not knowing about medications they prescribe? Especially for the elderly who have a hard time anyway. They feel rushed by the doctors and come out of the office confused and worried about the meds they take? I created a petition I hope you will sign online.
The title is "EDUCATE BEFORE YOU MEDICATE"
I have just visited GoPetition and found the following page very interesting:
Ditto from h20 and I am horrified as I read this everyday and relaize I took norco for 3 years straight before I have my hip replaced. My orthopedic surgeoon initially thought norco had less mg of hydroc. than the 5/500!! I quickly switched Dr's because this same Dr. had also thought my torn, shredded labrium in my shoulder was arthritis and I was in pain to the point of passing out - with 2 little kids!! I don't know how I functioned for 6 months til I had surgery and then when I woke up I was on NOTHING!! The surgery lasted almost 9 hours and I awoke to him telling my sister that he should have listened to me when I said my shoulder felt like it was hanging from a little thread - because it was!! Some are good but I agree with all of you.
My life has almost been ruined by Dr.s - their inability to correctly diagnose and their inability to catch me manipulating them when I was a 'drug seeker' - desperation yes but sick also on my part and they don't even realize it. We live in a town where all the Dr.s are Mormons and that is fine but they don't understand one wit about addiction and they just get pissed at you. The fact that I am a recovering alcoholic for 30 years means nothing to them - only that I was 'the girl who use to drink" (my total drinkning career was 9 months but it was BIG andc nearly killed me - but they gave me any pill I wanted and I sure used that up for awhile until I came to my senses - and got an operation and new Dr. Sorry to ramble but I'm sure you all have been in the same situation sometimes. I am greatful to have my health now but I NEVER take it for granted because tomorrow I'll probably fall down somewhere. Gotta keep laughing tho because I was crippled with my hip for awhile and now I don't quit movin because I am greatful for feeling good - just today .
"Well WOW"! ! ! Hello Ladies... "Chortle"! , "Chuckle"! , and "Roar with laughter"! [while slapping left knee with right hand ]
".There is nothing I love more than to listen to a group of softspoken , well educated young Ladies , discussing , with great warmth , and dignity that only well brought up young ladies are privy to , the problems that todays Medical Establishment are prone to. As we all know only too well ,the hard work and dedication , for very low pay , that these medical people have gone through , to become the saviors of Human Lives and dignity that they are" ;-)!
... "and by the 24balls of the twelve apostles , I think I just threw the biggest "f_ _ _ _ _g" load of bull feces I ever threw"! "HaH'! Well I finally found some pain stuff @ $5.00 /copy, so i'm gonna eat a couple, and get My first night of REAL sleep , and i'm gonna get up when I get up , and then i'll get serious. God bless You Christene... but hey! get off the heavy lingo. It's fun but it gives Dr's etc. a handle to use against you and it scares the shit out of a lot of people , who will not join up because... no more , ok ! I'll be online sometime tomorrow afternoon. Sacosam , I am ,I am!
Thankyou for the website... I'm glad to hear that there are people who are aware. My Mom had been on risperdal for several months because she broke down after my Dad passed away. She's been "diagnosed" with PTSD, depression and anxiety. She's also got an old injury in her frontal lobe... maybe from being in the Jap camps in Indonesia or an orphanage. She had been on risperdal and developed parkinson like symptoms... the doctor monitoring her left the practice and left her dopey and without support. She now has a shuffled gate that can't be corrected... She was then placed on xyprexia which basically put her in a wheel chair. I insisted they remove her from this medicine and guess what... she can walk again... Now I'm afraid... Doc's just put her on some new psyc. drugs and she's really out there.
What's really conflicting is that all the docs believe she's got some form of dementia-related psychosis... and put her on Seroquel XR 12.5 mg. Warning label indicatest that elderly patients with dementia related psychosis should not take this since it increases the risk of death...
They just judge her on being calm and not complaining... yeah... she's that alright. She's low maintainence and sleeps all the time... is this quality of life? They haven't corrected anything... if anything she's just an empty shell devoid of feeling anything. I'm at witts end and the psychologists are driving me absolutely batty. They appear more like trained monkeys with a scalpel... I'm afraid for the elderly people who end up over medicated and become too dopey to defend themselves.
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