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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

What's up Doc?

Somebody please tell me what in the hell is wrong with our doctors?! Prescription drugs are killing more and more people every day. I found a drawer full of pill bottles here and cross checked the side effects with her symptoms, Watcha reckon?

My mom's Symptoms:
  • shortness of breath
  • tightness in the chest
  • Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  • diarrhea
  • difficulty with swallowing
  • dizziness
  • fast heartbeat
  • joint or muscle pain
  • swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  • red, irritated eyes
  • skin rash
  • sore throat
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Anxiety
  • Fainting
  • Seeing things
  • Fast pounding heart
  • Painful urination
  • Dehydrated from lack of nutrition



Side effects from drugs I found in her drawer:
  • shortness of breath
  • tightness in the chest
  • Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  • Anxiety
  • Seeing things
  • Fainting
  • Painful urination
  • Fast pounding heart
  • chills
  • cough
  • diarrhea
  • difficulty with swallowing
  • dizziness
  • fast heartbeat
  • hives
  • itching
  • joint or muscle pain
  • puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  • red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  • red, irritated eyes
  • skin rash
  • sore throat
  • sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
  • unusual tiredness or weakness

2 comments:

smartcat said...

This is one of the worst things about elderly parents living alone. Many patients think that if the doctor prescribes it, it must be okay. Then you get the job of jumping into the deep end of the pool to figure it all out.
Unfortunately you are the one who is going to have to become extremely insistent in order to figure out what is best for your mother.
Believe me, I know what you are experiencing. My thoughts and best wishes are with you.

Lori Buff said...

Don't get me started. Essentially, healthcare is big business. Although many doctors most likely get into it for positive reasons not all do and as you and I have realized from our art, it's not just about doing something good, it's about putting food on the table. They are just getting much more food for what they do.
Have you seen this book?http://us.macmillan.com/howwedoharm/otiswebbbrawleymd
It may get you further pissed off.