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Side Effects of Prescription Medications
Drugs and relationship problems © Martyn Carruthers

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It is easier for health professionals to use drugs as a substitute for change. Alcohol, nicotine or prescription anti-depressants and stimulants are simpler than applying intelligence and analytical skills to relationship problems and negative emotions.

Women taking medication are wise to seek medical advice before conceiving or immediately following conception, to lower the risk of adverse effects on unborn children.

Which Medications are Dangerous to your Health?

Some solutions are worse than the problems. Some cures are worse than the diseases. Some common drugs and medications cause injury, pain, addiction, suffering and symptoms of mental health disorders.

Are your symptoms a consequence of your relationships?
Do you believe that drugs can solve relationship problems?

Many people struggling to improve their lives are stuck in confusion, depression and insomnia. These symptoms are sometimes caused by common foods and by common medications such as pain relievers, stimulants and tranquilizers - both legal and illegal.

If your physician prescribes a medication, ask about its side-effects.

Every medication contains chemicals that may cause side effects. Some side effects are physical, such as nausea or blurred vision, and some side effects affect mood and emotions. If someone has a mental disorder, why not check if medication causes the symptoms? List what medications are taken, and compare the medication history to the symptom history. Ask unbiased medical professionals about the side effects of any drugs that were prescribed for you or your family.

Ask physicians if they would prescribe your medication to their families!

Check the Prescription ... Notice the Effects

A study by the American Medical Association revealed that prescription drugs kill over 100,000 people in the USA every year, hence prescription drugs are the fourth leading cause of death.

Further, in each year there are over two million serious adverse drug reactions in America alone (this means that people required hospitalization or were permanently disabled ... or died).

Wrong drugs and wrong dosages injure hundreds of thousands of people.

Specific concerns include: prescribing errors, poor handwriting, verbal or ambiguous orders. Orders not modified or cancelled, look-alike and sound-alike drug names, wrong abbreviations, faulty drug distribution, poor labeling, ignorance and fatigue.

Even if correctly prescribed, and packaged by a pharmacy technician, some medications may induce delusions and mental disorders, (as may food allergies, food sensitivities, environmental conditions and toxic relationships).

You need not be a victim ... just observe when your symptoms are worst! Notice which patterns of medications, food and relationship behavior seem to precede or trigger your symptoms.

Common drugs such as Darvon®, Demerol® and Percodan® are addictive narcotics that can impair brain function, cause mood swings and disturb sleep.

Some medication side-effects increase the symptoms that a drug was supposed to control. This may lead people to take more of a symptom-producing drug in an effort to control that symptom. Over 100 million prescriptions for mood-changing drugs are made annually in North America alone!

If only 1% of these prescriptions are to alleviate the undiagnosed side-effects of other drugs, that's a million meaningless and expensive prescriptions for potentially harmful drugs every year. But it may be acceptable by some as good business in a consumer driven industry.

Different doctors gave me very different answers about my son's medications.
I did some research. Drug companies provide most post-graduate training
for doctors, and doctors mostly prescribe drugs that they know about.
I found a doctor who changed my son's medications with amazing results.
She discovered that my son is allergic to a common filler used in many drugs.

Many people who are addicted to drugs turn their lives around in rehab programs. In the United States there are treatment facilities like the Colorado drug treatment centers in every state and in most other countries. We offer online assistance to people who want to manage their emotions and solve relationship problems.

Medication & Relationships

Many addictive drugs (especially alcohol and nicotine) are used to control emotions created in relationship conflicts. Do you take drugs so that you can stay in a relationship ... perhaps in a job or a marriage?

It can be hard to find health professionals who don't take drugs.
When I worked in xxx clinic, I was one of the few staff who didn't
smoke, drink or take anti-depressants and/or benzodiazepine daily.
Where would health professionals be without Prozac?

Pain Control without Drugs . Stress Disorders . Abortion

Common Reasons for Medication

Food Allergies & Mental Health

Some mental disorders are caused by allergies to common foods, such as sugar, corn, wheat, milk products or potatoes. Many people who are sensitive to foods experience confusion, aggression, hyperactivity or depression, not physical symptoms such as a rash. Other common causes of mental health problems include intolerance to food additives or preservatives.

Depression . Learning Disabilities . Eating Disorders

Many apparent mental disorders are sensitivities and allergies to contaminants, or triggered by vitamin deficiencies or stress. Yet the most common cause of emotional issues seems to be relationships. Clarifying and resolving relationship problems may bring a near-miraculous and drug-free alleviation of mental health symptoms. See When Disease Makes Sense.

Some Side Effects of Drugs and Medications

Consult a physician about any opinions or recommendations about
medications, medical symptoms or medical conditions.

