Tuesday, July 13, 2010

ADD ADHD medications post life threating risks

The mother of a three year old enters a doctors office. She sits down across from this highly knowledgable individual.

THIS WAS TAKEN FROM AN ACTUAL ONLINE Q&A HELD BY AN ACTUAL DOCTOR.

Mother: What’s the youngest age at which a child can be diagnosed with, and treated for, ADHD? My three-year-old is hyperactive and I worry about his safety.

Doctor: It’s unusual for a child to be diagnosed before the age of five. But since your son is showing signs of ADHD, there’s no need to wait. Have the doctor evaluate your three-year-old and ask about starting medication. The latest research shows that stimulants are now safe and effective - even for preschoolers.

Is this serious? Honestly consider the fact that in this country MOST of us always trust the infinitley knowledgeable doctor is always right. Now lets have a moment of silence and think about this. Is hyperactivity in a 3 year old really adequate evidence that this child needs "black box" narcotics? Last time I checked a lot of three year olds are hyperactive. This is someone the government endorses. After all they did issue him his license.

Adderall and other methamphetamines are considered by the FDA, "Black box" narcotics. In the United States, a black box warning (also sometimes called a black label warning or boxed warning is a type of warning that appears on the package insert for prescription drugs that may cause serious adverse effects. It is so named for the black border that usually surrounds the text of the warning.

A black box warning means that medical studies indicate that the drug carries a significant risk of serious or even life-threatening adverse effects. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) can require a pharmaceutical company to place a black box warning on the labeling of a prescription drug, or in literature describing it. It is the strongest warning that the FDA requires. How come we can give children these narcotics, but we would never give our children xanax or vicodine, which are horrible, but still not as bad as this stuff? How about oxycodone?

HE WILL BE EAGER TO TELL YOU THE POSITIVE EFFECTS THAT IT WILL HAVE ON YOUR CHILD, SUCH AS GIVING HIM OR HER MORE FOCUS IN SCHOOL, BUT BE SURE MOST OF THE TIME HE WILL NOT TELL YOU WHAT NEGATIVE HEALTH EFFECTS IT WILL HAVE ON YOUR CHILD

Good job Doctor and Parent, because they deserve some blame for not properly researching the drug. Let's put children on a drug that holds the Highest FDA warning. There's still a chance to stop, so have no worries.

This is getting out of control, and it's tough to look down upon people who fall for this, because information is scarce. To prove this, an unnamed Government health body advises to use extreme caution with these DANGEROUS drugs. Then all of a sudden they took a complete U-turn and revised the warning, as well as showing the drug in a positive light. Coincidence? I think not. This should be legal? How can the government and these doctors withhold important information involving the health of children and adults alike? Even the possiblity of death. This is why an NYU student who was interviewed on the subject compared Adderall to Tylenol.

There have been fifty-one reported deaths from ADD medications. Twenty of those fifty-one were children. They just dropped dead.

DANGERS OF THIS DRUG:
  • Abuse
  • Worsening of illness
  • Bad weight loss
  • Decreased growth
  • Heart Attack
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Stroke
  • SUDDEN DEATH

JUST A FEW MORE POINTS TO MAKE

Is giving your children the upper hand in school a good enough reason to feed them these life threatening drugs?

A doctor found that ten out of ten children who died from unexplained heart problems were all on these drugs.

How do we test for these types of problems (ADD/DEPRESSION/ANXIETY, ETC)? The doctor isn't sticking a needle into my head and taking a reading. Thank God he isn't. DIG DEEPER DOCTOR!

Be careful who you trust.

Use Google.

Don't take this as something designed to offend. Take it as care, and help.

Open your eyes, America! My next article on this subject will cover much more on big medicine and how the they beneifit from selling drugs legally. I must close with this: MARIJUANA IS STILL ILLEGAL.

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6 comments:

  1. I realize you’re a young idealist trying to make a name for himself, and more importantly beef up your Twitter list, so I’ll keep it brief:
    If you’re so considered with “Black Box” drugs, why don’t you include all of them in your article?

    Here’s a link for you to start with, Scoop.
    http://blackboxrx.com/

    I notice Naproxen, brand name Aleve is on this list. Where’s the “Expose” on this?

    In regards to your question on diagnosing. The CDC has set forth guidelines for Drs to diagnose patients with AD/HD and all other mental illness. If your point is the CDC is in it with big Pharm blah blah blah, then just skip your pointless article and focus on the 9/11 “truth.

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  2. I wasn't trying to write a mile long article. I will speak about other medications in an upcoming article. Actually I know 2 people who have been prescribed Adderall who personally told me that all they had to do was take a short questionaire. Is this really enough? I think not. I will speak about the 9/11 truth in upcoming articles as well. I don't understand why people are so defensive over this medication and many others like it. Google it if you don't believe me. These are very dangerous drugs. One thing at a time. Anyone else out there think this article is pointless?

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  3. Adderall also has a high potential for abuse. This stuff is capable of getting you very high. The psychological effects of this drug are proven to be addictive. Some people cannot live without this tuff, and therefore will never cope with their symptoms. As far as naproxen and abuse, there isn't any psychological affect for the drug, it's just and anti-inflammatory/anti-pyretic drug, it helps keep aggrivated tissue calm and it helps fight fevers. So I can't imagine it being of much use to somebody in search of a high.

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  4. Do a poll of adults: ask them the question, what ONE THING would you like to improve about your life.
    I guarantee that high on many people's list will be: I'd like more energy.

    Kids with a lot of energy we label hyperactive and put 'em on meds.

    I agree with your article, but this issue is just another symptom of the diseased society we live in. Especially you, who live in America, land of the free and all that...

    to be clear - i have nothing against America/Americans, but it/you often lead the way in the less than healthy trends that we then see reflected in the wider world. Like junk food, super-sizing junk food, invading countries without justification or legal grounds, prozac...
    Love :)
    Ben

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  5. I'm in the same boat as you. These drugs are leagal, but really we're so hypnotized as a society that we look down upon smoking marijuana for medicinal purposes. People must stop replacing laws for morals.

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  6. I love your theory on meditation.. gave you a follow.

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