Nation of Drug Users… via the Doctors

What if I told you that the United States is being made into a nation of drug users and that they aren’t the illegal kind but from the doctors? This may sound like a strange thing to say but there is a reason for it.

If you look at the way the commercials are going on any medications that are out there and you hear the words ‘Talk to your doctor.’ This is one way that they do it. They push medications on to people. If you look at the kids today and how many are on medication for something or another.

When kids are being kids they act out, spit balls are normal, squirming during a boring class is normal, the kids don’t need medication … they need to be engaged on the topic. Since the year 2000 there have been about 11% of the kids between the ages of 4 to 17 are on ADHD medication. For the kids that are younger it goes to a different way. The kids are tested differently than the older kids and these are younger than 6 years old.( https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/adhd/data.html )

If you look at some of the other medications that are out there are scary as well. Back in the 1990’s there was a medication called ‘Norplant’s’ that were meant to prevent women from getting pregnant. There were side effects and it had to be pulled. This page shows the side effects that it had. (http://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-4455/norplant-system-implant/details/list-sideeffects ) It was pulled in 2002.

Now it is back in a new name: Nexplanon Subdermal. This is supposed to last for three years and I find it rather worry some due to the fact that there are so many problems with the original.Here is the sheet that I was able to find on the side effects.( http://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-156597/nexplanon-subdermal/details#side-effects )

I want to strongly recommend that you find out all the medications that you take affect your body. There are medications that are given to help people sleep but they aren’t being told that it is also an antidepressant.

Talk to your doctor about what is going on when they want to put you on a new medication. Google is a great help due to you can find out all sorts of things with medications and that information that you can call and ask your doctor or your pharmacist about. Protect yourself due to the fact that your body is yours and the only one that you have.

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