Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Medicines for WTSHTF.

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Foreword, today,  in Russian:

Во время Второй Мировой Войны--2, Германской армии в России серьезной во дворе, и слишком многие хорошие российские люди голодали, умер, были убиты, защищая Мать Россия. Но российской зимы были жестокие, и в конце концов, Германской армии были разбиты, ведущие к концу этой ужасной войны ! Я был солдатом лично подают во Вьетнаме, как вертолет 'door наводчика.', фактически, русских, как г-н Сикорский, вложило и сделал очень тонкой вертолет, который американцы скопированы и реплицированные, как CH-34 и т.д. Что штрафом, машины ! Я люблю мотоциклы, слишком.
Я хотел бы также кажется, что есть много хороших, библии smart, Христиан в России сегодня, делает бога, изучения и обмена Евангелие Иисуса Христа, и они мои братья и сестры во Христе.
Я хотел бы некоторые из этих людей тонкой бы обременительный записи электронной почты, мне и скажите мне, как они делают и каковы их хобби и таланты. Я также использовал петь и играть в 6 строки, гитаре.
Мой адрес электронной почты: tschuckman@aol.com

Hi  Friends,
     I aim to EDUCATE as many people in this world as possible !   In MY book, we have TWO lives to consider and protect.....  the life we live in now, on planet Earth,  and the AFTER LIFE.    We shall all be here forever, weather we want to believe that or not.   it's just a question of WHERE we shall spend our lives,  eternally.  
       Do you like to gamble ?    Personally,  I will NOT gamble with my money,  but I HAVE  gambled with my LIFE !   And I almost LOST my life --- a number of times, and that is why I am a "Believer"  in the Lord,  Jesus Christ, and Father God, also the Holy Spirit, Heaven and Hell.   
      Now,  many people say that they believe is 'something.'   But few people can PROVE that what they believe in exists.    I can.   Period.   And with the Highest Source of Knowledge, too !   In fact,  I have devoted almost all of my life,  or the majority of it, on this search.   I have been a 'sponge for information' ever since I learned to read and write, in grade school... and also been called  insulting, hurtful  names,  and made sport of, even from my own Mother....  but I still love her very much.    We will have a host of ignorant people poke fun at us through out our lives.   We will also change our minds --- change our courses, stop studying one way or path, and then abruptly take off on a new tack -- to set our sails to reach a whole different destination !    That's what life is all about, and many of us didn't even have smart, well educated parents to set us on the right path from the get-go !    I will tell you all fine people one thing for sure;   You can waste your entire life, and then lay there on your death bed wondering just what the hell you ever did or accomplished,  and if it's nothing --- I really PITY YOU !!  
          Now,  some people THINK that helping their fellow man, or humanity should be their personal goal in life.   Others want to get rich and live like a king.   Other like to live inside a whiskey bottle and have sex, 24/ 7.   People like that often come down with STD,  Hepatitis C,  HIV, or AIDS and die a nasty, horrible death, and then wonder why.....  duh.    But I think that living a BALANCED LIFE STYLE, while also studying the KJV Bible and following Jesus Christ will bring the most happiness in THIS life... and the NEXT LIFE ! !    You and your family can be very happy in this life, and the next !   In fact, here is the proper Equation, or Recipe/ Secret for Happiness:    'Happiness is a bi-product of serving God.'    ---Period.   Sorry if that sounds too "simple"  or not "profound" enough,  but it is just THAT simple !   And the trouble is,  that some overly 'educated' people are, especially at a godless,  Liberal Arts University, or  college  have an especially hard time grasping the most simple, humble concepts of the KJV Bible !
        For the Apostle Paul said, at 1st Corinthians, Chapter 3, and verse, 19:    "For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God."   And that is just the 'tip of the iceberg,' in God's Word, about this matter.   It's the so-called 'educated Prideful minds' that buck against the true Wisdom of the Ages, all wrapped up in a tidy, easy to carry, Book, that is written on a Fifth grade reading level,  dear Friends and Followers/ Readers !   Ha!   It took me so many years before finally learning the simplicity of the real Truth and Love of Jesus Christ,  but I am on the right track now.   And once you have the Holy Spirit, He will never leave you, completely.   He may, however, allow you to 'break a few bones' and mess yourself,  but He will come get you, and drag you back, to where you should be.... in service to the Father, by following the Son,  Christ, our Savior.   
     If like I have repeated all along,  YOU are a Soldier, and it's just a matter or serving in the RIGHT ARMY, finally,  the Army that wins the War at Armageddon [see:  Revelation 16: 16].  

And now, to the business at hand:   Home Medicines.   While we are still on earth,  we ought to learn how to save lives --- so we can win souls !

Warm Regards,
Tom   Schuckman
Email:  tschuckman@aol.com

Top 7 Medicines for WTSHTF

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Editor’s Note: This post was contributed by Thomas O’Connor, M.D. If you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and possibly win a $300 Amazon Gift Card to purchase your own prepping supplies, enter today.

