One medication's dangers brought to light...coumadin or warfarin

@debrakcarey (19921)
United States
September 27, 2009 6:16pm CST
Coumadin is a blood thinner in layman's terms. It keeps platelets in the blood from clotting. It is given to a wide range of patients...those who've had certain surgeries involving a implant of some sort...and those 'at risk' for stroke cause by an embolism. There are two kinds of stroke... a clot that cuts off circulation in the brain, and the rupture of a blood vessel in the brain. Coumadin is given in the hopes of preventing a clot. I found this article on coumadin quite by accident. I am a medication technician and give medications to the elderly in a nursing home. I give alot of coumadin. Now, I am wondering if I should go back to school at this late date in my life and find another career. I have always been interested in naturopathy which is an alternative medicine practice using herbs and nutrition and lifestyle change to effect a cure. I have done extensive reading on the subject and would love to go further with it as a possible career. But with the current political climate and the uncertainty of alternative health practices being 'allowed' in our coming socialized medicine under Obamacare....I'm not so sure this would be wise financially. lol But I do know there are nutritional supplements that thin the blood like Omaga 3 fatty acids, vitamin E and some herbs that thin the blood. Why would anyone want to give rat poison, which is what warfarin, coumadin...is? Here's the link: http://knowthelies.com/?q=node/4516 Tell me what you think after reading about the dangers of coumadin.
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@dlr297 (5416)
• United States
27 Sep 09
I think that most prescription medications cause harm in one way or another, and the makers of these medicines do not care because they are making too much money from them. I also have been studding more and more about treating things naturally, and i have got myself off all the medications that the doctors had me on. High blood pressure, and cholesterol, insulin, and other pills for diabetes. All i take now are different vitamins, and herbs to supplement my diet. and i can say i got everything back in normal ranges all by myself.
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@debrakcarey (19921)
• United States
28 Sep 09
I have done the same with diabetis medicine. I don't know alot, but I do try to learn what is necessary for my conditions. I wanted to get into school for naturopathy but there is no student aid available for that as it is not recognized by the department of education or federal government. Funny huh? All this talk about healthcare and then they outlaw what works, and saves money. ???
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@dlr297 (5416)
• United States
28 Sep 09
Same with me i do not know a lot either, but when something is wrong i find out what it is and then i do all the research i can to try and fix it myself, and so far i have been pretty lucky. I wish i could learn more also and take some classes but money is the issue.
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@debrakcarey (19921)
• United States
28 Sep 09
I have a friend on here who is studying to be a master herbalist. Her name is hornswaggled. Be happy to hook you both up.
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@Bluepatch (2480)
• Trinidad And Tobago
28 Sep 09
I guess there is a lot of uncertain things, lets put it that way, in the means we use to take care of the old or ill. I wouldn't let something like this take me away from a career in a fine field like medical care. But if you do see something wrong you should report it to the authorities.
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• United States
28 Sep 09
The authorities are what seems to be the problem.
@DavidReedy (2411)
• United States
28 Sep 09
Indeed, you raise many interesting points. I'm no defender, by any means of Obama or Obamacare, but I would point out that Codex Alimentarius is the international law they've been trying to push in prior to Obama's admin, and it would call for draconian ruling over everything medical, pharmaceutical, natural remedies, vitamins, etc. Your points are valid as you consider those other job possibilities, it is both noble and dangerous to consider such options. I know little of coumadin or warfarin, but take your normal everyday fluoride in our drinking supply and toothpaste, it is only the slightest bit different from fluoretine--the prime ingredient in D-con rat poison. How about mainstream media trying to suggest that a little mercury could be good for you--I saw an increduous news report suggesting as much. Supposedly having pushed it out of our vaccinations, its funny what trademarking a chemical name will do--mercury by name is gone, replaced by thermasol... Great post, thanks for that. dr...
@debrakcarey (19921)
• United States
28 Sep 09
It goes into effect at the end of the year. It is a blatant attempt to keep people from caring for themselves. You can find info on it at: http://nwoobserver.wordpress.com They have a search bar you can find the articles from.
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• United States
29 Sep 09
Damn, that's scary. And I wonder if by then our congress will have shown itself to be the de facto farce it is, the collective of facists they are, or will they show spine... Afterall, by theory at least, (if that archaic thing called a "Constitution" was it?, were still in authority) then Congress still has to ratify it for it to apply to us... DR...
@finlander60 (1806)
• United States
28 Sep 09
I am a CNA, CMA, and a Rehab Aide. I have done all of these in the nursing home setting since 2000. I do not do any of these currently, for reasons that have no bearing on what I am about to add to this discussion, I merely want you all to know my background. While your desire to get more education is commendable, Debra, I want to add a few insights that may help you in your quest toward a better understanding of alternative health practices. Going to a formal school is a good idea, but you can do much of the background education online, or at your local library for free. Ask your librarian to help point you in the right direction to get started. Read with an open mind, question what seems to be contradictory information, write down questions while reading so you can refer to them later with the title of the book, the author and page numbers, and get answers from others who don't have a preconceived notion as to the validity of your studies, or the subject matter. Remember that minds are like parachutes, they work best when open. Good luck.
@debrakcarey (19921)
• United States
28 Sep 09
Hey...someone I can relate to! I appreciate your encouragement. I have done some of what you suggest. I do not feel that formal study is necessary in my situation...for soon naturopathy will be outlawed I am sure. We have an excellent bookstore/healthfood store in our town and I know the owner personally. She and a member of the myLot community have both offered to assist me. Thanks again!
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@debrakcarey (19921)
• United States
28 Sep 09
Good one! I only hope they are knowlegable in wildcrafting....herbs are going to fall under the control of the government from what I understand.
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• United States
28 Sep 09
I, for one, would like to know your source for that statement. Control can only come from the process known as "PATENT." As I understand it Mother Nature is not a patentable process.