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The moment doctors dread is having to tell us that all that can be done, has been done. Now it’s left to us to make the best of it. Except, when it comes to pain, the majority are not prepared for the reality of the problem. We live in an age where the marketers have convinced us everything can be solved with a pill. It matters not whether this is erectile dysfunction or something less serious (to men at least), we have been convinced the pharmaceutical industry has all the answers. What makes it worse are television programs like House. Here we have a supposedly responsible doctor who is an addict. For those who remember the third season, the “fight” with Michael Tritter shows the worst side of addiction. Even though we can dismiss this as fiction, the problem of dealing with long-term pain often does involve people becoming dependent on painkillers. If we are do what the marketers encourage, we take the pills and expect the problem to go away.
Except, when it comes to painkillers, long-term use can be dangerous. Ignoring the cost which is a constant drain on our family budgets, there’s a sad fact that becomes all to obvious as time passes. This is called tolerance. Our bodies slowly grow used to the drugs we take. We adapt to them and this usually makes them less effective. So even though we may start off finding painkillers effective, months or years later, we will not get the same results unless we increase the dosage. Even then, this may not be enough. That’s why we see some people go through a slow journey from the less powerful to the really powerful painkilling drugs. Even though the risk of side effects gets steadily higher and the problems of addiction are left unanswered, they keep their dependence on the drugs. Eventually the moment comes when the pain does not go away. Indeed, the withdrawal symptoms make it seem worse.family budgets, michael tritter, painkillers, painkilling drugs, slow journey