I have often said that, “No one has ever had pain because of an aspirin deficiency.” This means that taking a drug for your pain NEVER gets to the root cause of your pain. You can have pain from a bone not moving properly, a weak or tight muscle, a nutritional deficiency or from a disease or pathological condition…but never from an “Advil, Motrin or Celebrex deficiency.”
Things got worse because not only are taking drugs NOT getting to the cause…they can actually kill you in a week. Here is an important study that just one week of taking Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can cause heart attacks:
Meta-Analysis: Just a Week of NSAID Use Tied to Increased Heart Attack Risk
Use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for even 1 week is associated with increased risk for myocardial infarction, a meta-analysis in The BMJ finds.
- celecoxib (Celebrex)
- diclofenac (Cambia, Cataflam, Voltaren-XR, Zipsor, Zorvolex)
- diflunisal (Dolobid – discontinued brand)
- etodolac (Lodine – discontinued brand)
- ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil)
- indomethacin (Indocin)
Using individual patient data from four studies from healthcare databases, researchers identified over 61,000 cases of acute MI and 385,000 controls without MI. Compared with NSAID nonuse, current use of each NSAID studied — including diclofenac, ibuprofen, naproxen, and celecoxib — was associated with increased MI risk. The elevated risk was not higher for celecoxib than for other NSAIDs.
The increased risk generally emerged during the first week of use and was highest during the first month. Higher doses were also associated with greater risks.
Dr. Harlan Krumholz, editor-in-chief of New England Journal of Medicine Journal Watch Cardiology, weighed in: “People, particularly those at high risk for cardiac disease, should be aware of these risks as they contemplate use of these popular medications. This large study further reinforces that these risks are large enough to be meaningful for many patients.”
The BMJ article May 9, 2017 (Free) http://response.jwatch.org/t?ctl=164E3:F928A81DA2FB4809E4DFCCDF13F86CC6&
On a positive note: There are proven, natural methods to relieve pain such as:
Also, here are two healthy alternatives to drugs to help relieve your pain naturally:
To your Health,
Dr. Eugene Charles