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    What is the goal of medication?

    Iis it to make you feel better? "symptom relief"? to make abstract numbers on a clinical test look closer to a "normal" heart? Protection against something?

    I know...I suppose the answer is "it varies by individual".

    I ask because my doc seems to be after me to up my medication, when I have no particular complaints at the moment irt my heart condition itself; my complaints, if any, relate more to the side effects of the damn drugs. I feel better, generally, without them. I've been on atenolol for several years now, but only 50mg/day. when I first started that, I felt like a lump. couldn't get out of my own way. doc said to take half a pill...that improved things some. I still felt sleepy and generally unmotivated most of the time...but for the most part, tolerable. last year, Doc convinced me to take half a pill, twice a day. said it would make me feel less fatigued if I could up the dose. I keep trying to tell him, "more pill=MORE fatigue". he says "no". its my heart that is causing the fatigue. I'm not buying it.

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    simply said:
    healthy people do not buy drugs !
    dead people do not buy drugs !

    only unhealthy people buy drugs !

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    thats why drugs are made to make you sicker & sicker..

    to buy more & more drugs..

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    for example: chemotherapy for cancer has cure rates of only 2% of patients !
    but they are still used for 80 % of patients !

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    Quote Originally Posted by safaribiker View Post
    I did not see any medication that really treat the cause of the disease !
    Antibiotics

    Quote Originally Posted by safaribiker View Post
    for example: chemotherapy for cancer has cure rates of only 2% of patients !
    but they are still used for 80 % of patients !
    Where does this come from? Your not the only ND fan I've heard this from, were did you get it from? I would love to see the source!
    Last edited by medcat; 03-18-2012 at 06:14 PM.

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    The good news about the benefits of medication is that we have many very effective medications to treat the many types of depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, OCD, ADHD, and schizophrenia. Often once a patient begins a medication, the symptoms resolve and they get back to their usual state of functioning.

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    lack of medical training

    Dear Safaribiker,

    You are right to certain extent, yes some medications provide symptomatic relief, HOWEVER, many address the causality, hence Pathophysiology & pharmacology,

    I wonder if you are truly a registered ND that completed a full 4 years of Naturopathic Medical school or a quack that got his ND diploma online via correspondence,
    I know that at NUHS, (I'm a DC graduate from that school.... NUHS is now offering 4 years ND, and MSOM degrees.) you would learn more about the physiology-pathology-pharmacology and wouldn't talk rubbish....

    The public must be aware that some NDs are not licensed and obtained their diploma via diploma mills, while registered NDs, that are licensed in licensed states obtained their ND from 4 years Naturopathic medical school, and would probably know more and discuss conditions with better understanding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by safaribiker View Post
    I did not see any medication that really treat the cause of the disease !

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    The simplest answer is that Medication is intended to make you feel comfortable and normal, healthy. But yes, it does vary with the individual and depends on the symptoms...

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    I don't know the exact goal for medication but I think the primary goal of medication is to improve the quality of life for the person suffering and for his or her caregiver(s).

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    It's very difficulty to answer, because it will depends on the body immunity power. For some people it will gs the relax and relief to them, but in my opinion medication is the best solution for our all health problems.

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    Recovery from disease is the final goal of medication.
    Do the hard part first

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