Medical insurance rarely covers anything preventative or alternative or emotional ...
medical insurance is more likely to pay for physical damage and for healing
diseases caused by unhealthy lifestyles and unhealthy relationships.

Are you being HURT by Prescription Drugs?

Although medication can help treatable diseases or conditions;
some medical drugs are associated with symptoms and injuries.


Possible Medication Cause

Agitation Pain relievers, anti-inflammatory agents, muscle relaxants and sedatives
Anxiety Weight control, antidepressants, cholesterol reducers, cold/cough drugs, decongestants, muscle relaxants, sedatives and tranquilizers
Catatonia Anti nausea and "anti-itching" drugs
Confusion Pain relievers, angina relief, arrhythmia control, anticonvulsants, antidepressants, antihistamines, anti-hypertension, anti-inflammatory agents, cold/cough drugs, steroids, decongestants, diuretics, muscle relaxants, sedatives and tranquilizers
Concentration Antidepressants
Delirium Arrhythmia control
Delusions Antidepressants
Depression Angina relief, arrhythmia control, anticonvulsants, anti-inflammatory agents, migraine relief, cancer treatments, diuretics, fertility drugs, estrogens, muscle relaxants, oral contraceptives, sedatives and tranquilizers
Disorientation Pain relievers, antidepressants, migraine relief, nausea relief, cancer treatments, sedatives and tranquilizers
Emotional disturbances Anticonvulsants and most recreational drugs
Excitability Arrhythmia control, antihistamines, "anti-itching" drugs, cold/cough drugs, decongestants, androgens, muscle relaxants and tranquilizers
Euphoria Pain relievers, weight control, antidepressants, antihistamines, migraine relief, "anti-itching" drugs, cold/cough drugs, steroids, decongestants and tranquilizers
Giddiness Cold/cough drugs, tranquilizers
Hallucinations Pain relievers, antidepressants, anti-inflammatory agents, cold/cough drugs, decongestants, sedatives and tranquilizers
Hangover Alcohol and sedatives
Hyperactivity Tranquilizers and sugar
Hysteria Antihistamines and "anti-itching" drugs
Impotence Anti-hypertension, diuretics, androgens, tranquilizers
Insomnia Arrhythmia control, antidepressants, antihistamines, anti-hypertension, anti-inflammatory agents, migraine relief, nausea relief, "anti-itching" drugs, antispasmodics, bronchodilators, cholesterol reducers, cold/cough drugs, decongestants, androgens, muscle relaxants, sedatives and thyroid drugs
Irritability Anticonvulsants, antihistamines, bronchodilators, cold/cough relief and decongestants
Lethargy Anti-inflammatory agents, cancer treatments and tranquilizers
Libido Antidepressants, nausea relief, cancer treatments, cholesterol reducers, cold/cough drugs, diuretics, androgens, estrogens, muscle relaxants, oral contraceptives and tranquilizers
Over-stimulation Weight control drugs, sugar
Nervousness Anticonvulsants, antihistamines, anti-hypertension, nausea relief, "anti-itching" drugs, antispasmodics, bronchodilators, cholesterol reducers, cold/cough drugs, decongestants, diuretics, fertility drugs, oral contraceptives, sedatives, thyroid drugs, tranquilizers and vasodilators
Nightmares Antidepressants, nausea relief, sedatives and tranquilizers
Pre-menstrual problems Cancer treatments, estrogens and oral contraceptives (such as Yaz)
Psychotic symptoms Anti-nausea drugs and tranquilizers (also allergies to other drugs)
Restlessness Pain relievers, weight control, angina relief, anti-hypertension, nausea relief, bronchodilators, cold/cough drugs, decongestants, diuretics, fertility drugs, tranquilizers and vasodilators
Sleepiness Pain relievers
Weariness Antipruritic (anti-itch) and cold/cough drugs

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Have You Suffered Enough?

 Where are you now? Understand your emotions, fixations and enmeshments
What do you hope for? Know your goals and stop sabotaging yourself
Do you feel resourceful? Learn to develop your inner resources
Do emotions block you? Relationship problems and mentor damage
Do your beliefs limit you? Change limiting beliefs and end dependence
Do you feel connected? Resolve identity issues to recover lost resources
Is your partner happy? Build healthy partnership (or separate peacefully)
Are your children healthy? Happy parents better manage family problems
Do you want team success? Team leaders and their teams develop together
Do you have complex goals? Specialty coaching, counseling & therapy

Plagiarism is theft. Copyright © Martyn Carruthers 1996-2018  All rights reserved. Soulwork Systemic Coaching was primarily developed by Martyn Carruthers to help people solve emotional problems and relationship conflicts to achieve their goals. These concepts and strategies are for general knowledge only. Consult a physician about medical conditions and before changing medical treatment. Don't steal intellectual property ... get permission to post, publish or teach Martyn's work - email