Bewbo

Lockport, NY

#68 Jul 17, 2012
lyt wrote:
im scared to half th 12mg exalgo
fentora is the pill...you place it between your cheek and gum....strengths run from 100micrograms to 800mcg's....the only reason for Rx is cancer....however, if your doc is willing to write a letter as to why you need it....and you're willing to sign paperwork to the gov....then you may get it......BUT....your insurance will put the brakes on quicker than the smile that came to your face when they said "yes"....why???? for starters $2000.00 for a 15 day supply//max daily dose= 2 tablets....do they work????? you bet they do...almost as fast as an IV injection!
Painberger

Humble, TX

#69 Jul 19, 2012
I was given a sample of the ADD med Concerta, which uses the same push-pull mechanism as Exalgo, and the second day I took the Concerta, I began having chest tightness and felt like I was having a heart attack. I ended up getting off the Concert immediately and on Dexadrine ER, which is old and inexpensive. No rush with the Dexadrine (another stimulant), but one heck of a clean medication.
Ok, in the interest of science and my own personal psychotropic pursuits, I have IVed the 4mg IR Hydromorphones, and my chest got tight as well (nice rush once the chest concerns went away). However, the chest pressure from the pure HydroM was nothing close to as scary as the pressure I experienced with the Concerta... and now with the Exalgo.
This leads me to believe that the ingredient(s) in the time-release mechanism may have a side-effect profile which includes chest pressure/pain. I'm beginning to wonder if the time-release, anti-abuse mechanism which causes necrosis and vascular damage is somehow making its way into our bloodstream even when taken as prescribed.
Hold on to those bottles folks, I smell a potential class action (which would also explain why Exalgo costs so much... filling the coffer to cover the legal fees perhaps?) Should it really cost $5k to cover the R&D, marketing, production and distribution of a medication with an active ingredient that's been around since the 1920s?
Mrdeblieux

Saint Benedict, LA

#70 Jul 25, 2012
You ppl who try to get high off of Rx drugs are idiots. You are driving up the cost of Rx drugs and making drug companies take them off the w
Mrkt. It takes 4 or 5 days for Exalgo, Opana, etc to reach serum level in your blood stream, so snorting, swallowing, etc is obviously not gonna get u high. If u want a cheap high, go snort some glue, or huff some hand sanitizer or paint thinner. You'll probably end up with about as many brain cells as you have now, which is apparently very few. Buy some H, cook it, run it, and shut up!!!!!!!
Carrie

New Braunfels, TX

#71 Aug 1, 2012
I am 33 yrs old, 5'3",111 lbs and have been taking 3 - 16mg Exalgo and have Norco for breakthrough pain. The Exalgo works great most of the time but when I have breakthru pain, even 6 Norco doesn't relieve it. I'm only supposed to take 1 norco for breakthrough pain but that certainly does not help any. For 2 years I was prescribed 6 norco per day/180 per month but they cut that to 3 per day/90 per month. My doc said the combo of pills Im on is very strong and he doesnt want to increase the dose. Is this true? I dont know much about meds and just take what they give me but it doesnt always take care of the pain. Can I ask for more or is there something else that works better in your opinion? Thanks.
Jsmooth

United States

#73 Aug 6, 2012
Mrdeblieux wrote:
You ppl who try to get high off of Rx drugs are idiots. You are driving up the cost of Rx drugs and making drug companies take them off the w
Mrkt. It takes 4 or 5 days for Exalgo, Opana, etc to reach serum level in your blood stream, so snorting, swallowing, etc is obviously not gonna get u high. If u want a cheap high, go snort some glue, or huff some hand sanitizer or paint. thinner. You'll probably end up with about as many brain cells as you have now, which is apparently very few. Buy some H, cook it, run it, and shut up!!!!!!!
8mg Dilaudid cook clear as water,you know EXACTLY what your getting as with H you never know,& the high from D's is just as good if not better then most of the shitty H in the Midwest.
BetterLateTheNev er

Eatontown, NJ

#74 Aug 11, 2012
No need to crush it or anything else. Stick it in your mouth, let your saliva start to weaken the pill then bite it and chew it up. This will break the whole pill down and it tastes nasty but it will give you a pretty good buzz. I chew up about 4 16mg's of them a day, but I do not recommend anyone who is not highly opiate tolerant to do this. I have been on hydromorphone for 3 years and normally rail close to 15-20 4 mg's a day so I am highly used to hydro's, but again unless your very tolerant do NOT attempt!!! My point to this post though is for anyone who gets Exalgo and reads the posts people seem to try all kinds of complicated things to get the inner core out, but thats not needed, just chew the damn thing and make sure you don't have weak teeth otherwise you might break them lol! Enjoy!!
nonapplicabable

Shepherdsville, KY

#75 Aug 25, 2012
I would strongly discourage anyone taking methadone, be it that you are in severe pain or just looking for a buzz! i was on methadone for a year and the withdrawls from that were hell on earth! that shit seaps into your bones and makes life unbareable!! stay on whatever else your on but stay as far away from methadone as possible... i chose to wean off of it bc I was getting so unhealthy and feeling like shit all the time, I never abused it but being on it for that year I noticed I felt worse and worse and by the time I wanted to get off of it, it took me 5months for all the withdrawl symptoms to completely go away
Exalgo patient

