Ever had a headache? Migraine? Cramps maybe? What’s your first response? You reach for the Paracetomol! Two is what calms the pain, at least for four hours or so, until you reach for the tablets yet again. Now this may be an over generalisation I have of people, but it is from what I know and see. Many people over time become what I call ‘pill poppers’. First sign of discomfort and they can’t handle it, or so they tell themselves that. Nowadays It has become an essential item to be carried around in handbags like our phones or keys, it is perceived as important as a first aid box. Now my intention is not to deter people away from doing this if this is their usual, everyday habit, because at the end of the day it might get you through the day. It is understandable if you are prone to pain, in whichever form, My thoughts are with you. But I just want to put my point across at how dependent people are upon this miracle tablet, when minor pain is the case. My attitude towards taking pills may stem from the fact that I am not entirely comfortable with taking them, like I do my sweets, but in no way is it healthy to depend on them, either one may I include. Swallowing them is still a challenge, it takes me over four attempts. Please do not laugh at my insecurity of having it clogged down my throat. I know it’s designed to be slippery and the size may be an indication that it is impossible, but that is another story for another day.
For those people who rely on pain killers, over time, the effectiveness inevitably decreases. They therefore will not have a desired effect. Imagine that! taking them when you actually do have pain that needs controlling and nothing happening, this is why those pills are my last resort, my saviour if you like. But even this is a wow factor because I will only take them if necessary, (on the floor rolling around crying). Now maybe, you should not go to that extent or leave it to that point, but a lot of theories, such as the placebo methods do work! If you feel the need to take something, this would be a hard experiment to test on yourself so try mixing fake one, tic tacs would do, with the real ones in a bottle and see where you go from there. It is all to do with the psychology of the brain. if you think it will work, that may just be the reason why it does and if it does work, then why not?
You see, I do not want Paracetomols to be ineffective on me because believe me, like everybody else I hate pain too. But I cope with the ones that I can myself rather than leaving it to medication. I’m still taking one at a time when in need, ‘what a baby’ you’re thinking? but it works! Did you know, in actual fact taking two tablets at a time is more than the required amount for many pain killer medications. But one doesn’t work, does it? or do you think it’s because the effectiveness on you had decreased already?