How often do you pop pain killer into your mouth???

Headache - I often have headache which I will need to take pain killer if it is too unbearable for me.
@thhoon72 (1010)
Singapore
July 9, 2009 11:40pm CST
Hello mylotters, I believe that many of you are aware of the danger of popping in too many pain killers. But sometimes, I really need to take pain killer to ease my headache or menstruation cramp. In my first aid box, I have many different types of pain killer, normal Panadol for mild headache and menstruation cramp, Panadol Extra for extreme headache, Panadol Cold for headache due to cold and Panadol for body/muscle ache. Come to think of it, I pop in panadol for my headache almost once or twice weekly which is really bad for health. So how often do you pop pain killer into your mouth???
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15 responses
@savypat (20248)
• United States
10 Jul 09
I have managed to get off all pain medications at this time except Aleve which I only take once a day, it lasts 12 hours. I no longer have migraines and that has helped greatly.
@thhoon72 (1010)
• Singapore
11 Jul 09
Hello savypay, thanks for your response =)) So, you are taking one kind of painkiller everyday now. Is it for your migraines? Take care and have a nice weekend =))
@savypat (20248)
• United States
11 Jul 09
I only need Aleve once or twice a week when I have a lot of pain in my hands. Usually when I go to Yoga because we use our hands and wrists a lot.
@thhoon72 (1010)
• Singapore
11 Jul 09
O I see. My mum also take painkiller quite often when she got joint pain due to rheumatism. Her thumb and sometimes her wrist will become swollen and red. Only painkiller will help her ease her pain.
@kawalnarang (1095)
• Trinidad And Tobago
10 Jul 09
Thank God,and Thanks to simple exercise,I stay far from that box of pills, used to take a lot for toothache though,,
@thhoon72 (1010)
• Singapore
10 Jul 09
That is very good for you. I can understand that toothache is one of those pain that is really unbearable for me. Take care and have a good weekend =))
• Trinidad And Tobago
11 Jul 09
U are welcome,,keep smiling
• Australia
8 Jan 13
I take Panadol osteo 3 times a day or as much as I'm alowed of the normala panadol coz Panadol osteo lasts for 8 hours it doesn't even barely help I wish all I had wrong with me was a normal headache or cramping you guys r lucky u don't need pills :) hope ur headaches leave u alone soon I try wet flannels on my head or biting a blanket softly or even heat packs but mine r insanely bad migrains n it never really helps u should try that also I can't eat chocolate coz that gives me headaches so maybe try find ways giving u thee headaches n u can avoid it I no orange juice is another for me only summaries tho coz I loose orange juice :D
@vingyan06 (2489)
• Malaysia
15 Jul 09
I think I seldom take pain killer. I will take once I am not feeling well, maybe fever or headache. Once I need to do so, only I will get my hubs to buy it from convenient shop. I don't keep any stock at home. That's me :)
@thhoon72 (1010)
• Singapore
15 Jul 09
Hello buddy, thanks for your response. Hmmm.... think if I don't keep any painkiller in my house, it may prevent me from popping it into my mouth so often. I got a habit of keeping medicine in my first aid box for emergency although the nearest convenient store is just 10 mins away from my house. Cheers =))
@underdogtoo (9601)
• Philippines
11 Jul 09
I am not in the habit of popping pain killers into my mouth but then again, I seldom have anything painful except maybe for some emotional pain.
@thhoon72 (1010)
• Singapore
11 Jul 09
I am really glad to hear that you can keep away from painkiller. Indeed, emotional pain cannot be cured even with the most powerful painkiller. Take Care =))
@hn34xyx (21)
• United States
11 Jul 09
I usually only take pain killers whenever I have a headache which is about once a month. Unfortunately, I must have built up a tolerance to pain medications because when I do take them I generally have to take the maximum amount in order to reduce the pain. I have found that sleep is usually the best medication for my headaches. Very rarely do I go to sleep with a headache and wake up with the headache. Different things work for different people. It is important to consider what may be causing the headache and address that also. Maybe your bones are out of alignment, maybe your muscles are tight, maybe you just have a lot of stress in your life.
@thhoon72 (1010)
• Singapore
11 Jul 09
Yes, yes, I believe my previous headaches were due to stress from work and lack of sleep. Now I nolonger got headache very often as I am nolonger work full-time. Take care and have a great weekend ahead =))
@tjades (3594)
• Jamaica
10 Jul 09
I have not taken a pain killer in years as far as I can remember. I have never been good at taking pills so I avoid them altogether. I only take vitamins in liqiud gel capsules as they are so much easier to swallow. When I have headaches (which I rarely get) or menstrual cramps I usually drink a lot of water. I dont know why but it seems to work for me. Maybe its mind over matter, belief kills and belief cures but it works for me.
@thhoon72 (1010)
• Singapore
11 Jul 09
Well done for keeping away from painkiller!!! I also believe it got to do with the mind controlling the pain. If you keep on thinking that the pain is unbearable, then you will need the painkiller. Have a wonderful weekend ahead =))
• India
10 Jul 09
hello...i would rather take pain killers..for months i wont use pain killers because i am scared of their side effects..if there is a headache..or any kind of pain i would rather take some time and go fro a nap...i would rather prefer to sleep than taking pills...because if you rest for sometime all your pains go off... taking pills regularly is very bad for health..it will have many side effects..leading to many problems in future...i get a very rare haedache or any kind of pain...so i am very far to pills..touchwood it should continue the same...
