In the past few weeks I have become aware of how toxic drugs can be. One of the chemo drugs that my wife has been getting daily (6 doses) is called Cytoxan - I guess you know you are in trouble when "tox" is in the name of the drug. The reasons they used this drug was not to kill off cancer cells but to rid Ann of rogue cells in her immune system. It is amazing how something toxic can be used to assist in the healing process.
On a more personal level I had been experiencing a lot of muscle pains (especially in my legs) for the past month or so. I kept telling myself that it was just because I was not getting enough exercise. On Monday morning I woke up with a new thought - what if Trilipix, my cholesterol drug, was causing my muscles problems. I googled the drug and found that muscle pain was a side effect of it. I have been so much better since I stopped ingesting it.
In retrospect I am thinking about how drugs geared to help us can hurt us even when it is not intentional. I am also wondering if there is a drug that can help me keep my cholesterol levels low without the nasty side effects. I have used all sorts of remedies - red yeast rice gave me muscle pain as well as several statin based drugs. And, in searching the web, I find that this muscle pain sadly a pretty normative experience.
So I was wondering if you can relate to toxic side effects. Any suggestions?