polypharmacy

Are your new symptoms a result of medicine you're taking?

When her doctor tore a sheet off the prescription pad and handed it to Alesandra at the end of her annual check-up, Alesandra never imagined that the treatment would lead to a 10-year nightmare she would be lucky to survive.

Before that doctor's visit Alesandra, age 35, was healthy. She was not taking any medicine. She didn't smoke. She didn't drink. Working for an engineering firm based in San Diego, she traveled extensively, handling clients around the world. Alesandra reported, "I was successful. I was doing quite well."

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