Posted by: Nickey | 2007/08/15

Grandpa Addiction

Can you get addicted to grandpa’s powders? My husband is taking 2 grandpa powders daily to keep him awake in the mornings. I’m concerned that it is a bad habit. What is the worst case scenario that can happen when you get addicted to grandpa’s or don’t I have any reason for concern?

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Dear Nickey
Yes you need to be concerned - on the package insert of the grandpa powders you will see that you are not supposed to take it for longer than 10 days at a time - this is because it causes kidney damage in the long term. He can end up with kidney failure.

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Posted by: Jane | 2007/08/15

Hi Nickey,

Yes Leez is correct in saying that it can definitely give you an ulcer.

Although it's not good for you and that he really must try to stop, 2 Grand Pa's a day is nothing. About 3 years ago I was on 10 a day and then I tried to get myself off them and started drinking Syndols and about a month ago I was on 18 a day.

I just started praying about this problem I had and I just went cold turkey and have not had any painkillers in all this time. I thank God that He helped me get though this. It was not easy, but I got through it.

Why can't your husband stay awake in the mornings? There might be another problem there. And also, you get so used to popping a pill for anything, and I think that's why your husband thinks he needs these powders to start his day.

Good luck and please tell him that he must rather stop now before it's to late.

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Posted by: Leez | 2007/08/15

Of course you can get addicted - in fact, sounds like an addiction already. From what I've heard - it can eat at one's stomach lining...?

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