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Anyone know of a natural or non-narcotic pain medication?
I have an ongoing prescription for some nasty stuff that doesn't work and to be honest it kinda scares me. It doesn't do anything for pain, just makes you so stupid that you don't care much about it.
Another thought I had... we should all be pretty well equipped for first aid & minor medical issues but has anyone thought of hiding a dentist in our BOBs? Toothaches suck! Imagine if we had an unexpected dental problem without our happy dentist nearby. Guess it would by time to get out the toolbox & some fish antibiotics.
 

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I prefer generic naproxin, which is what gets sold as Aleve at a considerable mark up.
 

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The best thing you could do would be to talk to your pain management doctor for alternatives, each case is unique after all. This is a good article on alternative medications, very informative.
which medication & Why: Non- Narcotic Pain Phramacology

There are several natural pain killers such as white willow bark (caution:contains aspirin), tumeric, and boswellia.
Wow! That's a really interesting article! Thanks.
 

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In the swamps back in Louisiana the old swampers would pull up to a Willow Tree and strip off a piece of bark and chew on it all day. It would slowly release a natural aspirin into their system over a long long time.

I know we have some Willow trees out here in the desert. I wonder if they are good for the same.
 

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I agree with the above. Mother Nature has offered mankind a variety of relief for our ills, most of them better than synthetics. I don't think it is a bad idea to think ahead as to what you may need.
 

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There are quite a few things that can be used in place of meds, do as that Native Americans done....do some research ahead of time though. There is also books available for your location that has a list of all the flowering, edible, medicinal plants native to your area and what they are used for, with colored pics to learn to identify them.

But here's one of my favorites that easy to identify...lol

Onions
A quick glimpse at their incredible health benefits: 8 Great Benefits of Onions | Care2 Healthy Living
•The phytochemicals in onions improve the working of Vitamin C in the body, thus gifting you with improved immunity.
•Onions contain chromium, which assists in regulating blood sugar.
•For centuries, onions have been used to reduce inflammation and heal infections.
•Do you enjoy sliced onions with your food? If yes, rejoice! Raw onion encourages the production of good cholesterol (HDL), thus keeping your heart healthy.
•A powerful compound called quercetin in onions is known to play a significant role in preventing cancer.
•Got bitten by a honeybee? Apply onion juice on the area for immediate relief from the pain and burning sensation.
•Onions scavenge free radicals, thereby reducing your risk of developing gastric ulcers.
•Those bright green tops of green onions are rich in Vitamin A, so do use them often.

I can testify to the onion's power. My husband had an abcessed tooth not to long ago, and I sliced a fresh onion and cut it to fit into his mouth and he held it between his teeth under the abcess and it drew out the infection even helping with the pain till we could get him to a dentist. It was gross...but amazing.

Besides Willow, you can also chew the bark on Black Walnut trees for a toothache...and if the bark is steeped in tea it can be used as a laxative.
 

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you can take lots of ibuprofen, I'm pretty sure they had me on prescription strength ibuprofen when I got my bones broken all over. To be honest though, I have seen opium lettuce and wanted to try it because I am still in pretty bad pain every day. It's legal and wild, grows all over, and the French still make the resin and prescribe it as opium there but it has very few negative qualities and is non addictive. It can also sooth a cough. You have to smoke it though, you can't just eat the resin. Look up opium lettuce. In all reality pain like I went through (crushed thigh, crushed heel, broken knee, fractured sternum and all the ribs on the left side, arm and multiple bad lacerations) is going to be very hard to control even with an IV of morphine. They found it pretty hard to keep me comfortable till they upped my daily meds to a heavy version of percoset, that shit was almost hallucinatory and would make me twitch, but it staved off a lot of pain that otherwise would have kept me perfectly still and I'd have developed pneumonia. Pain is a suck it up thing or a JESUS GIVE ME A HIT WITH A BRICK thing. When I got there (I was not only broken, but battered, covered with glass sprinkles, burned from hot engine oil and cut deeply in like thirty places) the only thing I wanted was for them to knock me out and keep me under. I kept requesting that with each new face. "When do you put me under?" That might be a job for ether or chloroform. But then again, in a SHTF or off grid scenario I would have been probably dead. People don't usually survive injuries that bad so...I mean it's all relative. And yes you're speaking to an expert on coping with intense and horrible pain. I am willing to bet if I got shot right now I wouldn't let it bother me until later. Having your legs crushed and then feeling what they do after surgery is a goddam nightmare.
 

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I am a Nurse and can't take Narcotics or opiates, Toradol, Diclofenic, trammadol, cyclobenzaprine as good as your gonna get without seeing Pink elephants.
 

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I am a Nurse and can't take Narcotics or opiates, Toradol, Diclofenic, trammadol, cyclobenzaprine as good as your gonna get without seeing Pink elephants.
They don't work for me...never had Diclofenic that I know of??

And Leon,....Bless your heart. I've been through 2 doozies myself. Limped away eventually from both of them by the grace of God. Have had an ear cut completely off, a couple of broken bones, and total bruising from head to the top of my knees that left calcuim deposits that finally disapated. One wreck was a roll on it's side for over a 100 foot finally hitting a tree and throwing me out, the other one was 55 mph head on collision. I thought what I went through was horrible, I can't imagine being in your place or trying to walk a mile in your shoes afterwards so to speak. I know the pain I went through and still deal with...I can't even imagine what you have suffered.
 

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Anyone know of a natural or non-narcotic pain medication?
I have an ongoing prescription for some nasty stuff that doesn't work and to be honest it kinda scares me. It doesn't do anything for pain, just makes you so stupid that you don't care much about it.
Another thought I had... we should all be pretty well equipped for first aid & minor medical issues but has anyone thought of hiding a dentist in our BOBs? Toothaches suck! Imagine if we had an unexpected dental problem without our happy dentist nearby. Guess it would by time to get out the toolbox & some fish antibiotics.
Plants can't do any actual surgery for you, but can help with pain and swelling.
There are several places you can get medicinal seeds and plants, but here is one of my favorites:
https://www.horizonherbs.com/
If you're not used to using medicinal plants, they also have books available.
For a toothache? Just try Spilanthes. They are excellent at numbing the mouth.
 
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