Please don’t poison me

PLEASE DON’T POISON ME —– is this something you would say to your doctor? Of course not. You wouldn’t think or dream that your doctor would poison you. Yet, do you know most drugs have such dangerous side effects, you might just think twice or thrice about taking them. Tell your doctor you would rather try something more natural, or non-invasive without side effects and they will tell you, or warning you sternly that taking a natural alternative to their drugs is harmful. Most patients believe and trust their doctors. If the doctor says take this – they do, if their doctor says a natural supplement or treatment or vitamin is dangerous or harmful they won’t do it.

Well I thought it would be a good idea to take a look at a few drugs, since we are mainly talking to cancer patients this would be a good place to look seriously at the side effects of some common treatments given to patients. Most cancer patients are given an immune suppressant drug, that means a drug that suppresses the immune system with the thought the cancer will lose strength. In reality it suppresses the immune system so the body cannot do much of anything and only the drugs given will react to the body. Not something you really want if you are trying to keep your healthy cells healthy. And your risk of infection is great.

The general side effects for immune suppressant drugs are [ get ready it’s a long list that I will bet no doctor sits down and tells their patients] :

Increased susceptibility to infection, lymphoma, and malignancy — this is important to note as secondary cancers are very real

These tend to have a Severe


Decreased Blood Platelets

High Blood Pressure

Kidney Disease With Reduction In Kidney Function

Low Amount Of Potassium In The Blood

These tend to have a Less Severe


Acute Infection Of The Nose, Throat Or Sinus




Feel Like Throwing Up


Fluid Retention In The Legs, Feet, Arms Or Hands

Head Pain

High Amount Of Triglyceride In The Blood

High Cholesterol

Intense Abdominal Pain

Joint Pain

Muscle Pain



Urinary Tract Infection

Visible Water Retention

INFREQUENT side effects. These tend to have a Severe

Bacterial Infection Of The Kidney And Renal Pelvis

Cyst Containing Lymph Fluid

Decreased White Blood Cells

Problems With Post-Surgery Wound Healing

Syndrome Characterized By Anemia And Renal Failure

Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

These tend to have a Less Severe

Avascular Necrosis Of Bone


Ovarian Cyst

Painful, Red Or Swollen Mouth

Problem With Periods

RARE side effects These tend to have a Severe expression

A Hernia Which Protrudes Into The Abdominal Wall

Abnormal Liver Function Tests

Acquired Decrease Of All Cells In The Blood

Allergic Reaction Causing Inflammation Of Blood Vessels


BK Virus Reactivation Causing Kidney Problems

Bleeding From The Lungs

Blood Clot In A Deep Vein Of The Extremities

Blood Clot In Artery Of Liver Following Liver Transplant

Brain-Capillary Leak Syndrome

Bronchiolitis Obliterans

Chest Pain

Clostridium Difficile Infection

Decreased Neutrophils A Type Of White Blood Cell


Disease Caused By Cytomegalovirus Infection

Disorder Of Lymphoid Tissue After Transplant

Escape Of Fluid Into The Lungs

Fluid In The Covering Of The Heart Or Pericardium

Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis

Giant Hives


Herpes Simplex Infection

High Amount Of Potassium In The Blood

Hypersensitivity Drug Reaction

Impaired Wound Healing

Increased Pressure Of Pulmonary Circulation


Infection Caused By A Virus

Infection Caused By Mycobacteria

Interstitial Pneumonitis

Life Threatening Allergic Reaction

Liver Tissue Death

Low Amount Of Phosphate In The Blood

Lung Embolism

Lung Fibrosis

Lung Tissue Problems

Lung Transplant Suture Rip

Malignant Lymphoma

Malignant Melanoma


Nephrotic Syndrome

Obstruction Of A Blood Vessel By A Blood Clot



Pneumonia Caused By Pneumocystis Jirovecii Organism

Progressive Disease In The White Matter Of The Brain



Skin Rash With Sloughing

Spreading Cancer Of Skin’s Surface Cells

Trouble Breathing

These tend to have a Less Severe expression

Absence Of Spermatozoa From The Seminal Fluid

Basal Cell Carcinoma Of The Skin

Elevation Of Proteins In The Urine

Fast Heartbeat


Merkel Cell Carcinoma

Another common type of chemotherapy is one that inhibits the growth of blood vessels thus trying to starve out a tumor, stopping angiogenesis or slowing it down gives patients temporary relief and often will give patients false hope when a tumor shrinks only to then grow faster. The reason behind this is that the weakest cancer cells die off leaving the stronger ones to survive and grow faster.

