Medications been linked to road rage, pathological gambling, and complicated acts of fraud. Some make us less neurotic, and others may even shape our social relationships.
We would never tell you to stop taking medicine that a doctor has prescribed for you, but we are telling you that you need to take full advantage of the research power of the Internet and find out exactly what it is you are taking, and what serious mental side effects it could be causing you. As you will see today, there are untold thousands of people across the world who are taking prescription drugs for a physical ailment and are actually causing themselves to develop mental illness.
“And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk: Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.”Revelation 9:20,21 (KJB)
If you are a student of the Book, you might find it interesting to know that our word ‘pharmaceutical’ meaning medicine, where we derive the term ‘Big Pharma’ from, comes from the Greek word ‘pharmakeia‘. In the book of Revelation where it talks about sorcery and witchcraft, that same word ‘pharmakeia‘ is used. Pharmakeia means ‘the use of medicine, drugs or spells’. Pharmakeia shows up in Exodus 7:11, 7:22, 8:18, Isaiah 47:9, Galatians 5:20, Revelation 9:21 and 18:23. Just thought you might find that interesting. He who has ‘ears to hear’ and all that, you know.
We live in a period of time where Big Pharma is saving lives, yes, but also destroying the lives of countless others. In the early stages of my graphic design career, I worked for two of the largest Big Pharma companies in the world, and I heard some very interesting things in closed-door meetings. One meeting in particular where the CEO of the company was boiling mad because the new drug they had spent $400 million on killed all the test patients. Killed them dead. So what did the CEO of this massive Big Pharma company want his people to do? He wanted them to repackage it with a new name and find some kind of condition it could be attached to. That’s who you’re dealing with at these drugs companies, thought you’d find that interesting as well.
The medications that change who we are
FROM BBC FUTURE: It turns out many ordinary medications don’t just affect our bodies – they affect our brains. Why? And should there be warnings on packets? “Patient Five” was in his late 50s when a trip to the doctors changed his life. He had diabetes, and he had signed up for a study to see if taking a “statin” – a kind of cholesterol-lowering drug – might help. So far, so normal.
But soon after he began the treatment, his wife began to notice a sinister transformation. A previously reasonable man, he became explosively angry and – out of nowhere – developed a tendency for road rage. During one memorable episode, he warned his family to keep away, lest he put them in hospital.
Out of fear of what might happen, Patient Five stopped driving. Even as a passenger, his outbursts often forced his wife to abandon their journeys and turn back. Afterwards, she’d leave him alone to watch TV and calm down. She became increasingly fearful for her own safety.
“Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.” 3 John 1:2 (KJB)
Then one day, Patient Five had an epiphany. “He was like, ‘Wow, it really seems that these problems started when I enrolled in this study’,” says Beatrice Golomb, who leads a research group at the University of California, San Diego. Alarmed, the couple turned to the study’s organizers. “They were very hostile. They said that the two couldn’t possibly be related, that he needed to keep taking the medication, and that he should stay in the study,” says Golomb.
RESEARCH INTO THESE EFFECTS COULDN’T COME AT A BETTER TIME. THE WORLD IS IN THE MIDST OF A CRISIS OF OVER-MEDICATION, WITH THE US ALONE BUYING UP 49,000 TONNES OF PARACETAMOL EVERY YEAR – EQUIVALENT TO ABOUT 298 PARACETAMOL TABLETS PER PERSON – AND THE AVERAGE AMERICAN CONSUMING $1,200 WORTH OF PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS OVER THE SAME PERIOD. AND AS THE GLOBAL POPULATION AGES, OUR DRUG-LUST IS SET TO SPIRAL EVEN FURTHER OUT OF CONTROL; IN THE UK, ONE IN 10 PEOPLE OVER THE AGE OF 65 ALREADY TAKES EIGHT MEDICATIONS EVERY WEEK.
Ironically, by this point the patient was so cantankerous that he flatly ignored the doctors’ advice. “He swore roundly, stormed out of the office and stopped taking the drug immediately,” she says. Two weeks later, he had his personality back.
Others have not been so lucky. Over the years, Golomb has collected reports from patients across the United States – tales of broken marriages, destroyed careers, and a surprising number of men who have come unnervingly close to murdering their wives. In almost every case, the symptoms began when they started taking statins, then promptly returned to normal when they stopped; one man repeated this cycle five times before he realised what was going on.
Back in 2011, a French father-of-two sued the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline, claiming that the drug he was taking for Parkinson’s disease had turned him into a gambler and gay sex addict, and was responsible for risky behaviours that had led to him being raped.
Then in 2015, a man who targeted young girls on the internet used the argument that the anti-obesity drug Duromine made him do it – he said that it reduced his ability to control his impulses. Every now and again, murderers try to blame sedatives or antidepressants for their offences.
IF THESE CLAIMS ARE TRUE, THE IMPLICATIONS ARE PROFOUND. THE LIST OF POTENTIAL CULPRITS INCLUDES SOME OF THE MOST WIDELY CONSUMED DRUGS ON THE PLANET, MEANING THAT EVEN IF THE EFFECTS ARE SMALL AT AN INDIVIDUAL LEVEL, THEY COULD BE SHAPING THE PERSONALITIES OF MILLIONS OF PEOPLE.
Research into these effects couldn’t come at a better time. The world is in the midst of a crisis of over-medication, with the US alone buying up 49,000 tonnes of paracetamol every year – equivalent to about 298 paracetamol tablets per person – and the average American consuming $1,200 worth of prescription medications over the same period. And as the global population ages, our drug-lust is set to spiral even further out of control; in the UK, one in 10 people over the age of 65 already takes eight medications every week. READ MORE
5 Prescription Medications That Destroy Your Health
You’re probably thinking that there is no way the pharmaceutical industry would sell harmful products. Unfortunately, you would be naïve if you thought that. The pharmaceutical industry is one of the most powerful industries in the world. They have sole control over what drugs and medications are released and sold to the public.