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  •  please stop spreading lies about opioid pain meds (5+ / 0-)

    They are not "toxic in themselves" any more than any medication. 2-3 in a day?  that's at most 15-22.5mg of Hydrocodone for Vicodin, a mild opioid that I can't even tell I took to 15mg of Oxycodone for the Percoset....

    You are actually in more danger from the Tylenol in Percoset and Vicodin than you are from the opioid portion of the medication...Which is why when tolerance is built after years, the Tylenol goes away and it's just pure Oxycodone prescribed from then on.

    10 Vicodin or Percoset at once might kill my liver, probably would, but I would barely feel the opioid.....

    A bad reaction is possible with anything, kids die from a peanut.

    Attitudes like you just posted are part of why so many suffer needlessly when the drugs to kill the pain are available...The DEA beats Doctors regularly, to the point they won't prescribe enough pain control for a terminal patient because they might get addicted...so fucking what....

    Lots of us are alive today due to pain meds taking enough of the edge off so we don't blow our brains out from the non stop constant pain.

    You enable the DEA to further demonize and torture Chronic Pain Patients by giving the scum cover......Please for the sake of us CP patients, stop......

    Vaya con Dios Don Alejo
    I want to die a slave to principles. Not to men.
    Emiliano Zapata

    by buddabelly on Sun Mar 02, 2014 at 09:31:19 PM PST

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    •  The Tylenol IS more dangerous than the narcotics. (6+ / 0-)

      This point must be hammered home. I hate that necessary pain meds are adulterated with the useless & toxic Tylenol, and that the safer unadulterated forms are more difficult or impossible to obtain. I never take Tylenol under any circumstances, EVER--it's as useful to me as rat poison.

      Bonus: I'm allergic to several real painkillers, too. Which makes it a fucking nightmare to get any pain relief at all, especially since knowing the few specific meds that work for me, and being able to quickly specify all the ones that don't, seems too 'suspicious' in this pain-is-criminalized, DEA-centric world.

      In lieu of ranting further myself, I endorse your entire rant, buddabelly. Pain & the resulting lack of sleep make me rather rant-y.

      Ho'oponopono. To make things right; restore harmony; heal.

      by earicicle on Mon Mar 03, 2014 at 02:36:06 AM PST

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