I have been on pain meds for the last 7 months now ( Vicodi/percoset). After the speeches, lectures, hesitancy about giving narcotic prescriptions I have some things that I do not understand and make no sense.
The narcotics I am taking have very few side effects. Sure if I take a whole bunch at once I may get a final side effect but overall they seem fairly safe. Narcotics they discourage.
On the other hand the doctors seem to have no second thoughts prescribing non narcotic drugs with very serious side effects and sometimes even death associated with them.
I cringe when I look up some of the side effects on the drugs I have been prescibed. The newer ones are even worse when you factor in the unknown long term side effects.
Who cares if your kidneys or liver fail just don't take those narcotics.
I don't get it...