Tuesday, May 8, 2018

FDA wages war against IBS-D sufferers

What the FDA has done

I'm sure that FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb had the best of intentions when he decided to regulate an ordinary over-the-counter medicine used for diarrhea:
loperamide, or more commonly known by it's brand name of Imodium.
He claims that opioid addicts are using the drug to get high, and thinks it needs to be regulated. Here are 2 FDA links on the matter:

The side effect of the FDA's actions

Meanwhile, this tried and true OTC medicine is used my countless numbers of sufferers of IBS-D (irritable bowel syndrome diarrhea). IBS-D is a chronic condition that someone can develop in a variety of ways. For more information on IBS-D, visit this link: 

Imodium is a commonly used, and very successful, OTC medicine for dealing with IBS-D. What the FDA has done is simply make the life of IBS-D sufferers harder. 

Living with IBS-D

The effects of this are already being felt by one IBS sufferer, namely me. As my local Walmart has been out of Imodium liquid in all sizes, for about 3-4 weeks now. And I live in a very small town, both hubby and I are disabled, so we don't have a lot of shopping options.

I developed IBS-D after a bad bout of food poisoning. That was quite a few years ago, and over the years, I have learned a lot about coping with this chronic condition. 

At first, I thought I was just having trouble getting over the food poisoning. Then I thought maybe I had a virus. Finally my husband did some searching on the internet and ran across some info on IBS. That's when I figured out what I had. 

Going to a doctor was of no use, because there is no test to diagnose that you have IBS, and back then when I first developed it, not a lot was known about it like there is now. 

As a result of this condition, eating became a lot less fun.

Some of the things I've learned

  • You have your yes foods, maybe foods, and no foods. These are foods you can always eat, sometimes eat, and never eat.
  • You always have to take medicine daily to be able to eat normally.
  • Stress will make your symptoms worse.
  • Other things can make your symptoms worse.
  • Keeping a medicine log can really help you figure out what medicines work and what ones don't, and what to take, and how often to take it, and how much to take.

Me and IBS-D

I still miss the foods I can't eat. I've learned to enjoy what I can eat. I take daily doses of imodium, pepto, and beano. Just to be able to eat normally. No, going to a doctor wouldn't help me out because I'm that 1% that has all those nasty, rare side effects. 

How you can help

  • Write to the President, your senators, and your congressman about this.
  • Contact the Imodium and the Johnson and Johnson people about this. 
  • Write your own post about this. 
  • Email FDA Commission Gottlieb - CommissionerFDA@fda.hhs.gov
  • Contact any news and media outlets about this.
  • Post about it anywhere you can on social media.
  • Share the link to my post.

In conclusion

I hope someone will undo what has been done and curtail the overenthusiastic efforts of the FDA commission, Scott Gottlieb. Yes, wage war on drug abusers; BUT, in the process, don't trample over innocent, law abiding people. Because in this case, that is exactly what they are doing. What FDA Commissioner Gottlieb proposes will directly impact the daily lives of IBS-D sufferers, and make their lives harder. We don't need this added problem of getting our medicine, in addition to the ones we already have.

Commissioner Gottlieb could have used to do some more research and put his thinking cap on. He shouldn't be punishing IBS-D sufferers with something that will have questionable results.

More info:


Support IBS-D sufferers in their fight to keep access to their medicine.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Nobody may be listening, but this is my space to share

You know, in my last post in this blog, I posted about how:
Everybody talks, but nobody listens, so why bother.

But, this is my space to share in, and if I have something I want to say here, I will. Otherwise, I'll keep my thoughts to myself.

That's it, short and simple.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Everybody talks, but nobody listens, so why bother.

In our society today, everybody talks, but nobody listens. It's pervasive, everywhere.

And people are stupid! Just bare bones, plain old stupid.

Now I know, that it's not politically correct to call someone stupid. That you're supposed to use some touchy-feely pc term. But .....
I've never been known for being politically correct. I'm blunt and honest, and say what I think.

We live in a day and age where it's easier to communicate with other people, than ever before in the history of humankind.

The sad part of it is, we do less with that than ever before.

People are so busy being mean and hateful today. They seem to only read what people write in order to best figure out how to argue with them.

So I'm getting to the point where I talk to my husband, write in a journal maybe, sometimes even talk to myself ........ but I don't talk, or post online, to other people.

Everybody is talking,
nobody is listening,
so why bother to say anything.

That's my new motto.

So, when the day comes that I feel like you nitwits out there are actually listening to learn, and not to argue, then maybe I'll start posting again.

But until then,
I think I'll just keep my peace,
and focus on me,
and let you all go to hell in a handbasket,
because you wouldn't listen anyway,
because you're all so busy being so full of yourself.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Remembering Rev. Billy Graham

This is the Billy Graham that I remember. Just knowing that he is no longer in this world fills me with both sadness and joy. I'm sad that such a great man of God is gone from us. Happy that he is at home with God, whom he served so faithfully; happy that he is reunited with his beloved wife.

