Posted by Kristi on September 6, 2001, at 9:32:53
In reply to Re: Quite Dangerous!, posted by JohnL on September 6, 2001, at 5:13:51
I happen to agree on this one. Sal's trying to help thru experience. It's peoples own itelligence ultimately! Maybe we should leave it be. Cam, I don't understand why you even read his posts if it bothers you so much!!! He's given me some wonderful advice before that's worked great, that my doctors seemed to have over looked. Give him a break here and your right... let the buyer beware. Obsession is not good kiddo.
> Quite dangerous? NOT. People who order their own meds are people who are well versed in the game of titration, contraindications, side effects, etc. Very well researched and well experienced individuals. They are so careful, in fact, that they can get away with odd things like combining Moclobemide with Bromocriptine. :-)
> There are risks and benefits in everything we do. Quite frankly, we are at greater risk getting in our car each day than we are ordering our own meds from overseas. But we get in our cars without even a blip of fear. People who are brave enough to order their own meds have done careful measuring of the risks and benefits. I cannot recall a single case that ended in trouble. On the contrary, the number of cases that ended in trouble under a doctor's direct supervision are too numerous to count.
> I would feel differently if a bunch of newcomers were out ordering their own meds. But that just doesn't happen. For those patients who have been disappointed by the 'system', I am happy they have an alternative. And up to this point, that alternative has been full of success stories and completely absent of any disasters. The potential benefits, in other words, far outweigh the potential risks.