Sunday, February 13, 2011

The Benefits Of Hindsight.

Alice Rahon.

In 2006 I got the diagnosis of Primary Progressive MS, and I got very worried.

I realise now that I should not have worried as much, I now know that worrying never makes positive differences.

Especially to MS, worry causes stress which is bad for MS that is the benefit of hindsight, which I did not have in 2006, then I was faced with the unknown.

I had an insensitive neurologist, and a disease that thousands have but no one knows the cause.

This lack of knowledge has been exploited by Pharmaceutical companies who have produced many drugs which they claim control and modify MS.
‘’Many of these drugs have potentially serious side-effects especially in combination with other medications.’’
‘’It should be emphasised that none of these drugs are a "cure" for either MS nor for any of its symptoms.’’
‘’The only medications available at the moment either slow down the course of the disease at best or are palliative on its symptoms.’’
If the cause were known and drugs were developed that can help; I would love a drug that could help me.
Not drugs which have nasty side effects while making huge profits for the Pharmaceutical companies.


Anonymous said...

What an important entry of yours.

Over here there were lately a few doctors discovered who wrote receipies worth many thousand Euro within just half a year.

Please have you all a good new week.

Webster said...

You are preaching to the choir, Herrad. I think that all of us with MS, or most of us anyway, feel just as you do about these drugs and the Pharmaceutical Companies: they are run and marketted by greedy little bastards.

As for Mubarak's wealth, well, I have a few ideas what could be done with it.

Herrad said...

Hi Robert,
Thanks for sharing your information on doctors prescribing, perhaps grossly over prescribing.
Doctors are put under alot of pressure by the pharmaceutical companies.

Hi Webster,
I know what you are saying about me 'preaching' to the choir, but that is not my intention far from it.
The pharma companies have too much control and that surely needs constant mentioning especial as it is these companies who are medicalising huge sections of society right now.

I agree about Mubarak's money I think we could all come p with plenty ideas where it can be spent.

I think we need to do everything we can to expose those ‘’ greedy little bastards’’ the pharma ‘companies who got many of our mothers on valium in the 1960’s.
They are now medicalising children, diagnosing and prescribing drugs for very young children.
Who are too young at 4 to either diagnose things like bi-polar or prescribe adult medicines too.

Very scary when medicines are becoming the solution to many problems, sadly it seems that often these medicines cause many more problems.

See Sterphanie’s blog for more information about pharmaceutical companies:

Thanks both of you dear friends for coming by and leaving comments.

Patrick said...

Herrad, after 21+ years of living with MS as a family I am convinced that "insensitive neurologist" is part of the DX of Multiple Sclerosis.

Caregivingly Yours, Patrick