I had a Baker's Cyst on a knee 5 years ago and the pain was very intense and my doc gave me Tramadol.a narcotic with a high risk for addiction and dependence. Can cause respiratory distress and death when taken in high doses or when combined with other substances, especially alcohol.Funny thing was when he gave it to me, no comments on what it was are how dangerous it can be or anything. I really stretched out the use of the pain pills and still have some left.
Before I retired I was a physical and mental wreck (I'm such a whiner) I was barely sleeping a few hours a night. and I was prescribed a sleeping pill, the one that makes people get up in the middle of the night and go off wandering around or fixing sandwiches or god only knows what else you might do in the drug induced trance. I only took one pill and disposed of the rest of them.
I'm still not opposed to the use of pain pills, sometimes they are just absolutely needed
the thing with handing out the Oxycodone like candy to people reminds me of the 1960's and early 70's when Big Pharma and the medical profession were handing out amphetamines like nobody's business. And Valium. The availability and quality was really quite extraordinary.
Once again showing how we are treated like lab animals, sure folks, this is completely safe.
Regarding Valium: I remember one newspaper story (from the 1970s) about a pharmaceutical company which repackaged Valium under a different name; explaining to doctors that it was an ideal substitute for patients who had expressed a reluctance to use Valium. Is it possible to get any more cynical than that?
I can see the problems for a young person who is accidentally addicted to OxyContin because they have a whole life-time ahead of them. In my own case, however, it is not so much of a problem because my time is limited anyway.
Edited by Joe Bloe, 06 April 2019 - 06:38 PM.