FDA to remove Imodium from market?

You might want to make a run to the store and pick up some Imodium anti-diarrhea medication before they run out. This has now been caught up in the Anti-Opioid fever sweeping regulators and clueless politicians. Nothing worse than running out when you have the runs…

Some individuals are taking high doses of loperamide to treat symptoms of opioid withdrawal. So now non-abusers get to suffer the consequences because of abusers.

“Safety Announcement [1-30-2018] To foster safe use of the over-the counter (OTC) anti-diarrhea drug loperamide, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is working with manufacturers to use blister packs or other single dose packaging and to limit the number of doses in a package. We continue to receive reports of serious heart problems and deaths with much higher than the recommended doses of loperamide, primarily among people who are intentionally misusing or abusing the product, despite the addition of a warning to the medicine label and a previous communication. Loperamide is a safe drug when used as directed.

Loperamide is FDA-approved to help control symptoms of diarrhea, including Travelers’ Diarrhea. The maximum approved daily dose for adults is 8 mg per day for OTC use and 16 mg per day for prescription use. It is sold under the OTC brand name Imodium A-D, as store brands, and as generics. Loperamide acts on opioid receptors in the gut to slow the movement in the intestines and decrease the number of bowel movements. It is safe at approved doses, but when much higher than recommended doses are taken, it can lead to serious problems, including severe heart rhythm problems and death.

Patients and consumers should only take the dose of loperamide directed by your health care professionals or according to the OTC Drug Facts label, as taking more than prescribed or listed on the label can cause severe heart rhythm problems or death. If you are using OTC loperamide and your diarrhea lasts more than 2 days, stop taking the medicine and contact your health care professional.

Seek medical attention immediately by calling 911 if you or someone taking loperamide experiences any of the following, and tell health care professionals the person has been taking loperamide:

• Fainting • Rapid heartbeat or irregular heart rhythm • Unresponsiveness, meaning that you can’t wake the person up or the person doesn’t answer or react normally

Health care professionals should be aware that using much higher than recommended doses of loperamide, either intentionally or unintentionally, can result in serious cardiac adverse events, including QT interval prolongation, Torsades de Pointes or other ventricular arrhythmias, syncope, and cardiac arrest. In cases of abuse, individuals often use other drugs together with loperamide in attempts to increase its absorption and penetration across the blood-brain barrier, inhibit loperamide metabolism, and enhance its euphoric effects.

Some individuals are taking high doses of loperamide to treat symptoms of opioid withdrawal. If loperamide toxicity is suspected, promptly discontinue the drug and start necessary therapy. For some cases of abnormal heart rhythms in which drug treatment is ineffective, electrical pacing or cardioversion may be required.

Also counsel patients to take loperamide only as prescribed or according to the OTC Drug Facts label and advise patients that drug interactions with commonly used medicines may increase the risk of serious cardiac events.

We previously issued a Drug Safety Communication about this safety concern and added warnings about serious heart problems to the drug label of prescription loperamide and to the Drug Facts label of OTC loperamide products. We are continuing to evaluate this safety issue and will update the public when more information is available.”

https://www.fda.gov/downloads/Drugs/DrugSafety/UCM594394.pdf

2018/02/12 16:22 · bpaddock · 0 Comments

Lupus and RA from Nightshades

Karen was diagnosed with Lupus at one point.

Around that time we cleaned up our diets, went organic as much as possible, got the shampoos, soaps, and other chemical based stuff, like Fluoride in the toothpaste, out of the house, and off our bodies, the symptoms for Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis went away.

Undiagnosed food sensitivities and allergies, more common that most realize, can cause Lupus/RA like symptoms in some people.

Nightshade plants, that are very common in our diets in many different forms, are particularly prone to mimic the symptoms of Lupus and RA.

http://www.diagnosisdiet.com/nightshades/ https://healingautoimmune.com/list-of-nightshades-foods

Everyone with non-textbook problems should keep a food journal, as symptoms may appear up to four days after you ate the food that you are reacting too.

For cleaning supplies we switched to White Vinegar and Apple Cider Vinegar for food related items. Switched to Hemp based soaps and shampoos.