Let’s get right down to business. WTSHTF there will be no time to plan things out. There are no apps to give you notice for this event, so those who are prepared will be ready. Can TSHTF?  And when will this happen? Obviously, no one knows and for God’s sake, we all hope that this day never comes. This is not fear-mongering; rather, a calculated risk that even the most conservative consider possible and someday inevitable. This thought was enough to motivate an old-school Primary Care Doc like me to do something! I created the Survivor Doc division of my medical practice. My objective was to make sure people have a personalized supply of medicines to protect them from common medical conditions that can lead to death, if not treated early and properly.

During my residency training years in New York and Hartford CT, my teachers would use a classic pearl during rounds: “Common things are common, so when you hear hoofbeats, think of horses not zebras”.
Let’s talk about horses. WTSHTF you better have the basics covered – that includes a supply of medications for common medical issues. Next, you better understand how to use them. From infectious diseases to deadly systemic reactions – you will need to be prepared.  Flu to systemic allergic reactions, I will discuss common, yet potentially deadly medical conditions and Top 7 Medicines that can protect you from getting sick WTSHTF.
Starting from the crown. A common cold, AKA- upper respiratory infection, not to mention the flu can lead to bacterial bronchitis, which can end up as a deadly pneumonia.  Pneumonia is a common lung illness and rates are greatest in children younger than five and adults older than 75. Anyone with heart or lung disease is at greater risk for pneumonia. The best protection against pneumonia is to get vaccinated if you are at risk and to receive early and appropriate medical treatment. Treating the flu with anti-viral medication within 48 hours in addition to treating a bad cold that has led to a bacterial bronchitis at the appropriate time can be truly live saving events. If in fact you end up with a pneumonia, you BETTER have a broad spectrum respiratory antibiotic at your fingertips!

WTSHTF and you or your honey are bumbling around the basement trying to secure the necessities to hunker down and suddenly discover that in all the chaos, you have a significant laceration on your lower leg. This simple cut can lead to a bacterial skin infection called cellulitis and over only a few days can lead to serious trouble. This type of infection is seen every day in walk-in clinics throughout the United States and in most circumstances, does not pose any threat because of early and appropriate antibiotic treatment. First-line treatment for cellulitis is usually a beta-lactam antibiotic called a cephalosporin. Having the right type of anti-biotic is crucial and can definitely make the difference between life and death. Having a medication on hand based on a personal history with an expert Internist who understands and has experience with treating common medical conditions that can hurt you is key. From true drug allergies to a thorough history of your medical conditions and even details regarding, if and how long you were hospitalized in the past are very important factors in deciding exactly what antibiotic you will need to treat this and other specific medical conditions WTSHTF.  Remember, we are still talking horses. These are very common medical conditions that can lead to death if not treated appropriately and EARLY.
If TSHTF and you find yourself in a region that has infectious agents that can cause diarrhea, you better have anti-diarrheal and anti-biotic medications on-hand and understand when and how to use them. Educating people on this is quite simple- when talking to an experience Internist. Doctors at Travel Clinic’s around the world have been giving “travelers” prophylactic anti-biotics for potentially dangerous diarrhea for years. Why wouldn’t you have these live saving medicines in your armamentarium for WTSHTF? Again, having spent time reviewing your medical history, medications and drug allergies with an expert physician and having a personal supply of PERSONALIZED medications on hand, PRIOR to interfacing with any serious illness, is going to be your best chance of surviving WTSHTF.

A simple cut can lead to a bacterial skin infection called cellulitis and over only a few days can lead to serious trouble.
Are you or someone you love prone to urinary tract infections-UTIs? A simple UTI can be very uncomfortable and is easy to treat with a course of an appropriate anti-biotic. If not treated properly simple UTIs can lead to a bacterial infection of the kidney called Pyelonephritis. If this is not treated aggressively in the early stages, it may have to be treated in a hospital setting with intravenous broad spectrum anti-biotics. When these bacterial infections of the kidney or even an aggressive UTI are not treated appropriately and early they can lead to Uro-Sepsis. An overwhelming bacterial infection in the blood that can be deadly in many cases. Again, treating a simple UTI early with a specific anti-biotic regimen, based on your past medical and allergy history will be crucial to saving your live WTSHTF.

Injuries and illness will be prevalent in a SHTF scenario.
Anyone who has asthma or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease-COPD knows that even a simple cold can be a nightmare. Treatment regimens for these conditions will require being prepared with anti-biotics in addition to rescue inhalers and in many instances a course of corticosteroids- Prednisone will be required. I regularly provide my patients with enough of these medications, so that if they are unable to get to the pharmacy or to see another doctor, they have enough of these lifesaving medications to get through for at least a week.
In the end, there are many medical issues that can arise when you are off the grid and WTSHTF. From a severe case of poison ivy to a skin rash of unknown cause or any systemic reaction to an allergen, having a medication called Prednisone on hand can make the difference between having a better quality of life to saving your life.

