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Old 18-08-2011, 18:43   #106
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Re: Thinking Outside the Medical Box: Seizure, Perhaps Diabetic

Earlier this year I was down and out crippled in pain and took two Darvocets that were over 6 years old. Boy did they work, I was happy, flying and feeling nothing.
- - Seems some meds get better with age just like wine and women . . .
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Old 18-08-2011, 20:27   #107
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Fifteen years ago, the U. S. military decided to find out. Sitting on a $1 billion stockpile of drugs and facing the daunting process of destroying and replacing its supply every two to three years, the military began a testing program to see if it could extend the life of its inventory.

The testing, conducted by the U. S. Food and Drug Administration, ultimately covered more than 100 drugs, prescription and over-the-counter. The results, never before reported, show that about 90% of them were safe and effective far past their original expiration date, at least one for 15 years past it.
Read more http://www.endtimesreport.com/Prescr...longevity.html
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Re: Challenge: Thinking Outside the Medical Box / Seizure, Perhaps Diabetic

About 6 years ago I was able to stop taking a drug but had to start again 2 yrs ago. I took what was left to the pharmacy to find out if it was still good and if not to have them dispose of it. The pharmacist checked the expiration date on their supply and it was 2014 so we figured mine was still okay. Saved me more than a few bucks and my 30 day checkup showed it was effective.
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Its really to bad but a thread with so much good material has been almost obfuscated to death.

I admit - had to look that one up. See post #85. It's simple and the correct thing to do in this situation.
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Read more..about 90% of them .. How Long Due Prescription Drugs Last?
Now we need the 10% list don't we?
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... You and possibly others reading this forum might need me to explain that akshepa is the Ayurvedic medical term for ...
Like most ancient medical systems, traditional ayurveda is a mixture of legitimate, non-scientific, empirical observations to health and disease; and pagan philosophy and practice. For example, in Hinduism the origin of the ayurvedic system is ascribed to Hindu deities, especially Indra, and many remedies rely upon sympathetic magic.

Physically, the approach of ayurveda can be divided into three basic categories:
(1) well-established health principles (adequate rest, sleep, exercise, nutrition, etc.).
(2) use of "natural" remedies such as herbs and plants which are codified in numerous ayurvedic texts.
(3) ideas, concepts and treatments that can only be considered unscientific and/or irrational, or occult.

Since Ayurveda attributes many diseases to demons and astrological influences, it is not surprising that incantations, amulets, spells, and mantras are commonly used remedies.

Goat feces washed with urine is prescribed for alcoholism and indigestion, milk mixed with urine for constipation. Enemas of animal blood are recommended for hemorrhage. Enemas of urine and peacock testicles are used to treat impotence.

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Re: Challenge: Thinking Outside the Medical Box / Seizure, Perhaps Diabetic

"Enemas of urine and peacock testicles are used to treat impotence. "

Most people don't know that all peacocks are male....really


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The male peafowl is called a peacock, the female a peahen, and the baby is a peachick.
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...but how many thought "No way"..?? Just a little vet humor.
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Re: Challenge: Thinking Outside the Medical Box / Seizure, Perhaps Diabetic

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Goat feces washed with urine is prescribed for alcoholism
I think that would make me quit.

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milk mixed with urine for constipation
Might scare the crap out of me...
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Re: Challenge: Thinking Outside the Medical Box | Seizure, Perhaps Diabetic

Guys... Remember this thread is about non-mainstream medical care for those times a hospital and doctor are unavailable. As odd as some "other" treatments sound to the Western ear does not mean they don't work. For instance, were I to attend a seizure offshore and did not have any benzodiazepines, I'd be squeezing onions! It might not work... But it will do no harm, and it might just save a life!
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Re: Challenge: Thinking Outside the Medical Box | Seizure, Perhaps Diabetic

Rightly so, Captngeo - but it also mandates that the medicial and alternative medical stuff comes from the normal complement of stuff you would find on a cruising vessel. Exotic plants, techniques, etc. that are only available on shore or in jungles should be excluded as you are not going to find them on board.
- - Kind of a McGyer type of thing, how can we solve these medical problems with what is "on hand" on board?
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Re: Challenge: Thinking Outside the Medical Box | Seizure, Perhaps Diabetic

Well, True-That..... But I usually DO carry onions! :0

My point being that there are lots of things... some under our noses aboard... that can effect a cure, that we just don’t know about. Don’t get me wrong as someone who carries a license, I am compelled to follow “standard” medical practice WHEN I CAN.

The information offered by MermaidMuse sounds odd to our Western standards, but an awful large segment of the world population swears by it. Would it be my first choice of treatment? No...... BUT if there were not an alternative aboard that was AMA approved, and the ayurveda treatment was sitting in my cooler AND WOULD DO NO HARM, I would give it a whirl.

MermaidMuse was nice enough to offer some insight into an alternative. I feel it is very rude of us to make fun of it just because it is different than what we have been raised with.

Please don’t make me close my own thread!
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MermaidMuse was nice enough to offer some insight into an alternative. I feel it is very rude of us to make fun of it just because it is different than what we have been raised with.


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Re: Challenge: Thinking Outside the Medical Box | Seizure, Perhaps Diabetic

there are many things usable in our boats, not just the med kit, for emergency use and repair of people, not just boats...staplers, sewing kits, old and outdated meds, onions, chiles, garlic, all kinds of items.....would like to hear more from mermaid muse about other things also--she is a good source of icky stuff to heal with...icky isnt always bad.....
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