Sunday, July 31, 2011

Reclast and Kidney Failure.. Please read.

Hello Readers,

Last week while I was researching Reclast for a friend I came across and overwhelming amount of articles that suggest Reclast may increase your risk of Kidney failure. So below I have added a few links for you to read up about this issue. I pray everyday that this blog will help you be more educated and informed to make better choice in regards to your health care decisions. As I started investigating this drug the more my heart hurt so badly. There are alot of side effects to this drug as there are with any drug. This drug just seems to increase as certain toxin in your blood that contributes to kidney failure.. (well according to the reports that I have read) So I have added the links below so that you can see and read for yourself.

Thank you for reading
I love you all
God Bless You!!!


Common Side Effects

  • Nausea
  • Joint pain 
Serious Side Effects
  • Chest pain or other heart attack symptoms
  • Sudden confusion; numbness in the arms, legs, or face; or other stroke symptoms
  • Signs of liver problems, such as yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin, dark urine, or increased liver enzymes (found using a blood test)
  • Easy bruising or bleeding
  • Frequent or persistent infections
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:

    • An unexplained rash
    • Itching
    • Hives
    • Swelling of the mouth or throat
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing.

 Rare Side Effects

  • Anemia

  • Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)

  • A spinning sensation (vertigo)

  • Hearing loss

  • Blurred vision

  • Dry mouth

  • Constipation

  • Vomiting

  • Stomach ulcer

  • Shingles

  • Increased or decreased appetite

  • Dehydration

  • Diabetes

  •  High Cholesterol

  • High blood sugar

  • High triglycerides

  • Weight loss or weight gain

  • Migraines 

  • Insomnia

  • Decreased libido

  • Impotence 

  • Hair loss

  • Hot flashes 

  • Low blood pressure
  • Wednesday, July 27, 2011

    Reclast (Osteoporosis Prevention IV)

    Common Side Effects

  • Joint pain

  • Fever

  • High blood pressure (hypertension)

  • Headaches

  • Muscle pain

  • Extremity pain

  • Flu-like symptoms (such as fever, fatigue, and chills)

    • Dizziness
    • Bone pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, or chest pain
    • Lethargy
    • Swelling or fluid retention in the ankles or feet
    • Unusual sensations, such as burning or tingling
    • Abdominal pain
    • Bloating
    • Muscle stiffness
    • Arthritis
    • Diareah, nausea, vomiting, or stomach pain
    • Anemia
    • Weakness, fatigue, or a general ill feeling
    • A spinning sensation (vertigo)
    • Indigestion or heartburn
    • Muscle spasms
    • Dehydration
    • Loss of appetite.
     Serious Side Effect
    • Low calcium levels in the blood (hypocalcemia)
    • Decreased urination (which may be a sign of kidney damage)
    • Severe bone, muscle, or joint pain
    • Jaw or tooth problems
    • A rapid and irregular heart rhythm
    • Groin or thigh pain, as these might be symptoms of a rare type of broken bone that has been reported with medications like Reclast 
    • Signs of an allergic reaction, including unexplained rash, hives, itching, unexplained swelling, wheezing, or difficulty breathing.

    Tuesday, July 26, 2011


    Boniva is a prescription medicine used to treat or prevent osteoporosis in women after menopause. Boniva
    helps increase bone mass and helps reduce the chance of having a spinal fracture (break).

    Common Side Effects
    • Back pain
    • Heartburn
    • Stomach area (abdominal) pain
    • Pain in your arms and legs
    • Diarrhea
    • Headache
    • Muscle pain
    • Flu-like symptoms

    Serious Side Effects

    • Esophagus problems
    • Low calcium levels in your blood (hypocalcemia)
    • Bone, joint or muscle pain
    • Severe jaw bone problems (osteonecrosis)
    • Unusual thigh bone fractures
    Call your doctor right away if you have any of the above Serious side effects.