The side effects of thes types of drugs are:

loss of appetite,

weight loss,

altered sense of taste,

nausea and vomiting (may be severe),


numbness/tingling/redness in hands/feet,

changes in hair or skin color,

joint or muscle pain,

feeling tired/weak,


high blood pressure (hypertension),

tumor pain,

stomach or abdominal pain,

shortness of breath,

peeling rash,


swelling of extremities,

mouth sores,

hair loss,


swelling of the mouth or lips, or

chest pain.

These symptoms are are sign you are in serious trouble

unusual bleeding or bruising;

slow healing of a wound or surgical incision, or any wound that will not heal;

sudden chest pain or discomfort, wheezing, dry cough;

headache, confusion, change in mental status, vision loss, seizure (convulsions);

signs of a stroke or blood clot–sudden numbness or weakness, severe headache, slurred speech, vision problems, chest pain, sudden shortness of breath, pain or cold feeling in an arm or leg;

heart attack symptoms–chest pain or pressure, pain spreading to your jaw or shoulder, nausea, sweating;

signs of other heart problems–feeling short of breath (even with mild exertion), swelling or rapid weight gain, headache with chest pain and severe dizziness, fainting, fast or pounding heartbeats;

signs of stomach bleeding–bloody or tarry stools, coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds;

signs of infection–fever, sore throat, cough, flu symptoms, body aches, skin sores, pain or burning when you urinate; or

increased blood pressure–severe headache, blurred vision, pounding in your neck or ears, anxiety.

Wow – what a list! It makes you quiver to think these side effects are never mentioned to a patient. I recall listening to the doctor as she began to administer a new treatment to Jesicha, my daughter, the list was short:
Hair loss, Irritation of the skin, Nausea, Diarrhea

No other mention of all the other side effects including liver damage and heart damage – which is what killed her. Would she have continued that drug – probably not. She would have gone after the alternative type treatments at a clinic sooner and her life may not have been lost. Knowing the risks allows you to make your own decision about your life, not knowing the risks pust you behind the eight ball without know your there, until one day its all over.

So what are the side effects of some of the natural supplements or vitamins that doctors tell you not to take because they may be harmful. [ We will look at some common vitamins cancer patients take]

Vitamin D: nausea, vomiting, constipation, and appetite loss.

Vitamin C: Redness and warm feeling of the skin, or flushing, Headache, Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea, Upset stomach during or after eating, Feeling faint, high doses can cause uterine contractions so beware if pregnant or miscarriage can occur

Vitamin B complex; excessive thirst. skin conditions. blurry vision

We could find side effects of many more vitamins and the side effects would continue to be minimal. The point made here is doctors warn patients not to take vitamins, which are commonly the ones listed, for energy, infection, and deficiency as in vitamin D. These vitamins or other supplements are said to interfere with their drugs or that they may give the patient an adverse side effect. Most of these adverse side effects are usually due to someone taking a higher dose than they should. And a bit of nausea from too much will quickly dissipate whereas the side effects from chemotherapy will linger on causing long lasting or permanent damage or death in many cases. It is no wonder it is said a cancer patient will more likely die of the chemotherapy before the cancer kills them. The side effects listed demonstrate this statement to be quite likely.

Exposure of the list of side effects may help many make better decisions, for others it many anger them, still others may be come quite fearful; the important thing is that knowing the truth may not be comfortable; however the uncomfortable truth must be known. Doctors should not shrug their shoulders and list a few side effects so a patient feels comfortable taking the drug while directly hiding the long long list of side effects which would make a patient reel backwards in disbelief. A doctor’s job is to get the patient to take the prescribed treatment, scaring them with the truth is not part of that job. Scaring them into taking the treatment is a common tactic.

What do doctors think when they prescribe drugs, they know will surely eventually kill a person? These drugs are poison to the body. How do you poison someone and feel good about it? If a patient knew those side effects, they would surely say: ‘Please don’t poison me.’

Jesicha’s Hope is an advocate and supports patients and their families. We constantly research and study new treatments to see what works without causing side effects. Over the past few years we have supported hundreds of people doing a wide range of modalities. We talk to doctors and caregivers, gaining the truth about treatments and the effects on the body and the disease. From experience in our support service and aftercare it became clear we needed to research what do about side effects. Assisting patients during aftercare from many modalities one thing became obvious, chemo and radiation is causing more deaths than cancer, no alternative treatment can undo the damages from chemotherapy and radiation. Surgeries open a door for a wide range of infections, most go untreated by conventional doctors. We have discovered and complied a better aftercare with much of it concentrating on how to help in some organ damage, lives have been saved due to our research but there so much more to learn and we must conclude some damage only God with a miracle can undo. Contact us at or read more articles at you can reach us via for a quick response.




One comment on “Please don’t poison me

  1. Aika

    Interesting read! This is why we should always be our own advocate when it comes to our health. We should always get second, third, and fourth opinions and do our own research. I always prefer taking natural remedies than prescription drugs or any medications because there could be ingredients in there that could be harmful to our health in the long-term.

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