Some pain killers can cause reduction in platelet count and there by increase bleeding in any existing injuries. That is why, one should not use pain killers unless one is absolutely sure of the cause of pain (Like occassional excessive physical work or heavy noise pollution causing a head ache).
The basic philosophy behind a pain killer is to subside the pain from reaching the brain. By using pain killer one is at risk of increasing the problem without actually realising it.
Only one point to be taken from this article, one should not be averse to pain killers when the cause of pain is known and when the doctor has prescribed it or one is unable to bare the pain till reaching the doctor.
Firstly as per the article, painkillers have been always suggested for repetative pain and are assumed to be prescribed. More often to a common man the painkillers are required for infrequent pain for random body ache for which none of the above highlights of article hold true. Thus, for such pain one has to get self medication which is always contradicted by many for various reasons.
I suggest that when in pain which falls under random in-frequent pain category, one should go for painkillers for 2-3 days as per its maximum dose allowed. Even after such medication if the pain persist, one should consult a doctor. Avoiding painkillers for such random and infrequent pains only leads unnecessary burden on body which could have been avoided by taking a tablet. I think bearing pain for such random occurance has greater loss than the harm done by 1-2 tablets required to subside pain.
any kind of pain killer is a killer,it's reallly harmful as it directly affects liver and in some cases after taking the pain killer liver failed completely resulting in death.So unless it's very urgent and serious no one should take these pills.
we shud have qulified people to write such articles? this writer doesnt know the harmful effects of painkillers, 1)As far as possible avoid painkillers, this generation has been taking painkillers from a young age by the time we reach 60 our livers will be filled with painkillers and toxic.
2) resistance to painkillers majority of people who have used the same generation of painkiller for more than 5-6 years are already resistance to it,
3)always us external ointments, rubs etc that do not enter the systme and can cure our ayrvedic system is by far teh best way to cure pain... not this useless painkillng tablets.