    New Research Probes the Safety of Birth Control Pills

    Hello Readers,

    After browsing the internet tonight I have found another report on the dangers of oral birth control. Below is the link to the ABC article. Hope it helps.

    As Always Thank you  for reading
    Love you and
    God Bless You!!!!!!

    Wednesday, July 20, 2011


    Good Day Readers,

    After a doctors appointment for my daughters regular vaccines. I sat down and had a chat with the doctor about the Gardasil shot. Most doctors would like for you to immunize your girls with this new injection. It supposedly will protect against HPV ( human papillomavirus). So first let me tell you alittle about this drug. This injection only helps protect against 4 types of HPV's. It protects against types 6, 11, 16 and 18.

  • HPV Types 6 and 11 cause about 90%
    of genital warts cases in females and males.

  • HPV Types 16 and 18 cause about 75% of cervical cancer cases in females.

  • HPV Types 16 and 18 also cause about 70% of vaginal cancer cases and up to 50% of vulvar cancer cases in females.

  • Gardasil is suggested to be given to children before they have encountered sexually activity, however if on is already sexually active you can still get immunized..
    Gardasil is not only a vaccine for females it is also for males too. Doctors and the CDC recommend giving this vaccine anywhere from age 9-26 year old females/males. Just below I included an exert from the drug manufacturer's website.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends routine vaccination with GARDASIL for girls ages 11 to 12, and for young women ages 13 through 26 who have not already been vaccinated. The CDC states that GARDASIL can be given to boys and young men ages 9 through 26, if you and the doctor decide it’s right for your son. (I underlined that last line cause it is ultimately up to the parent to make that decision)

    The way they administer the drug via injection. GARDASIL is given in 3 doses over 6 months.

    So when the doctor and I talked about it. She proceeded to tell me it is a good shot, but there are also over 100 different types of HPV's out there that they know of..
    This coming from my daughter's Doctor. You take what you want from that comment. What i would say is here is some info for you on this subject and you chat with your child's Doctor. Make up your mind based on the facts.. That is exactly what I did.

    As Always I Love You All
    God Bless You!!!!!

    GARDASIL (Vaccine that protects against HPV)

    Common Side Effects

    • pain, swelling, itching, bruising, and redness at the injection site
    • headache
    • fever
    • nausea
    • dizziness
    • vomiting
    • fainting
    Fainting can happen after getting GARDASIL.

    Tell your health care professional if any of the following problems occur because these may be signs of an allergic reaction:
    • difficulty breathing
    • wheezing (bronchospasm)
    • hives
    • rash
    Tell your health care professional about:
    • swollen glands (neck, armpit, or groin)
    • joint pain
    • unusual tiredness, weakness, or confusion
    • chills
    • generally feeling unwell
    • leg pain
    • shortness of breath
    • chest pain
    • aching muscles
    • muscle weakness
    • seizure
    • bad stomach ache
    • bleeding or bruising more easily than normal

    Sunday, July 17, 2011

    Nestorgel (a birth control lotion)

    Hello Bloggers,

    Recently while searching the web I came across a report from a Detroit news team saying that birth control in the form of a lotion maybe on markets in 5years or so. So for your curiosity I have included the link to this news report so you can hear it for yourself. In addition to the link for the news report I will be following up with any info I can find on this new type of birth control. This particular form is still in the testing phase so I may not be able to get much info to you. I do promise to give you as much info as possible though.

    As Always Thank You for Reading
    I Love You All and
    God Bless You!!!

    Friday, July 15, 2011

    CDC: After Giving Birth, Wait to Restart Birth Control Pills

    Hello Bloggers,

    I just finishd reading and article from the CDC about waiting to restart birth control pills after having an vaginal birth. I guess some of the risks are greater.. Rather than me telling you about it i have included the link bleow with the actual article. Please feel free to take a looky for yourself.

    As always thank you for reading and
    God Bless You!!

