Well, isn't that special. I practically live on those things. I didn't want to take narcotics all the time because of that danger, so now the alternative is going to kill me. LOL So, what are we supposed to do for the pain?
Take the danged narcotics.
This is a load of BS. Heroin = Bad, Oxycontin = Good. The only things that makes Oxy "good" are the facts that it is made by a legitimized drug company from synthetic substances to EXACTLY mimic the effects of Heroin.
Nothing inherently wrong with either drug. Heroin would be fine, as long as its purity is assured and the patients can get enough of it as tolerance builds. Don't think for one minute you can't develop tolerance/addiction problems with ANY synthetic opiate. Better to be a FUNCTIONING addict than debilitated by pain.
Don't you know? Suffering is good for you!
This comment was made to someone I know regarding narcotics: "so what's worse? the pain or the constipation?"
It should also be noted that chronic pain also carries physical risk factors, not just discomfort. Elevated blood pressure for one. So, it seems to me, that one should wonder what other risk factors are already present in the population that has the need to use high doses of NSAIDs in the first place.