My name is Warren and I live with chronic pain, although, it is well managed with a holistic approach using a combination of pharmaceutical's; exercise and eating the right stuff and the right amount to manage my weight to a healthy level.
I have read through a lot of the posts on this particular forum, Pain Management with Pharmaceutical Medication and there is some miss leading and wrong information posted.
A pharmacist or doctor, I am neither, however, I have had real life experience with most of the drugs mentioned here. What I tend to do before starting a new medication is to research as much as possible about the drug so that I have a fairly good idea of what to expect if I decide that a doctor is prescribing me something with my best interests in mind.
We need to keep in mind that SOME doctors are driven to prescribe stuff because the drug companies give them holidays; lavish gifts and the like to punch out as many scripts as possible. We also should, perhaps, research a drug before posting advise.
I have posted on a few subjects raised with the intent of supplying the correct information cited from pharmaceutical literature or, at the very least, Wikipedia. All the posts I have made are directed toward the originator of a topic, they are not intended to be a lecture nor do they replace information easily obtained from your doctor or pharmacist.
Please accept my humble apologies' for any misinterpretation that may have come across in any of my posts and be careful with the information one can gain from forums such as these.
5 years 3 months ago - 5 years 3 months ago#15543by Peter
Peter replied the topic: Be Carefull
Thank you for pointing these things out for us Warren, because this is Forum policy that we DO NOT GIVE OUT ADVICE AT ALL, on medication or for other medical reasons.
You make some very important points here that we should all take heed of, which is why I shall leave this post up locked so that anyone who would like to read it can and be reminded of the dangers of misinformation regarding medication and that they must always speak to the treating specialists and pharmacists when they need clarification or to be educated on the medication they use.
However, I must disagree with you strongly on one thing you have said. One should never use Wikipedia for anything as serious as medication, because this website is not now and probably never will be approved as a safe haven for 100% correct factual information.
So I would advise everyone to not go to Wikipedia looking for information on drugs. Go to the reputable places that have already been suggested or ask your pharmacist for an online resource that is considered safe.
I wish the ring (this Chronic Pain) had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened. (Frodo Baggins)
So do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide, is what to do with the time that is given to us. (Gandalf the Grey)
Warren you have some good points, one reason why we push for sufferers to seek referrals to pain clinics, these are set-up wholly for treating people in pain, where your medication is monitored and trialled to see what best suits the individual, as we all know there is not a one medication that fits all.