Tainari88 wrote:I took vykadin after a bad car accident in the year 2000. It felt great at the time for managing the pain. But it can be highly addictive. So I made sure to stop taking it once the initial stiffness of the car accident went away. Many of those heroin/morphine based drugs are problematic with addictiveness. I always vaccinate my child and so do I. I ask for the version without preservatives included. I don't think the preservatives are good for you. So far my child never has had an averse allergy to vaccines. Interestingly my husband got measles as an adult in the USA. The doctor told him since he was born and raised in the tropics? Measles are not common in the tropics. So he never got them.
Why are so many people getting addicted to the opioids? It must be some kind of bad doctors over prescribing them. Some doctors get wined and dined by the pharmaceutical industry to push some kinds of brand name drugs for their patients. At the same time, I think you should be getting a lot more information from your doctor about diet analysis and trying to get people to lose weight and exercise regularly and also de stress and get more vacation days. Stop smoking, no excessive drinking and lot of regular sleep. Also people need intercourse and intimacy. But? I guess no one can tick all the boxes most of the time. For many? Just don't have the good habits and need some intense work to make it stick. Most people got problems with bad habits in general XoGyux.
I struggle with my chronic health condition. One of the reasons one has to make some drastic changes in life. Or die trying.
Well... Like just about everything in life, moderation is key and abuse of anything, no matter what it is, is likely going to be detrimental. If you are sick and need antibiotics for 7 days, great they will be fantastic for you (provided you are not allergic to a particular antibiotic, but even then you could simply receive an alternative). However, if for some reason you would get a prescription for 70 days (say an error?) likely you would be harmed by this.
In the US as a population, I have noticed that we are generally bad dealing with pain. We expect doctors to simply take it away, no matter how insignificant it is. Yes, absolutely doctors share the blame with this problem. Either by ignorance, laziness, fear of retaliation or even greed we have abused our ability to prescribe drugs in general but opioids in particular. I was trained recently, and believe me this an integral part of modern physician training. This means, that it has become less and less likely that recently trained (and even not so recent, provided they keep up with medical literature) physicians prescribe less and fewer opioids AND educate their patients more. But again, this barely does a small dent on a much larger problem.
Perhaps it was a result of overprescribing for a very long time, perhaps it is a result of the expectations of patients that they should feel little-to-no-pain if they go to the doctor or perhaps it is a consequence of a system that is virtually designed for prescribing them. Our medical system in the US is shyt and we end up causing some undue harm because if it. Our hospitals have "metrics" which is kind of a fancy way to measure productivity and patient satisfaction as to increase the bottom line (e.i money). These metrics translate into wasted resources (e.g. Doing a cardiac workup on a 20 year old with no risks factors for coronary artery disease) or to something as simple as overprescribing opioids.
Furthermore, addiction is far more complex than simply exposure -> addiction. Many of us have taken opioids as some point in our lives and not become addicts. Experiments in animal models suggest that only exposure is not the answer but in some cases, detrimental social situations is a requirement or at least a strong potentiator. So don't be fooled by the news that blames a complex problem and gives it a simple solution. The sad part is that the solution to addiction requires an overhaul of our society and mental health systems and we do not want to hear this. We want to think that simply killing all drug dealers, or having doctors suddenly stop prescribing opioids, or putting a wall in the border of Mexican can be solutions to this problem. We want to think this because they are easy fixes with just a couple of steps. The reality is that is not the answer. We need to address this at its core, by addressing the social problems that lead to these problems and perpetuate/amplify them.
Also, the news doesn't really help in this situation at all. Alcohol is, by every measure imaginable far worse drug than any of the famous ones. Only alcohol and benzodiazepines (which basically functions in very similar fashion to alcohol inside the body) has the potential to reliably kill patients that are withdrawing from these drugs. Heroine withdrawal will be very unpleasant and painful but it is not going to kill you (unless on a very rare circumstance in which you might have a very bad heart and basically die from pain?) same thing for cocaine. Alcohol can also kill in a very similar fashion to opioids (e.g. you pass out, vomit and aspirate your own vomit into your lungs and die). It is very addictive as well, more so than many of the most famous "drug" names such as cocaine and marijuana. And I don't say this as to derail the blame or something but rather to illustrate that society plays a central role on all of this. We all have access to alcohol but the vast majority of us do not abuse it. One of the most important, if not THE most important reasons is because of our social situations. It is not surprising that those with the shittiest social lives are the ones that end up abusing alcohol and any other drugs.
I have had discussions regarding opiods and drugs of abuse in this forum before and It is a topic that interests me and certainly I'd happily discuss but I think we have talked enough about this on this thread which is unrelated.