In the last decade Doctors doubled the use of painkillers
In the last decade Doctors doubled the use of painkillers and sedative medication for conditions such as chronic pain, back pain and fibromyalgia. This was often done on the suggestion of hospitals and pain clinics. Medication like morphine, MST, cocodamol, tramadol , dihydrocodeine, oxycodone, pregabalin, gabapentin , temazepam , diazepam, nitrazepam and zopiclone. These were prescribed in high doses, in combination and over a long term. Many patients were told that used this way you could not become addicted or dependent on medication.
The medical profession now acknowledges this was simply wrong.
These medications are dependence forming and cause withdrawal when trying to stop.People develop tolerance and these medication just stop working. But people need to take them to continue functioning. Long term these medication are linked poor health outcomes, accidents, brain fog and death. In the USA, over 40 000 people die a year linked to these medications justifying its labelling as an epidemic and public health emergency.
People now find themselves inadvertently addicted and dependent.
The good news is that you can reduce and you can stop and people feel better. Please contact if you need support or advice.
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