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Anyone else find that alcohol helps with pain? (even post inebriation)

pinetarppinetar Posts: 10
I wouldn't condone or endorse the use of alcohol as a pain remedy to anyone, that would just be foolish, but in my experience I've found that it helps with pain almost immediately and even following getting inebriated, 24 hours later, the pain will still be tamed down some what.

My guess is that it's relaxing the muscles/nerves in my body and that the more stress I experience, the more tense my body becomes, the more my nerves become irritated.

Does anyone know of any non-narcotic meds that could possibly do the same thing?


  • Hi pinetar,

    Yes I think that alcohol helps with pain relief but it comes at a cost and I don't mean dollar wise.

    You will find that there are many articles relating to this form of self medication with just a quick Google search, as I did, so I won't say much more other than to agree that alcohol relaxes the muscles, dulls the nerves and reduces general mussel stresses.

    Just for the record and so as you know that I do understand where your coming from, I am sitting here with a large bottle of Bourbon trying for the same numbing effects.

    I do have Valium and Pethidine tabs which do work so you could maybe try these if your doctor is willing to prescribe them, they are just not good enough for my pain.

    I have a question of my own to ask which is this:

    My doctor is away for a month and has left no instructions for repeat scripts of Morphine Sulfate which I have been taking 120mg of daily for longer than I care to admit and now I am going 'cold turkey'.

    Q. I am 3 days into the withdrawal hence my self medication with liquor, I know over indulgence of alcohol is a bad thing but will it (drinking) help or hinder the withdrawal/recovery process?

    I don't think that I could have typed this without at least a few drinks in me as I am not in very good shape right now :-/
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