# Drugs question?

#### maxpower097

Joined Feb 20, 2009
816
Are you sure he wasn't talking about legal drugs? I'm currently on bloodpressure, anti-inflamatories, and a muscle relaxer. Theres lots of legal stuff that can and should be discussed. Such as side effects, results of meds, and the fact that 30% of all TV advertising is now for drug companies. Just food for though. For instance every one in my family has a side effect to Lunesta, feels like someone dumping talc powder in your mouth all night.

#### Georacer

Joined Nov 25, 2009
5,182
I don't think each one's medicinal schedule is to be discussed in a public thread where anyone can drop his 2c.

Think about it. Would you like a total stranger that knows nothing about you to council you about what medicine you will take or an asserted pharmacist or doctor?

Be careful people, the internet isn't the cure to all problems.

#### maxpower097

Joined Feb 20, 2009
816

#### maxpower097

Joined Feb 20, 2009
816
If I was a moderator, I probably would have closed the thread without even reading it. Whether the "drugs" he mentioned in the title were prescription or otherwise, it is inappropriate either way. No one wants to hear about your prescriptions, and the discussion of illegal substances is downright wrong. Either way, I think the mods did right in locking the thread.

Der Strom
I dissagree, I think our healthcare and medical prescriptions are something that should be talked about and discussed because 1 its full of so much fraud, 2 Many doctors and pharmacist don't know what their talking about, 3 There are loopholes and help to be had if you know how to get it. So I think discussing it is a good thing. I think everyone can agree our healthcare system is broken from the bottom to the top. In the end its the mods choice if the thread is too much and should be locked. I hope this discussion is within the boundries of what we can talk about.

#### maxpower097

Joined Feb 20, 2009
816
And Sarge, I used to be the same way. I wouldn't take an asprin till I got hurt. But when your living in constant agony you need to make a choice and it becomes a matter of trade offs. For instance I'm scared to take my BP meds. I'm borderline and have prehypertention. My bp fluxuates between 130/80 - 150/95. They prescribed me Norvasc. But in todays climate where they push drugs onto the market with little testing I'm actually scared to take it till I find someone else taking it and I can talk to them. Till then it will sit in my medicine cabinate till I can talk to someone about its effects, is it worth it, how long have they taken it, etc...Because as you said ALL DRUGS HAVE SIDE EFFECTS INCLUDING DEATH! Also if I see one more COPD commercial I'm gonna throw myself off a building. j/k

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#### JoeJester

Joined Apr 26, 2005
4,390

On this side of the pond, "do drugs" means the same on your side of the pond. If we were talking medicinal usage, it would be "take drugs" or a variation of those.

T06,

It was only a matter of time before puslie stepped too far over the line. I'm surprised he made it to double digit postings.

#### justtrying

Joined Mar 9, 2011
431
Medications should be discussed and there are many forums that are diagnosis specific. I myself am on anti-epileptics and have had to resort to reading through the forums to sort out which side-effects went with which medication simply because the doctor does not know, the meds related to nervious system have so many different effects that at one point basic reassurance that there are other people out there living through the same thing is a good thing. Of course high level of scrutiny has to be applied to all such information, but if anybody ever looked at studies done by the pharma when they put out something on the market, take a pick whom to trust....

But this is an electronics forum after all... my internal wiring is all wrong anyway

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#### maxpower097

Joined Feb 20, 2009
816
Exactly but this is the off topic section and were all very similar and most likely have very similar health issues. So I feel its beneficial to be able to discuss this. Luckily this hasn't been locked so seems as though were doing it the right way.

#### maxpower097

Joined Feb 20, 2009
816
Anyone read that article that said people get cancer at a higher rate when they sit for long periods of time. It was just release a day or two ago. People who sit most of the day at work or home are like 30% more likely to get some forms of cancer.

#### DerStrom8

Joined Feb 20, 2011
2,390
Max, if you knew this guy, you would have known that he was NOT talking about prescription drugs. Ever since his "cousin" was banned, he has been on here tormenting the members and moderators. This was just another thread to test their patience. IMHO he got what he deserved.

Der Strom

#### justtrying

Joined Mar 9, 2011
431
Anyone read that article that said people get cancer at a higher rate when they sit for long periods of time. It was just release a day or two ago. People who sit most of the day at work or home are like 30% more likely to get some forms of cancer.
I've looked at the articles quoting the study but don't really have the time to read the study right now. A question I came up with is whether sleeping causes cancer, after all you are sedentary for at least 7-8 hours... This in conjunction with the recent announcement that drinking wine is once again bad for you. I wish all the money that went into these studies was going towards reducing pollution, removing pesticides, cleaning up emissions etc i.e. getting rid of the things that are actually causing cancer.

#### Wendy

Joined Mar 24, 2008
22,208
Science doesn't work like that. It is all linked, and the more information you have the more likely you are not to miss something important.