Finding painkillers balance between help, abuse

Mar 21, 2007 Full story: North County Times 174

“That would be an amazing thing.”

Finding painkillers balance between help, abuse WASHINGTON ---- Scientists are hunting new ways to help millions of pain sufferers ---- from addiction-resistant narcotics to brain scanners for biofeedback ---- ... via North County Times

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Chronic pain victims

Georgetown, KY

#1 Apr 14, 2007
As ive been diagnosed im in pain 24/7.As the so called know it all feds,drug ABUSERS and neglectful doctors who are too afraid to stand up and say,This person has irretractible chronic pain and needs medication.When i am under controlled pain i function.When i am not i am not able.What can we do as chronic pain VICTIMS to get noticed.To get the help we need and NOT labled as abused or seekers???? I am furious
Tiffany

Indianapolis, IN

#2 Apr 15, 2007
Chronic pain victims wrote:
As ive been diagnosed im in pain 24/7.As the so called know it all feds,drug ABUSERS and neglectful doctors who are too afraid to stand up and say,This person has irretractible chronic pain and needs medication.When i am under controlled pain i function.When i am not i am not able.What can we do as chronic pain VICTIMS to get noticed.To get the help we need and NOT labled as abused or seekers???? I am furious
It is important to undertstand that if you are in real pain (physical) you will NOT become addicted to pain meds. Talk to your doctor about this. If your doctor does not help please find another doctor.

“Shhhhsh I'm sleeping”

Since: Dec 06

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#3 Jun 10, 2007
Tiffany wrote:
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It is important to undertstand that if you are in real pain (physical) you will NOT become addicted to pain meds. Talk to your doctor about this. If your doctor does not help please find another doctor.
I'm sorry Tiffany but you are wrong about pain and addiction. Anyone, in pain or not, can become addicted to narcotics. Addiction is generally a personality flaw, people with addictive personalities will generally become addicts if they start taking narcotics.

The most important thing to remember when taking pain medicine, for people with chronic pain, is that you cannot always be pain free. If you will take your medicine as prescribed, that is your best bet to stay on medication and keep receiving the meds. When a person decides to go further then the doctor allows and takes their medication up days before they can be refilled, then, you are in trouble.

I'm not saying that on bad days you can't take an extra pill, but on good days hold back and save one. If you do this you can keep within your scripts and stay safe.

I know, I've had chronic pain for several years and it takes time to understand that pain meds are not your friend, they are just a needed evil. Keep that always in mind!!
steven

United States

#4 Jun 11, 2007
john henry wrote:
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I'm sorry Tiffany but you are wrong about pain and addiction. Anyone, in pain or not, can become addicted to narcotics. Addiction is generally a personality flaw, people with addictive personalities will generally become addicts if they start taking narcotics.
The most important thing to remember when taking pain medicine, for people with chronic pain, is that you cannot always be pain free. If you will take your medicine as prescribed, that is your best bet to stay on medication and keep receiving the meds. When a person decides to go further then the doctor allows and takes their medication up days before they can be refilled, then, you are in trouble.
I'm not saying that on bad days you can't take an extra pill, but on good days hold back and save one. If you do this you can keep within your scripts and stay safe.
I know, I've had chronic pain for several years and it takes time to understand that pain meds are not your friend, they are just a needed evil. Keep that always in mind!!
addiction is a desease not a "personality flaw"

“Shhhhsh I'm sleeping”

Since: Dec 06

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#5 Jun 11, 2007
steven wrote:
<quoted text>addiction is a desease not a "personality flaw"
okay. Stick to your prescription and you might avoid the desease.

Since: Jun 07

Dubois Wyoming

#6 Aug 17, 2007
I have been taking morphine for 10 years. Am I addicted? Yes, but without it the pain takes me straight to bed where I am inoperable and just wish to die. I have pain all the time, but morphine does help me cope. At 66 what do I care if I am addicted as long as the pain is somewhat controlled. Otherwise, I might as well be dead. I get no high from morphine and cannot understand those who get a high using it. No government can know what I need, so stay out of the medical business government. Stay out.
Centurion

Fredericton, Canada

#7 Sep 5, 2007
addiction is a disease, defined as when you take something that hurts you, but you still take it. Dependance is taking something to increase you quality of life and keep going, reduce the pain enough to keep mobile. ME - 22 years chronic pain. 9 years fighting to get meds that work. And I just got them last week. cheers - C

“Shhhhsh I'm sleeping”

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#8 Sep 6, 2007
Centurion wrote:
addiction is a disease, defined as when you take something that hurts you, but you still take it. Dependance is taking something to increase you quality of life and keep going, reduce the pain enough to keep mobile. ME - 22 years chronic pain. 9 years fighting to get meds that work. And I just got them last week. cheers - C
Addiction is a desease as in Alcohol addiction, but people are different and some become addicted easier than others. My brother has had an alcohol and cigarette addiction for years. I on the otherhand have always been able to drink and smoke socially without having it effect my work or personal life. So, this is why I sometimes say personality disorder, because it seems that some just can't stop doing things, whether it be good or bad for them.

