Prescription Drugs

Do you sacrifice your health to avoid pain?

NSAIDs are broadly used over the counter for fever, pain and swelling. They have become a staple in medicine cabinets across the country. Pair this warning up with recent increased warnings placed on the popular pain reliever Tylenol, and many Americans are likely at a loss for what to do for pain.

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You Can Be Healthy

As a former pharmacist turned holistic practitioner; it gives me a very interesting viewpoint on healthcare. I became a pharmacist because I wanted a good and stable career that was meaningful and helps to better others. I wanted to help people get well. I worked in pharmacies from the time I was 18 until I left the field at the age of 28. That was 10 years of seeing the medication side of healthcare. What I came to realize through my experience is that medications do very little towards healing bodies, but the primary result (and best case scenario much …

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Are Your Pain Medications Causing More Pain?

Opioid pain medications (also often referred to as narcotics) are often used to manage pain. There are definitely times when these medications are needed; for example, following certain surgeries. But what about for chronic issues like back pain?  Is it possible these medications make pain worse? I have been reading a lot of medical literature on this topic. There is a growing body of research that indicates that prolonged use of pain medications actually cause an increased sensitivity to pain. This is quite the paradox because these medications are given to treat pain, but often lead to an increased sensitivity to pain that patients …

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