Why not blame drugs like these instead of guns for mass shootings? Prescription drugs war on freedom
Asked: Why not blame drugs like these instead of guns for mass shootings? Prescription drugs war on freedom
Just take a look at this. Would you suggest a person who shows signs of violence, stress or any other mental disorder take these drugs? Just the side effects alone would drive me mad. 2 popular drugs.
Chlorpromazine, (a "typical" antipsychotic);
Side effect source: http://www.drugs.com/sfx/chlorpromazine-
twitching or uncontrollable movements of your eyes , lips, tongue, face, arms, or legs;
tremor (uncontrolled shaking), drooling, trouble swallowing, problems with balance or walking;
feeling restless, jittery, or agitated;
feeling like you might pass out;
seizure (black-out or convulsions);
nausea upper stomach pain, itching, and jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
pale skin, easy bruising or bleeding, fever, sore throat, flu symptoms;
high fever, stiff muscles, confusion, sweating , fast or uneven heartbeats, rapid breathing;
unusual thoughts or behavior; (Id like to personally note the patient most likely will not notice this side effect)
decreased night vision, tunnel vision, watery eyes, increased sensitivity to light;
urinating less than usual or not at all;
joint pain or swelling with fever, swollen glands, muscle aches, chest pain, vomiting , and patchy skin color; or
*slow heart rate, weak pulse, fainting, slow breathing (breathing may stop).
Less serious side effects of chlorpromazine may include:
dizziness, drowsiness, anxiety, sleep problems (insomnia);
breast swelling or discharge;
changes in menstrual periods;
weight gain, swelling in your hands or feet;
dry mouth or stuffy nose, blurred vision;
impotence, trouble having an orgasm.
(AND I LOVE THIS PART!!!)
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.(Notice they leave it up to the patient to call the doctor!)
Fluoxetine, (Prozac, antidpressant)
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Asked: having troubles with my juvenile charges, now I’m 19…?
When I was in juvie prison (age 14 and again at age 16) all the inmates were told our charges would be lifted once we turned 18… LIES! I'm now 19 and still carry my charges. I got three cases of disorderly conduct, a freakin' prescription charge, two charges of probation violation… Which really is crazy! And when I had asked about getting them lifted a month ago I was told I had to pay a fine or fee… And that it wasn't gonna be cheap… I'm poor! I can't pay a lot of money!
Job wise, I was okay at first- had a job in child care working at a day care center. But now I can't get a job anywhere… I only got my first job because of all my excellent references from children services telling my boss about how I took care of other foster kids all the time and about how children love and listen to me…
What can I do? When I say I'm poor I'm talking about struggling- having to sell my possessions on eBay so our electric doesn't get shut off on the 19th… I can't pay some unreasonable charges. The next three paragraphs are unnecessary, but explain my charges and my innocence.
Disorderly conduct- I only fought to protect my mom and myself from my 400 pound older brother! My brother should have been locked up, but they couldn't do anything to him because he was prescribed to a a sleep apnea machine- that he never even used… He was totally out of control and mom just let him go on his rampages, but when he was hurting us I always had to get violent and I was the one getting in trouble because my brother would cry and act like a sweet heart when the cops came… Once he put scratches all over his body and face with a screwdriver just to get me in trouble… (age 14)
P.V's- I got these stupid things because I withdrew from school so I could move out of state.. Which my P.O had given me permission to do so, and even said once I moved I'd no longer be on probation… Which I was on probation for three years- she watched everything I did. The other violation was because I started missing school… Well, I was homeless and couldn't do squat about it- and I only missed a week before I was arrested… (age 16)
Prescription abuse- Mom and I were living with friends at the time, we had been kicked out of our house and were homeless… Well, I fell down the stairs and hurt myself while moving, so I was given percocet.. Well, the people we were living with kept stealing our stuff, and when my P.O arrested me for withdrawing from school she claimed there was ONE pill missing… I don't even smoke tobacco or drink! Nowadays the worst pill I take is Tylenol! I'm 100% clean, why would I be dealing drugs? AND nowadays I can't get any prescriptions for narcotics… Broke my foot last year and the best I got was naproxen… Which didn't help the pain. (age 16)
Asked: what to do about insomnia problem when i have school….?
