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Have you ever used prescription pain medication?

Response Percent Votes
Yes
 
86% 477
No
 
13% 72
Total 549

Comments

dragonwagon2 2 years, 6 months ago

I used them after surgery then got off them as fast as I could. Your article describes to perfection the road my son travelled into his addiction to pain medicine. He died this Spring from an overdose.

Waddetreestudio 2 years, 6 months ago

No....mustard is great for pain relief

I use mustard orally when running

Long miles it works naturally building your

Bodies natural Antiseptic to produce flexibility

To your joints.

Liberty275 2 years, 6 months ago

A shot of steroids in my knee works for me.

sigephandy 2 years, 6 months ago

Mustard, hmmm I wonder what magical healing powers ketchup or bbq sauce might have.

jhawkinsf 2 years, 6 months ago

Before dentist appointments, during dentist appointments, after dentist appointments.

Leslie Swearingen 2 years, 6 months ago

Yes I do. Trust me, all of you young whippersnappers will be glad those pills are available when you get to be my age. I think mustard guy is just yanking our chains to see if we will pull on it an choke ourselves. People on here do that sometimes, you know. Cause I ain't buying it. The theory I mean not the mustard. By the way, would that be any mustard, because there are quite a few kinds.

RoeDapple 2 years, 6 months ago

Pain Killer Oil (Mascular Pain Relief)

Ingredients: /2 cup mustard oil 1 tablespoon caraway seeds (ajwain)

Instructions: Heat the mustard oil in a small pan until smoky hot. Add caraway seeds. switch off the gas. Let the seeds burn in the hot oil and turn black. Let it cool. Drain the oil and store in a small bottle. Take small amount and, apply on muscular pains massaging a little. Do not expose the affected area to fan or air conditioner. Cover with a towel or warm cloth for about 10 minutes. Best when used at night. By the time you wake up in the morning, you will be feeling refreshed. Carry on the application for a couple of days. Apply warm oil for best results.

(from a source)

Liberty275 2 years, 6 months ago

They are safer than tylenol and NSAIDs like advil and make you feel tingly all over while your pain evaporates. Plus they cost 1/10th the price of generic OTC stuff. Unless you have addiction problems, it would be foolish to ingest the OTC poison when the RX pain killers will be faster, safer and come with the advice of a doctor and a pharmacist..

DillonBarnes 2 years, 6 months ago

One or two as a precaution after getting my wisdom teeth out.

Beth Bird 2 years, 6 months ago

Poorly worded poll - Almost everyone has used a prescription pain medication at some point in their lives. Do you mean one that was legally prescribed or illegal use of pain medication? Be specific!

riverdrifter 2 years, 6 months ago

I hate all this stuff. They plug me up like Immodium. Whenever I get a prescription for them (once in a blue moon) I use as little as possible and hoard the rest for periodic headache/hangover antidote. About 1/4 of a tablet does the trick. I've been out for a couple of years, though.

RoeDapple 2 years, 6 months ago

Hell, the day I'm not in pain somebody better check me for a pulse.

Pain is my gauge for measuring the life I've led. It's been either very good . . . or very, very bad.

Drugs only cloud the great memories!

Scott Morgan 2 years, 6 months ago

In this area I find so many lacking adequate research. How many of you "I know better" crowd could react to having a major back surgery go bad. Have lower back nerve endings rub against each other for something as simple as getting a glass of water. Could you tough it out? Forever? The pain never goes away for some of us.

Knee buckling pain everyday. Breaking teeth while grimacing. Yet, you would never know many of us have pain relief programs using medication.

Of course we who never sold a pill, nor wish to take one, are lumped into the sick abuse problem. Yes, drugs are abused, but not by us.

Many of us chronic pain sufferers have continued to work non stop, and would scoff at the thought of disability.

Flap Doodle 2 years, 6 months ago

Pardon me, do you have any Grey Poupon?

kuguardgrl13 2 years, 6 months ago

Got my wisdom teeth removed and was on the heavy stuff for about two days. Switched to ibuprofen so I could enjoy the rest of my winter break.

Scott Morgan 2 years, 6 months ago

People who actually survive only by use of heavy pain medications develop tolerance. Legit MDs strive to give the patient what is best described as a normal life. About every couple of years we go through a total change in medications to fight the tolerance problems. What you felt after the teeth removal is not what a person on long term pain management programs feel.

Also of note, due to all the abuse of legit medications, pain management programs have become extremely expensive. What used to be a twice or three times a year MD visit now includes almost monthly visits, blood tests, and a host of other expensive time consuming hassles.

Perhaps the worst is the suspicion of being an medication abuser. I realize abuse does go on, but there are many of us who follow medical directions to the T. All of us legits are treated as abusers by most medical staff. I should state it's much harder to find compassionate medical staff nowadays. Support organizations do help. http://rockhawk.com/chronic_pain_sufferers.htm

A wheelchair was predicted for me decades ago. I doubt you would be able to notice my physical problems, and live almost a normal life. Even did a little snowboarding last winter.

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