That being said however...modern medicines have caused many problems as well...and yes even death.
Have you ever really listened to a television commercial touting the benefits of one medication or another? I mean really listened? Now did your glasses allow you to see the fine print warnings that come with the medicine as the commercial was ending? Did you hear the announcers voice list off the warnings? His/her calm voice quickly warning you of all the dangers and often life threatening side-effects of the medicine, while you watched people laughing, running, picking up and swinging their grandchildren, people riding their bikes, flying kites, being intimate with their partner. Did you hear it?
What about the ads in the magazines? Did you read those too? The words they want you to see are bold, loud and clearly printed...their message "this will help you"..."your life will better if you take this"...easily perceived by the smiling model. But the words they don't want you to see? Well...anyone got a magnifying glass handy?
Have you ever had to take a medication to treat the side-effects of another? Has a medication ever been the "cause" of your worsening symptoms? Has a medication ever caused an illness? Yes...you won't cough...but you might die. Yes...you may feel less pain...but you might die. Yes you will feel less anxious...but your thoughts could kill you.
Are the medications you're currently using, really beneficial for you and your life? Are there other options you can turn to? Have you explored them? Will you explore them? Please understand that I am not saying there isn't a place for modern medicines...but I am saying it's not your only option.
Have an open line of communication with your doctor and/or treatment team. Speak to your pharmacist! ask questions when you have them. Although your doctor will only prescribe a medication because they feel the risks are outweighed by the benefits...YOU...are the one living with the side-effects and potential risks...the choice and decision is yours...modern medicine...choose wisely...please?
Take good care of you eh?