When is it best to take pain relief

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It is best to take pain killers as soon as acute pain begins or take in advance to prevent acute pain? I would be interested in hearing other people experience. Thank you. Have a good evening all.

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  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,720
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    I think it would depend on the type of pain relief prescribed. Has your GP not indicated how yours should be taken? Remember pharmacists are always a good source of information.

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  • Giggles
    Giggles Member Posts: 16
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    Thank you for the advice. I am on day 2 of taking meds as advised by GP to stop pain getting severe and have an telephone call booked with pharmacist. Take care.

  • airwave
    airwave Member Posts: 579
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    Definitely to go to bed/sleep with, the dark lonely hours can be an intimidating time that often seems to go on forever. I don’t, as a rule, take painkillers regularly , they just don’t work and they were never designed to work longtime and over a very short period your body will get used to them and need larger doses. So, I keep them for times when I need help and nighttime in particular, during the day my life is full with family and past times to take my mind off of my problems.

    its a grin, honest!

  • Giggles
    Giggles Member Posts: 16
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    Thank you airwave