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Painkillers

Brufen, paracetamol, aspirin, those are prescribed for a mild pain. I guess that they unlike oxycodin, are not addictive (really cannot afford another addiction :imp:) ?
Where I grew up they are considered as first hand meds for almost everything.

I know aspirin isn’t.

Paracetamol - only if used for a long period of time.

My friend says that Adol (Hydrocodone-Acetaminoph) works for her. But she also noticed that she takes it even when is not really needed. That is strange.

Pretty sure that’s Vicodin which is an opiate, albeit not the most dangerous opiate, still they all are bad.

You mean Adol is Vicodin? ( lol i hate it autocorrects as Adolf. )
I just spent money on it. :disappointed:

The hydrocodone is vicodin

The acetaminophen is tylenol.

So it’s pretty much to vicodin what percocets are to oxycontin

Brufen = https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibuprofen, and non-steroidal anti-inflamatory-class p/r like (but for many, not quite as effective as) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naproxen

Paracetamol = acetaminophen https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paracetamol, the first of the aspirin replacements that came into use in the 1960s. It’s less popular now because chronic use is at least mildly toxic to the liver.

Hydrocodone is a codeine-based opioid (or synthetic opiate) similar to morphine. It is – like all opiates – tolerance-inducing, habit-and-dependence-forming, addictive, and plain nasty to withdraw from. Worse – like all opiates – it remodels a number of neural networks – including the reward & pleasure system – in the brain over time to guarantee that anyone who takes the stuff will find it very painful to withdraw from. (This is pretty likely why your friend takes more than she really needs.)

A fair – but incomplete – list of opiate / opiod p/k’s appears at the link below along with a lot of useful information about the expectable upshots of getting habituated to them.

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Precisely. 15 15 15

I can’t take opiates/opioids (puke uncontrollably, no relief from pain, respiratory depression), so when I had kidney stones, they gave me something called ketorolac.

I don’t know if this is available to you, and I was told that there’s some concern that extended use damages the kidneys, but my god, it just knocked the pain right out.

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