Do you know anyone who takes pain killers on a daily basis?

United States
November 7, 2008 3:26pm CST
How badly do the really need them?And how severe is the pain.Is it something a mild pain killer like a low dose vicodin can't help?I do believe vicodin is dangerous too,however i think it's better than Oxycontin,morphine,demerol,etc.There is what i would rate as a 99% chance of addiction with all these medications.The withdraw is extremely violent!Believe me it is far more painful then the pain they are already experiencing.And many times it leads to other drugs because theirs it too much to afford or whatever.Then when they don't want to take it anymore,they find they are too dependant and end up an a even more dangerous drug...Methadone.It's all a vicious cycle if you ask me,i know for a fact and thank god every day that i live now that i am no longer involved with that cycle.And it was one of the hardest things i have ever conquered.
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@cream97 (29180)
• United States
7 Nov 08
My mother-in-law would take many pills for her bones, they used to ache so much. And then she had many other pills to take for her nerves as well. She would consume up to 7 pills a day for different things for her body.
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• United States
8 Nov 08
Oh, I hope she is not still on this mix of medications.It can be deadly to mix opiates with benzos(nerve pills).I know that must have worried you.I'll pray for the two of you.I hope her nerves calm and her bones ache less as well.Thanks for the response.
• United States
14 Jan 09
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• India
11 Dec 08
hi marquitafox.... u have frightened me.....i take pain killers on daily basis, because i have a severe migraine, i have seen many doctors but none was able to improve the condition, so i began consuming all those without prescription, I am a commerce student and thus don't know much about all these......... please do a favour :tell me about them
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• Philippines
9 Nov 08
yes Ive known someone who is taking pain killers everyday he's my brother , he's taking pain killers for his pain in his legs due to the cancer of the spine.
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• United States
10 Nov 08
I'm sorry to hear that.I hope things go well as possible for your brother and family.I just hope he takes them properly,but i understand that sometimes it's unavoidable.Thanks for the response.
@postergal (214)
• Egypt
7 Nov 08
well I have a strict opinion on that. A feeling of pain is a BODY TALK, you body is trying to deliver a message to you by that pain, why shut it up? Instead, keep looking and hearing your body alerts to find out what is exactly wrong, it can be something really unexpected.
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• United States
8 Nov 08
Yes you shouldn't try to shut it up,that's for sure!I definatley agree with you an that.It's healthy to feel pain when something is wrong.I wish more people felt this way.Thanks for the response.
@NaHCO3 (106)
• China
8 Nov 08
quit ,will be come fine