ANSWERS: 28
  • A lot. I absolutely hate taking pills even aspirin. +5
  • I won't take pain medication, I normally won't take any medications but I have been taking tamiflu and nyquil for the last week. Not because of pain, I am just tired of being sick. <smiles> +5
  • I have to be in Rush Limbaugh screaming in my ear, Sean Hannity hitting me in the chest with a fake TEA baggers sign, Ann Coulter has my nuts in a vise amount of pain.
  • ill take any drugs if they will get me high
  • Only if it becomes unbearable. Prescription pain killers tend to make me really loopy, so if I do have to take them, I only do it when I'm at home and not driving, etc.
  • I take it as needed. No less, no more.
  • I would start smoking pot before I took the pills, and I hate having the status of criminal. I used some non-prescription cream for sore muscles the other day.
  • Its not the severity of the pain as much as it is the duration. Ear ripped off? The pain will go away after a few days and a decent amount of alcohol (the antiseptic kind). Chronic Back Pain? Give me the pills. Shoot me up. Whatever.
  • I'd rather be in pain than throw up continuously for about 2 days, begging myself not to throw up again, only to be let down. I've done this twice with hydrocodon before.
  • I have to be in great pain and I pray I never go there. +5 Icy
  • The last time I took the pain medication eagerly without questioning the doctor's orders was minutes before I would have passed out. I was in the ER with gallbladder almost bursting and a stone wedged in my urinary tract. Otherwise I am not a tablet lover.....
  • I have to be in a lot of pain before I get as far as the doctor in the first place so I guess the answer would be when it is unbearable, I give in.
  • A lot Icy.
  • If you would have asked this question a year ago, I would say a whole lot of pain. But after a year of chronic pain, I have to wake up and take one just to start the day.
  • I have a high tolerance for pain and a low tolerance for medication, but dental pain with an abscess is one of the worst pains...the pain is sitting right on the nerve. Orajel brought no relief. So I would pop a pill before it even kicks in if I ever have that problem again. Back pain and headaches are other ones that will keep a person from sleeping, so I say just give in to the medication.
  • I don't take any prescribed painkiller. Not yet. I'm getting old, so it won't be long now.
  • I got hit in the ear with a baseball during practice, once. It took 3 orderlys to hold me down and administer the medication.
  • I don't like meds, so I wait until I can no longer stand the pain; probably about an 8 on a scale from 1 - 10.
  • I am currently pregnant and had nausea and vomit all the time of the day for 2 weeks. I felt almost dead...no strength at all. Then my doc ordered me Navidoxine and it's helping me sooooo much i feel like being in a miracle! It helped my pain.
  • I would only go to the doctor in the first place if I was in absolute agony, so I would take whatever he or she prescribed straight away.
  • Sorry ((H)) :-)
  • I would typically trust that whatever my g.p. prescribes is relatively free of side effects. When I first went to eastern Europe in 1992 right after the breakup of the former Soviet Union I used to get massive migraines due to an old shoulder injury on an almost daily basis. With no trust for local doc.'s and little medicine that I was familiar with or trusted, I often had to rely on massive doses of Tylenol and risk kidney damage or keep the pain. I have gone both ways, but when the pain was bad enough, the possibility that I might have serious complications from the medicine just didn't count.
  • When I reach the point that the pain is so overwhelming that I can't think or concentrate on anything else. A whole lot of pain.
  • I don't go to the doctor. I just take a capsule of mefenamic acid when I have some pain...usually due to a sprain. +5
  • I am usually in a lot of pain about a 6 on the 1-10 scale and take something to take the edge off. When it is so bad that I want to just gnaw it off, and I cannot sleep, can't sit still (beyond a 10)I take the pain killer that makes me so sick I can't eat for days. I hate it but I have no choice. It's either that or go crazy. ' My doc says if it interupts your life style, your thoughts on a persistant basis , or your sleep, you should take something. He is a pain specialist.
  • I have bad and painful afrthritis. I am also a professional guitar player. When I don't have to record or play a show, I lay low on the meds and put up with the pain. Sometimes it is very bad. When I do have to play guitar, I take some extra meds so that the pain doesn't get in the way of my performance.
  • went through Oxycodone and higher dose codeine,(Stopped both because of side effects )and then took Tramodol(zydol) for pain while waiting for hip replacements, This was so I could continue in work. Dont take any now. Rotator cuff tear, and two prolapsed discs.But I just keep active and stop doing whatever I am doing if pain gets too much. I am reserving pain meds for when it is unbearable.
  • No clue, but I hope your health get better.

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