@thhoon72 (1010)
• Singapore
11 Jul 09
Well done shijjukhan for keeping away from painkiller!!! It should be the way cos we should not rely on painkiller to ease the pain. Have a wonderful weekend ahead =))
@wisconsin26 (3861)
• United States
10 Jul 09
Personally I hate them but I love them when I have a pounding headache... I am not fond at all of taking anything unless I need too.. I normally take two Tylenol only when I have extreme pain.. Other wise I if it is mild to moderate I tend to suffer it out.. There is something about pills I just don't like...
@thhoon72 (1010)
• Singapore
11 Jul 09
Hmmm.... one thing good about me is that I am not afraid of taking pills or medication (although it is nothing to be proud of). Previously, I popped in painkiller quite often, almost every alternate days. But now, since I nolonger hold a full-time and stressful job, I also nolonger get headache so often. Cheers =))
10 Jul 09
hi would just like to say that i also dont like taking painkillers unless it is absolutely necessary. I would rather suffer a headache then continually that painkillers as i know that they can be damaging to your internal organs and can also become addictive.
@thhoon72 (1010)
• Singapore
10 Jul 09
Hello there, how are you? It is really good for you that you only take painkiller when it is absolutely necessary. Cheers =))
@hselial (67)
• India
10 Jul 09
According to me I would rather eperience the pain rather than taking painkillers which would led to sideeefects in the future. So according to me one should avoid taking painkillers for small pains or headaches. If the pain is very unbearable then it is ok to have one dose but the person should consult a physician before consuming such painkillers.
@thhoon72 (1010)
• Singapore
10 Jul 09
Yes, I totally agree with you. The Panadol that I have is the mildest and safest among all painkiller. I will try my best not to take if my headache is really bearable. If sometimes, I really got the killing headache, normally it will go away after taking 1 dose of Panadol Extra. Have a good weekend ahead =))
@saki13 (95)
• Philippines
10 Jul 09
i pop one at least once a week due to headache from stres.. I use advil.
@thhoon72 (1010)
• Singapore
10 Jul 09
O yes, previously when I am working full-time in a stressful and fast-moving environment, I popped in pain killer almost once or twice a week. But now, I am working from home, in fact I have reduce my intake of painkiller. Take Care =))
• India
10 Jul 09
In spite of being a doctor I too myself pop up pain killer in my mouth very frequently, the reason being the side effects, as most of the pain killer causes gastritis and make our stomach prone to ulcer. It is better to avoid analgesics, if I feel intense headache and I really need some medication, then I prefer paracetamol only as they are the safest and dont cause problems of gastritis.
@thhoon72 (1010)
• Singapore
10 Jul 09
Yes, I have heard that paracetamol is the mildest painkiller. That is why I only stick to it and will not take more than the recommended dosage. Thanks for your reply. Have a wonderful weekend ahead =))
@Ritchelle (3798)
• Philippines
10 Jul 09
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Exposure to modern fragrance adversely impacts health
June 19, 2009 by Susie Collins 

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al medicine at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio, says that several studies indicate that 15-30% of the general population report some sensitivity to chemicals, including fragrances, and 4-6% report that chemical intolerance has a major impact on their quality of life. Of these people, more than 80% report that exposure to fragrances is bothersome. Miller, who has conducted extensive research on MCS and coauthored the book Chemical Exposures: Low Levels and High Stakes, adds that many Gulf War veterans reported chemical intolerances since the war, including sensitivity to fragrances.
since i discovered that my frequent migraines then were connected to some scents (there is such a thing as chemical sensitivity to scents and i have it) i only get to pop a pain killer for my migraine probably an average of twice in a month. it only happens either if i grew interested in a product (which most of the time has a fragrance and i didn't know i cannot tolerate that product's particular fragrance) or somebody wears a perfume came near me. i mean i thought the etiquette for perfume wearing is to be careful that you only smell to people less than a feet from the wearer .
@thhoon72 (1010)
• Singapore
10 Jul 09
Yes, I have heard of migraines due to scents cos my ex-boss was sensitive to perfumes. So, we were extremely careful with wearing strong perfumes to office. I think nobody can tolerate very strong perfume. I got sensitive nose, so I will start to sneeze if the perfume is too strong.
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@tuyakiki (3026)
• India
10 Jul 09
I try my best not to take pain killers quiet so often. When there is a pain,I try to bear it without medicines.. I do take medicines sometimes,but with doctors permission. painkillers are not good for health and it may cause ulcers in abdomen.
@thhoon72 (1010)
• Singapore
10 Jul 09
Yes, I am clearly aware of what the pain killer can do to my internal organs. But sometimes, the headache just couldn't go away even my husband has apply medicated oil or massage my head. So, still got to pop in 2 tablets of pain killer to ease my headache.
@nehaagra (849)
• Singapore
10 Jul 09
Yep i too have pain killers atleast twice a month. I try to avoid all the situations that causes me headache, but if once i have one, i have to take any painkiller, then only my headaches goes.., Lack of sleep, loud noise, and hot sun, are some of the reasons of my headache's, which are somewhat avoidable, so i do try to keep my headaches away, n not take any painkiller..
@thhoon72 (1010)
• Singapore
10 Jul 09
Yes yes, external condition like lack of sleep, hot sun, loud noise, my kids will give me headache too just like you. But I find them quite difficult to avoid.