West Chicago, IL

#76 Aug 29, 2012
Hi, I'm on exalgo for a chronic pain condition. I talked to my pain management doctor and she was telling me about the medicine. Exalgo is so expensive because its engineered to become completely useless when someone tries to abuse it by heating, chewing or crushing. Plus it's impossible to crush, it's engineered to be like that. Snorting pills can damage your nose and respiratory system. If you're not getting adequet pain management from your exalgo, go see your pain management doctor for an adjustment.
Not understanding

Houma, LA

#77 Sep 1, 2012
Polaroid-Princess wrote:
<quoted text>
I find it sad that people just want to abuse these medications. I have terrible nerve damage that has led to RSD/CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome) as well as MS. As a 21 year old you couldn't begin to imagine the hoops I have had to jump through to get the correct pain medications because so many people abuse their pain meds. I am on Opana er which by the way is specially made so people cannot abuse it. It contains a silicate I believe so when anything liquid or moisture it turns into a very thick gel almost like liquid nails.Thus making Opana virtually impossible to abuse, when snorted it gels in your sinuses etc. Also there is no way that you could inject iv. I know this because as a Psych Major I like to educate others about the dangers of these types of medications. I am also on a fairly moderate dose of roxicodone. The point is, when so many people abuse pain medications it makes it harder for people like myself to get the medication I need, thank god for my pain doctor but I had to pretty much sign my life away to get the medication. There is a huge difference between abuse and need. I cannot make it through the day without my medication and am on crutches until the day comes that I will require a wheelchair. Anyways I just find it upsetting that because of people who abuse narcotic medications people who really truly need them have such a hard time getting them. Its even worse that some of you have doctors that don't mind to give you tons and tons of pills when there are ways to control pain without scripts of hundreds of pills, granted some people need them but that should solely NEED them to manage their pain. And to those of you with doctors that are loose with their prescription pads should have their medical license's taken away. They are just adding to the drug abuse epidemic. Just remember when you abuse medication it makes it that much harder for someone like me to receive their essential medications.
.

U know some ppl can't help the addiction. It's a decease who r u 2 judge them. I know ppl that never had the problem b4 they were stuck on it 2 long n now they r addicted n use iv cause it is instant relief. Don't pass judgement it could b u 1 day it took him like 15 years b4 he abused his.
Jaxtraw

United States

#78 Sep 8, 2012
I found the best way to insuffalte opanas or exalagos is by sucking off the coating (as not to lose the medication in it) and then running it over a pedi-egg. It works wonderful, and as I am learning in these posts, next time I will discard the grey goo that is the propellent pushing the meds out of the shell and into your stomach in terms of the Exalago.

You can buy the pedi-eggs anywhere for about $15 USD.

Also, has anyone tried freebasing the opanas or exalagos? I've heard that crushong and smoking on foil gives you a nice instant rush wiothout the trouble and nasel gooballs. Hope this helps!
oxyfied

Paradise, PA

#79 Sep 8, 2012
Backpain T wrote:
and BTW I loved the methadone, because it has such a long half life that It would last all day!!!! Afraid to ask Dr, for it as she did not mention it in the list of things to try...... she offered opana, exalgo, fent patch, oxy contin, and morph ir. any suggestions? I see the doc next week bc the 2 16 mg tabs im allotted doesnt cut it.
ask for 2 or 3 15 mg oxy's for breakthru and if u r not pee tested smoke a joint or a bowl it works miracles it is a anti-inflamatary or however you spell it, but it really does help alot good luck and i hope you find sumthing that works.
oxyfied

Paradise, PA

#80 Sep 8, 2012
smoke weed!!!!!!! it truly truly works, I am sick of the pills, running out & having 2 buy on the street or being sick.I guess it's true when they call it dope. I've been on meds since my 1st acc. in 97 and ain;t found nothing at a pharmacy that helps as much as weed.LEGALIZEIT!!!! have u ever heard of sumbody that was stoned and wrecking killing a family of 4? My buddy weiser and I wrecked, costing me a leg,wishing I was stoned and missed it. good luck ya'll late.
kte

Evansville, IN

#82 Sep 15, 2012
yes i take 4 16mg of exalgo a day and i do fill the tightness in my chest it is a side effect dont know if its dangerous scared to ask my doc dont want to be cut off
Exalgo beneficiary

Greensboro, NC

#83 Sep 16, 2012
The comments on cutting open the Exalgo and abusing it and other drugs are vile and disgusting. What the heck is wrong with people? Go ahead and do us all a favor and OD, you sad lot of losers. You are a social menace, stealing and whatever else it is you do to support your filthy, sub-human habit and shirking any responsibility to society.

Don't give me the "I'm in pain," bulls#it either. Chronic pain does not fully go away, but it can have its volume turned down by responsible prescribing on the part of the physician and dose complianceon the patient's part. I know this because I have CRPS and that pain is no joke.