May we carry on spreading God's Word, God's message to the lost.

Democrats using traumatized teens to promote anti-gun agenda

Earlier I caught some of the teens on Fox News talking. What I heard was a bunch of traumatized teenagers who are obviously suffering mightily from survivors guilt. 

What I thought was that whoever had put them in that spot, in front of those cameras should be whipped for doing so. 

Then just a bit ago, I ran across this article. 
Be sure and read this quote from the article, and note what I have underlined:

"Busloads of students from the Parkland school will travel nearly the length of the state to Tallahassee this week to make themselves heard by legislators, an effort being facilitated by Sen. Lauren Book of Broward County and former Florida Democratic Party chair Allison Tant.

Tant announced in an email blast Saturday that a rally will be held at noon Wednesday at the Capitol, organized in conjunction with Florida Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence, the League of Women Voters, the Florida PTA, Equality Florida, The Campaign to keep Guns Off Campus and other organizations."

So basically, the democrats and the anti-gun activists have used a bunch of traumatized high school kids to push their anti-gun agenda. They should be ashamed of themselves, they should be whipped. Those kids need to be sitting down with counselors, not up in front of a tv camera, promoting the democrats anti-gun agenda.

But you know what I didn't hear. I didn't hear any of those kids mention God or Christian faith at all. I didn't hear them mention about praying or faith. I heard them thinking that a law will restore their ruptured world. But it won't.

Nothing short of Almighty God Himself can fix the hurt they are feeling. And nothing will restore their world to the way it was. 

But that's life. Bad stuff happens. Life isn't always going to be sunshine and roses. Who you really are comes out when the bad stuff happens. 

Like I've said before, this is a heart and soul problem, not gun problem.

Where were these kids when all these other shootings happened? What about when a kid is bullied so bad they commit suicide? And what about all the violent movies and video games that they take in and consume? 

Where is their indignation and outcry about all that? 

What this boils down to is that the democrats want to disarm America, and they'll do anything they have to, use any tool they have to, use anyone they have to, to achieve their ends. They have no morals, no conscience. 
And that is the whole problem with our nation today.

People don't care about other people anymore!

Monday, February 19, 2018

It's a heart & soul problem, not a gun problem

Whenever a shooting occurs, people's knee jerk reaction is to run around and cry for stricter gun control laws. 

Like taking the guns out of the hands of law-abiding citizens is going to fix the problem! 

I get so mad at people's stupidity!

It's a people problem, not a gun problem. People are sucky human beings right now. Most don't give a damn about others, and routinely bully and harass people and think it fine. A lot of people value animals more than other human beings. And that's wrong.

You want to pass stricter gun laws? Fine. Go ahead. 

But while you're at it, ban the virtual guns in games, where children play at killing. You all never want to talk about that, now do you! And what about all the violent-ass movies?

Don't overlook the heart and soul problem, in your thirst for a band-aid fix. The problem goes much deeper than gun laws! 😠

Friday, February 2, 2018

The memo is out, and the truth is coming out too

Well, the memo is out. It proves what I've always known. That the whole of the Democratic party is rotten to the core. That they've been lying for the past 8 years and more. They've never, in recent history, had the best interests of this country in mind. Somewhere along the way, they lost their way. The Democratic party has been infected, subversed, and ruined by socialists, nazis, and extreme liberals who hate this nation and seek it's demise.

During their 8 years in office, in control, the Democratic party did nothing to better this nation. Prices all across the board, on everything, tripled under their watch. Everything went downhill. The muslim faith was lauded while Christians were despised. Illegals flooded the nation, and our own border patrol was hindered in catching them and kicking them out. Government leaders ignored our nation's own laws. Our military was allowed to decline and hindered in fighting our enemies.

We now have a man as President who is working to put this nation back on the right path. And the dems have had their sights on him going back before the election. Initially, the dems thought he would be an easy defeat for Hillary. But too late, they realized their mistake, that they underestimated how disgusted the American people were with them.

When President Trump got elected, they went into full on panic mode, because they knew that under his administration, all their dirty dark secrets would come out. And despite their devious tactics, their filth that they've done is coming under the scrutiny of the light of day.

They've doomed themselves, because they've set themselves against God Himself, and His nation that He put here. The way they've acted, I knew there were deep, dark secrets and bad deeds that they were hiding. And gradually it's all been coming out.

There will come a day when the democratic party is a historical fact, rather than an existing party. They've doomed themselves. Their henchmen continue to do their work, but their efforts are in vain. Their fate has been written by their evil deeds.

*Don't like what I've said? Move on along then. My blog, my thoughts, my right to say them. I'm not going to discuss diddley with you.*