ways to numb pain: alcohol???

@riyasam (16574)
India
February 19, 2009 11:24am CST
i have heard people use alcohol to numb pain.i,on the other had have not consumed alcohol till date.but sometimes(during some of the very depressing times,i do take a sleeping pill,as i donot get sleep.i know it is not responsible of me and i am trying to stop this bad habit of mine.what are your ways???
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• China
20 Feb 09
if me,i will play computer games .if you play games you'll put all your concentrate to it and have no time to think the bad things.but maybe it's not a good way .it's a little pessimistic.maybe you have favourit sports.such as skiing,skating.it's cool .it's also my favourit sports.maybe any other ways.but the key is to transfer your attention
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@riyasam (16574)
• India
22 Feb 09
thats a cool advice.listening to music does help me.
@Chevee (5915)
• United States
19 Feb 09
I have pain pills that were given to me when I went to the dentist. I took one and it made me feel worse than the tooth extraction so I didn't take any more. When I have pain now I take some over the counter Pain Reliever (acetaminophen), they probably have some kind of side effects and I am probably not suppose to take them. But I can't always the the Pain.
@riyasam (16574)
• India
20 Feb 09
why dont you tell the docter (dentist)yhat this medicine doesnt suit you.
@winterose (39917)
• Canada
19 Feb 09
I don't think it is so bad if you take a sleeping pill once in a while but not all the time because it will become a habit and your body will always want that sleeping pill or you will not be able to sleep on your own. But if you only want to go to sleep because you are depressed and not because you are really tired, then you might be doing your body more harm than good. I do go to sleep too when I am depressed but I fall asleep immediately though. try exercising, it releases hormones in the body that counteract the hormones that release depression.
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@riyasam (16574)
• India
20 Feb 09
thanks for the advice(i do know it has its side-effects).i tried it only once and i have not taken since.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
19 Feb 09
To get rid of pain? Stretching, various herbal and homeopathic over the counter remedies, walking, muscle relaxants and over the counter pain pills, other medical things such as chiropractic, naturopathy. I don't take sleep pills. I'm leery of the side effects. I do take melatonin for sleep.
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@riyasam (16574)
• India
19 Feb 09
yes,muscles do become sore at that time(i donot know why)and painkillers do give me great releif.
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@winterose (39917)
• Canada
14 May 09
thanks so much for best response hon
• Romania
20 Feb 09
Well depends on what kind of pain you refer..physical pain you need to take the right medicine... lol now I'm being silly...you are talking about spiritual pain. I simply let it continue, no sleep, no drinks no nothing. Just avoiding that pain makes things worse cause you won't learn to cope with it when it returns. By living that short time of "agony" you start to become immune to it and so you gain more experience and strength plus you will feel better cause to know the pleasure you must feel the pain too. This is how I do it and always works
@jaymeeliz (506)
• Philippines
20 Feb 09
Last night I took a sleeping pill but it only got me frustrated. It did not work! So I was so sluggish and tired the whole day! I don't think we must try to "numb" pain. We should face it with all our courage. "Don't ask for an easier life, Ask to be a stronger person." As the saying goes... ^__^