Seems unlikely that both stories are true

From The Guardian:

14 thoughts on “Seems unlikely that both stories are true”

  1. @TW
    Not necessarily:

    1. The women in pain might not overlap with those prescribed painkillers.
    2. The rate opiates are required by men and women might vary in favour of women such that women require more painkillers and the over prescription rate is insufficient to meet the needs of women even if men’s needs are met.
    3. Men as well as women might also be forced to live with pain and the ratio in favour of women for opiates might still mean many women were forced to live with pain.

  2. The Meissen Bison

    I think it works like this.

    A man goes to the doctor and gets a prescription for pills.

    A woman goes to the doctor on three occasions with the same issue. On the first two visits she gets a prescription but on the third the doctor suggests more exercise or a change of diet or some such thing. The swine.

  3. The most likely Guardian will say anything to trigger the amygdalas of the gullible and both stories may contain a vague truth, but fundamentally the narrative they are used for is obscuring the truth not revealing it….

    TLDR guardian writers are lying shit who want money for arse paper.

  4. From the first article:
    >The women who reached out said they felt that they were often “fobbed off” with painkillers when their problems required medical investigation.

    The two articles say basically the same thing: doctors are prescribing women opioids instead of looking for, finding, and treating an underlying condition.

  5. @ B Moose
    I don’t think this is something that only women experience. The difference is that men shrug and carry on whereas women write articles moaning about it.

  6. Mr Womby probably knows the old chestnut:

    “Why did God give women the capacity for multiple orgasms?”

    “So that even when they are having a great time, they have something to moan about – over and over again!”

  7. I know a specialist who works on Harley street in chronic pain. I assure you you won’t be fobbed off (bring chequebook though).

  8. I know a specialist who works on Harley street in chronic pain

    Maybe he should see a specialist? Or simply swap on and in…

  9. This going to the Dr thing.
    In which country is this taking place, as all the NHS GPs are busy doing phone consultations 10 hrs a week then doing a Scrooge McDuck onto the piles of taxpayers cash they’ve amassed for TikTok practice, far too busy to see mere patients.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *