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29 Jul 2008

Verslaaf?
Ek het ' n probleem, ek dink ek is verslaaf aan Granpa poeiers. Ek drink tot 12 per dag, ek het permanente hoofpyn. Die eerste ding wat ek in die oggend doen is om ' n poeier te sluk. As ek nie, wanneer ek hoofpyn het, iets drink nie, ' n poeier kry ek migraine. Ek het al sinus operasie gehad maar dit help nie. Ek is ' n diabeet en ook gebruik ek al geruime tyd Venlor 75mg.

Ek wil nie verslaaf wees nie, gee raad asseblief. HELP
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

I have come across addiction to, or at least dpendence on, Grandpa powders, and it is indeed not a healthy habit especially at a dose of 12 a day. If you have permanent headache, rather see a good doctor for a check-up, even a psychiatrist or neurologist, if necessary, to identify the cause of the pain, as that would help remove the cause, rather than trying to mask it with the Grandpa. And increasing the dose doesn't increase the benefit.
Grandpa's contents aren't especially sinitser --- Aspirin ( which can cause stomach irritation or even ulcers in large quantities ) ; Paracetamol ( causing liver damage in large quantities ) and Caffeine, which may, by providing a "lift" of stimulation, be part of what you're hooked on. In doses of 12 or more a day, these effects can be dangerous. So see the doctor, especially perhaps a psychiatrist, for advice and assistamnce in planning how to come off them gradually and to attend to the real causes of the pain. For instance, these could be migraines, or stress headaches, which could repond really well to approppriate meds.

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