“This is me without Happy Pills”

Since: Oct 07

Cincinnati

#9 Oct 5, 2007
jporter10 wrote:
I have been taking morphine for 10 years. Am I addicted? Yes, but without it the pain takes me straight to bed where I am inoperable and just wish to die. I have pain all the time, but morphine does help me cope. At 66 what do I care if I am addicted as long as the pain is somewhat controlled. Otherwise, I might as well be dead. I get no high from morphine and cannot understand those who get a high using it. No government can know what I need, so stay out of the medical business government. Stay out.
I could not agree with you more my friend. However you and I BOTH know the damn addicts have caused this for all of us. It is sad. It is out of control. And it's too late to turn back now. We ALL have to deal with the consequence these people have caused us. Right along with the irresponsible Doctors that got paid to do so.
Parris Knight

Pittsburgh, PA

#10 Oct 6, 2007
how much is MS Cotin worth on the street I have been told by a friend of mine that I could sell them for as much as 50 dollars for 1 100 MG pill is this right

“Shhhhsh I'm sleeping”

Since: Dec 06

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#11 Oct 6, 2007
Parris Knight wrote:
how much is MS Cotin worth on the street I have been told by a friend of mine that I could sell them for as much as 50 dollars for 1 100 MG pill is this right
Did your friend also tell you that you could be locked up in prison for selling just one pill for fifty dollars...is it worth the chance?

MS Contin are schedule II narcotics. I know because I take them for pain...they are damn good too!
rsj2127

Dover, DE

#12 Oct 11, 2007
Yes, $50.00 is not worth going to jail in my eyes. I thought that they only made 80mg oxycotins now. I thought they stopped the 100mg a few years back. Well either way I don't use anymore as I am a addict and I can admit it for the first time in my life. Good luck to all that want to stop.

“I am just a MAN ...NOT A GOD”

Since: Jan 07

MINNETONKA .Minn ...Warlocks

#13 Oct 12, 2007
rsj2127 wrote:
Yes,$50.00 is not worth going to jail in my eyes. I thought that they only made 80mg oxycotins now. I thought they stopped the 100mg a few years back. Well either way I don't use anymore as I am a addict and I can admit it for the first time in my life. Good luck to all that want to stop.
if this guy has to sell his mids HE DOES NOT NEED THEM " i take fentanyl for back pain and would nbot every sell any thing giveing to me by my doctor this guys a jerk and hes the one causeing guys like me all the problems being able to have pain meds the guy sellingthe drugs is a dummass one word
Jimmy Porter

Dubois, WY

#14 Oct 13, 2007
>I could not agree with you more my friend.<

Professional Cincinnati could you email me? jporter@dteworld.com

“I am just a MAN ...NOT A GOD”

Since: Jan 07

MINNETONKA .Minn ...Warlocks

#15 Oct 18, 2007
Jimmy Porter wrote:
>I could not agree with you more my friend.<
Professional Cincinnati could you email me? jporter@dteworld.com
well i did as you asked , the balls in your court
Kimberly

Colorado Springs, CO

#16 Oct 19, 2007
I found cheap help for withdrawl symptoms on a forum somewhere and it is working for me. I take 10/325 Hydrocodone/Apap for DDD and always run out before next script. I have now decided to stop all together because of the effects on the brain and I guarantee you I would not be typing this right now had it not been for this simple OTC drug, because I would be brain dead after 3 days of no opiate. Simple Imodium AD-Loperamide HCL is a non-euphoric opiate. Check it out at:
http://jpet.aspetjournals.org/cgi/content/ful... It immensely helps me, just can't eat that much or you'll be constipated. Try to balance it through the withdrawl stages.
Kimberly

Colorado Springs, CO

#17 Oct 19, 2007
By the way, I've been taking 180+ a month for over 2 1/2 years. NOOOO more!!

“I am just a MAN ...NOT A GOD”

Since: Jan 07

MINNETONKA .Minn ...Warlocks

#18 Oct 19, 2007
Kimberly wrote:
By the way, I've been taking 180+ a month for over 2 1/2 years. NOOOO more!!
..........well i happy for you but as myself with out fentanyl and oxycodone i could not hold a job ..so you might not know what some of us have to live with PAIN WISE >>>>
Kimberly

Colorado Springs, CO

#19 Oct 19, 2007
Screw that, my disc between L-4 and L-5 is practically gone, I can feel the pain all the way through to stomach and kidneys. I want a JOB and am going the traditional way via chiropractor and natural meds. By the way, I am 37 and just don't think it's right to live off of the taxpayers money as income every month. Depends on what is wrong with you conclusively. And yes I do know the pain, JACK!

“Hey there”

Since: Oct 07

palos park

#22 Oct 20, 2007
great link! thanks! also, there is a forum that deals with only prescription meds and all the topics around them. vast amount of info!

www.drugbuyers.oc m

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