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Tell me – has anyone ever had any pain alleviated by paracetamol? It’s got to be the most useless medication ever, with Norethisterone coming a pretty darned close second! ‘Take these tablets three times a day and they’ll stop you bleeding!’
Yeah? And when exactly is that likely to happen? This year? Sometime during the next decade?ย When I’m seventy-bloody-three?

And it’s not as if I have a low pain threshold, either! I’ve had migraines, neuralgia, sciatica. I’ve had two kids. I’m no stranger to pain; hell! I’ve evenย been married!

And paracetamol has never offered pain relief. It doesn’t touch headaches, or backache, or toothache. It’s useless for period pain, pulled-muscle-pain and I’ve-dropped-a-tin-of-corned-beef-on-my-fuckin’-foot-pain. And let me tell you, it does absolutely Sweet FA for Wire-Brush-Whizzed-Around-Your-Doodah-Pain!

It’s useless! Pathetic! Ridiculous! I may just as well start popping Smarties!

Has paracetamol ever cured your pain?


About Tiny Temper

I'm a middle-aged freelance writer living in Cornwall. And no, it's not all sun, sand and steaming pasties. I've been married, done the divorce and accidentally shrunk the tee-shirt.

10 responses »

  1. I guess I’m lucky – it works well for me.

  2. Um, never heard of the stuff.

    You’ve been married… know pain!! OH YEAH!! And NOTHING cures THAT nuisance.

    Call the Dr. if you’re not getting any relief. For all you know, you could have gotten a bunch of sugar pills!

    You are resting right? Tea, rest, tv, that’s what you need.

    • Is it called Tylenol in the US? Not sure but I think so…

      Doc2 is away on a course and Doc1 won’t prescribe anything other than antidepressants! I’ll just have to suffer out loud ๐Ÿ™‚

      Rest? What’s that then? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. I know in the states, if our Dr. is not around, the Dr. on call will help out Can’t you call is office or whatever it is they have and find out if a nurse can talk to someone?

    • We have to deal with the GP’s at the surgery and that meant Doc1. Bastard! It’s okay though, I pinched some heavy duty painkillers off my neighbour and floated through the rest of the day ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Grey Goose, Dirty

    ooooh, if it is Tylenol, then it sucks! that stuff doesn’t work on me either. Tiny, I’m not sure what it’s called over there (who knew medications had different names?), but Naproxen 500mg works for me (Alieve is OTC & just take 2 of them), but for ‘really fun’ pain, I am a big fan of Hydrocodone ๐Ÿ™‚ if you’re not planning on drinking or driving or drinking and driving ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Google told me paracetamol is Tylenol in America, and Goggle never lies! I don’t know either of the ones you mentioned – why call medicines different names? Isn’t life confusing enough?! I’ll Google ’em and see if I can translate. I pinched some co-dydromol (?) from my neighbour – that worked pretty darned well, and those little green men jumping up at the window were quite cute, too! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. Yeah, looked it up – it’s Tylenol (acetaminophen) No, that’s what you take when you have a little headache or give to little one that are teething. Go demand some hydrocodone or at least codeine! Shit, you’d think if it’s just for temporary pain they’d have given it to you.

    Well, through your posts, I’m learning more and more about socialized medicine and thinking that maybe the fucked up American way might just be better. I don’t know…

    Oh, I’m a closet reader coming out, BTW!

    • I know! I’m still stunned, myself! Our doctors always say, ‘Take paracetamol for the pain’ and it drives me demented ‘cos it’s so useless!! Arrgghhh!

      I’m learning a lot about the American medical system as well. I love the way you can take yourself off to a specialist. We have to be referred by a GP, which is fine if it’s their suggestion, but not so good if we want some kind of control over our own healthcare.

      And I love your coming out of the closet – it’s great to chat with you! I’ve been rubbish at reading other blogs recently – will try harder, promise! ๐Ÿ™‚


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