What Are The Dangers Of Prescription Medication For Treating Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a long-term or chronic disorder. It’s associated with widespread pain in the muscles and bones, areas of tenderness, and general fatigue. Fibromyalgia affects a person physically, socially and psychologically. Symptoms like these are considered subjective, meaning they can’t be determined or measured by tests. Because its symptoms are subjective and there isn’t a clear known cause, fibromyalgia is often misdiagnosed as another disease.

Some of the symptoms of Fibromyalgia are pain and tender joints, fatigue, concentration and memory loss. Doctors prescribe pain relievers, antidepressants and anti-seizure drugs to treat Fibromyalgia. In today’s article, we will take a look at Fibromyalgia and medical treatments.  What are the dangers of prescription medication?


What Are The Dangers Of Prescription Medication For Treating Fibromyalgia?

What Are The Dangers Of Prescription Medication?

The most frequently misused medications are: opioid painkillers (e.g., OxyContin and Vicodin); central nervous system (CNS) depressants used for anxiety and sleep disorders (e.g., Valium and Ativan); and stimulants that treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy. Drugs affect everyone differently. It’s possible that a drug that works for your friend can trigger an adverse reaction in you.

Here’s a list of just some of the negative effects of misusing medication:

·       Health problems: Abusing the above medications comes with various dangers. Opioids can cause choking, changes in mood, decreased cognitive function, interruptions in the menstrual cycle, infertility and slowed breathing. There’s even a risk of coma or death if there’s a severe slowdown in breathing. CNS depressants — sedatives and tranquilizers — can cause memory problems and lead to seizures. Using some stimulants even in the short term can trigger paranoia; high doses can cause an increase in body temperature and abnormal heartbeat. There’s also a risk of cardiovascular problems and fatal seizures.

·       Addiction. Some of these medications already can be addictive. When misused, the risk of addiction jumps exponentially. Becoming addicted to a drug means that you’re physically dependent on it, and you develop an uncontrollable craving for it. Typically you need more of the drug and in higher doses to get the same effects, which can be dangerous. Discontinuing the drug results in withdrawal symptoms — physical symptoms like nausea, shaking, sweating and nervousness. Withdrawal from opioids results in symptoms such as bone pain, insomnia, vomiting and uncontrolled leg movements. Stimulant withdrawal can produce depression, exhaustion and sleep problems. Withdrawal from some sedatives and tranquilizers can lead to life-threatening consequences.

Click http://www.ulifeline.org/articles/390-the-dangers-of-misused-prescription-drugs to view the complete article.           (The Dangers of Misused Prescription Drugs, n.d.)

Opiates, whether in medication form or heroin, are exceedingly alluring for some and carry with them a very real potential of overdose and death. In addition, individuals can be highly vulnerable to the euphoria that these drugs can cause, which means that this class of drugs can be highly appealing to vulnerable individuals. Driving while intoxicated, perhaps especially while on opiates or benzodiazepines, is obviously quite dangerous. These drugs also carry with them the risk of becoming physically dependent on them. Click https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/almost-addicted/201306/the-dangers-prescription-drug-abuse to view the complete article.             (Boyd, 2013)

Please note that any medication prescribed for Fibromyalgia can be misused and the patient can go through the above mentioned negative effects. It might be safer to find an herbal alternative to prescription medication.

Bibliography:

Boyd, J. W. (2013, June 20). The Dangers of Prescription Drug Abuse. Retrieved from PsychologyToday: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/almost-addicted/201306/the-dangers-prescription-drug-abuse

The Dangers of Misused Prescription Drugs. (n.d.). Retrieved from ULifeline: http://www.ulifeline.org/articles/390-the-dangers-of-misused-prescription-drugs

  is a long-term or chronic disorder. It’s associated with widespread pain in the muscles and bones, areas of tenderness, and general fatigue. Fibromyalgia affects a person physically, socially and psychologically. Symptoms like these are considered subjective, meaning they can’t be determined or measured by tests. Because its symptoms are subjective and there isn’t a clear known cause, fibromyalgia is often misdiagnosed as another disease.

Some of the symptoms of Fibromyalgia are pain and tender joints, fatigue, concentration and memory loss. Doctors prescribe pain relievers, antidepressants and anti-seizer drugs to treat Fibromyalgia. In today’s article, we will take a look at Fibromyalgia and medical treatments. What are the dangers of prescription medication?

What Are The Dangers Of Prescription Medication?

The most frequently misused medications are: opioid painkillers (e.g., OxyContin and Vicodin); central nervous system (CNS) depressants used for anxiety and sleep disorders (e.g., Valium and Ativan); and stimulants that treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy. Drugs affect everyone differently. It’s possible that a drug that works for your friend can trigger an adverse reaction in you.

Here’s a list of just some of the negative effects of misusing medication:

·       Health problems: Abusing the above medications comes with various dangers. Opioids can cause choking, changes in mood, decreased cognitive function, interruptions in the menstrual cycle, infertility and slowed breathing. There’s even a risk of coma or death if there’s a severe slowdown in breathing. CNS depressants — sedatives and tranquilizers — can cause memory problems and lead to seizures. Using some stimulants even in the short term can trigger paranoia; high doses can cause an increase in body temperature and abnormal heartbeat. There’s also a risk of cardiovascular problems and fatal seizures.

 Addiction. Some of these medications already can be addictive. When misused, the risk of addiction jumps exponentially. Becoming addicted to a drug means that you’re physically dependent on it, and you develop an uncontrollable craving for it. Typically you need more of the drug and in higher doses to get the same effects, which can be dangerous. Discontinuing the drug results in withdrawal symptoms — physical symptoms like nausea, shaking, sweating and nervousness. Withdrawal from opioids results in symptoms such as bone pain, insomnia, vomiting and uncontrolled leg movements. Stimulant withdrawal can produce depression, exhaustion and sleep problems. Withdrawal from some sedatives and tranquilizers can lead to life-threatening consequences.

Click http://www.ulifeline.org/articles/390-the-dangers-of-misused-prescription-drugs to view the complete article.           (The Dangers of Misused Prescription Drugs, n.d.)

Opiates, whether in medication form or heroin, are exceedingly alluring for some and carry with them a very real potential of overdose and death. In addition, individuals can be highly vulnerable to the euphoria that these drugs can cause, which means that this class of drugs can be highly appealing to vulnerable individuals. Driving while intoxicated, perhaps especially while on opiates or benzodiazepines, is obviously quite dangerous. These drugs also carry with them the risk of becoming physically dependent on them. Click https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/almost-addicted/201306/the-dangers-prescription-drug-abuse to view the complete article.             (Boyd, 2013)

Please note that any medication prescribed for Fibromyalgia can be misused and the patient can go through the above mentioned negative effects. It might be safer to find an herbal alternative to prescription medication.

Bibliography:

Boyd, J. W. (2013, June 20). The Dangers of Prescription Drug Abuse. Retrieved from PsychologyToday: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/almost-addicted/201306/the-dangers-prescription-drug-abuse

The Dangers of Misused Prescription Drugs. (n.d.). Retrieved from ULifeline: http://www.ulifeline.org/articles/390-the-dangers-of-misused-prescription-drugs

 

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