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Old 10-25-2003, 05:34 PM   #1
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In your experience, or of your knowledge, are prescription drugs more effective more often than herbal remedies? I'm curious of the general opinion, as well as those that have tried one versus the other. Site examples, if possible.

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Old 10-25-2003, 07:43 PM   #2
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It really depends on what you are using them for. Some prescription drugs may be necessary at times, but far too often there are herbal or supplement remedies available that are far safer and just as effective, but people are generally passive when it comes to health matters and do not want to search them out. But I personally have had great success with herbal or supplement remedies for the following problems after the pres. drugs were either ineffective or had terrible side effects:

- urinary tract infection
- prostate infection
- yeast infection
- liver problems
- constipation
- blood sugar problems
- poor digestion, stomach acid

It is far better to try a natural remedy first (and ignore the ignorant comments of your doctor about them), rather than harm your health with a pres. drug which can have devastating side effects.

Old 10-25-2003, 09:33 PM   #3
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But, not all herbal remedies are healthy, are they?

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