Medical conditions that you will need a Rx:

  • Upper respiratory infections– bacterial bronchitis and pneumonia that can lead to sepsis and will require an anti-biotic.
  • Flu– can be deadly and can lead to life-threatening pneumonia. Early treatment with an ant-viral will be required.
  • Skin infections from cuts, animal/snake bites or any break of the skin that is worsening – cellulitis will require an anti-biotic.
  • Severe skin reactions like poison ivy that need a local or systemic corticosteroid (Prednisone)
  • Severe diarrhea that requires an antibiotic – traveler’s diarrhea and bacterial food poisoning.
  • Urinary tract infections– can lead to kidney infection and uro-sepsis will require an anti-biotic.
  • Respiratory emergencies, e.g., asthma attacks and COPD that require a rescue inhaler and possible systemic corticosteroids
  • Systemic Allergic reactions of any type that will require a corticosteroid (Prednisone)

Lifesaving Rx:

  • Respiratory infection –personal antibiotic, rescue inhaler and systemic corticosteroid
  • Flu – Tamiflu Rx
  • Skin infection –personal antibiotic
  • Skin rashes, contact dermatitis –Potent topical corticosteroid Rx and Prednisone
  • Prednisone –multipurpose lifesaving medication for many emergency medical situations
  • Traveler’s diarrhea antibiotic – personal antibiotic
  • Urinary Tract Infection –personal antibiotic
  • Systemic Allergic reaction –prednisone and Epi-pen

The 7 medications for WTSHTF are based on a personal review with an expert physician and will cover:

  1. Anti-biotic for a common bacterial bronchitis or community acquired pneumonia. Azithromycin would be a good example for someone without an allergy to this medication . A full medical history and list of medications, including allergies to medications is mandatory.
  2. Medicine for Flu. Typically, Tamiflu (Oseltamivir) is used. Again, a full medical history and list of medications, including allergies to medications is mandatory.
  3. Medicine for a Broad Spectrum anti-biotic for severe pneumonia, urinary tract infection, skin infection or gastrointestinal bacterial infection. Levaquin (Levofloxacin) is a great lifesaving anti-biotic for these medical situations. Again, a full medical history and list of medications, including allergies to medications is mandatory.
  4. Medicine for a simple urinary tract infection or simple skin infection-cellulitis. Keflex (Cephalexin) and Bactrim (Sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim) are 2 classic anti-biotics used regally for these medical conditions. Again, a full medical history and list of medications, including allergies to medications is mandatory.
  5. Rescue inhaler – a bronchodilator called Albuterol comes in a hand-held inhaler ready to use on the spot. Again, a full medical history and list of medications, including allergies to medications is mandatory.
  6. Epinephrine Auto-Injector called EpiPen is a must for any medical allergic emergency. Again, a full medical history and list of medications, including allergies to medications is mandatory.
  7. Taper dose of oral glucocorticoid steroid called Prednisone. This is one the most important and universal lifesaving medication known to man! Again, a full medical history and list of medications, including allergies to medications is mandatory.
To summarize this article: There are a limited number of common medical issues that can lead to varying degrees of illness and death, if not treated early. Understanding these conditions and having these medications ON HAND BEFORE WTSHTF can definitely save your life!  No one would argue this, so see an expert physician or The Survivor Doc before WTSHTF.
Stay Strong, healthy and prepared.

About the Author:  My name is Thomas O’Connor, MD. I am a General Internal Medicine Physician and I came up with the concept of Survivor Doc when I realized that my patients wanted to be prepared for medical issues in case they get sick and have no access to a doctor or medications. From hunters, campers, leisurely traveling in the US or abroad to WTSHTF, my patients wanted to be ready!
I have been in private practice since 2005, when I was the first physician to start a retainer-based concierge medical practice directly out for residency training. Some say that I been a Visionary Physician with what I saw regarding patient service needs. Now I predict that the world is ready to integrate Telemedicine and Preparedness as is the scope set forth in The Survivor Doc.

DISCLAIMER: This article and any other articles by Thomas O’Connor, MD are strictly for educational purpose and never intended as medical advice!
This medical service is for emergency medical situations only and not intended as a substitute for personal medical/physician services. This service and any medications prescribed by Thomas O’Connor, MD or any Survivor Doc physicians will never substitute for emergency medical services and you are instructed to call 911 immediately when you are in any medical emergency. Medications and advice from Thomas O’Connor, MD or any Survivor Doc physicians will never be used for other persons not interviewed by said physician(s)- Thomas O’Connor, MD and or any Survivor Doc Physician. Medications and advice from Thomas O’Connor, MD or any Survivor Doc physicians will only be used as a last resort and when your life is in danger and these medications are being used for a life threatening medical issue

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