It can be very easy to become addicted to prescription opioids. These are not junkies, lying in a gutter. They are professional business people who had back pain or pain after surgery and were given Vicodin, Percocet, Oxy. They are prescribed by physicians to relieve pain, but they are synthetically related to heroin.
Many of these people who become addicted are female because “higher levels of estrogen make women more susceptible than men to feeling a high from prescription opioids.” According to the November issue of Shape Magazine. Many professionals believe that women are more vulnerable to this addiction because they seek help from physicians for pain more quickly than men.
These statistics are important to know because information is power. Just because a doctor wants to prescribe a narcotic to you, does not mean you have to take them. Explore options of over-the-counter medicine first. Try alternative healing practices such as acupuncture, natural remedies or other healing therapies. Recognize through family history if you may have a higher incidence of addiction to painkillers.
The longer that you are on painkillers, the more likely it is that your body will develop tolerance to the dosage given. You may need help from a doctor to wean yourself off the drugs if you’ve been taking them for longer than a week. Ask for help.
No one wants to be a druggie, yet it can happen quite quickly. Get trusted counseling from your pharmacists about the warning signs of addiction. If you feel that you need more to feel the same level of relief, or for longer than they were prescribed, seek help immediately.
Treadmill- 30 minutes
Strength train- legs: gym
Hoist leg extention-66lb
Leg Curl-97 lb
Abductor- 50 lb
Adductor- 60 lb
Rear kick-70 lb
Calf raises-45 lb
1 cup egg whites, 1 cup spinach (130 cal)
2 pieces Ezekiel bread toast, no-calorie butter flavored spray (180 cal)
1 cup blueberries (67 cal)
1/2 cup non-fat cottage cheese, 1/8 cup non-fat Greek yogurt (105 cal)
3 low fat Triscuit crackers, 1 string cheese (120 cal)
Salad- 1 cup spinach, 1/2 sweet pepper, 11/4 cup yellow squash, 1/8 cup cucumber (60 cal.)
1 cup homemade low-salt chicken, vegetable soup- 190 cal
1 whole wheat tortilla, 2 tbsp organic almond butter, 1/2 apple slices (210 cal)
5 oz Mahi mahi(120 cal)
1 cup roasted broccoli, rosemary EVOO, grilled lemon (75 cal)
7 asparagus spears (22 cal)
1/3 cup brown rice, drizzle balsamic glaze (75 cal)
2 oz dark chocolate( 130 cal)
apple ( 57 cal)
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