Posted 2 years ago on Aug. 18, 2014, 4:45 a.m. EST by StillModestCapitalist
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This is an exact transcript of an email that I recently sent to a well known public figure. One of the very few public figures that I have any respect for. It may as well be read by everyone. Hopefully, it will do some good.
"Bob, I have another true story for you. If you take it seriously and keep it in mind when you talk about Robin Williams, you may save lives.
I already told you about my friend who suffered a minor injury, took prescription drugs for the pain and ended up on a half dozen daily meds within a year in order to treat the side-effects. I told you about his transformation from a solid athlete to a shell of his former self within that year. I told you about his seizures including the one that left him totally helpless leaving me no choice but to drag him up a hill and to my car. I told you about his miraculous recovery and return to strength and perfect health after he finally gave up ALL MEDS. He is now a US army soldier.
I told you about my step-dads miraculous recovery from advanced (near death) Alzheimer's after I finally convinced my mother to get him out of XXXXXXXX XXXXX nursing home where they had him on 13 individual prescription drugs daily. I told you about his return to health and competence after my mom and I cut his daily meds down to 3. Since then, we have cut his meds even further. Now, at 81, he is a new man on two prescription drugs plus baby aspirin. For the first time in over a decade, his mind and body are both stable. He functions like a healthy 65 year old.
I already told you about my transformation from sickly and weak to strong and resilient after giving up all meds including aspirin at the age of 18. I told you about my amazing health, good fitness level, and ability to do whatever I want in any weather weather without getting sick well into my 40s. It remains true to this day.
I told you about the time my mother went into the emergency room for severe abdominal pain. She spent the night where she was subjected to a barrage of medical tests. Their diagnosis was stomach flu or something like that as I recall. They were dead wrong. The true cause of her pain was revealed a day or so later. She had been taking my step-dads pain pills (which he no longer takes). The interaction with her own prescription med was known to cause extreme abdominal pain. She stopped taking the pain meds and made a full recovery within 36 hours.
Now I have another true story for you. Earlier this year, my mother who is normally chipper like a bird, full of life and fully devoted to her loved ones started hating on my step-dad, treating me like a stranger and complaining about her very existence. She started saying things like "Lord, give me strength" and "Take me now" in response to things like misplaced car keys and laundry that wasn't folded properly. She stated her hatred of my step-dad outright and threatened to send him back to a nursing home. She had virtually no tolerance of any aspect of her life. It was crystal clear from her attitude and demeanor that she wanted to die. This went on for several days. My step-dad was beside himself. There was nothing he could say or do. I had to search my mother's room because she was hiding her meds from me (I visit often). Well, she didn't hide them well enough. I found them. Sure enough, the problem was listed right there as a common side effect, 'thoughts of suicide'. I do not recall the name of that particular med. It was one of the really long ones with 4 or 5 syllables. I did just do a quick Internet search and found over 20 prescription drugs within the first ten pages of results known to cause 'thoughts of suicide'. I still can't say for sure what particular med my mother was taking earlier this year. The name is too difficult to remember but the result of her decision to stop taking that med was about as predictable as predictable gets. No more hating on my step-dad. No more indifference toward me. No more wanting to die. No more anything. She is right back to normal. Like Doris Day in one of her corny movies that my mother loves.
I don't know what sort of marital problems Robin Williams had. I don't know what sort of addiction problems he had. I don't know what sort of health problems he had. I wasn't there and I don't know why he took his life. But I do know this: The mainstream media won't acknowledge the possibility that Robin Williams took his life in full or part, because a prescription drug took away his remaining desire to live. They have commercial sponsors, parent companies, and corporate partners to look out for. For that reason, they will not acknowledge the possibility.
Please acknowledge it for them. You don't have to play it up. Just acknowledge the possibility so that a few people out there may do the research that they should have been doing all along. You may end up saving a few lives.
If you doubt what I say about those 'thoughts of suicide', then look it up. Again, the first 10 pages of search results produced over 20 prescription drugs known to cause them. "side effects" "thoughts of suicide"."