As you may have heard...Health Canada has requested the makers of Tylenol to lower the amount of acetaminophen in their products due to the damage caused to our liver and other organs. HUH!
This was a topic I brought up on the Facebook page as well and there was some conversation about it. One friend of the page actually went and called her doctor to verify and to question further. This is what she was told...
"Yes it causes damage by eating a way at the lining of the liver, that can take away the ability to do it's job. The liver is a filter to pass toxins out of our bodies, so it's like a corrosive agents in it that act like acid to eat away the lining and can cause a little or a lot of damage and Yes one symptoms is jaundice."
This friend...as told by her doctor...also shared that it took a full 17 years for this information to come to light. By the time the government got involved and a study was completed...red tape was created and eventually cut...BLAH BLAH...the information has now come out...
What was once marketed as a safe drug...one most used by hospitals and doctors everywhere...is now deemed unsafe due to the damage caused to our liver and other organs.
17 YEARS!! and not even a "hey folks...we're checking this out and we just want to warn you to be safe and to keep this in mind...but..."
NO! not even...nothing!...they just kept marketing and marketing and making their money and how many livers have been destroyed? How many lives have been altered by this medication? And what are they going to do about it?
So far...a warning has come out...is that all? What's next? What will the people who use this medication regularly do? One friend on the Facebook page said that this was stupid and it would only make her take more of the drug to get the same amount as she's taking now. BUT! that comes with a huge risk and a potentially life threatening one at that.
SO...what are people to do now?
This really irks me on many levels...ONE...THEY KNEW!! they knew there was something wrong with this drug and they did nothing!! a study! great! good for them! BUT!! TWO...what about the people who took this drug and suffered because of it? what about them? THREE...it makes me wonder what else they're hiding about this and any other drug they manufacture...and FOUR...they made money off of this! off of people suffering knowing full well this product was causing damage. I could go on...but I'm pissed!
People like us are sitting ducks when it comes to big pharma and the government lackeys tagging along suckling their hind tit. They don't care about our lives...not truly...they care about their bottom dollar...their fat wallets...while we continue to suffer.
They make rules and decisions about our pain and how we can treat it without ever experiencing what it's like to be us. THEY HAVE NO CLUE!...yet they control what medications are made available and what medications they take away and they don't seem to give one rat's ass about how that impacts the lives of the people who use a particular medication. They've created addiction problems that are rampant and now they're scrambling clean up it.
When will the medication roller coaster end?
Well...for me?...this just makes me all the more determined to take as few pills as I possibly have to to manage my pain and live my life...and I'll say this too...it just confirms the need for alternative medicinal treatments to be made available for people like us. People who choose a natural herb instead of big pharma chemical concoctions...WE deserve equal access and WE deserve the right to choose.
Please...if you or someone you know is a regular user of Tylenol and their products...or any other brand of acetaminophen...please...speak to you doctor to ensure what you are taking is actually safe...the proper dosage is important and more than recommended can increase your risks dramatically.
PLEASE!! speak to your doctor and/or your pharmacist...JUST TALK! to someone okay? Please?!