Prescription pills are becoming increasingly more deadly. Every day we hear in the news about someone else who has died because of prescription pills. The pills that have oxycontin kaufen become so deadly are Xanax, Oxycodone, Morphine, Roxicodone, Hydrocodone, Lortab, Ambien, Soma, Norco, and other anti-anxiety medication or pain killers. Anti-anxiety medications are considered a Benzodiazepine or Anxiolytic and the pain medication are in the Opiate class of medication.
Pain medications are useful when someone has acute pain. This is right after surgery, or after an accident, broken limbs, cancer, and other severe injuries. Pain medications were not really meant to be a long term solution for pain. These opiate pills and anti-anxiety medications have become an epidemic of physical dependence, suicide attempts and overdose. There has been a spike in the number of people entering treatment centers to detox off of these medications. Many are cocktailing (mixing) with alcohol, and other medications, which increases; cloudy thinking, extreme muscle aches and fatigue and when a person runs out, the symptoms of withdrawal are; cold sweats, lack of sleep, eating disturbances, muscle and joint pain, paranoid thoughts, extreme irritability and agitation, nausea, black outs, extreme anxiety, itchy skin, and possibility of seizures. This is what these prescription pills are doing.
When someone is taking these types of medications becoming physically dependent is inevitable when they are used for long-term pain management. The reason for this is because of how the brain processes these pills and the way the body reacts to this process. Opiates are considered a synthetic type of heroin which in the brain this is processed as pleasure. This is a certain receptor that connects to the opiate and produces this type of pleasure. This pleasure is automatically sought after by the brain and the body. When the brain is deprived of this pleasure it then sends the message to the body of the need for this pleasure and this is how the physical dependence starts. When the body is told it needs more pleasure (opiate) it begins to feel fatigue, nauseous, sweaty, shaky, headaches, depression, extreme anxiousness, and diarrhea. These are just a few of the symptoms the body will send out. So when the next pill is taken it will relieve these symptoms again for a short time but eventually this one pill is not enough because it isn’t the same as the first time it was taken so now the body responds by increasing the symptoms and so the person will take two pills to relieve these symptoms. This cycle goes on and on until the person is taking ten or more pills a day and then going to the Dr to let them know this isn’t working anymore so the Dr gives more pills and maybe a different type of opiate medication, increases the dosage or adding an anti-anxiety medication like Xanax.
This continues until the person is taking Oxycodone and Xanax to decrease the anxiousness, they are taking Soma because they can’t sleep. As soon as they get up they take Oxycodone (or the opiate they are on) because they wake up feeling sick and agitated. They feel shaky and their nose is dripping and eyes are tearing and once they take that pill they can then begin to function again. This still isn’t enough so they go back to the Dr again and they prescribe something else for pain and depression and now the brain is screaming that this just isn’t enough so they start taking more than prescribed and instead of six or eight in the day they are taking ten or twenty. Their body is so dependent on these pills that this is now the only thing that gets them going. All of their thoughts are about not feeling these physical symptoms so they begin to take them closer together so they don’t have to feel withdrawals like; nauseous, agitated, shaky, foggy headed, fatigued, clammy, stuffy or runny nose, loss of memory and concentration, depression and anxiousness, and feelings of something crawling under their skin.
This cycle goes on and on until they finally are told by their Dr that they will not prescribe them anymore of these medications, so they go find another Dr to get their pills and when this Dr won’t give them this many pills they go online and begin buying from someone in Canada or some other country. The pills come and they look like they are similar and so they begin taking these pills. Their body is so dependent on these pills that they are afraid to ever be without them. This fear continues to increase and the euphoria that was felt in the beginning is now replaced by fear, anxiousness and chasing that initial feeling of euphoria or pleasure.
This is a brief look into what these prescription pills are doing to people. This is the cycle of the physical dependence on these prescription pills. This is also why the overdoses on these pills are becoming so common. There is so much despair that they become hopeless and life becomes dark. They may be functioning and going to work or taking care of their family but they are not happy they are on auto pilot. To people around them they seem different, detached somehow, withdrawn, paranoid, and snappy. They may take everything personal and think that everyone is against them. Most people around them don’t know what is going on because taking pills is something that is OK since it comes from the Dr so nobody thinks that this is the problem. As a matter of fact most family members will help them find a new Dr because of the physical pain they will be experiencing from the withdrawal effects, having no idea of the amount they are actually taking. They really are sick and it seems like they are sick a lot. They may be able to work, or function in the family but they complain of not feeling good and end up retreating to their bed or room.