You’re in pain. Maybe it’s your back… neck… knee… or elsewhere. Your heart tells you that it’s unbearable and you have to stop it – immediately or sooner. Your mind speaks a different story, but your heart takes over, so you decide not to stick around for your mind to explain. You don’t want to have pain and you don’t want to take the time to figure out ways to quiet the pain or why the pain is even there. Just make it stop, says your heart.
First of all, pain is a very normal process of your body. It alerts you to the fact that something is wrong. No pain occurs without a reason or cause. The etiology of pain could be very real and physical, or it can even be emotionally induced. Whatever the cause, it must be investigated. What most doctors do these days is to immediately medicate you with addictive substances such as Opiate painkillers such as Hydrocodone, Oxycontin, Codeine, Morphine, Norco, Percocet, Methadone, Vicodin and many, many other brands and generics. It’s up to YOU to say, “NO”.
When are Opiates an acceptable practice? In my opinion, there are only 3 reasons for the use of these deadly and addictive medications… and only when a patient is CLOSELY monitored. So, here are the 3 reasons . . . . . . .
- during the final days of life and only when a person is in extraordinary pain.
- post-op for 3 days only – IF there is no history of addiction
- post severe trauma – IF there is no history of addiction and only for 3 days
In any other circumstances, it is an UNETHICAL practice to prescribe these drugs. If a doctor does prescribe them, you need to suspect their agenda. Mostly, as is talked about in the media, it is for MONEY $$$ MONEY $$$ MONEY $$$ MONEY $$$ MONEY! Manditory monthly visits, along with additional visits necessary to treat all of the many side effects from these drugs, brings much business to unscrupulous greedy doctors who use you as a cash cow. For chronic pain sufferers who don’t know what to do, there are wonderful natural alternatives for pain. I will be getting into that over the course of my next few posts.