RE: Now diabetic / Now on lipitor
Posted Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 2:23 AM
Susan Levin wrote:
This never EVER means one should adjust medications without a doctor's complete consent.
PCRM does not promote an anti-pharmaceutical approach to health and healing. We believe medications play an invaluable role in helping people live better lives.
In British Columbia, doctors have such busy practices, spending five or ten minutes with each patient, that they don't have time to read the volumes of research on the many medications and other treatments they are told to prescribe.
It, therefore, falls to us, who are experts on our own bodies - although perhaps not in a scientific sense - to do the research ourselves. If need be we take our findings to our doctor and hope we end up on the same page.
If not...if there's a concern about the safety and possible serious side effects of a medication, if you've educated yourself, then, I believe, you are warranted to make your own decision EVEN without your doctor's complete consent.
"I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that he didn't trust me so much." -- Mother Teresa