Prescription-free and loving every minute of it

United States
February 21, 2007 9:48am CST
I stopped all my prescriptions two months ago. I had blood-pressure medicine, antidepressants, you name it. Then one day, I said to myself: Forget this! I got my own blood-pressure cuff and discovered my blood-pressure medication wasn't lowering my blood pressure, but making me feel slowed down all the time. The antidepressants I was taking not only failed to "antidepress" me, they made me feel tired all the time. I cut off all the over-the-counter stuff and I mean all of it. Now, two months later, I am a new person. My body has cleared out all the "medicines" and I have not felt this well in years. Folks, medicines are frauds. I think that pharmaceutical companies are ripping us off and have been doing this for years by feeding us useless medicines. Take your pills and flush them down the toilet. Time to move on. If I die, I will die happy and medicine-free.
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5 responses
@lauriefnp (5112)
• United States
22 Feb 07
It sounds as if you are feeling a lot better without the side effects of the medications, which is good. Did you let your doctor know so that your blood pressure can be monitored? It's good to keep an eye on it at home, but you should also be seeing your doctor for monitoring. High blood pressure can slowly cause damage in your body leading to heart attack, stroke, kidney disease, and blindness. If you can keep your blood pressure down with lifestyle changes, diet, and exercise, it's great. Sometimes, though, you may need medications for certain diseases and illnesses. In fact, medications save the lives of many people daily. I hope that you will listen to your doctor's advice if you do need medications in the future. I don't believe that being "medicine free" is worth dying for.
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• United States
24 Feb 07
It's not so much that my blood pressure stays high, but it seems to stay high even when treated with medicines. It's been three days since you wrote this response, and I feel better and better each day, stronger and stronger. I must tell you that I think each person has a different blood-pressure theshhold, and that doctors might be slightly misleading people when they saddle all humans with the same "healthy" blood pressure levels. As for the actual results of medicines, I would say they probably kill more people than they save, only more slowly.
@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
22 Feb 07
Oh yes I have been on blood pressure tablets they made me very dizzy, infact the doctor told me that they were fluid tablets and not blood pressure tablets. I phoned the chemist and asked them, and stopped taking them I went to another doctor and my blood pressure was normal. Also regarding anti-depression tablets I have had some of these in my life and they do make you extremely tired and you can concentrate for long periods of time.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
21 Feb 07
I have to agree that medications are not good for your body. However, for some conditions, are necessery and life saving. By saying it, I am aware at the same time that doctors over prescribe medications. I believe in natural cure. Food is the best medicine. Knowing proper food and herbs can save your body and your youth.
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
21 Feb 07
Well thats good for you but I do believe in taking some medicines and they have saved my life. Now I only take one medicine and Im quite happy with that.
@Tetchie (2933)
• Australia
5 Mar 07
Congratulations radicalpatriot for changing your life like you have. I hope you are able to move forward in your approach to life. Be aware something is working for you but others may not have the same outlook. Let them find their own way, at the moment medication is what they want and need. Well done girl.