The European Medicines Agency says that “Physicians should take certain precautions in prescribing the first-generation antihistamine hydroxyzine (Atarax) to minimize the drug’s risk for potentially fatal heart arrhythmias.”
Exactly what precautions can they take to minimize risk? Here’s a thought: DON’T PRESCRIBE THE DRUG IN THE FIRST PLACE. FIND SAFE ALTERNATIVES – LIKE MAGNESIUM! OR – GUESS WHAT? REALIZE THAT MANY DRUGS DEPLETE MAGNESIUM AND CAN CAUSE THESE FATAL ARRHYTHMIAS! YOU WOULD THINK THEY WOULD WANT TO KNOW!
Instead, drug researchers just scratch their heads about the escalating side effects of drugs and issue ineffective warnings, to cover themselves legally, so they can keep selling the drug. They leave it up to the doctor to prescribe these unsafe drugs and then doctors suffer the guilt of harming their patients. I’ve spoken about the extreme “job dissatisfaction” of doctors in “An Epidemic of Doctor Suicides.”
I’m convinced that the cardiovascular drug side effects we are seeing today are the result of giving more and more drugs to an increasingly magnesium-deficient population. As more people develop magnesium deficiency, there will be more drug side effects. Drugs deplete magnesium – especially fluoride drugs – making the heart vulnerable to arrhythmia. After all, the heard has the highest amount of magnesium in the whole body. We will never overcome drug side effects until magnesium is properly measured with research-grade ionic magnesium testing and people are taking therapeutic levels of highly absorbable magnesium such as my ReMag.
Google atrial fibrillation and you’ll find stories that warn of: “The Global Epidemic of Atrial Fibrillation,” (Circulation – Dec. 2013). Other articles warn that there is no cure for heart disease or atrial fibrillation. There are epidemics of hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease, migraine, anxiety, insomnia, muscle cramps – all because there is an underlying epidemic of magnesium deficiency. But instead of treating the cause – magnesium deficiency – the symptoms of magnesium deficiency are treated with more drugs.
What does Atarax treat? Anxiety disorders, sleep disorders, and pruritus. What mineral can do the job of treating these conditions quite nicely without any side effects? Magnesium.
Someone recently asked me why drug companies don’t add magnesium to their drugs to counter the side effects. I think if they did that would be admitting that they were causing magnesium deficiency in the first place. Also, some people would get the idea to just use magnesium and not the drug. Also, if they used magnesium drug manufacturers would choose magnesium oxide. It’s the cheapest form and it’s the main magnesium used in research but it’s only absorbed 4% of the time, so you can’t reach therapeutic levels before it causes diarrhea.
The choice to use magnesium is yours. This is my Valentine’s message to you: The Heart You Save May Be Your Own. When you use magnesium and find it helpful – be sure to tell everyone you know.
If you want to educate your doctor about magnesium – show them my Magnesium Miracle book. It’s loaded with scientific references showing the safety and efficacy of magnesium for dozens of health conditions. If you want to learn more about ReMag, go to RnA Reset and download the free eBook.
Carolyn Dean MD ND
The Doctor of the Future™
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