Sunday, May 11, 2008

Thank you for all your input and suggestions

Please be sure to read the comments left by others there is really some good advice.

So far I am doing great with my "diet' and exercise. I have not had any red meat and have really increased my fresh veggies and fruit. I am back to my Pilates and yoga and already feel much better. Last night at my daughter's graduation party I didn't even have a piece of cake. That is a miracle

Traditional medicine is not always the answer. At least back when I was in the medical field, MDs would get little bonuses from the drug companies for writing certain prescriptions, giving away samples, etc. This encouraged doctors to give patients medications when they may not necessarily need them.

As for the medication given to me for my cholesterol, I have not fully researched it, but I don't think that it has been on the market very long. When I do take medications I want tried and true meds, those that have been around for a few years, the ones that we know if they are going to cause horrible side effects or not.

It has come out that taking Paxil when you are pregnant can cause problems in the baby. This should not take the FDA or a rocket scientist to know.... you don't take drugs of any type while you are pregnant. If your depression is so bad that you need meds, then maybe now is not the time to get pregnant. Get your depression under control and then have a baby.

I am convinced that the increase of ADD and ADHD in children is caused by the mother's exposure to medication, chemicals in the home and environment and chemical laden foods including processed foods.

Please keep the comments coming. I read each and every one of them.


The Patients Voice said...

A New Blog from The Patients Voice – about Back Pain

Dear Friends

Welcome to the newest blog from The Patients Voice. In this blog we are very keen to explore your thoughts and ideas about the experience of suffering from back pain.

We would therefore like to invite you to participate in the blog. Firstly by having a look at the blog and secondly by participating yourself. It is a great opportunity to share experiences and information about back pain.

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Blogs are a wonderful way for patients and their carers to connect with each other. But not just that they are a great way to disseminate information with people who suffer from back pain.

You may also notice that our site has been re-designed so please feel free to have a look at other parts of the site. If you have any suggestions regarding the site please do feel free to email me about them.

Remember The Patients Voice is a great opportunity for you to share with others.

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Belinda Shale
The Patients Voice

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Dev Chengkalath said...


I was wondering if you could elaborate on the types of exercises that have helped you with your chronic pain. As I am involved in the field of low back pain relieft, I would be interested to know your experiences so that I may integrate them into my treatments and therapies.

Warm Regards,

Dev Chengkalath
Low Back Pain Relief Specialist