One in 20 adults takes at least six painkillers every time they are feeling ill, according to a new survey. The British Medical Association (BMA) said patients were 'misusing' pills and urged doctors and pharmacists to be on the look-out for patients who take too many.

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Do you think you take anywhere near the average person`s 373 painkillers a year?
One in 20 adults takes at least six painkillers every time they are feeling ill, according to a new survey. The British Medical Association (BMA) said patients were `misusing` pills and urged doctors and pharmacists to be on the look-out for patients who take too many.

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16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Sunday 12/18/05 - 4:55:04 AM EST (GMT-5)
first comment anyway i hate painkillers i dont like it i never use painkillers and paches i just let nature do its perfect work
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16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Sunday 12/18/05 - 7:22:26 AM EST (GMT-5)
I don't take very many painkillers.
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Sunday 12/18/05 - 7:25:36 AM EST (GMT-5)
Not as many as that, but I would guess it was a three figure number over the year
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Sunday 12/18/05 - 7:26:36 AM EST (GMT-5)
more like 6 or 8, i hardly ever take any
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Sunday 12/18/05 - 7:34:41 AM EST (GMT-5)
More like 450...
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Sunday 12/18/05 - 8:35:51 AM EST (GMT-5)
Averaging more than one per day over the year?!?! Nowhere close. I think I took some Tylenol last month for a headache - or it could have been the month before. Average... low double figures for the year.
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Sunday 12/18/05 - 9:00:41 AM EST (GMT-5)
Nowhere close. I take between 4 and 5 per month and a little more during winter months because I'm always sick.
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Sunday 12/18/05 - 9:04:46 AM EST (GMT-5)
I never take painkillers- last time was probably when I was in hospital 3 years ago.
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Sunday 12/18/05 - 11:26:39 AM EST (GMT-5)
I probably take 3 or 4 a year. I just don't bother. Nature takes care of it just fine.
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Sunday 12/18/05 - 11:30:58 AM EST (GMT-5)
Maybe...I get lots of headaches.
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Sunday 12/18/05 - 11:35:44 AM EST (GMT-5)
Wow.. nowhere close! That's unbelievable..

If I'm sick, it's usually the throwing-up, can't-keep-anything-down type of sick, so painkillers don't help.

16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Sunday 12/18/05 - 12:07:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
too many painkillers are bad 4 u,taking tht amount is week stupid and futile. cant ppl just grit there teeth and hav pain???
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Sunday 12/18/05 - 12:08:00 PM EST (GMT-5)
Whoa. I take probably 10 a year. I don't like medicine.
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Sunday 12/18/05 - 12:09:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
Good lord, no. I would guess that I take maybe 20 or so a year.
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Sunday 12/18/05 - 12:12:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
Does the article just count for England?
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 12/19/05 - 4:43:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
By painkillers do you also include things like Advil and Tylenol? Because then I'd say yes. Otherwise my answer is no!
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 12/26/05 - 2:31:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
Probably not, but I do take a lot.
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 12/26/05 - 2:35:08 PM EST (GMT-5)
Impossible.

I haven't taken any medication this year at all, unless you count Advil or cough drops. If you want to count the two the number would be maybe 30-40.

16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 12/26/05 - 2:37:03 PM EST (GMT-5)
I go through many bottles of excedrin
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 12/26/05 - 2:39:58 PM EST (GMT-5)
Probably more. I use pain-killers' at the slighest twinge in my finger. I have very little pain tolerance.
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 12/26/05 - 3:21:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
no way! i occationally take something but not 373 in a freaking year.
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 12/26/05 - 3:36:05 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, I don't even take that many OTC's.
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 12/26/05 - 3:57:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
I take nowhere near that many.
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 12/26/05 - 4:00:35 PM EST (GMT-5)
I probably haven't even taken 373 pain killers in my whole life.
16 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 12/28/05 - 9:49:09 PM EST (GMT-5)
no I don't take painkillers unless I have surgery or something that I really can't handle

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