Some Non-Drug Solutions
An argument could
easily be made that we as a society have become too dependant on drugs
to solve every aspect of our lives. From disobedient children
to high blood pressure we look to prescription drugs for an easy
fix. Unfortunately, our doctors are also constantly barraged
with propaganda singing the praises of the pharmaceutical solution.
If you have any
concern about the side effects or even the effectiveness of a drug
you have been prescribed talk to your doctor about alternatives.
If he or she seems disinterested or does not want to take the time
to talk to you find another doctor. Many doctors are
acquainted with other things to try before putting patients on
medications where the "cure could be worse than the disease".
Did you, for instance,
that even major hospitals and specialists recommend acupuncture to
help with pain? Some hospitals have Yoga classes to assist patients
and care-givers in dealing with the stresses involved in major
illness and disability.
It has been found in
several studies that Valerian Root and St. John's Wort can be
effective against depression, anxiety and stress. This may or
may not be true in every case. But wouldn't you rather give
this a try when antidepressants carry the highest level warning ever
issued by the FDA?
Lifestyle changes can
effectively be used to counter the anxieties and stresses of life
that take their tolls on our health. It's important to find a
doctor who is willing to take the time to discuss your particular
health situation and work with you on the safest and most effective
solutions rather than just the quickest one that comes to mind which
is usually that one most recently advertised in a medical magazine
or pushed by a pharmaceutical rep.
Nothing on this page or this web site is intended at medical advice
and should in no way be taken as such.
If you are concerned you or someone you know may be
addicted to a prescription medication contact:
Get Off Meds