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Damage To Brain
Not sure what you: did. There is no way to provide you reassurance without any history. Encourage you to see your physician. Be frank about what happened and equally candid about your fears. Take care. ...Read more
Of course: Too high dosing of any pain reliever has significant consequences, such as tylenol causing liver failure, or nsaid's causing hypertension, or cardiac problems. Certainly, an overdose with cessation of respiration and coma, not uncommon. If you are suffering so much pain (from any reason), that your meds are not sufficient, discuss at length with your doctor. ...Read more
Depends...: Do you WANT to damage your brain or NOT want to do so? There are all kinds of ways to damage a brain. Here in Oklahoma a helmet law is introduced in the legislature every session & every session it's defeated. I've seen several Oklahoma motorcyclists who've had wild success at permanently damaging their brains by hitting them against large immovable objects at high speed while not wearing helmets. ...Read more
Brain damage: There are a lot of different types of "pain relievers". The short answer is yes if you end up dead from an overdose. The more subtle cognitive impairment that drugs can cause is worse from benzodiazepines (valium, xanax, etc.) and alcohol than from opiates. The otc drugs can cause liver failure, kidney failure and intestinal bleeding. Best to find the underlying cause of the pain and treat it. ...Read more
How hard? How often?: It depends on how hard. A fall or a punch or kick to the head can certainly be dangerous. A mild bump on the kitchen cabinet is not likely to cause much harm. Multiple blows to the head can cause lead to damage over time. See articles on Traumatic Brain Injury, Concussion in Athletes, etc. ...Read more
Relative: That is a relative question. You can damage the brain with just one big binge. ...Read more
Need to clarify: I am not sure what you mean. If you had a prescription i would expect that was because you have a diagnosis of adhd or add. If that is the case then use of rx medication would be appropriate. If you were using it without a prescription and for other reasons you may have fallen into a pattern of dependance that may require assistance in learning how to function without this medication. ...Read more
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