Ruth replied: “Not really, I mean I will take them for a headache, but I try not to.
“But also it’s very hard to watch the person you love in so much pain when you feel very helpless, you can’t really do anything.”
She pointed out that painkillers don’t get to the root of the problem and only dull the pain for a short amount of time.
“So you take the painkillers, think that’s a bit better, then they wear off and the pain is back,” she explained.
“If the pain is still there, then the painkillers aren’t actually working, are they? Getting to the root of the cause.”