Chronic pain is a chronic problem however the pain medication which one takes for the duration doesn’t work as well after a while. There are some people that have chosen alcohol along with their medication to help them cope with pain. The problem with this choice is that both the medication and the alcohol, combined cause both parties to increase their effect rendering this combination potentially dangerous and/or deadly. The best course of action is to have a serious talk with your physician who can offer you additions to your current prescription such as break through medication. There are other therapies available that are medication free that one can explore.
- You should never mix prescribed medications with alcohol, even if you think you’ve mastered knowledge of the interaction effects
- Always consult a physician before ingesting chemicals that may react with each other
- Your spouse, partner or close friend can also help detect behavioral problems you might not recognize are happening
“As with all the challenges that we will present, place yourself in the situation.”