Do not take Panadols (Paracetmol)!!!
Posted by ycfoo 于 九月 3, 2006
Below is a forward message I received.
My husband was working in a hospital as an IT engineer, as the hospital is planning to set up a database of its patient. And he knows some of the doctor quite well.
The doctors used to tell him that whenever they have a headache, they are not willing to take PANADOL (PARACETMOL). In fact, they will turn to Chinese Herbal Medicine or find other alternatives. This is because Panadol is toxic to the body, and it harms the liver. According to the doctor, Panadol will reside in the body for at least 5 years. And according to the doctor, there used to be an incident where an air stewardess consumes a lot of panadol during her menstrual as she needs to stand all the time. She’s now in her early 30’s, and she needs to wash her kidney (DIALYSIS) every month. As said by the doctor that whenever we have a headache, that’s because it is due to the electron/Ion imbalance in the brain. As an alternative solution to cope with this matter, they suggested that we buy 1 or 2 cans of isotonic drink ( eg.100PLUS), and mix it with drinking water according to a ratio of 1:1 or 1:2 (simply, it means one cup 100plus, one cup water.or 2 cups water). Me and my husband have tried this on several occasions, and it seems to work well. Another method will be to submerge your feet in a basin of warm water so that it brings the blood pressure down from your throbbing head.
As Panadol is a pain killer, the more Panadol you take, the lesser would be your threshold for pain (your endurance level for pain).
We all will fall ill as we aged, for woman, we would need to go through childbirth. Imagine that we had spent our entire life popping quite a substantial amount of Panadol (Pain Killer) when you need to have a surgery or operation, you will need a much more amount of general anesthetic to numb your surgical pain than the average person who seldom or rarely takes Panadol. If you have a very high intake of Panadol throughout your life (Migraine, Menstrual cramps) it is very likely that normal general anesthetic will have no effects on you as your body is pumped full with panadol and your body is so used to pain killer that you would need a much stronger pain killer, Morphine??
Value your life, THINK b4 you easily pop that familiar pill into your mouth again.
First thought that came to my mind was ‘See la! I know panadol is not good one. Mom still asks me to take them whenever I’m not feeling well.’
Ironic, huh? Doctors themselves do not trust the usage of Panadols, but they use them on their patients. Doctors help to safe life? Your head! I know I shouldn’t generalize, but I just can’t help…
I never take pills when I was young. (Of course now I’m still young, I mean… when I was very very very young. Get me? 😉 ) Main reason was that I couldn’t swallow those pills no matter how hard I tried. (Mom forced me to; and honestly, I don’t like to see the worry face) Other than that, I hate doctors so much that I got myself into a mind-set that doctors are bad; doctors are so bad that they use the profession to achieve their own mean end, instead of helping people. Back then, I didn’t know there’s such thing as ‘generalization’. So, I tried very hard not to have any appointment with any doctor when I was not feeling well. You see, I could just stay at home sick for the whole week, refusing to go meet a doctor. Of course this happened only starting… hrmm… since I was 12 years old? Before that time, my mom could always force me to… either using tricks or just pulled me into the car and sent me to the clinic.
For me, the best medicine would be to rest, and let the antibiotics in our body to fight for our health. So, while in high school, I skipped lotsss of classes. Once I feel even a bit uncomfortable, I would skip the classes. My attendance was very very low back then… 70%? Or lower? You might see my seat empty today, occupied the next day, and the following day empty again. People might think that I wasn’t sick, I was just plain lazy. I don’t care. I want to rest, so I didn’t turn up in school.
But then, in college, I no longer can do like that because… *sigh*
1. Pop quizzes!!!
2. No full attendance, no bonus!!!
3. Sick on the day test was held? Present MC!!!
4. Always skip classes, lecturer boh-song you, useless also you performed very well in exams!!!
5. Absence more than twice? Warning letters to be sent out!!!
6. … bla bla bla…
So… no choice lar… got to force myself to classes even if I were sick. Then, not enough rest, sickness become more serious, then must consume pills, and then must present MC…
But then… my attendance was not that high also in college lor… for certain subjects only lar… when the lecturers were the type who didn’t care about attendance, or … hehe…
Good thing now, I know about the other 2 alternatives. Got to try them, instead of facing those mean doctors! (I know I generalize again… don’t care! I just don’t like doctors!)