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    Pain meds

    Pain meds can be really good when needed (and I don't mean recreationally). Siu is in a lot of pain lately with her back. Let's discuss the merits and caveats of pain meds, based on our personal experiences.

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    I agree, pain meds are great when you actually need them. I had quite a bit of dental work and surgery over the last two years, and pain killers (percocet) were really quite nice! But I've never taken them when I wasn't in pain...I'm no druggy!

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    I can't stand pain meds. They make me feel groggy and that's worse to me than pain.

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    try some Vik's.. there pretty good when i was in a car xxx.. but ur better off not taking anything but try to focuse out the pain..
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    When I broke my arm through both bones in my left forearm the doc prescribed vicodin. I used it a little bit, but I didn't want to rely on it. So I spent most of my time bltching and moaning instead of taking pain meds. When I have a headache I try to let my body take care of it. Bottom line, I only take pain medication if I can't stand the pain anymore. Otherwise I try not too.

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    I take tramadol for about 2-3 days per month with predictable regularity. It is a godsend. Before I got a Rx for it, I was vomiting and blacking out from the pain every month. Once I passed out and hit my head on the bathtub. That was it - I got over my lifelong reluctance to use potentially addictive pain meds when needed right quick. Combining it with ibuprofen and some herbal supplements allows me to take far less of it that I would otherwise have to.

    Then again, I know about the dark side of pain meds. My dad was addicted to them and died of an overdose when I was 15. I won't keep more than 30 in the house, although it would be cheaper for me to have a larger count. I ended a relationship with a man whose teenage daughter was stealing them from me and he wouldn't address the problem.

    Despite all that, it really pisses me off when I hear about people suffering because their doctor won't help them manage their pain effectively.

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    Quaaludes. I want Quaaludes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind
    Quaaludes. I want Quaaludes.
    hey..
    those was back in the days lil girl.. Ludes... along with trance music..
    henri

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    Quote Originally Posted by donnamb
    I take tramadol for about 2-3 days per month with predictable regularity. It is a godsend. Before I got a Rx for it, I was vomiting and blacking out from the pain every month. Once I passed out and hit my head on the bathtub. That was it - I got over my lifelong reluctance to use potentially addictive pain meds when needed right quick. Combining it with ibuprofen and some herbal supplements allows me to take far less of it that I would otherwise have to.

    Then again, I know about the dark side of pain meds. My dad was addicted to them and died of an overdose when I was 15. I won't keep more than 30 in the house, although it would be cheaper for me to have a larger count. I ended a relationship with a man whose teenage daughter was stealing them from me and he wouldn't address the problem.

    Despite all that, it really pisses me off when I hear about people suffering because their doctor won't help them manage their pain effectively.
    +1 on the docs who don't help manage pain.

    Ever consider keeping anything more than 30 in your safety deposit box? I mean the effort to go retrieve them, and then having to wait a small eternity to have access to them, doesn't make it very promising for addiction!

    Sorry to hear about your dad. That's rough, 'specially when one is a teen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind
    Quaaludes. I want Quaaludes.
    Darvocet-50 or Darvocet-100. OR industrial-strength naproxen. But not both. PM for more pain mgmt. I've been there, and still am on occasion....

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    I am going drug free, but thanks.

    Somebody is encouraging me to become a health nut so now I'm watching myself more. I never did like drugs but I understand that the ice cream has to go as of the 1st.

    Oh I better go eat what I have now. BRB
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind
    I never did like drugs but I understand that the ice cream has to go as of the 1st.

    Oh I better go eat what I have now. BRB
    That's harsh! No more ice cream?!

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    I like Morphine. Mmmm, Morphine!
    Judging from reactions of doctors and nurses, I think I have a pretty high tolerence for physical pain. In July 2005 I had a gall bladder attack that woke me at 11pm and kept me awake all night. Friends took me to the ER about 7am. I was crying and had to stop and rest half-way through giving info like birth date, social security number, etc. They got me in amazingly fast and gave me Morphine and IT WAS GREAT!

    Later the same month (July 05 was rough!), I spent 8 days in the hospital with an MRSA infection in my right foot. I was surprised at how often the nurses would ask about my pain level and offer me Vicodin.

    I don't understand recreational use of Vicodin - at best it makes me feel numb and groggy, at worst it puts me on my knees hugging the toilet, puking my guts out. Where's the 'recreation' in that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taerom
    That's harsh! No more ice cream?!

    He said I can have it if its made from soy milk.

    Echhkkk
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    Stop trying to get her to sell her soul mich.

    Ice cream is in one of the food groups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by savage24
    I like Morphine. Mmmm, Morphine!
    Heh, I had morphine once...that may have been the happiest time of my life...

    It was right after my accident...they had me hooked up on an IV so I could push a button and get a boost of morphine every 15 minutes. I pushed that button every 15 minutes, even if I wasn't in pain. I woke up every 15 minutes during the night to push it too!

    Then my stupid mom had to ruin it all! She saw this little red spot or "rash" on my chest, and told the doctors to take me off the 'phine. They put me on some other IV pain killer that didn't work at all!

    Yeah, morphine is great...for taking away pain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind
    He said I can have it if its made from soy milk.

    Echhkkk
    If you can take a road trip to Ashland with a cooler, you can get this stuff. It's delicious, reasonably healthy and your brain is tricked into thinking you're eating real ice cream, 'cause of the fat in coconut.

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    Oooooooooh donna, that sounds great!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for the link!
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    You're welcome. I'm eating the cinnamon chocolate flake right now. Yummy, yummy.

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    I'm eating pistachio ice cream
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    Of course you have to finish off whatever's in your freezer. That would be sinful waste.

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    Still have time to get more for tomorrow nite.
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    Just make sure you have an ice cream-free freezer by 11:59 and all will be well.

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    x2 hydrocodone + x2 beers = sleeping in front of a nice, warm fireplace in the middle of the winter.

    Figuratively speaking....

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    Quote Originally Posted by explody pup
    x2 hydrocodone + x2 beers = sleeping in front of a nice, warm fireplace in the middle of the winter.

    Figuratively speaking....
    = Donna never waking up again. Figuratively speaking, of course... I salute your liver of steel, sir.

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