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2018/02/12 12:50 · bpaddock

Jerry Lewis the latest victim of Fluoroquinolone antibiotics Cipro or Levaquin?

June 17th 2017

Is famed comedian Jerry Lewis the latest victim of Fluoroquinolone antibiotics Cipro or Levaquin?

Does anyone know if the antibiotic was Cipro or Levaquin, that the FDA says should not be used for uncomplicated UTIs? What little that has been reported matches the symptoms of Fluoroquinolone poisoning.

“LAS VEGAS (KSNV NEWS3LV) — Famed comedian Jerry Lewis is in the hospital for a 12th straight day. The 91-year-old legend was admitted June 2 to be treated with antibiotics for a urinary tract infection.

Since then, Lewis has developed other complications, according to people close to the entertainer. It was believed Lewis was on track to be discharged from the hospital over the weekend, but his health worsened late last week.”

Lewis, 91, lives in Las Vegas.

Sources:

http://news3lv.com/news/local/entertainer-jerry-lewis-remains-in-las-vegas-hospital

http://news3lv.com/news/local/comedian-actor-jerry-lewis-in-las-vegas-hospital

http://www.kpaddock.com/fq has links to the FDA data and related Fluoroquinolone antibiotic issues.

2017/06/17 13:24 · bpaddock · 0 Comments

Give Pain A Voice

“A few days ago, Bob Paddock made the long trek from Pennsylvania to Toronto to be interviewed for our new Doc on Chronic Pain. Hearing first hand about Karen's long and hard fight for appropriate diagnoses and medical care, of a horrificly painful CSF leak- makes me all the more “on fire” to right the wrongs done to us as pain patients and GET OUR STORIES OUT THERE. Thats why I #GivePainAVoice.” - Movie Producer Tina Petrova.

http://www.pandemicofdenial.com/

http://www.givepainavoice.org

http://chronicpaintv.com

http://www.facebook.com/pandemicofdenialmovie

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2016/10/17 23:45 · bpaddock

Meeting award wining movie producer Tina Petrova to film Karen's story

I spent Monday Sept. 26 2016 with Tina Petrova, award wining movie producer, filming Karen's story for the documentary movie “Pandemic of Denial ~ The World Health Crises” about Chronic Pain.

At one point even the cameraman was crying as I discussed CSF Leaks and how she was poisoned by Levaquan antibiotics.

The movie will be released in late 2017/2018 time frame.

http://www.pandemicofdenial.com/

2016/10/17 23:39 · bpaddock · 0 Comments

Fibromyalgia SLIders

Early tone morning I was listening to Coast to Coast AM when a caller, on Open Lines Friday, said that when he walked under street lights 75% of the time they turned off. This I've heard of many times, what I had not heard of before was what the host said, 'SLIders' in this context. The SLI stands for “Street Lamp Interference.” People that are SLIders report street lamps spontaneously going out when they pass near them.

It also piqued my interest when the guest host, Richard Syrett of Toronto, said it seemed to be associated with people that had Fibromyalgia or had been hit by or near a lightning strike.

SLIders tend to batteries and cause computers to malfunction when they are near them.

Is Fibromyalgia a problem with the bodies energy systems?

Then my intuition kicked in making me wonder if this SLIder energetic phenomenon could be mitigated with Inert Gas treatments?

Inert Gas in this context is ultra pure Inert Noble gas such as Xenon, Helium, Krypton, Argon etc. or their combination in a highly pressurized container, typically brass. [An aside: The ORIGINAL Periodic table had the Group Zero Gasses that were lighter than Hydrogen, may be important here?]

http://hilarion.com/igdfaq.html

“Einstein Doesn't Work Here Anymore: A Treatise on the New Science” by Maurice B. Cooke, covers examples of how Inert Gas Devices healed people and is REQUIRED reading for anyone interested in Inert Gas Devices.

