Once more, the medical profession wants to treat us all with chemicals whether we need them or not.
This time it’s statins. Anti-cholesterol drugs. There is a Professor, who is an idiot, who thinks it would be a good idea to give statins to everyone over 50 even if they have no cholesterol problems, and even if they already have low cholesterol. Well, it’ll save on the pension bill.
I’m over 50 and have no cholesterol problems. You can give me all the statins you like,. One flush and they’re gone, without all that tedious and time-consuming passing-through-the-body nonsense.
Yet drug safety watchdogs here and in the US have insisted on flagging up relatively minor side effects which are putting patients off the drugs, he said.
These include memory loss, depression, sexual difficulties and depression, while recent research suggests cataracts and diabetes may be more common in patients taking statins.
These are minor side effects? What do they consider a major side effect? Oh, the article does give one possible major side effect. A slow and agonising death.
Okay, if you want to pop pills until you rattle, go ahead. If you trust the medical profession then I think you’re insane but I’m not going to stop you. Personally, when my time comes, I’d prefer a quick heart attack to a long, slow decline into memory loss, depression, diabetes and blindness.
The medical profession has totally lost the concept of mortality. We are all going to die of something. Nobody’s life can be saved. Some can be prolonged but when you look at what the Government does to pensioners and what the NHS does to the elderly, is it really worth it?
Not to me it isn’t. I’ll die drunk in a gutter someday, covered in tobacco ash. Not in a urine-soaked NHS bed while nurses are to busy to hand me a glass of water.
I’ll die smiling and pill-free.