In addition to responsible use of medication, one must employ other means of pain management such as meditation and relaxation techniques, proper diet and caring for one's self with healthy and reasonable behaviors.
iTS greeeeat

Angier, NC

#84 Sep 20, 2012
Exalgo beneficiary wrote:
The comments on cutting open the Exalgo and abusing it and other drugs are vile and disgusting. What the heck is wrong with people? Go ahead and do us all a favor and OD, you sad lot of losers. You are a social menace, stealing and whatever else it is you do to support your filthy, sub-human habit and shirking any responsibility to society.
Don't give me the "I'm in pain," bulls#it either. Chronic pain does not fully go away, but it can have its volume turned down by responsible prescribing on the part of the physician and dose complianceon the patient's part. I know this because I have CRPS and that pain is no joke.
In addition to responsible use of medication, one must employ other means of pain management such as meditation and relaxation techniques, proper diet and caring for one's self with healthy and reasonable behaviors.
Who gives a damn. Why should the government have to be the boss of me and what I put into my body?! If they didn't want people getting addicted to it, then they shouldn't have made it to begin with as goes with all opiates for medical use. They either let the people do what they want if they so choose or don't legalize it at all, no matter what. If people are in pain, then they should make a med where patients have to stop by an office once daily and be takien care of for a full 24 hours until the next day.. otherwise they might as well just stop this stupid war on drugs because the government is in on the bull shit too. The government pushes every drug that we have in the US, I mean EVERYTHING! So, don't get mad at us, get mad at the true drug dealers.. your very own government! Sheeeeeeeeit!
Exalgo beneficiary

Greensboro, NC

#85 Sep 20, 2012
missy wrote:
its gonna be my first time taking exalago im curious on how its gonna make me feel i dont like the feeling of being high is this a pain med that makes you feel high
Missy, it made me sleepy for a few days, but they started me on such a low dose, that it was really not an issue of being "high." That is the lovely thing about Exalgo, it seems to be designed to avoid the side effects that dull your senses, or the side effects that appeal to addicts.

Just take it as directed and you should not have any problems. I hope it does as well for you as it has for me. It made a huge difference in my quality of life as it dulled my pain to the point where I could function again. Best of luck!

Sara
Exalgo beneficiary

Greensboro, NC

#86 Sep 20, 2012
iTS greeeeat wrote:
<quoted text> Who gives a damn. Why should the government have to be the boss of me and what I put into my body?! If they didn't want people getting addicted to it, then they shouldn't have made it to begin with as goes with all opiates for medical use. They either let the people do what they want if they so choose or don't legalize it at all, no matter what. If people are in pain, then they should make a med where patients have to stop by an office once daily and be takien care of for a full 24 hours until the next day.. otherwise they might as well just stop this stupid war on drugs because the government is in on the bull shit too. The government pushes every drug that we have in the US, I mean EVERYTHING! So, don't get mad at us, get mad at the true drug dealers.. your very own government! Sheeeeeeeeit!
Wow, you really need help. How sad it is that you refuse to take responsibility for your own actions and want to blame the government. Wow. Get thee to a counselor!!
Dick You Down

Angier, NC

#87 Sep 20, 2012
Exalgo beneficiary wrote:
<quoted text>
Wow, you really need help. How sad it is that you refuse to take responsibility for your own actions and want to blame the government. Wow. Get thee to a counselor!!
It's only the truth. And it really is true that our government pushes heroin and other drugs like weed and coke too. You think that war in Afhanistan is really about terrorists? Nope, it's about the drugs. I have friends that went and served their and you know what's funny... The government doesn't tell you why your going there, they just send you. Also, those people who be riding through the streets with wagons with the sheets over them are delivering heroin, yet the troops are not ordered to take them into custody or take them out at all. They're not supposed to mess with them at all, all our troops are supposed to do is let those smugglers pass through and keep on going about their merry old way. I'm telling you, our country pushes drugs and all you people are oblivious to what this war is really about. Besides, if I choose to take and abuse a drug, whose to say I can't? It's my body and I can do whatever I feel like doing with it.
Dick You Down

Angier, NC

#88 Sep 20, 2012
Exalgo beneficiary wrote:
<quoted text>
Missy, it made me sleepy for a few days, but they started me on such a low dose, that it was really not an issue of being "high." That is the lovely thing about Exalgo, it seems to be designed to avoid the side effects that dull your senses, or the side effects that appeal to addicts.
Just take it as directed and you should not have any problems. I hope it does as well for you as it has for me. It made a huge difference in my quality of life as it dulled my pain to the point where I could function again. Best of luck!
Sara
And actually, you can definitely get high from Exalgo, it just takes a bit of work. You really think there fooling people by coating it in a hard plastic shell? Uh, nope. And don't get me wrong, I do have sympathy for the people who are really in pain, but you can't blame it entirely on the addicts alone because there are many legitimate pain patients out their who would rather sell there script and make money than actually take the meds. Really, don't blame it just on the addicts because the patients are part of the problem as well.
iTS greeeeat

Angier, NC

#89 Sep 20, 2012
Whoops, wrong user name... My bad. LOL

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