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Re: methylphenidate 5-ht2b

Posted by bleauberry on September 8, 2008, at 21:40:39

In reply to methylphenidate 5-ht2b, posted by linkadge on September 7, 2008, at 8:53:59

Just a little perspective. I could come up with a bunch of examples, here is just one.

A med has a physical risk. Ok. Fine. Hey, they all do. Even aspirin or tylenol. Take tylenol everyday and there are some real risks.

But these meds, like tylenol, ritalin, zyprexa, whatever, they do improve lives. Not for free. There is always a risk when any food, supplement, herb, or medicine changes biochemistry from its norm. Is it worth risking remote damage to a heart valve from a med to avoid going to an early grave from not taking that med? (untreated psych illness, stress, causing rapid aging or suicide?) There is a trade off, a benefit/risk ratio. If the benefit is good, then the risk is low. If there is not much benefit from the med, then the risk is too high.

Amalgam fillings. Hey, they're perfectly fine, right? Never FDA approved. But who cares. The thinkheads at the Dental Association figured solidified mercury is just fine, never considered it might degrade, wear, age, crack, or vaporize 24/7. Much better to use a safe ceramic material, but hey, amalgam is dirt cheap so do that instead. The risk was way way way too high. The second most toxic substance on the planet planted into the mouths of millions of people. Skyrocketing numbers of depression, MS, alzheimers, autism, immunological disorders, allergies, neurological disorders, parkinsons, on and on.

If it's ok to put the deadly toxin mercury in your mouth, then I wouldn't worry to much about ritalin. Just to put it in perspective.

Risk/benefit. That's what it's about. Nothing is free.




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