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.
(Somewhere in Europe)
I've been on Lexapro 10mg for 5 years. I am 13 weeks pregnant and I'm trying to get off of this medication due to possible birth defects. I've tried in the past to taper off but I became very dizzy, nauseated, irritable and depressed. Do you know of any remedies that I can use to help me?
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:
CELLCEPT -METROCLOPRAMIDE - SEROLIMUS - TACROLIMUS - PREDNISONE - PROGRAF.
I will appreciate it if someone can provide remedies or natural medications. Thank you.
Hi, I seem to have what feel like dots on the roof of my mouth. I have got my mother to look at the roof of my mouth and she says that there is nothing visible. I have stopped brushing my teeth last thing at night as all the toothpaste that I use seems to be causing a very bad burning sensation, and as a result I now seem to be getting a build up at the back of my tongue which I presume might have something to do with it. I take lyrica medication which causes me to have very bad hypersensitivity. Even when I am lying in bed on my back, my back feels to be burning. I cannot sleep on my side as the burning on the side of the breasts is just too intense to tolerate. I can only presume that is a side effect of the medication. Thank you.
Hi, is it safe to take high amount of antioxidants while on medication? I presume they help the body detox? Will it interfere with efficacy of medication, or even stop them from working? Thanks.
HELLO EC AND FANS OF EC ! I WOULD LIKE YOU TO START A NEW PAGE WITH INFO REGARDING MEDS THAT CONTAIN HARMFUL THINGS SUCH AS MEDS THAT CONTAIN FLUORIDE ! I DID NOT KNOW THAT MY ADVAIR(ASTHMA MED) CONTAINED IT UNTIL I READ IT HERE I AM TOO TRUSTING OF MY MD AND WE ALL NEED TO DO MORE RESEARCH ABOUT WHAT WE CONSUME. THANKS AGAIN.
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.
I'm looking for input from anyone who has ever had anything like this happen to them. First a little background. This last year has been the longest and worst of my 58 years. It started with Gout that took 8 months to get diagnosed. I was put on Prednisone, Allopurinal & Colchicine. The Pred. caused my heart to pound and skip beats so I was put on Bystolic for that in June, although it zapped my energy my blood pressure and heartbeat were fine.
Then the first week of Sept. The muscle in my left eye started having spasms with caused my vision to bounce all over(very upsetting) I went to two different Md's and an Ophthalmologist, then to a Neurologist who did an MRI(which turned out fine) They all told me to stay calm and it would settle down in a week or so. Well it took just over a month before it stopped.
Then about a week later I got a little twitch in my left thumb, in the next couple of days I had them in my toes, arches, calves, knees, thighs and just about any place that has a muscle to twitch. I went back to the Neurologist. He says that I have Myokymia and wanted to give me an anti-seizure drug to try, he said it wouldn't cure it but it might help. He said it was more like a band aid. I took a pass on it for now. I started Transderal Magnesium Therapy 12 days ago hoping for some relief from this, thinking I might be magnesium deficient. So far there may be some slight improvement. I also asked all these doctors if any of my meds would have anything to do with this. I got a no from all of them.
Anyway here's my list of meds. Terazosin 5mgs, fosinopril 20mgs, allopurinol 200mgs, colchicine 0.6 mgs 2 X a day and the last one is bystolic 5mgs that was added to the mix about 10 weeks before all this started. If anyone has any thoughts or input, it would be greatly appreciated.
(Atlanta, Ga Usa)
(Flowery Branch, Ga)
Multiple Medication Problems
Dear all: I need help! A little background, I'm a Gulf War Vet and I came back and developed uncontrolled Asthma. My doctors perscribed a battery of drugs including Prednisone, Theophylin, Singulair, Zyrteck D, Nexium for acid reflux, Prevastatin for high cholesterol and Gabapentin for peripheral neuropathy. I've also gained 70 lbs.
I've been very concerned with the amount of meds I'm taking and now its seeming to come home. I have a large patch of 'ringworm' on my ankle and I'm developing rashes on my inner thigh and ribs. My doc told me it was because I have a suppresed imune system due to the drugs. My skin is also very dry, very thin and tears at the least little thing. Yesterday, while horseback, I brushed by a tree limb and tore two gouges in my arm, both about an inch long and V shaped. They are only through the skin which seems to have a consistency of a ripe tomato. Needless to say, I've very depressed. I've always been very active with horses, dogs, hiking and camping. Now I'm stuck with rotten skin, fat and ugly.
