Skip to comments.A Fourth Painkiller Is Linked to Increases in Heart Problems
Posted on 12/20/2004 8:12:42 PM PST by neverdem
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You mean the FDA might be a little corrupt or just un-wittingly inept or riddled with favoritism? Could legal drugs be more dangerous than illegal drugs? How could we ever find out if all these doctors and medical examiners are constiuents of the Pharmacutical Industries we will never know the difference too much is at stake and now with all this blood in the water the trial sharks are circling for a continual decades long feast!
Two of my (3) brothers took Advil by the hands full...both died of heart attacks at age 51.
Aspirin doesn't "protect" the heart. It's a blood thinner, Doc!
My prescription dose is 500 mg twice a day, as needed. I haven't needed it for a while but it definitely works and I haven't noticed any side effects.
Aspirin also has an anti-inflammatory effect on the arteries and veins of the body. It DOES have a cardio-protective effect. First noticed in studies of diabetics with arthritis, who took aspirin had far less heart disease than those who didn't take it.
Don't take your medicine and die.
We need a third option?
This guy that worked for me for a few months last century swore by Heroin.
Tramadol is ok for surgical type pain..and has been very helpfull to me. I can't take aspirin,since I am on cumodin or warfrin..
My doc said to alternate the asprin and tylenol so they don't cause as many problems. I can't take the arthritis meds because they cause some nasty gastro-intestinal problems for me. Don't take asprin on an empty stomach, and they do make enteric 'coated' asprin.
Tylenol Arthritis. Although you won't get the anti-inflammatory effect, it works fairly well for mild-moderate pain. And it's not found to cause any heart problems---yet.
I realize this it is not an option for many/most who take pain medication, but the best remedy for aches and pains is excercise. Any pill you can avoid taking is the best pill.
I am mid-40's and have many friends younger and older who pop pills for every ache and pain they get. I prefer a good walk and resistance training. I take a pill as a very last resort - most generally for an injury from excercising! :)
The FDA is under pressure to fast track these drugs; get them to market faster. I don't think it is the pharm companies doing it necessarily. There is a whole force working on them; patients, doctors, government, corps.
Unfortunately, the people taking these high doses of NSAIDS have a degenerative form of Arthritis. What is happening to their joints is not pretty. Walking/exercising is for simple get out of pain stiffness, and to keep you from aging faster from disuse.
I think everyone has taken at least one of these drugs for something......
Hopefully they will take most of these drugs out and save the country some health bills. Many of these drugs aren't that necessary....they can be substituted for aspirin.
That will constipate you and give you colon cancer.....
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