Monday, July 31, 2006

Really mad at health system

So I had really bad morning sickness last week and so I called a midwife connected with my health insurance and she suggested I come in just to make sure that I was still healthy and to suggest some anti-nausea medications. So after my visit, I find that I am ok, but that I have lost just a little weight. Anyway, the thought of spending the next week like the previous one has me shuddering with nausea and so I gratefully accept their prescription for some metoclopramide pills. Seeing as I've been prescribed this for morning sickness, I assume that these pills are safe for pregnant women. Well, I find online that they are in Pregnancy Category B, which means, "Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester."

Great. Anyway, I have lost faith and immediately stopped taking the meds (luckily I've only taken a total of about 7 pills), choosing puking over these dubious drugs. I am fortunately feeling pretty good today despite throwing up a couple times, and I am determined not to trust my midwife anymore about medications. I'll smoke pot before taking anything they recommend.

So all you pregnant people out there-- don't implicitly trust your doctor, nurse, or midwife. They're all full of shit and are getting kickbacks from the pharmeceutical companies. They have no consciences and will rot in hell.


Blogger Sara said...

Yikes - talk about not having your best interests in mind...

Just think, this time next year you will be cleaning up baby puke instead of your own!

Also - please don't smoke pot when you are with child ;)

Seriously though - I feel for you and I hope your sickness is almost over!!

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