Robin Williams was a treasure to the Bay Area, and I sometimes wonder if he could have had any idea of how much people would miss him when he was gone. This post is dedicated to Robin Williams who, like my own father, died at the way-too-young age of 63.
I realize there may not have been any way to save Robin Williams, but I really wish someone could have told him about PEMF (true, I don't know if he knew about it or not or if it would have saved him, but my guess is he wasn't using it). Even though it's been proven to be very effective (SEE THE VIDEOS BELOW), sadly there are FEW doctors who even know about it. Dr. Oz raves about PEMF and devoted a whole show to it, and asked everyone in his audience to tell their own doctors about it, because most people have never heard of it.
I didn't know about it myself until last year, and I only found out about it "by chance." It took hundreds of hours of researching alternative healing methods for me to even stumble upon it. If I hadn't put in all that time and research, I would still never have heard of it. Unless you are specifically looking up PEMF in a search engine, you are unlikely to ever hear about it because it just gets buried in all the info that's out there. I know it works and isn't just a bunch of hype because I've used it, my husband has used it, and you can go to youtube and see many, many videos of patient testimonials by people who have used PEMF.
If you are skeptical about PEMF and its effectiveness, please feel free to google PEMF and Parkinson's, and view the facts and testimonials for yourself.
Actor Rob Schneider insisted that the drugs Robin Williams was on, actually has a SIDE EFFECT OF SUICIDE (until his publicity team basically told him he had better be quiet for the sake of his career). I first heard about the connection via this video on youtube. In the video you will see that Sinemet, a psychiatric drug commonly prescribed for Parkinson's, has the following side effects listed: Psychotic episodes including delusions, hallucinations, and paranoid ideation, neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS, see WARNINGS), bradykinetic episodes ("on-off" phenomenon), confusion, agitation, dizziness, somnolence, dream abnormalities including nightmares, insomnia, paresthesia, headache, DEPRESSION WITH OR WITHOUT DEVELOPMENT OF SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, dementia, pathological gambling, increased libido including hypersexuality, impulse control symptoms. Convulsions also have occurred; however, a causal relationship with SINEMET (carbidopa-levodopa) has not been established.
UPDATE: 12/10/14: I just read THIS ARTICLE that mentioned a bottle of Seroquel was found at Robin William's home - it was prescribed for him a week before his death. You can find the following information about Seroquel on THIS PAGE. And yes - just like with the Sinemet... it sounds as if Seroquel can cause thoughts of suicide, as well. Shouldn't the doctors have known that giving a drug that causes twitching, uncontrollable movements, fast heartbeats, or agitation, to someone like Robin Williams, is like that Geico commercial where the Tasmanian Devil goes totally nuts and spins out of control after drinking an energy drink????
Seroquel side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction to Seroquel: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor, such as: mood or behavior changes, anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, or if you feel , irritable, agitated, hostile, aggressive, restless, (mentally or physically), more depressed, or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
- a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out;
- very stiff (rigid) muscles, high fever, sweating, confusion, fast or uneven heartbeats, tremors;
- twitching or uncontrollable movements of your eyes, lips, tongue, face, arms, or legs;
- mask-like appearance of the face, trouble swallowing, problems with speech;
- breast swelling or discharge (in men or women), missed menstrual periods, impotence, loss of libido;
- blurred vision, tunnel vision, eye pain, or seeing halos around lights; or
Common Seroquel side effects may include:
- dizziness, drowsiness, loss of energy, tired feeling;
- increased appetite, weight gain;
- dry mouth; or
- nausea, vomiting, stomach pain or discomfort, constipation.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
I cringed reading part of an article about Robin William's coroner's report, that said "Prescription medications, including an antidepressant, were detected in “therapeutic concentrations." We think of "therapeutic" as something that will help or heal you... but unless you do your research, a therapeutic concentration of the wrong drug can take your life. I firmly believe it was those drugs that ultimately drove Robin Williams to end his life. Doctors can be sooo irresponsible. They will push all kinds of unnecessary and dangerous drugs on patients and just hope for the best, and when something goes wrong, they shuck off all responsibility. I've seen doctors prescribe dangerous medications for members of my family and I only found out they were dangerous when I did the research about the side effects. You would think that every doctor would warn you if a prescription medication they are giving your loved one has a dangerous side effect, but sadly I know from experience that this is not usually the case. When a patients condition is very life threatening and seems hopeless, it's as if most doctors - even the ones that seem caring and kind - kind of throw their hands up in the air as if to say, "Well, it sucks that these medications are harmful but.... do you have a better solution?"