One case described in the book, while an Inert Gas device was laying near the bed healing the wife's condition, it also healed the husbands vasectomy leading to an unexpected pregnancy. Oops…

Long before Internet I talked with Jon Fox about the devices he makes, so I know they are the oldest manufacture of such devices: http://www.pegasusproductsshop.com/inert-gas-devices-c-1/

The 'OMNI' is the brass device at nearly a thousand dollars. They do have less expensive necklaces. The question is which combination of gas would work for SLIders or even more importantly Fibromyalgia?

There are others around these days, with even more information on Inert Gas Devices.

Note that the purity of the gas is *IMPORTANT* here, stuff from the local industrial gas supply shop isn't going to work!

How do they work? No one is really sure. Experts that I've talked with in the field don't agree with the Quantum Screening Explanation put forth in the book.

http://www.coasttocoastam.com/

2016/10/17 23:31 · bpaddock · 0 Comments

Researchers measured inflammatory markers in cerebrospinal fluid

“… researchers measured inflammatory markers in cerebrospinal fluid …”

http://kellybroganmd.com/potential-driver-suicide/

2016/06/19 11:50 · bpaddock · 0 Comments

Karen was a Zipper Head

Karen was diagnosed with a “only a 3 mm” herniation. The official definition is 5mm to have Chiari. This diagnoses is what sent her down the path of CSF Leaks due to pseudo Chiari from low cerebral spinal fluid.

Karen ultimately took her own life to stop the pain. :-( She will be gone three years on August 7th. :-( Karen's Journal is now required reading at Duke School of Medicine to educate future Neurologists and other doctors about the reality of Chronic Pain and CSF Leaks.

“Karen's first-hand account of her illness gave an honest, heart-wrenching depiction of what it is like to live with debilitating pain day-to-day.” – Cover Story from the local news paper. http://www.kpaddock.org with more details here: http://www.kpaddock.com/book

While Karen never had Chiari surgery she did have surgery on her neck to remove dried blood pressing on nerves. So she was a Zipper Head. The doctor considered the surgery a complete success due to the removal of the dried blood. Karen considered the surgery a complete failure because it did not diminished her neck and head pain in any way.

In the photos below one from before her car accident and being poisoned by the antibiotic Levaquin, the other a few weeks from before her suicide and the last picture ever taken of her.

Look closely in this video, you see that she is wearing a TENS unit on the back of her neck.:

From Karen's Journal:

Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 2:20pm EDT * I 'pretend' that I am not hurting, when I am with others. It's hard. *

2016/06/04 18:38 · bpaddock · 0 Comments

Sugar is as Addictive as Cocaine How You Can Kick the Habit

Sugar is as Addictive as Cocaine - Here's How You Can Kick the Habit - By Christina Lavers

“Some of the largest companies are now using brain scans to study how we react neurologically to certain foods, especially to sugar. They’ve discovered that the brain lights up for sugar the same way it does for cocaine.” ~ Michael Moss, Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us

Sugar Addiction and the Brain

A growing body of research has demonstrated that sugar interferes with the brain’s reward processing centre in a similar way that narcotics and recreational drugs do, with sugar addicts suffering uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms when they attempt to limit their intake. In fact, one addiction study showed that 93% of animal subjects regularly chose sugar water over cocaine.

This emerging view of sugar as an addictive and dangerous substance has led researchers to investigate ways to help people curb their sugar intake in the hopes of reversing this destructive trend. Recently, Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Australia looked at the possibility of using drugs commonly used to treat nicotine addiction as a means to assist people to improve their health by reducing their cravings for sugar. This study, published in by international research journal PLOS ONE, found that smoking cessation drugs could also be used to treat sugar addiction in animals, clearly highlighting the similarities between sugar- and narcotic-addiction in the brain.

References:

2016/05/01 12:20 · bpaddock · 0 Comments

Fluoroquinolones Linked to Increase in Retinal Detachments

In the opening statements of the November 5th FDA meeting, where Karen's Journal was part of the evidence that day, the Chair said that 'Retinal Detachment would not be discussed today'. New paper just published about FQ's being linked to Retinal Detachment:

http://medicalresearch.com/ophthalmology/fluoroquinolones-linked-to-increase-in-retinal-detachments/22538/

Paywall version of the actual report: http://archopht.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2499851

2016/03/21 23:58 · bpaddock · 0 Comments

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