I use to be the type that would never take a drug no matter how much pain I was in. Oh the follies of youth.
This morning I woke up with a terrible pain in my left shoulder and back. I quite literrally could not raise my head up to get out of bed and could barely raise my arm I had to come into work so I said screw it and dragged myself up. I popped some advil and went off to work. I feel almost 100% better.
To all those tough, macho guys out there who refuse to take drugs. Get over it. I use to be you. Believe me, its much better to be pain free.