    Wednesday, July 13, 2011

    Nuvigil-Armodafinil(ar moe daf' i nil)

    Hello Blog Reader,
    It has been a bit since I have put something new on the blog. That is till tonight. I was driving into work this morning and on the radio there was an advertisement for a drug. The name of the drug was Nuvigil. Of course like any new drugs out there it explains the benefits of the drug first repetitively and slowly. Then after the 1-2 things it may list as to what it will help you with it is followed by a lengthy list of what it could/ or may mess up in your body. This drug was geared to those of us who work crazy shift hours or those of us who's jobs require crazy hours of mandatory overtime. It promises to create wakefulness in those of us who may be or get sleepy during the midday hours. This drugs is also used to treat narcolepsy. After listening to the benefits which aren't many. It proceeded with a crazy long list of side effects. I am sorry but I am one who gets sleepy during the middle of my work day and to tell you the truth I read the various side effects and I personally don't think the risk out weights the benefits on this one.. Hello lets go ahead and feel sicker than you have ever felt in your life just for the sake of staying awake at work..
    Ummmm I would rather change my diet and be healthy first Thank you.. (However to each his own) Now I am not saying do not take the Meds. What I am saying is read for yourself and may your own choice..Plus the fact that this drug messes with the chemicals in the brain is sort of scary anyways.

    Nuvigil-Armodafinil is a type of drug to create wakefulness. This drug is used to treat excessive sleepiness caused by narcolepsy (a condition that causes excessive daytime sleepiness) or shift work sleep disorder (sleepiness during scheduled waking hours and difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep during scheduled sleeping hours in people who work at night or on rotating shifts). Armodafinil is also used along with breathing devices or other treatments to prevent excessive sleepiness caused by obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS; a sleep disorder in which the patient briefly stops breathing or breathes shallowly many times during sleep and therefore does not get enough restful sleep). Nuvigil is at type of drug considered to be in a class of medication called wakefulness-promoting agent. It works by changing certain amounts of chemicals in the brain that causes wakefulness and sleep.

    As Always Thank You for Reading
    Love you all and
    God Bless You!!!


    Common Side Effects
    • headache
    • dizziness
    • difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
    • difficulty concentrating or paying attention
    • uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body
    • numbness, burning, or tingling of the hands or feet
    • nausea
    • vomiting
    • heartburn
    • stomach pain
    • constipation
    • diarrhea
    • loss of appetite
    • thirst
    • dry mouth
    • sweating
    • frequent urination
     Serious Side Effects

    • rash
    • blisters
    • peeling skin
    • mouth sores
    • hives
    • itching
    • swelling of the eyes, face, lips, tongue, throat, hands, arms, feet, ankles, or lower legs
    • hoarseness
    • difficulty breathing or swallowing
    • weakness
    • chest pain
    • pounding or irregular heartbeat
    • frenzied, abnormally excited mood
    • hallucinating (seeing things or hearing voices that do not exist)
    • anxiety
    • depression
    • thinking about killing or harming yourself

    Wednesday, July 6, 2011

    Spiriva ( bronchodilators)

    Common Side Effects
    • dry mouth
    • constipation
    • stomach pain
    • vomiting
    • indigestion
    • muscle pain
    • nosebleed
    • runny nose
    • sneezing
    • painful white patches in mouth
    If any of these symptom don't go away or get too bad please contact your Doctor.

