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   Posted 12/15/2013 11:25 AM (GMT -6)   
I am in shock how many meds are out there for bp and many live with the side effects that are not apparent to many...the symptoms start slowly or rapidly (people are different) but even so they go unnoticed? One must look at the side effects and the type of drug that suits them...a beta blocker, a ACE inhibitor or a Angiotension II receptor blocker...or etc....
Bystolic ...Is a bp med I have a question about....Has anyone else noticed they are not doing what they used to...or not driving much anymore (has a classic car and no interest in it anymore...or not swimming and used to be a fish in water...or changes in anything else...? Please help me by posting comments...I saw this in a friend of another friend doesn't do many things and I am wondering if why, is from the bystolic?...I didn't realize it until recently...just accepted that getting old was reason for not wanting to do things anymore...but off bytolic...became more social...back to the normal social person with interests to be in public and drive a vehicle and swim in the pool...although it did help keep the bp down...rather well...we often need to evaluate the pros and cons of side effects as an individual on an individual please help me out by posting your opinions or experiences with this drug...pros or cons...thanks

Post Edited (CARLENA) : 12/16/2013 6:27:23 PM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 12/15/2013 1:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Direct kickbacks to doctors are illegal, so drug companies, and medical supply firms which make things like surgical screws, have found increasingly creative ways to put money into doctors' pockets. This quid pro quo often has little to do with patient needs.
Some drug companies provide gifts to doctors, free samples, lavish meals and entertainment, speaking fees for speeches written by the drug companies, first class travel to exotic destinations, or sign up doctors as "consultants." The reason they spend so much is because it works.
In 2014, a sunshine law takes effect which will require companies to make public all the money they funnel to medical providers, so we will finally see just how many millions have been lavished on doctors and others. The biggest chunk of money is labeled as research.
Does that mean you are on the wrong drug - not necessarily - so don't throw out your medications just yet. 
The forum is not a place to practice scare tactics to try to influence people who may already be vulnerable.  If you have a story to share re your own experience with a drug or device, that is acceptable. Asking the members to please post their fears to convince a phobic individual that their emotional fears are from Bystolic is not acceptable.
Patients need to advocate for themselves and know the reason, dose, frequency, route and side effects of each medication they are on. 
HealingWell is not in the business of investigative reporting.
HealingWell should never take the place of professional medical care.

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