Beware: Painkillers May Turn Real Killers

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Modern stressful life is hooked with the habit of taking painkillers even at slightest symptom of pain. But unfortunately realities say that these painkillers turn real killers in due course.

Painkillers in modern life

Modern consumerist life is after immediate solutions. Everything is fast and instant. It is a common sight to see people rushing for over-the-counter medicines for all their ailments. Modern stressful life is addicted to painkillers. Even at a slight unconfirmed pain of headache a woman of today searches into her handbag and pulls out her"fix". Painkillers are easily available at over-the-counter.

Painkillers available easily

Nowadays painkillers are easily available everywhere. Even a slight symptom of pain can make modern people drive in a blind panic not to a physician but straight to the supermarket, where they can easily get a pain killer. Gulping down these tablets seems to them easier than undergoing all the ordeals of modern medication. As days go on, the number of tablets taken is increased. Nobody bothers about the consequences of addiction that may follow. In fact, most of these people become victims of this "silent addiction". Millions of such people have turned out as unregistered and unrecorded addicts throughout the world.

A bitter experience of a friend


It is better to describe the story of a friend who started to take a codeine-containing painkiller for her painful periods which developed after her second delivery, At first it was a great relief for her since she used to suffer terribly every month. But in course of time she had to increase the number of tablets and had to take them regularly. Gradually, she had to increase her intake, change to more powerful tablets and ended up in taking a handful of them daily. Her popping-tablets-habit forced her even to order painkillers "in bulk" through the Internet. This resulted in her end after serious complications.

Researchers reveal the dangers of taking painkillers

Many researchers state the dangers of taking painkillers without consulting a physician. Kirby Gregory, director of a rehabilitation clinic at Clouds, in Wiltshire, says, "These kind of painkillers are totally normalised in our society. They can provide a mantle of comfort in the first instance, but it can very quickly shift into psychological dependency."
Researchers have found out that taking painkillers such as paracetamol, Aspirin, codeine-contained tablets, etc. is very dangerous.

A recent research


Paul Rolan, researcher in clinical pharmacology at the University of Adelaide, after a research by his team has warned the world about the danger of taking painkillers. He says, "Paracetamol, one of the most popular painkillers, could cause fatal liver damage and even death if taken in large doses for uninterrupted periods."

In an analysis of a Scottish study, published in The Conversation, Rolan writes, "At recommended doses paracetamol is remarkably safe although it is known that even moderate excess can cause fatal hepato-toxicity or overdose death".

Painkillers induce suicide attempts

According to a report from the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology taking painkillers on ones own accord induces the motivation for suicide attempt and majority of those people who attempted suicide had simply been seeking pain relief tablets.

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Addiction, Dangerous, Painkiller, Real Killers, Side Effects, Suicide, Tablets

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
8th Dec 2011 (#)

Excellent article, dear brother vpaulose. Great information and a good warning to all thosde who would abuse pain killers.

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author avatar vpaulose
9th Dec 2011 (#)

Thank you dear brother Steve for this nice comment

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
8th Dec 2011 (#)

People think they do not become addicted but it is east to start a bad habit.

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author avatar vpaulose
9th Dec 2011 (#)

Yes Guruji, it happens unknowingly.

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author avatar Val Mills
8th Dec 2011 (#)

Having been forced by an injury to take painkillers over the last 7 weeks in order to get through a days work, I have to agree with you. Fortunately, after 7 weeks I am now able to reduce the number of doctor prescribed painkillers i take. I haven't been happy taking them, but they have been a necessity in order to lead a reasonably normal life. When prescribed by a doctor, I believe the daily dose can be safe and serve a purpose. But, I agree, across the counter purchases can be dangerous.

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author avatar vpaulose
9th Dec 2011 (#)

Thank you dear brother Val/

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author avatar Delicia Powers
8th Dec 2011 (#)

Well said!!!

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author avatar vpaulose
9th Dec 2011 (#)

Thank you dear sister Delicia.

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author avatar Buzz
8th Dec 2011 (#)

Great article, vp.:)

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author avatar vpaulose
9th Dec 2011 (#)

I am really proud of your comments.

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author avatar Sheila Newton
8th Dec 2011 (#)

Eight paracetamol - only 8 - and you could be a gonner. Doesn't bear thinking about.

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author avatar vpaulose
9th Dec 2011 (#)

Yes, Thank you dear sister Sheila.

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author avatar Carol
8th Dec 2011 (#)

Great article! I only take them if something is very painful, and then not for a long period of time.

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author avatar vpaulose
9th Dec 2011 (#)

I agree with you my sister Carol.

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