Monday, December 28, 2009

Vitamin C infusions

I have been giving intravenous Vit C with B17 for a patient with endometrial cancer. Before we started the therapy she was always in pain and had poor appetite.

After 12 infusions in a span of 15 days, i can safely say its working very well, shes eating better, sleeping longer and gaining weight. In fact, she's already making jokes and complaining!

I hope we can continue this improvement until all the pain has disappeared. I cross my fingers and hope for the best

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Pain meds thats are actually anti-epileptics

After reading this article, I'm reminded of the concern about what drug companies here in the Philippines are also doing. They are also giving Neurontin and Lyrica like they are candies!!!

Its bad already that its price is same as a lunch meal, what makes it worse is the patients feel like zombies with the drug. And to think these drug companies still keep pushing the off-label of these drugs.