cholesterol drug

if you eat a gluten-free diet and youre not celiac it can can damage your heart badly. it’s not a healthier alternative. also the brain is made up of cholesterol. they give cholesterol to burn victims bc it is vital for cell recovery, no cholesterol = no brain, thats why people on statins have such bad memory loss. cholesterol isnt even bad for you, it just became so easy to market a diet (cholesterol lowering food ) & drugs (statins), there is no evidence to show cholesterol = heart disease but there is plenty that shows sugar+stress (which inflame the blood vessels) = heart disease so first thing to do to reduce stress… dont worry about eating cholesterol!

anonymous asked:

what drugs are safe to take together and what drugs should i never take at the same time?

The list is endless.

If you are wondering about the interaction(s) between two specific drugs, go to Google and type in “(x) interactions with (x)” and use a trusted source for your research. Sites like webmd, bluelight, drugwatch, consumerreports, or anything ending in .org or .gov are good to use but there are also a huge variety of other sites that are good too.

  • Alcohol

Mixed with benzodiazepines, alcohol has the potential for these side effects to occur: confusion, memory loss, aggression, irritability, loss of consciousness, and even coma. Commonly prescribed benzodiazepines are Xanax, Valium, Ativan and Klonopin.

Mixing with antidepressants, these side effects can occur: worse depression symptoms, impaired thinking, extremely high blood pressure, and even death.

Stimulants can mask alcohol’s effect on the body, meaning it’s possible to drink much more than planned. Some dangerous effects include the following: high blood pressure, tension, and even overdose. Stimulants include prescription medications, street drugs and over-the-counter medications such as Ritalin, Adderall, Cocaine, Meth, Speed, Diet pills, and OTC allergy and cold medications.

  • Ecstasy

Ecstasy (methylenedioxy-methamphetamine) is a powerful hallucinogen and stimulant that is dangerous when mixed with other drugs and alcohol.

Alcohol: Alcohol and ecstasy can cause some serious reactions such as dehydration, overheating, kidney strain or worse, death.

Amphetamines: Ecstasy mixed with amphetamines places significant strain on the kidneys and heart and can lead to anxiety or paranoia.

  • Heroin

Heroin is a highly-addictive substance that should not be mixed with other drugs. It is often fatal. However, the effects can vary. 

Alcohol: Heroin and alcohol both suppress the central nervous system and combining the two is often fatal.

Amphetamines: Mixing a stimulant like amphetamines, with a depressant like heroin, puts users at a higher risk of overdose.

Cocaine: Mixing a powerful stimulant, like cocaine, with heroin can slow your heart rate to dangerously low levels, often resulting in death.

  • Meth

Meth gives the user a surge of dopamine, which leads to a sense of euphoria that can last up to 12 hours. Using methamphetamines and alcohol long-term can cause heart problems. When you mix the two, meth masks the effects of alcohol, which leads you to believe you’re fine when you’re intoxicated.

Marijuana: Mixing meth and marijuana increases your risk of psychosis and paranoia.

Heroin: Mixing heroin and methamphetamines can be fatal. Each dilutes the other’s, making it easier to overdose.

Benzodiazepines: Mixing methamphetamines and benzodiazepines can lead to an overdose and a stronger addiction to both.

Antidepressants: Mixing antidepressants and methamphetamines has the potential for kidney failure, heart attack, stroke, extremely high blood pressure, and overheating.

Antipsychotics: Mixing antipsychotic drugs and meth inhibits the antipsychotic, which can lead to psychosis and seizures.

  • Cocaine 

Cocaine is often mixed with alcohol and this puts an immense strain on the heart.

  • Prescription Drugs

Antidepressants such as  Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Wellbutrin and Lexapro have the potential to be fatal due to the onset of serotonin syndrome. This occurs when the antidepressants are mixed with another medication with the same ingredients, such as pain medications. The onset of serotonin syndrome can occur within minutes and can be deadly if not treated immediately.

Dietary supplements interact with a variety of other prescription drugs and can cause life-threatening reactions. 

Food can cause a slower absorbency-rate, making the medication less effective. The opposite is true, too: Drugs can directly interfere with the absorption of nutrients, such as vitamins and minerals, from foods. Drugs also can indirectly affect a person’s nutrition by increasing or decreasing his or her appetite.

Blood pressure medication should not be taken with heart-rhythm medication because the combination can lower potassium levels to the point that fatal cardiac arrhythmia can occur. OTC decongestants also should not be used when a patient is taking HCTZ drugs because they decrease the effectiveness of the blood-pressure medication. Glycyrrhizin — found in black licorice, some sweeteners and herbal teas — can have a negative effect on potassium levels, which can damage the heart.

Mixing Cholesterol Drugs with certain drugs, dietary supplements, or foods can damage muscles and even lead to kidney failure.

  • Symptoms of a drug overdose 
    • vomiting blood
    • blood in the stool
    • increase in blood pressure and respiration
    • clammy, hot or dry skin
    • chest pains
    • shortness of breath
    • abdominal pain
    • nausea and vomiting
    • diarrhea 
    • confusion
    • sleepiness
    • coma

You can take these steps to avoid drug interactions:

  1. Only use one pharmacy so there is a record of all medication you take. The pharmacist should be alerted to dangerous drug interactions.
  2. Tell your doctor about all over-the-counter medications you take, as well as supplements, alcohol consumption and street drugs.
  3. Read the labels on all medications before taking them and make sure you follow instructions.
  4. Don’t mix different types of street drugs.
  5. Always ask your pharmacist about your medications if the instructions or warnings aren’t clear.
  6. Make sure you know what side effects are possible.
  7. Never take medication prescribed for another person.
  8. If you have a substance abuse problem, consider getting help.


I don’t understand why asking people to eat a well-balanced vegetarian diet is considered drastic, while it is medically conservative to cut people open and put them on cholesterol-lowering drugs for the rest of their lives.
—  Dean Ornish, MD

I’m not talking about commitment to romantic relationships. I’m talking about commitment to things: houses, jobs, neighborhoods. Having a job that requires a contract. Paying a mortgage. I think when men hear that women want a commitment, they think it means commitment to a romantic relationship, but that’s not it. It’s a commitment to not floating around anymore. I want a guy who is entrenched in his own life. Entrenched is awesome.

So I’m into men now, even though they can be frightening. I want a schedule-keeping, waking-up-early, wallet-carrying, non-Velcro-shoe-wearing man. I don’t care if he has more traditionally “men problems” like having to take prescription drugs for cholesterol or hair loss. I can handle it. I’m a grown-up too.

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