Posts tagged chemotherapy
Have Prescription Drugs Damaged You?
Have you ever been hurt by prescription drug side effects? Today I will show you a tool to prevent it ever happening again.
A couple of years ago a mother called me, very concerned that her new AutoZap zapper was causing her teen daughter excruciating back muscle spasms. I had never heard of this effect from zapping, so I asked a few questions. I soon discovered that the daughter had just been prescribed a drug called Compazine to prevent nausea. Checking the usual web sources (such as drugs.com) I found:
"Compazine: All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome when using Compazine: Agitation; constipation; dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth; enlarged pupils; jitteriness; nausea; stuffy nose."
It seemed pretty safe so far, until I checked a powerful Web tool where prescription drug users tell all, and pull no punches. When I ran a check on Compazine there, it opened a window into a world of drug torment and lasting damage. Here are three typical user reports:
"Dystonic reaction. Neck, jaw, and back all moving uncontrollably/having spasms and painful and stiff. Took one 10mg pill and started having progressing symptoms within hours. ER gave up to 100mg of IV benadryl which only slightly decreased the symptoms. Eventually IV valium stopped it fully. Never had a bad or allergic reaction to any medication or anything before in my life. One and only time I have ever needed to go to the ER."
"I was 18 at the time. The 1st day I was really 'antsy' I couldn't get comfortable just sitting still. I was constantly shifting my body around. That lasted for 2 days & got worse as the days progressed. By the 3rd day I lost control of my neck muscles. My head felt so heavy & could not hold my head up. Or keep it from falling backwards. It then turned to a strong attack where my neck would relax & then force to back farther than it should go, it did this also turning my neck farthest to the right side twisting it very painfully beyond where it should go. My back would arch at the same time, & my tongue was completely numb, my eyes were wondering. My mother said I looked possessed. It was so painful & scary not having control..."
"OMG. This is the worst drug EVER. OMG. I was in the ER for the migraine from hell when they decided to give me this medication. Within minutes, I wanted to beat people up and run out of that damn place. It made me FEEL schizophrenic. I wanted to LEAP out of my own skin, I had to get the hell out of that place. Sure, the headache was gone, but now, I was some raving lunatic threatening the ER staff. It made me violent, angry, and anxious-all at the same time. N E V E R again."
At the site, users rate drugs on a scale from 1 to 5, with 5 being an effective drug with no side effects. Compazine has a rating of 1.3 out of 5, based on 234 user reports. I would bet that the doctor who casually prescribed it to that poor girl had no idea it could cause such grief.
Here is how to protect yourself
Would you want a loved one to try Compazine, or some other similarly “safe” drug? Me either! This short video helps you protect yourself.
Let’s Learn From the Mistakes of Others
It is easy to search the site for any drug you are using or may be prescribed. All you need are the first few letters of the generic or trade name. Why not check out a couple of drugs now, to get a feel for the site?
A minute or two spent with www.AskAPatient.com could save you or a loved one a lot of grief from a dangerous or ineffective drug.
Please share your comments and experiences below. God bless you!
P.S. Many of the user reports include an email link if you want to do followup on a particular report.
Is All the Pink Ribbon Campaign a Fraud?
This month you cannot go anywhere without seeing pink ribbons to remind us to DONATE and support “breast cancer cure research.” Even burly FOOTBALL players are wearing pink runners and gloves! But 41 years after Richard Nixon declared “War on Cancer,” cancer cuts a wider swath of death than ever before. Why? Are mainstream cancer doctors practicing scientific, ”evidence-based medicine,” or some kind of quackery?
My mother had five different kinds of cancer in her life, and her siblings all had it, and I have had cancer twice. But you will not see me giving one penny to support Susan G. Komen, the Cancer Society or any other mainstream cancer fundraiser. The reason is very simple: it is a complete waste of money. And this is not only because the new treatments are toxic and ineffective. I refuse my support because the money raised is wasted. It is very much like the billions in TARP funds given to Goldman Sachs and their crooked buddies: it has NO chance of solving the problem, because it was spent to propagate the obscenely profitable status quo.
In the case of cancer research, the money raised by the sweat and tears of cancer survivors and their families should be dedicated solely to producing cheap and effective cures for cancer that will save our lives and protect our wallets. But have you noticed that, despite all the hundreds of billions in donations extracted from the public at every level for “cancer research,” there is still no cure for the killer cancers? And the new “treatments” developed are not being supplied at cost to the people who sacrificed to help pay for their development. Instead, taking calculated advantage of the rising cancer epidemic, the drug companies are now charging more than ever for their toxic chemo “therapies.” I just spoke with a man who had paid $18,000 per treatment for a series of sixteen IV bags of super-poison that had no hope of causing his body to heal from cancer. That is $288,000 wasted on POISON, with more to come. Why don’t the people paying for the research at least get a price break on the drugs that result?
But at Least Chemo Helps SOME People, Doesn’t It?
Of course the cancer industry admits that they cannot save every cancer victim. In fact, I have read that their own numbers show that a high percentage of cancer patients die of toxic mainstream cancer treatments, not the cancer itself.
But there must be a lot of people helped and cured by all those radical and expensive cancer treatments in America’s world-famous hospitals, right? After all, doctors in the USA can practice only scientific, “evidence-based medicine,” not some kind of quackery. Surely the FDA makes sure of that.
Let’s See the Actual Chemo Success Numbers
To answer those excellent questions, let’s have a look at a recent study of the actual success of chemotherapy treatments for cancer in the USA and Australia.
3% success. 97% FAILURE. That is being generous with the data, the truth is even worse. And please note this key fact: the 3% “cure rate” for chemo does not even mean that 3% of cancer patients are actually healed by chemotherapy. No, it only means that they survived at least 5 years before expiring. If they die of cancer the day after their 5 year survival date, then they are still classed as cured!! So much for early diagnosis.
So I believe that in many cases, their chance of living a lot longer than 5 years was destroyed by the cancer-causing radiation and chemotherapy treatments that they were sold at inflated prices. It is a published fact that both chemo drugs and radiation are carcinogenic, causing cancer in healthy people.
Cancer patients who do NOTHING to treat their cancer have better success rates than that. In a recent study, for example, it appeared that as many as 22% of invasive breast cancers in Norwegian women disappeared spontaneously. Compare that with the 1.4% improvement seen in the study of chemo results for breast cancer in US women, or the 1.5% in Australian women.
Albert Einstein defined insanity as “doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results.” After over 60 years of resounding patient failure with chemotherapy, why do learned doctors do it to patients over and over? What results do they really seek? The answer is clearer when we recall that medicine is a business, and its success is measured by the financial results it produces, not physical healing. The multi-billion dollar cancer industry is one of the most profitable industries ever conceived.
What do you think?
Do you think cancer patients should be given this chemo “success rate ” information as part of full disclosure? It seems to me it is essential input for them to be able to give “informed consent” to toxic and risky therapies like IV poisoning by chemo. Yet when I had cancer, my oncologist and doctor said not a word about it.
Please share your comments below.