Do medications really damage the liver?
by TJ Chambers
Over in our Facebook group someone posted a question.
Now, many times, this is very challenging for me because...
...people don't know what they don't know.
I'm sure you have heard that phrase before.
I don't think less of people because of that...
I remember when I had no clue at all. Even back in my childhood when I struggled with depression, hating life, sick all the time, and had out of control ADHD symptoms.
I'm not joking when I say this... I just wanted to die and be done.
So I know the pains and struggles children go through.
This is why I have to help people to make their life better.
I see myself as an educator and a person that provides solutions
to help improve the lives of families.
One of the reasons why I created this resource to help people learn about ADHD symptoms and what to do about it.
What was the question that was asked?
A mother that has been opposed to medication is in despair because of her 12 year old son that is figeting and his teachers can't take it any longer.
She asked, "...What meds are available, safe, and have few side effects"?
Good question, but there is a problem.
I made a very controversial statement...
...and I was challenged on it twice by the same person.
Here is what I said that was controversial, "There are no safe medications..."
This has to be a big shocker.
No safe medications?
That was challenge number 1 to my statement.
The challenger said, "There are many safe medications...benedryl being one of the safest pediatric meds out there but it isn't for ADHD".
Maybe this person never looked at the warnings and side effects of Diphenhydramine (benedryl)?
See for your self here Side effects and warnings.
For it to be safe, there has to be no damage done to the body. This "safe" product no only has allergic reactions, hallucinations, pain when urinating, constipation, nausea, nervousness, but it may also attack the liver.
That was the next statement I made. I said all medications attack the liver.
The liver filters the blood from all toxins and poisons. Medications can cause hepatitis, liver damager, and/or liver disease.
This was the next challenge. This same person said, where do you get your information from because she didn't believe what I said.
I just sent her to the VA.gov website on the Liver. It even talks about how the liver functions and clearly says that medications (including over the counter) can and does cause liver damage, liver disease, and hepatitis.
So with all this, are there really "safe" medications?