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titaniumed
09-15-2010, 12:12 AM
Please be aware when taking medications....One day they are fine, the next day they are being banned.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/01/health/01fda.html?_r=1&em

Ed

Vali
09-15-2010, 04:00 AM
There are a lot of things in the world that can cause liver damage, but i don't see these things being banned. First that comes to mind is alcohol. We got a warning on our news last night that Ibuprofen, commonly sold as Nurofen causes stroke. Where does it end?

jrnyc
09-15-2010, 04:35 AM
what is their suggested alternative for pain treatment...?

jess

titaniumed
09-15-2010, 01:56 PM
I donít see it being banned also, but the fact that this has happened is important for anyone taking these meds.

I took Percoset for 6 weeks, and had my golf ball sized stones form. The liver produces cholesterol, and gall stones are cholesterol based.

The end goal should be to come off medications.... Who knows what other damage can arise?

I cannot believe that people buy 1000 Percosets at a time. Wow!
Ed

Vali
09-15-2010, 05:50 PM
I cannot believe that people buy 1000 Percosets at a time. Wow!


Unbelievable! In Australia, you are lucky to be sent home with 5 tabs after surgery! Due to the fact that it is a Narcotic, even surgeons are regulated as to how many scripts they can write for the patient.

TiffanyK
09-15-2010, 07:17 PM
This thread caught my eye as I'm on percocet now. I read the article and they were talking about people buying a bottle of a 1000 over-the-counter pills like tylenol at a time, not percocet. However, the article is very interesting to read. Thank you for sharing it Ed!

titaniumed
09-15-2010, 08:25 PM
Tiffany

Consult with your surgeon about weaning off, have him come up with a plan for you. Remember, do not cut pills without permission.

You are right, but then again who would need 1000 pills of anything?
David Crosby. Jerry Garcia.

Ed

TiffanyK
09-15-2010, 09:08 PM
I consulted with Dr. Vora this afternoon at my 6 week appointment. He said I could start weaning off it by stretching the time to 8 hours between each dose and go from there.

I'm sure the Mennonites out here in Amish country buy the giant bottles of Tylenol and then spread it out between the families. They go shopping once a month with a very large van. Oh, and I'm sure my mother-in-law has been known to buy that much also, but that's a whole other story there!

LindaRacine
09-15-2010, 09:41 PM
what is their suggested alternative for pain treatment...?

jess

Tylenol ;-)

jrnyc
09-16-2010, 11:24 AM
HA!! double HA!

the surgeon's office called me this week to ask if i've made a decision yet...
if i could handle the pain with tylenol, i wouldnt be talking surgery!!!!
what is wrong with those idiots...apparently, they all have healthy backs!!

j.

Singer
09-16-2010, 12:59 PM
Tylenol ;-)

I remember getting really excited when I finally got to the point (over a year post-op) where Tylenol actually relieved my pain. In rehab, they'd give me narcotics with a Tylenol chaser and I used to laugh....it was like spitting in the ocean!!

Susie*Bee
09-16-2010, 03:31 PM
Does that include pain meds like tramadol? Just wondering? And yes, 1000 of anything is a bit bizarre. :eek: