I see dumb shit start happenin’
Dumber than Vanilla Ice tryin’ to rap again
Big Pharma doesn’t give a damn about you. That’s right. Your doctor? Well they probably want to help if they aren’t blocked by the system; government, insurance, AMA. Those pills they gave you probably won’t work anyhow. So why are we killing ourselves for their profit?
I mentioned in my last post that I stopped taking neuro (neurological) medications about 6 years ago. Before that, I was on low doses for many years prior to 2005. When my 12 year old broke my pelvis, in 2005, my migraines became worse and I had to be bumped up to much higher doses of medications.
I have taken anti-anxiety medications (like Xanax and Valium), old school Tricyclic anti-depressants (like Pamelor and Elavil), beta-blockers (like Propanolol and Atenolol), calcium channel blockers (like Verapamil), depression medications (like Celexa and Zoloft), seizure medications (like Topomax and Tegretol), bipolar medications (like Seroquel and Depakote). I was also given nerve medications, like Gabapentin and Lyrica. In most cases, I tried several drugs, if not EVERY drug, in that category. I’m sure I’ve left out a few.
Some of the side effects I had were nausea, migraines, blackouts, insomnia, fatigue, the inability to stay awake during the day, slurred speech, mood swings/bouts of crying and extreme anger, bradycardia, tachycardia, poor coordination, clumsiness, dizziness, weight gain, loss of sexual desire, and more. I even had a seizure from Lyrica leaving my system. I took my son to dinner (at a restaurant) and, between finishing dinner and getting the check, I blacked out. They thought I was drunk so they called an ambulance. By the time the ambulance arrived, I was fine and coherent and confused, but getting used to random blackouts. Are you jealous yet? Do you want my life? I didn’t either.
I was raised by Jewish Hippies and my mother often wished I would use more cannabis. My brother, a farmer in Oregon, encouraged me to treat naturally. I was using some cannabis, but, after my back surgery in 2012, I went 100% natural. Today, I take the occasional pain killer, but I use cannabis all day.
It never leaves me *whacked out* and I haven’t blacked out a single time. I can function and take care of my responsibilities. I don’t have severe mood swings, slur my speech, or fall asleep in my plate of food. It’s time to quit lining the pockets of someone who doesn’t give a flip about you and start medicating naturally. You won’t be sorry either!
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