What if I told you that nearly every medicine that I am prescribed actually causes other illnesses and side effects, which in turns requires more drugs. A lot of the medicine I receive, in fact, can lead to more cancers down the road.
Well isn't that a contradiction? Right in the definition of medicine you see "prevention," which is ironic since most drugs that I get actually "cause," the exact opposite of prevention.
Let us take a look at some of my medications...
1. The biggest "medicine" that I receive is the chemotherapy. I am exposed to an enormous amount of radiation from the chemotherapy, which is known to possibly cause more cancer down the line. Not only do I receive radiation from the chemotherapy, the routine tests that I receive (x-rays, PET scans, CAT scans) all also emit radiation, which accumulates in my body. So we are treating an illness with something that could likely just increase the same illness's chance of coming back.
Along with radiation from chemotherapy comes the side effects: nausea, fatigue, muscle soreness, low and low white blood cell counts, just to name a few.
To counteract the nausea, I take a medication called Zophran.
To counteract the low blood counts, I take daily shots called "Neupogen shots." However, these shots cause extreme bone pain, which I then have to take Claritan or Zyrtec.
It's a never ending drug cluster fuck.
2. The next big medication I must take is prednisone. This is a steroid that I take while I am receiving treatment. This causes the worst side effects, which must be treated with more drugs. Side effects include anxiety, acid reflux, emotional mood swings, weight gain, insomnia, acne, dry skin, and nausea.
I have MORE drugs to treat this whole slew of side effects.
See where I am going?
This makes me wonder.. what is the true intentions of the drug companies? Just like anything, it is a business. But if it is a business, it would only make sense that they need to keep us sick. They need to give us drugs that will cause more issues so we need more drugs.
Are they on our side? Are they the good guys or the bad guys?
Food for thought.