posted on May, 19 2019 @ 08:14 PM
originally posted by: TheConstruKctionofLight
a reply to: rickymouse
Bayer was a respected company, one that actually supplied needed medicines, their aspirin was cheap
Bayer over prescribing of aspirin -
Dr. Karen M. Starko, author of one of the earliest papers connecting aspirin use with Reye’s syndrome, has published an article suggesting that
overdoses of the relatively new “wonder drug” could have been deadly.
What raised Dr. Starko’s suspicions is that high doses of aspirin, amounts considered unsafe today, were commonly used to treat the illness, and the
symptoms of aspirin overdose may have been difficult to distinguish from those of the flu, especially among those who died soon after they became ill.
Some doubts were raised even at the time. At least one contemporary pathologist working for the Public Health Service thought that the amount of lung
damage seen during autopsies in early deaths was too little to attribute to viral pneumonia, and that the large amounts of bloody, watery liquid in
the lungs must have had some other cause.
You mean the wonder drug of the sixties, prescribed to everyone by DOCTORS, was not the panacea of medicine? We figured that back in the sixties, yet
doctors just told everyone to take a couple of aspirins every four hours for anything that ailed you. We sometimes bought bayer aspirin, because it
was not as hard on the stomach, but almost every drug store carried cheaper varieties. Back then the aspirins were one hundred miligrams, you took
two, but I was over six feet tall, so I took three. I was surprised to find that they standardized aspirin now in the USA at 325 milligrams, the
bottle says take two. That is way too much to take, three hundred milligrams from three aspirins was too much for normal sized people. The reason
Reys is such a problem is because they tripled the amount in each pill without telling anyone. At two hundred miligrams in two tablets then, it is
not nearly as bad as taking six hundred fifty miligrams in two now. Whomever standardized that at 325 mg set us up to have problems, I feel that was
an intentional move because they can't make as much money off of aspirin as they can off of other meds. So they scared people with a condition they
created so people would opt for a more expensive med.....that is a marketing ploy.
I take one 325 mg aspirin when I need an aspirin, tylenol does nothing for me, and I took aleve for about a week and a half one time for back
pain...holy hell, my kidneys were sore as hell and I opted for a better solution, one one hundred percent of daily requirement of copper....it worked
better than the aleve did in my case. Boosting Lysyl oxidase is the enzyme that helped I think. It doesn't help all kinds of pain, just some. I
taught my brother some stuff, then he learned that it worked better than most of the pain meds he used, and told me about how it works a while back.
Tylenol and Iboprophen have worse side effects than two hundred mg of aspirin does I think. I have never took a lot of aspirin, I never trusted that
it was safe because it can cause bleeding of the guts, but I do take it occasionally if I need it. For blood clot risk....I would rather take
bromelain, taurine, or just eat more onions with my food choices. All three can lessen the platelets from sticking together and when that happens,
sometimes it causes pain in muscles. If I can treat my epilepsy with foods and supplements, I can figure out how to get rid of headaches and pain.