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44 minutes ago, Rich Rule said:

My dad had a Tremadol prescription for around 14 years after two prolapses in his back.

 

I tried and tried to get him off them.  He wasn’t having any of it.  I told him he was addicted, to which we nearly came to blows over.  He said he definitely wasn’t addicted.  I asked what happened when he forgot to take his night pills?  Answer, nothing, he would just lie awake all night sweating and tossing and turning.

 

I just told him to look up the withdrawal symptoms from Opiates.

 

Those pills contributed to so many problems in the relationship with my father.
 

He was still taking them right up to his death.  He was being treated for cancer and part of the treatment reviewed his other meds.  The specialists couldn’t believe he was prescribed such a drug for so long.

 

We raised this with the GP and he was in the process of reviewing everything when my father passed away.

 

Tremadol distorted his sense of what is right and wrong.  He would be very argumentative and irrational.  
 

It is a terribly effective drug for pain relief but also a terrible drug in other ways.

 

I wish you all well.

I can relate to everything your saying Rich,they are evil bastard things but are as you say a very effective form of pain relief

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He said it blocked him up good and proper.

 Tbh he was a mess when he visited here a few years back, massively overweight, 3/4 bottle of whiskey a night and 40 cigs minimum a day.

Travelled with a small suitcase just for his medication.

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A lot in the medical professions call it 'brufen' for short apparently.
 
Mrs CC, a nurse for 35+ years never calls it anything else, and when I was feeling especially brave and challenged her on it one day I got duly put in my place.
I did almost mention to Stubby that I'm RMN, RN (Adult), BSc nursing, (all prior to Arb) but didn't want to get into a pedant competition.
He is right though, but 20yrs in nursing left me with an addiction to abbreviations!
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38 minutes ago, jfc said:

I did almost mention to Stubby that I'm RMN, RN (Adult), BSc nursing, (all prior to Arb) but didn't want to get into a pedant competition.
He is right though, but 20yrs in nursing left me with an addiction to abbreviations!

Awfully sweet of you 🙂

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I remember hearing last year one if the university are doing research into the long term effects of arb work on the body. Leicester or Nottingham spring to mind . It would be interesting to see the results . There is probably a road gang or scaffolding forum with a bunch of old guys moaning about there aches and pains. 

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