Drugs, Drugs, Drugs - Try More Drugs!
What do conventional medics do when they run
out of ideas? Easy! Just throw yet another drug at the problem! No fuss, no
muss, no thought or effort involved, just keep throwing drugs at the patient
until they stop "bothering" the doctor with all these problems and complaints.
You may recall a couple of issues past in
Pop when we answered "Jane's" questions about the safety of using
prescription drugs and natural treatments together. Our answer was a qualified
Jane read our answer, and wrote
back to say:
Thank you so much for all
the information, it really helped me to understand how the SSRI's work and how
the 5HTP works too. You explained it very clearly so thank you for that.
I've had a look at the website for Dr Myatt, but sadly she is in America and I
am in the UK!! I was so disappointed.
I've started taking a high quality fish oil too as I've read that this can be
very beneficial for anxiety/depression/concentration, etc. I've also ordered
some cds (from the US) to boost self esteem, etc, I'm really looking forward to
Again, thanks for your help and the work you do, what a fantastic job!
Take care, best wishes,
Ps My GP has now changed my medication to Seroxat, I'm a little worried
about this as I remember it had a lot of bad press in recent years.
Yikes! It looks like allopathic
(conventional) doctors in the UK have no more imagination than allopathic docs
here - if one drug isn't working, their answer is simply to throw another drug
at the problem, even if the next drug is virtually the same except for it's
name! And they call this "The Art of Medicine"?
Here is my reply to "Jane":
I am glad that you found our information useful!
Seroxat is simply another name for Paxil (paroxetine hydrochloride) - in this
case, it is the UK trade name. Side effects of Paxil include ( but are not
limited to) headache, nausea, dry mouth, sweating, sleepiness or insomnia, and
diarrhea or constipation, weight gain, loss of libido. We are informed that the
withdrawal difficulties that are associated with all SSRI drugs are greater with
Paxil and that considerable care must be taken in getting patients off of this
drug. Who would have ever guessed that the Big Pharmaceutical companies would be
allowed to market such addictive drugs!
You need not feel disappointed that Dr. Myatt is in Arizona - she has patients
world-wide, including patients in the UK. Dr. Myatt does her consultations over
the telephone, and her UK patients are very satisfied with the way this works
out for them! We are also most certainly able to sent the NeuroTransmitter Test
Kit to the UK - there is no problem with the processing of the samples, they are
simply returned to the laboratory here and processed as usual. Dr Myatt will
provide a brief overview and some general recommendations with regard to any
abnormal findings of this test. For very detailed and in depth recommendations
she would need to take you on as a patient so as to have access to your full
medical history, labs, symptom surveys and more.
Dr. Myatt also has some very good DVD video presentations that you may find
The Body Mind Connection and
Remembering Who You Are and her book A Physician's Diary is also
Working with patients in the UK is fairly straightforward, and our team of
"medical detectives" researches every case with the same meticulous care no
matter where the patient lives.
I would be happy to get you booked with Dr. Myatt and see you started on the
path to your highest health ever!