It’s the worst decision of your life – and YOU don’t even get to make it!
Your doctor already made it for you…
Because before any surgery, even a minor procedure, he’ll likely write you a prescription for some opioid pain pills.
He’ll tell you to fill it now, so you have them handy when you get home.
Believe it or not, the very moment you pop that first pill – even if the pain isn’t all that bad, but you just want to be comfortable – something terrible happens.
You have a 1 in 10 chance of developing a long-term drug habit!
Now, new research reveals the most outrageous part of this whole sham.
As it turns out,you NEVER needed those drugs in the first place!
The new study finds a much better, far safer and equally effective way to ease post-operative pain.
And it just might SAVE your life.
A better way to beat post-operative pain
You know how it is with pain.
Sure, it’s bad enough when it happens.
But the anticipation of pain? In many ways, that’s even worse!
It’s why we dig our fingernails into the sides of the dentist’s chair before he even turns on the drill, or brace for the prick of the needle before a blood draw.
So when a doc offers a prescription for a painkiller before surgery, you’re not inclined to question it.
In many ways, it’s comforting.
But as the new study shows, you NEVER actually needed it.
While we tend to think of opioids as the “strongest” painkillers of all, the new study shows “weaker” over-the-counter meds you likely already have at home work JUST AS WELL in most cases.
The new report looked at six common surgeries that often lead to opioid use:
- Laparoscopic gallbladder removal
- Laparoscopic repair of a groin hernia
- Thyroid/parathyroid removal
- Robot-assisted prostate removal
- Endoscopic sinus surgery
- Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy
All of the patients were given opioids.
But they were also given something else: Orders to start out by alternating between ibuprofen (Advil) and acetaminophen (Tylenol) FIRST instead.
For most patients, that’s all they needed.
Half of them never touched the opioids!
Among those who did, 98 percentused 10 pills or less.
And if that’s true for those six operations, you can bet it’s true for dozens (if not hundreds) of other common procedures.
Looks like those “automatic” opioids shouldn’t be automatic after all.
You may not need ibuprofen and/oracetaminopheneither. Talk to a doctor before surgery about nondrug pain management options, including natural anti-inflammatories as well as ongoing therapies such as acupuncture.