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How did Dr. Hendrix and Dr. Oz not notice signs of Wendie's addiction to OxyContin? Dr. Hendrix says there is a reason he didn't push Wendie to say more than she wanted during their session. "I didn't say it because at the point of the time, I was sensing there was something that was being hidden. I know when there's a defense, if you push against the defense, the defense gets stronger."

Dr. Oz tells Wendie he is kicking himself over the clues he missed. He says he thinks the spot on her lung that required a CT scan could have been caused by her abuse of OxyContin, which acts as a cough suppressant. "I bet you were suppressing your ability to clear fluid from your lungs," he says. "When [lungs] get wet, because you're not clearing them, they get pneumonia in them. It all made perfect sense."

"I was screaming it out," Wendie says. "Screaming it out as loud as I could without saying it."

"You were screaming, and we weren't listening." Dr. Oz says.
FROM: Dr. Oz and Dr. Harville Hendrix Confront a Couple on the Edge
Published on June 02, 2008
As a reminder, always consult your doctor for medical advice and treatment before starting any program.