When you’re in pain, it’s easy to just want the pain to go away, and now. But if you’re in chronic pain like those with fibromyalgia or arthritis, you know that’s not so easy. You might have turned to one of the common over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drugs, like ibuprofen or acetaminophen, but you may find they just don’t ease your pain as well as you’d like.
Why most pain medicines are bad
Before you dive into natural remedies, it’s important to understand why traditional medicines are dangerous. Aspirin and ibuprofen are considered safe pain relievers—but only when they’re used as directed. In fact, according to MedicineNet, when taken in excess or combined with other over-the-counter medications, these drugs can be toxic to your heart and even cause death.
What is Citra?
This is a question we’re asked very often! It may seem counterintuitive, but our solution works by being absorbed into your skin. Once it enters your body, our proprietary blend has a powerful effect on swelling and inflammation. Unlike other topical pain relievers that use lidocaine or benzocaine for their numbing effects, Citra uses only natural ingredients to relieve symptoms of arthritis and joint pain. That means no side effects like itching or allergic reactions!
How does it work?
The active ingredient in most over-the-counter pain medications—acetaminophen—reduces fever, pain, and inflammation. Acetaminophen is easily metabolized by your liver, but in high doses it can be harmful. By supplementing with citramedicine, you ensure that your body gets enough acetaminophen without exceeding its healthy capacity. (This infographic explains a little more.)
Avoid unpleasant side effects and risks
If you’re suffering from chronic pain, taking prescription medication can be helpful to improve your quality of life. However, many people are put off by their side effects and don’t like being in a drugged-up haze. Thankfully, there is an alternative to prescription medication that works just as well while reducing side effects.
Take control of your life again
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How to take Citra?
The first thing to know about taking Citra is that you have to follow your doctor’s instructions for use. The general rule of thumb is that you take at least one pill per 100 pounds of body weight every day, as well as your dosage schedule, such as twice a day or three times a day. There are plenty of places online where you can get some more in-depth information on how much and when to take it. Talk with your doctor if there are any questions.
How long will it take before I feel better?
The length of time it takes to feel better depends on what’s causing your pain. Some illnesses and injuries heal much more quickly than others. Everyone heals at a different pace, so don’t get discouraged if you still feel pain even after a couple of days or weeks. Most importantly, let your doctor know how you are feeling; they will be able to tell you whether or not you should seek medical treatment right away.
Does it work with all kinds of pain?
Most types of pain are treatable with medication, but that doesn’t mean every medication works for every kind of pain. For example, anti-inflammatory medications work well for joint pain, but they’re a poor choice for migraine or brain fog. If you have headaches or fibromyalgia (as an example), you’ll want to choose your treatment carefully.
What about addiction risk and abuse?
It’s important to recognize that there is a risk of addiction to all of these medications, but there is a far lower chance with tianeptine than for many of them. Addiction is related to reward—how rewarding a substance or activity is—and there are three primary types. The most dangerous category (cocaine, amphetamine-type stimulants like Adderall and dexedrine) has very high reward, while alcohol falls in an intermediate zone and prescription opioids fall in an even lower zone.