When a prescription medicine does not help you, or it causes too many side effects, it needs to be reevaluated by your doctor, but when your prescribing doctor thinks there is nothing else you can do, he/she tells you to continue taking that same prescription. Why won't your doctor discontinue that prescription drug? Is your doctor just too busy for you? This is a potentially dangerous situation for you, based on your one doctor's opinion. The opinion is that nothing else can be done, but this opinion is really just the doctor's own admission that there is nothing else he or she can do for you.
So because your medicines are not working for you, you go for many second opinions from essentially the same kind of doctors. Some suggest adding another prescription to the chemical cocktail, but none of them suggest discontinuing any previous prescription, even if your condition has recently become noticeably worse! You want to wean-off medicines, decrease, reduce, or stop taking so many drugs because all those medicines are making you more sick. You are over medicated, but the other doctors don't see it that way.
When your doctor tells you there's nothing wrong with taking ten prescriptions per day, you must seek-out an honest drugless practitioner with a good reputation, not just another similar MD.
The use of 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's declining memory is one example of where this kind of counterproductive medical strategy will be destructive if it persists. 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 went to your doctor's office and told the staff that the waiting room was too cold. Could you ever imagine the doctor coming in and setting-up a little space heater in that room? You would ask the doctor to adjust the thermostat instead, to make the a/c less cold, but to your surprise the doctor says he doesn't want to touch that thermostat, because it is already set by someone else (another doctor) and he doesn't want to take responsibility by changing the setting. That scenario would be unbelievable, right?
That's like the doctor having you continue to take a prescription from another doctor, even though that medicine is not working for you, yet prescribing an additional medicine—to hide the symptom (side effect) caused by the first one (the medicine that you wanted to stop taking). Oh, but your doctor says you should still take that failing medicine anyway, since he or she doesn't want to change what the other doctor prescribed for you. (??!!)
Now you can see the problems inherent in the system of conventional industrialized medicine, where the most important thing is the prescription, and not challenging another doctor's prescription, or opinion. The patient, who is really the most important thing, is often overlooked.
Your Alternative is a Drugless Practitioner
We don't do things that way in my office. If our individualized health program is not giving you the results we expect within a reasonable time frame, we will reevaluate your current condition and make the necessary changes to your program—based on what your body demonstrates in our detailed evaluations. We keep a close watch.
Weaning off medicines
is possible when you have built your health and nutritional foundation to the point where you don't need the original prescriptions anymore. This is your alternative to counterproductive medicine, and it is not focused on your current prescriptions, or current nutritional supplementation use, it is focused on you.