Thursday, July 26, 2012

No Proxy For Fun


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An unknown dark side of your loving friend, when strikes on you like the untold lightening, you recoil in repugnance. Lost. How a drug for cure could turn into a curse too. When you learn about a young man drop dead on his dinner table, little do you realize the darker secret behind the whole anecdote?
The dreaded truth of the mere pain killer capsules. You ought to know it, and not just say no to  ProxyVon, but, unless advised by doctor never to administer any/medicine drug to self.


The self realization for the tall dark handsome man earning heavy salary in an metropolitan city, happily and newly married to a pretty girl, when it came striking, he had missed his bus. All the life's goals were drowned as he drowned himself in heaps of those cursed drugs that were once induced to him by a doctor for mere pain. The parasitic drug then paralysed him. Diverted drug as it is labelled rightly, crept on him from 2 to 20 pills in a span of waking hours of a day. The journey of an addict had begun. Was the medicine a cure or a curse? A few years then rolled on with hardly anybody being in light about his new roller-coaster life. Yes, it was his love for his mistress.And when the matter went exposed with all eyes on him,  his eyes were worn. He was lost. His mind crouched in corner with thoughts of guilt, dreaded feeling of loosing life. But he was not withdrawn. Putting up a brave face yet unfortunately impossibly able to recover off the seductive addiction of drugs, one night it all ended on this dinner table. " I think I will die, after taking 40 pills today" was what he told few minutes before he threw out a bad puke, collapsed on lap of his wailing wife. Sudden pulse drop bid good bye to the this god particle world as his eyes saw the end. He saw himself pushing through the finishing line of his life as he lay on his wife's lap and narrated why he had to leave her. Those drooling eyes will haunt her for life, but she has a request to the outer world. There is no Proxy for fun. The temporary joy those drugs give are the ones that tormentor the families of the deceased.
A drug that once relieved a minor joint pain a decade before, gradually grew upon him till it took toll of  his  breath. This truth in one set of four walls, might be on the repeating prowl in another set.
Man is an easy bait to seductive "diverted" medications and formulated drugs. The "habit forming" nature of the human brain elopes to it, yet not very easily perhaps. A Statutory warning calls for it. Lets Say no not just for PROXY VON but all the diverted drugs. This is one such medicine which has been withdrawn from the market in many of the countries including the giant America.

About Proxy Von:
What: Is a medicine that is "prescribed" for acute  muscle pain; bowel disorders. It reduces spasms and cramps of the gastro-intestinal tract
Content: Apart from Paracetamol it contains weak Opium like  content.
It is a non steroidal anti-inflammatory that is used to treat pain and swelling, with an additional element to help prevent stomach irritation and ulceration. 
Side Effects: Nausea, Dryness of mouth, forgetfulness, tachycardia, arrhythmia, confusion, palpitations, 
It was not the sweet suicide shortcut called Proxy Von that caused his death. It was not any addiction too. It is the lack of awareness in the era of education, era of the god particle time, that there is virtually no human immune to it. It is a epidemic curse in the society which demands only awareness to act before it creeps or to curb it as it's nearness is felt.
Can one friend lost stop us from losing some more?
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41 comments:

  1. So true ,there are a lot of medicines banned by medical practioners circulating in market and moreover many a times customer asks something for pain,fever etc from the vendor ,instead of consulting the doctor.And the results are not always in favour of the customer.
    good post,intake of several pills shoud be done with prior consent of the doctors only.

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    1. At least the incident gave me good scare that I managed to do this post for awareness. Glad you agree with me.

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  2. Really nice and informative.

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  3. This symbolize people should be aware of medicines which they are taking and Have to avoid over the counter medicines. They have to take any medicine after consulting a physician. Government also have to take serious steps against banned medicines circulation in the market.

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    1. well very much yes, and one incident that shook me was what provoked me into not just realizing it but to share the awareness with the world through my words.

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    1. Hi. I am not a doctor and hence had to go for lot of homework and one interview too before publishing this post.

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    2. I forgot to add that this article has been published on website http://manipalblog.com too.

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  5. In countries like Singapore there are very few drugs one can obtain over the counter without visiting a do and these are usually harmless . In india one can get any medicine from a medical shop and sometimes the shop owners start playing doctors by suggesting medicines . Having to go to a doctor getting med for even a headache is sometimes annoying . But considering such consequences I feel it's the right thing to do . Very nice post

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    1. Extremeness is difficult interpretation. Yes. It is the dosage that we need to control in that case.

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  6. When going through cancer, I was prescribed few pain killers, but I avoided them until it became damn impossible to do without them. Thanks for bringing it to notice of the readers as many are unaware of this fact.

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    1. It is certified now that you could relate to it.

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  7. Very informative. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. This is so scary, may more people read this and be aware~

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    1. This is absolutely my intention too...the awareness.

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  9. A sombre post loaded with a warning. We already know how we get prescribed drugs which are banned even for animals in developed nations, 'Nemuslide' being one. Yet, the delusional youth was pathetic in his demeanour towards his wife and he would have readily downed a peg of mosquito repellent to douse the fire of his sick heart. And I am sure a dose of 20 of the ubiquitous paracetamol tablets will prove equally fatal.

    Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Absolutely right. Thanks for bringing in the Nemuslide in subject. Yes it was one such terror and also some nice-pharama ones that were once distributed as complimentary with woman's Era and Femina.

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  10. I think in Qatar , lots of Drugs are banned and will not give the drugs without Doctor's Prescription.

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    1. Jidhu- The law of states of Gulf are quite strict when it comes to pharma, labour, crime, traffic and so on. These are some advantages here.

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  11. This shows a little bit of knowledge about drugs is so important. Wonderful blog....I have been an ardent follower of your blogs, so..

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    1. Appreciate your lovely words and the lovely surprise.

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  12. thank u so much for the informative post ! I just had no clue where the lines were heading when i suddenly realized .... what an illiterate i am about medicines..like so many of us !

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    1. I have put in the message in a unique way,not to make a serious article that sounded like another doctors journal. No, Am not a doctor! Thankful is me for your visit and lovely words. Welcome to Sushma's Page. Be a critic.
      Cheers

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  13. A well meant message, usually we ignore. Painkiller used an aid can be a killer. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. There are many things associated with it.

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  14. Most of us do this fault every now and than..really an eyeopening message..thanks for sharing..

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  15. Everything is "doctored" in the lives we live.

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  16. It was informative and thank you so much for bringing it up.
    The picture was hardhitting

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and saying so.

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  17. A stark eye-opener and wonderfully written post to wake up in our lives and see what we are doing to ourselves. Lovely writing, mightily impressed :)

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  18. Woww a tear-jerking post..Why make me cry Sushma? Just kidding! seriously, wonderful post. I'm sure this will add some difference to my life

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    1. Hey , as tit for tat you attempted a tear in my eye now with such an touching comment. Happy readers make me happy. Thanks for your lovely words.

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  19. Have read so many emails about banned drugs. Some overlook , some follow. an eye-opening post. Thanks for bringing thsi up. I better dig out that old email from my mailbox.

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    1. Appreciate saying so. yes I too realized some more seriousness about the issue after the incident.

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