it ever go away?

Dilatin and Osteoporosis
Posted by Hisjewel (America, New York) on 02/14/2016

Hi Timh, ORH and the Whole Earth Clinic Family

"Live onnnnn, anyway---." Among the body of baptized believers in Jesus that I sup with, the term, "Live with it" simply means : "Stay as active as possible." To live with the problem, is to don't let it stop you from the good you can do. We often say, There are those who live for decades with what others die with".

The key is, "Don't worry, and don't live in fear." You are not given more time to fear. Chase it away with happy music, good thoughts, and good doings, think on these things. God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love and of a sound mind.

So we thank God for this day, this is the day the Lord has made. We take care of ourselves and stay healthy, so we can help others. We live, until we live forever!

Keep on Sharing, That's love.


Topical Corticosteroids
Posted by Agnes (Warsaw) on 07/21/2015

Hello, has anyone of you experienced ulcers and skin infections after using topical corticosteroids?

Topical Corticosteroids
Posted by Sp (Wb, Nj) on 07/31/2015

Hi Agnes, I have replied to your post twice, but I haven't seen either reply posted. I will try again as corticosteroid reactions are very serious. Maybe if I word it differently this time... I know a forum where people have posted about your situation. I myself have had lots of skin reactions to corticosteroids but not ulcers and skin infections. There is an international .org website devoted to topical steroid awareness. If you do a search based on the words in my previous sentence you should be able to find it and connect with people who have gone through what you are going through. And what you are going through may not actually be ulcers and skin infections. Good luck!

Lung Transplant Medications
Posted by Mare (California) on 03/16/2015
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My husband had a lung transplant in 2012. The medications are making him depressed and he is losing weight, can't sleep, no desire or motivation for anything. He has been a marine and 30 years of of law enforcement and I need to help him.

These are the medications he takes for lung transplant retention:


I will appreciate it if someone can provide remedies or natural medications. Thank you.

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