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Now this makes me very happy.

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Re: Now this makes me very happy.

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I suffered a slipped disc a few weeks back, Ibuprofen hit the spot, also cleared up my neckache too from having to rest in the NHS-approved awkward positions, NSAIDs only affect where there's inflammation, so if you have localised inflammation causing pain, it will appear to "target" the areas of pain, but they don't cos it's spread throughout the body as it is absorbed into the bloodstream... Grin
And for the best and most rapid effect, buy generic ibuprofen and drink coffee with them, the caffeine helps speed up absorption, hence why expensive fast-acting pills have caffeine in them... Smiley

they used to contain nicotine as well until they noticed everyone prescribed nic filled pills ended up smoking ..... anything that speeds up the metabolism in any way speeds up the uptake, but due to the problems of ulceration and gut rot they stopped adding several metabolites to more "long term" type pills, its why certain drugs cant be bought over the counter despite being almost identical to stuff you can get over the counter in terms of active ingredient  /
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On reading some of these post I realise just how lucky I am not having to take a daily dose of something. Nothing I can say can change anything for those in that position but here's hoping it's not a long term thing.
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after the first decade of popping pills every day you really don't notice it that much its like daily routine/
seriously though the only thing I wish was the figured out how to make a pain killer that actually reduced the pain rather than making you confused or high so you just don't care about the pain .... a sudden jolt brings you back to feeling the full effects and often prompts people to take extra pills and "chase the pain" that is the way to serious uncontrolled addiction and many places all over the country have in the past enabled such activities, me I have to take a trip to the GP every week to get my weekly pills pack because new guidelines mean the gp can no longer prescribe a months worth in an apparent effort to tackle this problem ....... yet more red tapped stupidity from the power that be to mess up the lives of long term responsible chronic sufferers /
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@ Mook.... +1
@ Mav ....... +1   I usually let them dissolve in the mouth, and then crunch the power in my saliva...  then swallow ... apparently the quickest way to get drugs into the blood stream is through the tongue .. headache usually gone completely within 15 mins... works every time...

Targetting pain  ?   what a con.....    Honestly.... think about it....    If you take any old pain killer... it hasn`t a clue where the pain is... only your mind knows that...     and painkillers certainly don`t work on your feet, ( if there is no pain there....... )  if you have a pain in the back .......  because any old pain killer will reduce ( or should do ) the feeling of pain, no matter where it is...  otherwise it just aint a pain killer...  

I saw a news item flashing across the screen this morning on Breakfast tv...... 12 people have complained to the ASA ( I think it was the ASA )  about the Nurofen adverts.....
You don`t take painkillers if you are not in pain... so that is how these "advertisers" can say.... "targets the pain in your.................."...   and you believe it....
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Nothing worse than constant severe pain, I had sciatica for several years and I can understand why people resort to taking levels of medication way above the recommended dose.
Fortunately I am now ok but I feel for those people who have constant pain as it affects your whole life, often limiting what you can do and leaving you very depressed.
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Nothing worse than constant severe pain, I had sciatica for several years and I can understand why people resort to taking levels of medication way above the recommended dose.
I agree, knowing what my daughter and husband have gone through since a road collision 16 years ago, and bringing up their three children. The temptation to exceed dosage must be great. However relief seems to come from osteopathy as much as drugs. Expensive though.
Going a little OT, I do wonder how some elderly manage not to get their drugs regimen completely boxed and coxed.
Reading the warning blurbs, about when to take, other medical conditions to discuss with your GP gives one the shakes, if you let it.
Get in to hospitsl though, and the nurse dished out before and after meal drugs together willy-nilly.
Are those warnings for our benefit, or the manufacturers'? Undecided Undecided
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@lucern you can get pill boxes with day's and times with a built in beeper, some of the old folks I know that are a tad forgetful have them, although it does make them slaves to the beep, those who don't want to spend out the £30+ on that option often have multi alarm watch's with colour coded boxes with dividers to split up for each day for the various time based regimens
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Going a little OT, I do wonder how some elderly manage not to get their drugs regimen completely boxed and coxed.
Reading the warning blurbs, about when to take, other medical conditions to discuss with your GP gives one the shakes, if you let it.
Get in to hospitsl though, and the nurse dished out before and after meal drugs together willy-nilly.