okay so im a senoir now and school just started back .. and during the summer i havent been able to sleep since the end of july .. my sleep scheldule has been me not sleeping at all at night and i wont sleep till the next morning at 7 am or 10 am and ill wake back up in one to three hours and thats all the sleep ill get until the next morning Again at 7 or ten am.. i just Can't Sleep! and i have the worst headaches from it too.. i dont know what else to do..
i known ive had this since i was13 maybe but it always been that i could be able to sleep sometimes and other times i couldnt But it always went Away until now.. it never Lasted This Long .. and now i was suppose to be at school today but i couldnt sleep till around 12 am and i accidentaly overslept because i was in a "deep sleep" im never in those unless im Way tired or unless im Really sick . and i am sick right now too , so insomnia is not helping with it at all.. i Really dont know how to juggle school when i have this sleeping disorder, its Very hard to focus with a migrain headache . .
i am going to go to the doctor about it soon but my mom told me that shes not going to let me get any pills for it , idk why .. because i really do need something to help me sleep ..
Heres a list of medicines i saw online..If you guys has tried of of them , some or all can you give me your review on them .. please n thankss ..
Medical treatments for insomnia include:
Prescription sleeping pills (often benzodiazepines)
Over-the-counter sleep aids
(The only thing about the pills is that i dont want them to put me in a "deep sleep" since i do have to get up at 5 am ..i just want them to help me sleep like i normally would , ya know…)
Almost two-thirds of women in British Columbia filled at least one prescription at some point in their pregnancy, including drugs with potential risks, according to a new study by University of British Columbia researchers.
The study, published online in the journal Clinical Therapeutics, is the first of its kind in Canada. Researchers analyzed population-based outpatient prescription claims data for patterns of prescription drug use during pregnancy in B.C. from 2001 to 2006.
The researchers found that 63.5 per cent of pregnant women in B.C. filled at least one prescription. One in thirteen – or 7.8 per cent – filled a prescription for a medicine known to be risky in pregnancy – most often for select medicines for anxiety, insomnia and depression. Drugs that are strictly contraindicated in pregnancy, however, were filled in less than 0.5% of pregnancies.
“Although much remains to be understood about the appropriateness of medicine use that actually occurs among pregnant women in B.C., one encouraging finding from our study is that existing use of medicines with known risks declines dramatically when women become pregnant,” says co-author Steve Morgan, an associate professor in the School of Population and Public Health (SPPH) and Associate Director of the Centre for Health Services and Policy Research (CHSPR).
On average, pregnant women filled 2.6 different types of drugs, while 15 per cent used five or more prescription medications during their pregnancy. Prescriptions most frequently filled during pregnancy were for antibiotics (30.5 per cent), respiratory drugs (25.7 per cent), dermatologics (13.4 per cent), and drugs that act on the nervous system (12.8 per cent).
Other study findings include: The use of medicines in pregnancy slightly increased over time, going from 63 per cent of women in 2001 to 66 per cent in 2006. Women aged 20 years or younger were most likely to take prescription drugs during pregnancy (69 per cent) while the lowest rate occurred among those aged 30 to 35 years (62 per cent). Prescription medication use was also high in the first three months immediately following delivery, a period when women may be breastfeeding, with 61.3 per cent of women filling prescriptions. “Since pregnant women are normally excluded from clinical trials of new drugs and post-market study is limited, there is little evidence on the risks and benefits of many of the most commonly used drugs in pregnancy,” says lead author Jamie Daw, a researcher at CHSPR, part of SPPH. “Given the prevalence of prescription drug use, more research is needed to help pregnant women and their physicians make informed decisions.” Article adapted by Medical News Today from original press release. Click ‘references’ tab above for source.
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