Thursday, November 7, 2013
I have noticed that there are many prescription drugs that advertise on TV. I am assuming that they are required to disclose any possible side effects. Some of those side effects are extremely serious and make me wonder whether or not consuming that particular pharmaceutical would be worse than the condition it was supposed to cure. Here is an example of one that I looked up. I'm intentionally leaving the name out.
SIDE EFFECTS: Drowsiness, dizziness, dry mouth, constipation, difficulty concentrating, swollen arms/legs, and weight gain may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Tell your doctor right away if you have any unlikely but serious side effects, including: blurred vision, unusual bleeding/bruising, unsteadiness, confusion, muscle pain/tenderness/weakness (especially if you are tired or have a fever), swelling of hands/legs/feet, change in amount of urine.
A small number of people who take anticonvulsants for any condition (such as seizure, bipolar disorder, pain) may experience depression, suicidal thoughts/attempts, or other mental/mood problems. Tell your doctor right away if you or your family/caregiver notice any unusual/sudden changes in your mood, thoughts, or behavior including signs of depression, suicidal thoughts/attempts, thoughts about harming yourself.
I like to say that before I was saved I had JDD… Jesus Deficit Disorder. Fortunately I found the cure.This made me think about something that I noticed in the Bible. There are side effects to those who become Christians. They are listed in Galatians 5:vs 22
But the fruit of the Spirit Is Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self-Control. Against such things there is no law.
much love, Dennis