I'm in my 30s and already part of the confused about pills brigade. I frequently forget to take mine (or oversleep the alarm etc) and then end up regretting it. I'm also on pills for reflux (which thankfully although found via an x-ray for something else, caused the hospital to find a lump in my thyroid which nobody knew about). The reflux pills also get forgotten about too.
When i was in hospital though i also noticed that before and after meal tablets seemed to get dished out whenever they felt like giving them regardless of time of day and / or meal being eaten or not. The nurses didn't seem fussed. The manufacturers obviously know what they're talking about but the nurses / hospital / doctors don't seem worried about it. My partner is almost a qualified nurse and even she says not to worry about it  Shocked It really does make you wonder...
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A few months ago I pointed out a swelling on my upper left arm to my daughter who immediately phoned my doctor and made an appointment for me Sad
When I attended the appointment the doctor said to me "Now that we've finally got you in here we'll give you a full check"
She referred me to the surgery nurse for the 'full check' which included blood samples and to our local hospital for a biopsy.
I heard no more regarding the full check and the biopsy reported benign fatty tissue with no cause for concern and no need for a revisit.

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I have the misfortune of suffering from barometric pressure headaches, that thankfully are limited to air pressure drops. Having said that when I do get one, I know I've got one, and no (safe) amount of pain killer does any good. All I can do is lie down and wait till it's over. If I move my head it feels like my brain is made of jelly as when my head stops moving my brain doesn't seem to know and it feels like its still moving. It's a really, really weird sensation. Even having this I still feel very fortunate.
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@lucern you can get pill boxes with day's and times with a built in beeper, some of the old folks I know that are a tad forgetful have them, although it does make them slaves to the beep, those who don't want to spend out the £30+ on that option often have multi alarm watch's with colour coded boxes with dividers to split up for each day for the various time based regimens

A while ago we got a set of round boxes which stacked, so my ex nurse wife cold set out several days a.m,/p.m.pills.They wwere from some little store, but never seen them since anywhere.
Maybe in future we will have robots to keep us on the ball, at 7.45, "time to take your PN frustration medication; don't forget the water; 7.58 time for your Viagra, Your partner is synchonised. ............10.45 time for coffee. Remember only one biscuit, and sweetener only; 11.01 your time is exceeded. Your lunch period will be docked 1 minute plus 4 penalty minutes."
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not sure about the stacker boxes but you can get these weekly boxes https://www.betterware.co.uk/weekly-pop-up-pill-organiser.html http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=weekly+pill+boxes
or some slightly upmarket ones http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=weekly+pill+boxes+wit...
I have several that I have ordered over the years, I prefer the timer ones when i'm on a lot of stuff, one year I had a box that beeped every so many hours on each compartment, that was to tell me when I could take the next one, but pretty sure it was made for me by a friend after they found me slightly strung out because I was unsure what anything was never mind being able ot judge when I could take a pill or not .....bad days but hopefull long behind me now, espevcially sicne som alternative options have come up and whilst controversial they do seem to work a lot better than more conventional meds for day to day management (less like a nuke to your brain and more like a micro dot to just the right bit) which is leaving me a lot more "with-it" than in the past
I wont openly mention the product on here becaue it will offend some but if anyone is interested in it then I can happily give you a link to the product via PM (its not dogy its sold all over the world in all sorts of shopping places but some people are prissy about it, poh and it has zero interactions with prescribed medications/)
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BAck on topic, I can't help but wonder why there hasn't been a bigger outcry about this in the UK.
Reason i say this is that all medicines are licensed and have a unique licence number. Generic ibuprofen tends to share this with nurofen and other branded versions - my partner and i both looked at them at the local pharmacy last year!
So in other words: The authorities / government are in bed with them too.
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