Metformin: Diabetes Drug Now Touted As A Lupus ‘Miracle’

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Here at The Daily Health we’ve been warning our readers about the dangers of the diabetes drug metformin for many years.

Metformin has been linked to heart disease, hormonal disorders and it was proven to cause a potentially fatal condition that literally STARVES your cells of oxygen. Despite all these terrible side effects (and there are many more) the drug is still being prescribed to millions of diabetes sufferers.

Not a ‘miracle’ at all

As with many other drugs – like cholesterol-lowering statin drugs – Big Pharma is dead set on pushing metformin to as many people as possible. They’ve even tried to market it as a cure-all for everything from obesity to cancer.

Not too long ago, Big Pharma trotted out metformin as a weight-loss aid for teenagers. In a year, the teenagers lost a whopping five pounds, while half of the children suffered respiratory infections. Nearly a third had lingering headaches and nausea.

Metformin has been linked to everything from agonising stomach pain to potentially fatal lactic acidosis.

One of the most disturbing side effects is the loss of two important nutrients: vitamin B12 and folate. In one study, metformin users took B12 supplements and still couldn’t overcome the deficiency. A lack of B12 can lead to anaemia, a crippling condition that can cause heart failure.

Now drug companies are getting ready to unleash even more metformin misery on unsuspecting patients…

University of Florida researchers say metformin, when combined with another diabetes drug, may help reverse symptoms of lupus, a debilitating and painful autoimmune disease causing fatigue, rashes (particularly on the face, wrists and hands) and joint pain and swelling.

The research was part of a “repurposing” programme that’s designed to find new and profitable uses for the drug – so, it’s not exactly the kind of research that puts patients first.

If you’re desperate for relief from your lupus symptoms, steer clear of metformin at all costs.

In fact, sufferers need to be careful when it comes to taking medication, as certain drugs are known to cause lupus. For example, blood pressure drugs in the “ARB” family have been shown to cause lupus, hypersensitivity and acute eye problems, including glaucoma. So, if you are taking this kind of blood pressure medication, speak to your doctor about alternative ways to keep your hypertension at bay.

If you are someone who enjoys diet fizzy drinks, the toxic artificial sweetener aspartame mimics or may even trigger an array of illnesses: Lupus, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Epstein-Barr, Post-Polio Syndrome, Lyme Disease, Grave’s Disease, Meniere’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Hypothyroidism, Fibromyalgia and Attention Deficit Disorder.

Lupus is also often linked to undiagnosed food allergies – especially allergies to dairy and grains. By changing your diet and helping your intestines heal with a vitamin regimen, you may experience something metformin can never promise.

Real relief from your worst lupus symptoms.


Bear in mind all the material in this email alert is provided for information purposes only. We are not addressing anyone’s personal situation. Please consult with your own physician before acting on any recommendations contained herein.


Sources:

Diabetes drug shows promise treating lupus – U.S. researchers, reuters.com

“Yes! A dose of sun CAN protect you against skin cancer” Professor Angus Dalgleish, Daily Mail, 5/24/11, dailymail.co.uk

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