TRUST ME THERE ARE BETTER SOLUTIONS OUT THERE.... BUT YOU HAVE TO DO RESEARCH TO FIND THEM AND DON'T EXPECT DOCTORS TO TELL YOU WHAT THEY ARE. Please watch the videos below and see for yourself.... there are a lot of things that WORK, but most doctors are way to afraid to ever mention them and go against conventional therapies (in many cases they can get in trouble for recommending anything "outside the box.")
PLEASE WATCH THE VIDEOS BELOW AND DECIDE FOR YOURSELF!
The first two videos below are from Advanced Wellness Center in Sarasota Florida, and their videos are pretty incredible. Apparently they are the only office in the country (that I have found) who is doing this exact type of therapy. They have people flying in from all over the country to get their treatments. If you want to call them directly, they can be reached at 941-330-8553.
I called their office to get the "gist" of how a procedure goes, and basically the patient is seen for 4 days. The first treatment is for one hour, and the following treatments over the next 3 days are about 30 minutes each. If you are local (or able to afford it) they would like to follow up in one month, then two months, but if you live far away, be assured that the treatment can last up to 6 months so if you're unable to go back in a month or two, it's probably OK. The price for the treatments (that I was quoted as of December 2014) are approximately $1,350 + $260 for PEMF+Glutogenesis, so the total is $1600. If you want a consultation with them, just CLICK HERE. You can see more of their videos by CLICKING HERE.
The next few videos below show improvements in people who have used the Earth Pulse Machine. More proof that PEMF really does help! I do believe that you could have better results with a stronger machine (the one used in the videos above is a professional grade machine that typically sells for over $10,000) but if you can't afford this kind of machine, it could help you to get an Earth Pulse. If you live in the Bay Area and would like to try out my professional grade machine to see if it works for you, just contact me through Blogger.
Dr. John Gray is a promoter of PEMF (you can see a woman talking about how Dr. Gray told her about PEMF, on one of the videos listed on my page dedicated to the iMRS machines). But for some reason it is hard to find videos of him promoting it. I can tell you that there are people and companies who are very cautious of promoting PEMF because the FDA has very strict guidelines about promoting PEMF and people have actually gotten in trouble for promoting it (it's ok to promote it but you cannnot say the wrong things, like, you can't say it's a "cure" or use exaggerated claims). He is not promoting PEMF in this particular video, but I am adding it because he has some good tips on helping people with Parkinson's disease.
Here is an article from ncbi on the effects of PEMF and Parkinson's disease: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1342026?dopt=Abstract
Magnetic fields in the treatment of Parkinson's disease.
Levodopa-induced dyskinesias are a common complication of chronic dopaminergic therapy in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). The overall prevalence of levodopa-induced dyskinesias ranges from 40%-90% and is related to the underlying disease process, pharmacologic factors, and to the duration of high dose levodopa therapy. The mechanisms underlying the emergence of levodopa-induced dyskinesias are unknown, although most investigators favor the theory that striatal dopamine receptor supersensitivity is directly responsible for the development of these abnormal movements. In laboratory animals, the pineal hormone melatonin has been shown to regulate striatal dopaminergic activity and block levodopa-induced dyskinesias (Cotzias et al., 1971). Since the pineal gland is known to be a magnetosensitive organ and as application of external magnetic fields has been shown to alter melatonin secretion, we studied the effects of application of external artificial weak magnetic fields in a Parkinsonian patient with severe levodopa-induced dyskinesias ("on-off"). Application of weak magnetic fields with a frequency of 2 Hz and intensity of 7.5 picotesla (pT) for a 6 minute period resulted in a rapid and dramatic attenuation of Parkinsonian disability and an almost complete resolution of the dyskinesias. This effect persisted for about 72 hours after which the patient regressed to his pretreatment state. To ascertain if the responses elicited in the laboratory were reproducible, the patient was instructed to apply magnetic fields of the same characteristics daily at home. These subsequent treatments paralleled the initial response with a sustained improvement being maintained during an observation period lasting at least one month. This case demonstrates the efficacy of weak magnetic fields in the treatment of Parkinsonism and motor complications of chronic levodopa therapy.
Robin Williams was a brilliant man and we lost him way too soon.
RIP ROBIN WILLIAMS, I hope you know how much you were truly loved.