Today we are going to discuss pain killers. I got the below from a UK cancer site. Very interesting.
Opioids (pronounced oh-pee-oyds) were first made from the juice of the opium poppy. But many are now manmade in a laboratory. There are different types of opioid painkillers – strong ones and weak ones.
Strong opioids include
Fentanyl and Alfentanyl
These are the strongest painkillers and are commonly used to treat cancer pain. You can only get them on prescription from your doctor. Used properly, strong opioid drugs do not have many side effects.
Weak opioids include
Some types of weak opioids are available over the counter.
So I have never really heard of most of these, but wonder if they will take my cramps away?