Jaw (and penny) has finally dropped.

Posted: February 27, 2005 in Uncategorized

Found this on a cancer website;

 Appetite stimulants
These are mainly for people who have lost a lot of weight or have
cachexia. They work well in some people but not in everyone. The
appetite stimulating drugs used most often in people with cancer are
hormone drugs called

* Megesterol acetate (also called Megace)

 * Medroxyprogesterone acetate (also called
Depo-Provera, Farlutal and Provera)

Both drugs increase appetite and food intake in people with cancer who
have nutritional problems. And they do help some people put on weight.
But you are unlikely to see any weight gain for the first 4 to 6 weeks.
And there is some doubt about how
beneficial the weight gain really is. Most of it seems to be fat and
fluid with these drugs and not muscle mass.

It also claims the drugs induce a feeling of wellbeing, which is bollocks, as depression is a known side effect of Depo.

So it is true, I have put on flab and fluid. They don’t put THAT bit on the warnings (not that I got a leaflet anyway)

Ah yes, and it was originally (and still) used on sex offenders, to
reduce their libido and make them less likely to reoffend. Also used on
mental patients to stop them breeding. Great. Other side effects
include hair loss, apparently. How the hell did this drug get approved
for contraception?

So yes, as a contraceptive it works marvellously. No-one wants you
because you’re fat, spotty and bald, and you don’t want anyone because
you’re depressed about it and don’t fancy it anyway (probably because
you’ve got yet another fucking migraine).

I am incensed, disgusted and feel utterly violated. Most pissed off
with the doctors and will be telling them so next time I have a reason
to go (or I might just go and tell them anyway, bastards)

Fucking big corporations and their lying cheating ways, not good. Upjohn and Pharmacia are the manufacturers. Bastards.


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