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i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
early mild cognitive impairment(mci) amnestic type on december 21, 2010
this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
this blog will be about my journey with this disease
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i will continue blogging on organic gardening, green living,
solar power, rainwater collection, and healthy living
i will blog on these plus other things noted to be interesting

Monday, January 28, 2019

mine got recalled

when asked
are you going to stop your blood pressure meds now
i said

i dont want to die of a stroke or have a heart attack or damage my kidneys or damage my eyes or do small vessel damage in my brain
im doing what i can to slow down the potential for increasing more disease going on in my brain

they asked
but your blood pressure med irbesartan is one of those that increased your chances of getting cancer

it wasnt the drug irbesartan it was an added ingredient called nitrosodiethylamine or ndea that increases your chance of cancer not the irbesartan
ndea is one of those nitrosomines found eg in tobacco smoke that is cancer causing

a related first cousin med valsartan also had too much ndea in the drug for several years but the company kept selling it

it was like the patients were smoking cigarettes for all those years i guess

well i said
choose your poison
a slight chance of getting cancer
a much higher chance of having an event i mentioned above or aggravating some disease above
i chose the later

i chose with the blessing of my doctor to first start taking the irbesartan for my high blood pressure
it works well
it has no major side effects
the only issue ive had is i would get dizzy if i bent over in my garden a couple of hours after taking it
i just take it at night
ive had no problem since
its generic and not branded
it controls my blood pressure well
that class of drugs the angiotensin 2 receptor blocker or arb may have benefit in slowing down alzhiemers disease
im not going to change

i only have 14 pills left anyway
all those i took last year i cant do anything about
those extra 14 pills arent going to make things worse
if  they caused cancer its done and taking a few more wont make it worse
i didnt have a stroke have a heart attack or fail my kidneys or hopefully not made my alzheimers worse

in fact my blood pressure at ucla this last week after my 5th for sure aducanumab infusion dose was 124/72
im happy
i wont change my meds since i know in two weeks ill get a new batch with a lower level of that ingredient in there
this is what the fda recommends that folks dont stop their meds

the new prescriptions will be safer

i figured
i might get sicker by eating ecoli spinach or salmenella lettuce than taking my blood pressure meds
since i organically grow my own spinach and lettuce and kale and cabbage
thats not going to happen to me

ill just call my doc
hey doc
i need a refill please

the organicgreen doctor

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