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cearp

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I suffer from anxiety and high stress along with naseau and motion sickness. In the morning if I do not smoke I will throw up and be dizzy. Have loss of breath and irratability. If I don't smoke I will have anxiety attacks that sucks horribly. Illinois needs medical so bad, just to be able to go to school I have to risk my freedom. If I don't use Marijuana for my medical purposes it gets very bad. I had to quit for a drug test for a job and it was horrible, I threw up on the way to school for 3 mornings in a row and had turn around and go home to rest. After the naseau went away my anxiety kicked in. Which I refuse to take pills so I have no medicine for my anxiety. I was just wondering a doctors oppinion on this situation and what I should do... Since it is illegal in my state this makes it very hard for me to be able to use the medicine I need.
 

1Percent

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Well, I'm no Dr.... but I would either move to an MMJ friendly state, or risk the penalties of my choice.

Here is a scary little factoid about the wisdom of your choice to stay away from OTC prescription drugs.

In 1998, the Journal of the American Medical Association published a study that stated that prescription medications were the fourth leading cause of death in America. Another study reported that there were 106,000 deaths per year from non-error, adverse effects of medications. And are you ready for the really scary part of this (as if that was not enough) – 2.2 million Americans per year are injured significantly by prescribed medications ending up with serious reactions and even with permanent disability. Not from accidental or intentional overdose, just from taking the prescribed dose.

more than half of the experts hired to advise our government on the safety and efficacy of prescription medications have a financial interest or relationship with the pharmaceutical companies that will benefit by their decisions. Can you guess what advice they will give when they own stock in a “wonder drug” that may have problems or require more testing before it is released?

Here is some information from an article by Peter Breggin in Psychology Today in July 1994 (hope you are sitting down because this is almost unbelievable):

“Contrary to widespread public belief, the FDA does not conduct any of the studies used for drug approval; they are financed, constructed, and supervised by drug companies using doctors they hire. While it may take a decade for a drug to get through the FDA bureaucracy, the actual controlled scientific studies last–as in the case of Prozac–just four to six weeks. Anecdotal material is collected on longer-term patients, but for Prozac, only 63 patients were followed for more than two years before the drug’s approval.

For starters, seriously suicidal patients and hospitalized patients were excluded. Of the included patients, many were allowed to take sedatives and minor tranquilizers to overcome Prozac’s stimulant-like side effects, vastly compromising data interpretation.

After weeding out the most badly flawed studies, the FDA found only four that were adequate enough to consider. One of these showed that Prozac was no better than placebo. Three others supposedly showed Prozac to be somewhat superior to the sugar pill, but not as good as older antidepressants. However, due to adverse drug effects and lack of drug effectiveness, the dropout rates in most of these studies was very high.

While the gross number of patients receiving Prozac in all the trials was more than 5,000, the actual number finishing the trials used for approval was very small. When I counted the actual number of patients who completed the four- to six-week trials used for the approval of Prozac, it turned out to be a grand total of 286. It bears restating–only 286 patients finished the four- to six-week trials used to determine Prozac’s efficacy.

Because of the high dropout rates and because Prozac was often no better than placebo in many trials, many statistical maneuvers were required to make the studies look positive. In one of the key studies, involving six different sites around the country, results at five sites showed Prozac to have no benefit. One site–representing 25 percent of the patients who finished the trials–was discarded. Then the data from the remaining sites were pooled. This is such a scientifically unacceptable practice that the FDA prohibits drug companies from doing it in the studies used to support advertising claims. Yet the FDA allowed it in this case. Otherwise Prozac could not have been approved.”

Scary stuff. Still Prozac and other anti-depressants are prescribed like crazy, the pharmaceutical companies are rich, and people suffer.

Does your doctor take the time to explain all of the side effects of newly prescribed medication? Most doctors these days don’t have the time to explain anything much less the lengthy list of toxic effects of medication. Remember too that most M.D.s have no training or experience in any alternative medical treatments and are reluctant to even discuss them with patients. So you get a prescription for what ails you and off you go.

If you take any medications, you should research all of the side effects and think about the potential harm that can be done to you. Think about why you take the medication and think about alternative choices. Think about how the pharmaceutical companies make 11 billion dollars per year at the expense of Americans. Think about using medical marijuana if you are on painkillers, anti-depressants, anxiety medications, or sleeping pills.
 
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cearp

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I acctually used to do alot of pills, which is why I refuse to take them anymore. Medical Marijuana does exactly what I need for my anxiety.
 
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