I've started taking the ACV and honey in the morning,spiking my water with ACV and this morning I took a 30 minute soak in hot water with 1/2 cup of ACV in it.
My plan is to wean myself off the prednisone this year as I've become physically dependant on it. But I do suffer from withdrawal symptoms from it when I've tried before.
Any other suggestions? Can someone help me? I'm desperate!!
I took Naproxen Sodium for pain relief from joint pain. After taking it for two weeks I developed a very painful mouth. My doctor states I had burned my mouth with this medication. It has been a month now and I still can't taste my food. How long will it take for the taste to return? What can I do to enhance the taste of foods?
HI U GOD FEARING FOLKS, , , , , , , , this is an interesting story so pay attention.
Sunday night I ate a big bowl of sto bought hot Chili. Soon I had indigestion and finally went to sleep. At 2 am I awoke with severe pain in my stomach. After awhile it moved up to my chest. I caved and called for an ambulance. Never been down this road, but learned that if they think you are having a heart attack then they are required to give you nitro pills.
That sent my blood pressure to the bottom and I thought I was about to meet my maker. Once in ER, they had to spend all their time on my blood pressure issue and not the problem I initially had.
I will say this....... I am not a fan of our medical folks as far as treating your health problems, but our ER medical folks are second to none. I am certain they saved my life, so I think we need to separate the two.
For years I been treated for Fibromalgia, Chronic pain, Neuropathic pain ETC. I kpet telling the Doctors and specialist I was 95% the Opiate Painkiller I was put on was causing the unbearable pain and other symptoms I had they kept saying NO and giving me ever stronger ones. I have been desperately trying to find an answer to this unbearalble pain and what I found has been known about since 1900? It's this.
Opioid-induced hyperalgesia I am so angry!!! All I can find on the web is more drugs for it and THEY CAN CAUSE IT???? I CAN'T FIND ANY 'HOLISTIC' things on it or how to cure it only Pharma and I don't want that!! PLEASE CAN ANYONE HELP!!
Opioid-induced hyperalgesia or opioid-induced abnormal pain sensitivity,  also called paradoxical hyperalgesia is a phenomenon associated with the long term use of opioids such as morphine, hydrocodone, oxycodone, and methadone. Over time, individuals taking opioids can develop an increasing sensitivity to noxious stimuli, even evolving a painful response to previously non-noxious stimuli (allodynia). Some studies on animals have also demonstrated this effect occurring after only a single high dose of opioids.... More: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opioid-induced_hyperalgesia
(Fountain Inn, Sc)
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.
3 Weeks ago, I went to the dentist to have my impacted tooth removed. He has given me Augmentine antibiotics and Ponstan SF painkillers. I have drank the Ponstan 3 times a day bet. 4-6 hours and for a week. On the 7th day, my stomach was really paining beyond words. I was rushed to the ER. The doctor said it is bad to drink painkillers as well antibiotics all at the same time and in a very near time interval. Since then on, the pain in my upper stomach never vanished. The cramps pain alot especially in the morning then it subsides through out the day but still there is a constant pain. I went to the first doctor and I had endoscopy. He saw erosions in my stomach and concluded it was Gastritis. He gave me Prevacid and Vometa as my medication. After 1 week I went back to him and he is hesitant why the pain has not yet lessen. I got fed up I went to a 2nd doctor. He told me not to be worried. He gave me Mucosta, Pantoprix and Ganaston for my Gastritis. Now almost a month, I cry every morning because of the pain and yet nothing has been changed. I have been taking my 2nd medication for a week now. But how I wish there is at least little improvement. I'm waiting to finish my meds. Next week and go to see the doctor again. I am very depressed because nothing seems to work. Has anybody experienced the same experience as mine? Can anybody please help me how to go through this and at least feel a little relief. I am drinking camomile tea for 2 days now. I'm trying everything I can to improve my situation. I need to be well since I need to Migrate to another country. Please help me in your own little way. THANKSSSSSS!
I am weak and very tired. I can't stand cold, heat and stress. I lose a lot of weight. Every 2 or 3 days, my stomach would feel uneasy and my head "spinny".
I hate taking paracetamol everytime I am feverish. I try to stall as long as I can until I can stand no more, then reluctantly I take 1 tablet Panadol soluble (500mg).
What would be the best list of alternatives to paracetamol, from herbs to safer chemicals?