For seven years I had a very stressful job that required me to travel out of town 2-3 nights every week. It was very difficult for me to fall asleep and stay asleep so I began taking sleep aids, starting with Tylenol PM and Benedryl (Diphenhydramine). The Tylenol made me so drowsy I felt like I couldn’t get out of bed and the Benadryl wired me so I couldn’t sleep at all; I advanced to Ambien (Zolpidem or Stilnox). I could not sleep without the drugs so I took them every night for years.
Homeopath and Hpathy.com Editor Alan Schmukler Interviewed Manfred Mueller for the May 2016 Cardiology issue of the ezine.
Drug Induced Heart Disease
AS: Many allopathic drugs have cardiac side effects, ranging from hypotension and palpitation to various arrhythmias. The effects of these drugs can last a long time. How do you approach such iatrogenic ailments?
MM: In fact, one of the most common problems we are facing in clinic today is iatrogenically (drug or doctor) induced illnesses. The list of common medications that cause heart complaints is long, indeed. You could say medications are the number one cause of heart disease today. Antidepressants, like Celexa have been linked to heart disease. Prednisone causes heart attacks. Synthroid causes tachycardia and arrhythmias. Haldol, Zyprex and Seroquel cause heart disease. Pepcid and Zantac cause heart complaints. Beta blockers and Calcium blockers cause heart attacks. Statin drugs, like Lipitor and Zocor, cause heart disease. Hormone replacement medications, like premarin cause cardiovascular disease. Even vaccines and general anesthesia medications can cause atrial fibrillation and induce heart attacks. …not to mention drugs that have already been discontinued, like the NSAID Vioxx and the antihistamine Seldane – both responsible for the death of tens of thousands of people who suffered heart attacks.
AS: In 1990 you developed Reverse Chronological Tautopathy (RCT). Can you define and describe that method briefly?
MM: RCT was developed in response to a growing need to remove the effects of drugs, vaccines, diagnostic and therapeutic X-ray/radiation and environmental and occupational exposures. I’d seen that children who’d been given multiple vaccines had lingering symptoms that were not part of their constitutional picture. This included a recollection of people’s childhood and upbringing as compared to how they are now. I saw something similar present in many chronic disorders, where the client had a history of conventional medical treatment. When you take a thorough case and recognize that the basic characteristics a person was born with dramatically changed after suppressive medication, it is logical that these syndromes must be removed for a real constitutional picture to emerge.
I always felt it was necessary, especially when it comes to chronic disease, to have a thorough history of the evolution of the disease. I saw that symptoms often developed after medications and/or medical treatments were used. I found that these symptoms were listed among the chronic effects of those medications and treatments! For example, one child who was given prednisone for a year had Cushing’s syndrome. I tried Prednisone 30c and within a few weeks, the Cushing’s syndrome was gone! In a mental patient who’d been treated with antipsychotic medication, antidoting the drug with “Stelazine” in potency rapidly cured his tardive dyskinesia.