I just don't seem to understand why Doctors use Narcotic Meds on patients when there are Non Narcotic meds that work just as well. I always thought that Narcotics were the only choice for severe pain or for someone going into surgery. I became addicted to painkillers after being prescribed them for pain relief after surgery.
I recently had to have surgery again & because of my past addiction I was given non-narcotic Anesthesia, Dr said I would be awake during the surgery, but sedated & numb. Numb I was, but awake I was not, I did wake up during the surgery and the Anthologist asked me if I was Ok next thing I knew I was in the recovery room. (I'm actually wondering if he drugged me some more) After Surgery I was given a Non Narcotic painkiller called Toradol, It helped very much. I also took Tylenol in between doses of Toradol when needed. I have recovered from this Surgery alot quicker than the 1st one using Narcotics.
My question is why do Doctors use & prescribe Narcotic drugs when Non-Narcotic drugs are just as effective?
I agree that doctors should used narcotics as a last resort and monitor narcotic use more carefully but I know that some medications don''t work as well as some for chronic pain relief or they are not prescriptions that everyone can take. I just started on a narcotic medication, Vicodin, and was so afraid of becoming addicted that I would only take one pill every other day, even if I was in excrutiating pain. I discussed this with my doctor and he told me I would be fine taking one pill per day for 6-8 hours of pain relief and relying on other, nonaddictive drugs for the remainder of the day. I am also glad that they carefully distribute my drugs and will only give one month prescriptions for a certain number of pills. This way, unless I resort to illegal means, I don''t have access to more of the drug.
I had never heard of Toradol(I am in the US so I don''t know if this is a common medication in other countries.) I looked it up and found that it cannot be used with NSAIDS or aspirin. It is also to be used only short- term but many people have long term pain management issues. I only touched on several points about this drug. For more information on this drug you can read the entire article at this address.
Basically people don't think for themselves anymore and then believe everything they are told as long as it's popular. Nobody seems to conduct their own experiments and even if they did they don't ask themselves the correct questions etc. What may be partly true today can be tainted by the lack of information you have which makes your final answer incorrect. For example addiction was thought to only happen to those who had a genetic predisposition and that once addicted the chance you will ever recover was less than 1%...so being an addict during that time was soul crushing not to mention made an addict stay an addict also a target for abuse by family and society allowing the abusers permission to abuse the already hopeless addict. Early on the powers that be knew the truth and kept it secret, steering populations beliefs to profit and control the people (which they do with everything). Now they say everyone who is on approximately 25 mg for a few weeks HAS formed a "habit" and a "tolerance" to narcotics and must be weened off or increased depending on the permanency of the pain. However, the latest is "a war on drugs" by the powers that be who have no concern about those who have pain and is labeling most people a drug addict and pushing mental health and new medication for "pain relief", when in reality it's just another experiment on population mind control and money making schemes. People do form habits that is true but the term addict needs to be defined properly and even if you are an "addict" it doesn't give anyone a right to treat them uncivilized especially when everyone is susceptible to being "a habit formed individual" when on the opiate long enough. The habit doesn't have to be permanent unless needed which can be monitored through a urine sediment.. and you shouldn't have to suffer or be a guinea pig when you are in serious pain since lets face it folks they've been established as effective for pain we know everything about them a person should be monitored and weened down not just dropped off leaving the individual susceptible to suicide or street drugs or accidental od. Because there are more people in severe excruciating pain who are not getting narcotics and are now killing themselves which is why the question of physician assisted suicide was brought up, this is barbaric and uncivilized. People who o.d. do it because they are not treated by a physician properly and the physician is bound by the new war on drugs made by people with no medical knowledge to make these decisions. It's simple and it even is embarrassing that no one gets it. You just monitor the individual on the meds. How would they feel to lose everything their job, their quality of life permanently and be stuck in bed in excruciating pain. Look it up please on US government website THERE ARE NO PATIENT RIGHTS TO PAIN RELIEF IF YOU HAVE AN HMO YOU ARE USING THE "NON PROFIT SCAM WHICH IS NOT EVEN HEALTH INS THEY ARE AN ORGANIZATION AND THEY ARE YOUR DOCTOR OFFICE EVEN YOUR CLINIC" THEN SEE IF YOU HAVE AN HMO. GET IN A CAR ACCIDENT AND YOU WILL GET ALL THE DRUGS YOU WANT UNTIL YOUR PIP RUNS OUT. EVERYTHING IS A DIVERSION TO MAKE MONEY NOT BECAUSE THEY CARE.