    Serious Side Effects
    • hives
    • skin rash
    • itching
    • difficulty breathing or swallowing
    • swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, eyes, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
    • hoarseness
    • chest pain
    • sore throat, fever, chills, and other signs of infection
    • headaches or other signs of a sinus infection
    • painful or difficult urination
    • fast heart beat
    • eye pain
    • blurred vision
    • seeing halos around lights or seeing colored images
    • red eyes

    Sunday, July 3, 2011

    Cymbalta (Antidepressant Medication)

    Common Side Effects
    • nausea
    •  dry mouth
    •  sleepiness
    •  fatigue
    •  constipation
    •  dizziness
    •  decreased appetite
    •  and increased sweating
     Serious Side Effects
  • easy bruising/bleeding

  • dark urine 

  • dereased interest in se

  • muscle cramps/weakness

  • changes in sexual ability

  • yellowing eyes/skin

  • difficulty urinating

  • unusual decrease in the amount of urine

  • shaking/tremors

  • Serious But Rare Side Effects
  • black/bloody stools

  • vomit that looks like coffee grounds

  • seizure

  • This medicine may also cause a very rare but serious condition called
    Serotonin Syndrome
     Get medical help right away if you develop some of the following symptoms
  • hallucinations

  • unusual restlessness

  • loss of coordination

  • fast heartbeat

  • severe dizziness

  • unexplained fevers

  • severe nausea/vomiting/diarrhea

  • twitching muscles
  • Friday, July 1, 2011

    Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim)

    Common Side Effects
    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
    • Loss of appetite
    • Allergic skin reactions (such as a rash or itching).
    Even though a skin rash due to Bactrim is quite common, it should always be reported to your healthcare provider. In general, it is recommended that you stop taking Bactrim at the first sign of a skin rash, as very dangerous reactions can develop (although this happens only rarely).
    Other side effects
    • Signs of anemia, such as fatigue and pale skin
    • Signs of low white blood cells, such as frequent infections
    • Signs of low blood platelets, such as easy bruising or bleeding
    • Signs of kidney damage, such as very decreased urination
    • Signs of liver damage, such as yellow eyes or skin (jaundice), upper right abdominal pain, light-colored stools, or dark urine
    • Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
    • A cough or shortness of breath
    • Hallucinations
    • Depression
    • Signs of high potassium levels (hyperkalemia), including:

      • Abnormal sensations, such as burning, tingling, or pricking
      • Muscle weakness
      • Low heart rate (bradycardia)

    • Seizures
    • Watery or bloody diareah (which may occur long after you stop taking Bactrim)
    • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:

      • An unexplained rash
      • Hives
      • Itching
      • Unexplained swelling (especially of the lips, mouth, or throat)
      • Wheezing or other breathing problems.
    • Weakness
    • Fatigue
    • Insomnia
    • Nervousness
    • A spinning sensation (vertigo)
    • Headaches
    • Ringing of the ear (tinnitus)

    Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.

    You know some have asked me why do I waste my time with this blog and some have even said that I am doing it because I am selfish. However this blog is way bigger than me. This blog is all for HIM. I use to be sad cause I lost my sister/my best friend but I am not anymore. This blog has been nothing but a Journey that started the day my sister died up till now and is still going. I know deep in my heart that God has been showing me and still is showing me how to use my loses/experiences to help others. My sister dying is not about me or my sister it is about others who need to be reached with this information. He is showing me how to use those loses and experiences everyday. God has given me the courage, strength and ability to do this. It is only beacuse of God that this blog is where it is today. I am very blessed, thankful and honored to be able to be used by God. Even if it comes from a painful event in my life.
    As always love you all
    and God Bless you!!!!

    Septra, Bactrim, Septrin, Sulfatrim (co-trimoxazole, sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim

    Hello Blog Readers,

    Today after talking to a friend about a regularly used antibiotic it made me wonder. Could a common antibiotic used to treat bad infections in ones body cause Serious deadily side effects other than the usual allergic reactions. So I began my research which ended up being a day long journey.

    I found some interesting articles on the net that one may want to read if taking this type of antibiotic. As always this blog is mainly informational. I am not say to or not to take this medication. I am saying to educated yourself to the potiential side effects and make your own decision based on the facts.
    Below is a link to an article in Europe about the above drugs listed. It is a lot of info but may be helpful.
    My next post will be info in regards to the side effect that this drug may cause.

    As always thank you for reading my blog.
    I love you all
    God BlessYou!!!