posted on Feb, 9 2007 @ 01:35 PM
My "achilles heel", so to speak, is pain. I have frequent, severe, cluster migraine headaches. At the present time, they are, more or less,
controlled but this involves the use of Triptans, -- a class of drugs that can often abort a headache before it starts. But when a headache
does flair up, I find myself reaching for pain-killers (and I don't mean tylenol extra strength capsules).
I suppose that narcotics will always be available, even in a survival situation. The black market will probably replace the current system of
obtaining a prescription from a physician and the trip to the corner pharmacy to have it filled. Nevertheless, I would not want to depend upon anyone
if we were faced with a "doomsday" scenario.
Yes, I know that there are numerous 'natural remedies' for migraines. Believe me, I've tried them all from feverfew to medicinal cannabis. While
some of these natural substances can be helpful, they are often unreliable and they certainly do not prevent migraines before they start, at least not
on the short-term. I suppose that one of my first missions, should the 'end of days' be upon us, will be to raid pharmacies. Of course, I don't
think that I will be alone in this venture. Pharmacies will probably be a primary "target" for other 'survivalists' as well.
Incidentally, I wear glasses too. Life without "specs" might be an inconvenience but it is amazing how quickly one can adapt. Once, on a camping
trip, I lost my glasses in an incredibly stupid accident. I spent a week without my glasses and by the time the trip was over, I didn't even miss
them! Of course, I did go and have my glasses replaced but I felt reassured about ever having to go without my glasses again.