You guys been following the spectacular rise of American overdose deaths? Now the commonest cause of accidental death over there. Coming soon to you.
I finally got it! People now spend half their days and nights online, which makes them depressed and hurts their back. Doctors are nervous about prescribing addictive opioids, but Big Pharma’s recent “survey” showed that too many patients are in terrible pain and badly need their products, so doctors boost prescriptions and many pharmacists get a kick-back too. But soon users cannot afford to keep buying prescription pain-killers so they switch to morphine, which is much cheaper, works exactly the same, and doesn’t need regular doctor’s visits. But synthetic Fentanyl, far more powerful and cheaper to make than morphine is now being profitably added in tiny quantities to boost all other street painkillers, even weed and coke. Result: misjudgement of dose, overdose, death.
Andrea, you should combine Paracetamol with another NSAID, Naproxen 250 m (x2, max 4/day), and finish with Codeine, as long-term use of this drug is definately not recommended. Naproxen can be used over longer periods, does not so adversely affect the Liver or Kidneys as the dangerous Diclofenac does, and has the same effect of making Paracetamol work more efficiently, when taken together with it, and taken with food helps reduce negative effects on the tummy. Naproxen is a prescription and over-the-counter drug.
This is good advice, I have a problem in my lower spine which flares up from time to time. Only Diclorfenac really helps, but I hate taking it because of the stomach problems. My doctor tried Naproxen, but it wasn't so effective. I would really like to get away from using Voltaren. I will try your idea next time I have a problem.
No, you're right, Naproxen is less effective than Diclofenac, but taken with Paracetamol, and only taken when needed like you do only with flare-ups, rather than continuously so no tolerance is developed, it works very effectively, and less risky for serious side-effects..
I was thinking of Simon's post about the warning of apparently fairly safe pain killers leading to dangerous and fatal dependency drug use. Three years ago, I suffered a slipped disc caused by the twisting action while removing a heavy car electric window mechanism at arms length through a small fiddly aperture in the inner door skin. As well as those two drugs, I was given the strong opiate Oxynorm 5 mg, luckily with only 16 capsules in the packet, and at three-a-day, it was the maximum allowed to be prescribed here, with no extension. The disc relocated itself after four weeks, due to the trauma-tensioned muscles finally relaxing and allowing this correcting movement. (I'm convinced today that a muscle relaxation drug given at the start would have allowed this relocation to occur naturally and much quicker, even if the clever body is protecting the spinal cord). I think it was this Oxynorm (different names in different countries) that led so many Americans into opiate dependency and on, in many cases, to fatal overdosing with other drugs. I'm glad the orthopaedic doctors here were always aware of the dependency risk involved.