Do you want to take less prescriptions? When taking too many prescriptions is not helping you, or causes too many side effects, it needs your doctor’s re-evaluation. Unfortunately, if a different doctor gave you a prescription, good luck. Doctors don’t want to take-on the liability of changing your medication given by another doctor.

Reducing Prescription Medications

Imagine that at one of your specialist appointments there was a doctor filling-in for your regular follow-up doctor and he prescribed a new medication for you. After a few months you realize you are not doing better, but you are doing worse. You go to your regular doctor (your PCP) and ask about discontinuing the new medication, but your doctor refuses to change someone else’s prescription for you.

You are told to find the phantom doctor who filled-in during that one time at the specialist’s office. It’s your burden, not your doctor’s office. But when you try to get ahold of him at your specialist’s office, you learn that the phantom doctor doesn’t work there anymore and no one knows where he is. This is a potentially very dangerous situation for you, because even your own doctor doesn’t want to change a prescription by someone else. This is not patient-centered care.

When your doctor says there is nothing else you can do and to continue taking that same prescription, it does not mean you have no other choices. There are usually choices and options, but they may require you to make some lifestyle changes which your doctor may assume you won’t want to do.

Weaning Off Medications to Take Less Prescriptions

So because your medications are not working for you, you go for many second opinions from essentially the same kind of doctors. Some suggest adding an additional prescription to your chemical cocktail, but none of them suggest discontinuing any previous prescription, even if your condition has recently become noticeably worse!

When a doctor tells you there’s nothing wrong with taking ten prescriptions per day to stay healthy, you must seek-out an honest, smart, drugless practitioner, not just another similar doctor.

Do you want to wean off medications? Can you decrease, reduce, or stop taking so many prescriptions because all those medications are making you more sick? You may be over-medicated, but the similar doctors you consulted for a second opinion don’t see it that way.

Polypharmacy and Adverse Effects

Using multiple drugs to cover a single symptom, or taking more drugs than are clinically appropriate is called polypharmacy. Adverse drug reactions, drug side effects and quality of life issues are more common with polypharmacy. This is especially problematic for the elderly. An elderly person’s declining brain function is one example of where this kind of counterproductive medical strategy is destructive. Nearly 50 percent of elderly people are taking 5 or more prescription drugs at the same time. 12 percent of the elderly are taking ten or more prescriptions every day of their lives!

“We’re taking sick people and trying to get them well using chemicals. It doesn’t make any sense! We need to use nutrition.” – Dr Royal Lee – 1952

Here’s an analogy: Let’s say you were in your doctor’s waiting room and told the staff it was too cold. Could you ever imagine that you’re sitting there expecting someone to change the thermostat-setting, but the doctor comes in to set-up a little space heater in that room, instead? Naturally, you would suggest the doctor adjust the A/C thermostat instead, to make it less cold, but to your surprise the doctor says he doesn’t want to touch that thermostat, because it is already set by another doctor and he doesn’t want to take responsibility by changing the setting. That scenario would be unbelievably stupid, right?

That’s like the doctor continuing you on a prescription from another doctor, even though that medication is not working for you, then, prescribing an additional medication—to hide the side effect caused by the medication you wanted to stop taking. Oh, but your doctor says keep taking that medication, since another doctor prescribed it for you.  ( : – / ) The stupidity is astounding.

Now you can see the problems inherent in the system of conventional industrialized medicine, where the most important thing is the prescription, and not to challenge another doctor’s prescription, or opinion. Isn’t the patient the most important thing here? Why do they overlook the patient?

Drugless Practitioner

We don’t do things that way in my office. Your alternative is a Drugless Practitioner. If our individualized health program were not giving you the results we expect within a reasonable time frame, we re-evaluate. We make the necessary changes to your health rebuilding program according to your current health condition. We’ll keep a close watch.

Weaning off medications is possible when you have built-up your health and nutritional foundation enough. At that level you won’t need the original prescriptions anymore. That may take time, but by then, your doctor should be OK guiding you off the medication you don’t want. You build your health, then you go back to your doctor and ask him to re-evaluate. This is your alternative to counterproductive medicine. The focus is not on your current prescriptions, or current nutritional supplementation use, the focus is on you.

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