Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Biggest Drug Dealers have MDs

I just had three of my wisdom teeth removed last week!  It was as pleasant an experience as getting teeth ripped out of your jaw could be.  It was not by choice, the dentist said it was necessary.  The actual surgery was no big deal because I was out like a light.  The last thing I remembered was my doctor hooking up my IV saying "here comes the Margaritas".  The next thing I knew I was home and Chris was taking care of me.  

Now I do not take medicine on a regular basis or irregular for that matter.  I try to remain as chemical free as possible.  So, for my surgery, I had an IV drip of drugs strong enough to make me sleep. Then when I got home it was time to take the pain medicine too.  I had THREE prescriptions to take.  On a stomach filled with watermelon and blueberry/carrot juice, I took the rest of my medicines; two pain pills, one ibuprofen, and one anti swelling pill.  Next thing I knew I was on the floor passed out in a cold sweat.  It gave my husband a run for his money.  He of course, freaked out!  He saw the reaction first hand of what my body did with all the chemicals in it.  

Once I revived from that, I was able to eat some soup and go back to sleep.  For the next few days I stayed heavily medicated and am now weaning off the pain medication.  Being in a medicated state is not fun either.  I have had no energy.  Sleeping is the most fun thing to do on medicine.  It makes living a lot harder.

In this case, pain medication was necessary, it is just interesting to see how the human body can react to foreign chemicals made in a lab.   

I took myself off of all prescription medications about one year ago.  It is one of the best choices I could have made.  I used to get headaches a lot from a prescription I would take.  To get rid of those headaches, I would take Excedrin.  So I was eating medicine all the time.  Just by going off of the prescription and giving my body a break, I rarely have a headache.  If I do get a headache, I can usually curve it by either laying down, inverting into a yoga pose, visiting the chiropractor or eating a nutritious veggie dinner.

Of course, modern medicine is neccesary sometimes, however, be choosy!  Don't jump to a prescription medicine fix.  Go to the root of the problem.  Go natural when you can.  Your body will thank you by giving you lots of energy and not passing out!

This is my kind of prescription!!!

1 comment:

  1. Mary, thank you for speaking out about the dangers and side effects of medications. Most medications actually cover up the problem rather correcting the true issue/problem at hand. More and more people are becoming aware of this and taking a conservative route for treatments when healing.