CDC study shows spike in prescription painkiller deaths among women

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  • Aggielove Cache county, USA
    July 3, 2013 7:49 p.m.

    Kellie your correct. Be very careful with soboxwn also. It's a money grab. Prialt works good, non-opioid, but lots of people have psych issues when taking it.

  • Kelliebelle66 West Jordan, UT
    July 3, 2013 1:57 p.m.

    I had a severe pain problem but was not educated on what the long term effects of taking opiods was. The biggest one is called hyperalgesia in which the brain becomes tricked into pain hypersensitivity. I had a serious disk herniation in my lower back that prevented me from sitting at all and very llittle standing for 2 months. I had to be on the pain killers for a few months through physical therapy. I felt that I was done taking the pills but after a day or two my pain became so intense I would end up back in the emergency room. I also noticed the pills had less effectiveness so I went from taking 2 or three to four and then more and running out and being in misery. That's where I think the risk of death comes in as people build up and start taking higher dosages. I finally told my spine doctor to stop prescribing to me and found a doctor who had written a book on opioid addiction which opened my eyes. He prescribed Suboxone which helped with the pain and the withdrawals. Everybody needs to become educated about opioids.

  • lket Bluffdale, UT
    July 3, 2013 11:55 a.m.

    no worse is if you have cronic pain and they are so afraid of dependece they do not give you anything. thats what many of us face. no one has read medical studies. such as the one that says pain meds are stronger on women than on men. the other is that there is thought to be a genetic trait for addiction and most people dont have it. i work in a hospital and there are almost no doctors that over medicate. if anthing ive seen under medication.

  • Aggielove Cache county, USA
    July 3, 2013 7:51 a.m.

    And you want to know why spin doctors prescribe such high numbers of pain meds? Because they own a UA lab and average $500.00 per sample in reimbursements. There are clinics that test up to a 1,000 samples a month. Do that math.