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Thanks for your input. I am concerned about the length of taking Hydrocodone but at this juncture, I need it for pain. I can assure you, and I have no reason to lie, I have NEVER experienced anything short of pain relief from taking this medication. You are right, the brain can discern where the pain is and it allows the medication to give relief instead of euphoria. I see my ortho doctor in November and I am thinking about asking him to try me on Neurontin to see if that helps. THe pain in my lower back is related to the implanted disc but the pain in my legs and feet (God, the pain in my feet is horrible!) is nerve related. My nerved had been impinged for a long time before anything was done. God help us all with back problems. Good luck to all people on this board who are suffering, whether it be from pain or addiction. May we all get better.
What people dont realize is that there is a differance between addiction and tollerance someone who uses a medication like vicodin over a period of time will need a higher dose in order to properly manage pain as far as feeling a high I think that body chemistry would also be a contributing factor meds work on certain individiuals one way and will affect others differantly thats why there are the need for different meds besides diffentent types of pain or pain levels

I can sympathize with someone who is put on medication for a reason and has to stay on it for a long amount of time if you are on any narcotic for a signifficant amount of time you will most likely build a tollerance

But for those of you who buy the stuff off the street and stuff as many as you can down your throats for a high.... I have no sympathy whatsoever for you its becasue of people like you that folks who are in real serious hurt cannont get proper help and have to suffer becasue their doctor is afraid of DEA crackdowns so if you start on a medication for recreation and get addicted gotta an issue, here is a tissue!

Im not trying to be harsh but I am a brutally honest person
[QUOTE=bigtuna]What people dont realize is that there is a differance between addiction and tollerance someone who uses a medication like vicodin over a period of time will need a higher dose in order to properly manage pain as far as feeling a high I think that body chemistry would also be a contributing factor meds work on certain individiuals one way and will affect others differantly thats why there are the need for different meds besides diffentent types of pain or pain levels

I can sympathize with someone who is put on medication for a reason and has to stay on it for a long amount of time if you are on any narcotic for a signifficant amount of time you will most likely build a tollerance

But for those of you who buy the stuff off the street and stuff as many as you can down your throats for a high.... I have no sympathy whatsoever for you its becasue of people like you that folks who are in real serious hurt cannont get proper help and have to suffer becasue their doctor is afraid of DEA crackdowns so if you start on a medication for recreation and get addicted gotta an issue, here is a tissue!

Im not trying to be harsh but I am a brutally honest person[/QUOTE]

From reading your other posts I see that you are on Vicoden for pain. I am just wondering why you would come over here to the addiction board and give your opinion about people who are addicted. I am a recovering addict and happen to agree with you about sympathy. I did it myself, and I don't want any sympathy, but I question your motives. What possible reason could you have to voice an opinion like that other then to try and upset people? I mean this is the addiction board not the pain management board. Does it make you feel good to try and make other people feel bad? What possible purpose could there be to post something like that? You say you are brutally honest, which is fine, but what in any of those posts caused you to display this brutal honesty.
Anyway I hope you made yourself feel better.
[QUOTE=bigtuna]What people dont realize is that there is a differance between addiction and tollerance someone who uses a medication like vicodin over a period of time will need a higher dose in order to properly manage pain as far as feeling a high I think that body chemistry would also be a contributing factor meds work on certain individiuals one way and will affect others differantly thats why there are the need for different meds besides diffentent types of pain or pain levels

I can sympathize with someone who is put on medication for a reason and has to stay on it for a long amount of time if you are on any narcotic for a signifficant amount of time you will most likely build a tollerance

But for those of you who buy the stuff off the street and stuff as many as you can down your throats for a high.... I have no sympathy whatsoever for you its becasue of people like you that folks who are in real serious hurt cannont get proper help and have to suffer becasue their doctor is afraid of DEA crackdowns so if you start on a medication for recreation and get addicted gotta an issue, here is a tissue!

Im not trying to be harsh but I am a brutally honest person[/QUOTE]

From reading your other posts I see that you are on Vicoden for pain. I am just wondering why you would come over here to the addiction board and give your opinion about people who are addicted. I am a recovering addict and happen to agree with you about sympathy. I did it myself, and I don't want any sympathy, but I question your motives. What possible reason could you have to voice an opinion like that other then to try and upset people? I mean this is the addiction board not the pain management board. Does it make you feel good to try and make other people feel bad? What possible purpose could there be to post something like that? If you are not addicted then great for you. I am truly happy for you, and hope it continues for you as long as you have to take this med.
You say you are brutally honest, which is fine, but what in any of those posts caused you to display this brutal honesty.
Anyway I hope you made yourself feel better.

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bigtuna,
I take offense to your post. As an addict, I have a disease that is every bit as legitimate and deserving of care as someone with cancer, or CHRONIC PAIN. I did not choose to have this disease anymore than someone chose to have a brain tumor. Yes, I am responsible for my recovery, and I don't think anyone here is saying that obtaining drugs illegally (and that includes doctor shopping and taking too much of whatever was prescribed to you) is a good thing.
Most of us have enough guilt and shame over what we are dealing with in our lives and come to this board for help and support. Many of us find comfort in this board because people with addictions are unfortunately still very much shunned by almost every group in society and therefore it is difficult to get appropriate, affordable treatment.
Many of the pain pills are wonderful medications when used by someone who has a legitimate need for them and used properly. I also think it is unfortunate that people struggle to get adequate and appropriate medications. But as someone who is in the medical field and whose whole family is in the medical field, the problem with doctor's reticence to prescribe narcotics at times really has very little to do with people like me. It is much more a factor of inappropriate training in medical school about BOTH the fields of addiction and pain management.

Please have some respect for people who come to this board for support. I do not go to the pain management board and blame chronic pain patients for the existence of narcotics that I then got addicted to...
There is a difference between brutal honesty and displays of ignorance.
[QUOTE=bigtuna]What people dont realize is that there is a differance between addiction and tollerance someone who uses a medication like vicodin over a period of time will need a higher dose in order to properly manage pain as far as feeling a high I think that body chemistry would also be a contributing factor meds work on certain individiuals one way and will affect others differantly thats why there are the need for different meds besides diffentent types of pain or pain levels

I can sympathize with someone who is put on medication for a reason and has to stay on it for a long amount of time if you are on any narcotic for a signifficant amount of time you will most likely build a tollerance

But for those of you who buy the stuff off the street and stuff as many as you can down your throats for a high.... I have no sympathy whatsoever for you its becasue of people like you that folks who are in real serious hurt cannont get proper help and have to suffer becasue their doctor is afraid of DEA crackdowns so if you start on a medication for recreation and get addicted gotta an issue, here is a tissue!

Im not trying to be harsh but I am a brutally honest person[/QUOTE]

I really don't understand the reason for this post. Yes I got myself addicted to vicodin for quite awhile and did it to myself. But your so-called honesty does nothing for anyone, and quite frankly I doubt that anyone really cares about your opinion , only to say that I find it annoying that you feel a need to go off on others.

Addiction is an awful struggle for anyone. And you need to listen to this Nobody ever woke up and said, "gee let me see, I really think today I am going to become a raging drug addict."

For me I was hooked on vicodin for 19 months and it was a living hell. I never set out to get hooked on it and I had a helluva time getting off of it.

So do us a favor and keep your opinion to yourself. There are those on here who are having a hard time and don't need an armchair quarterback.
[QUOTE=Baseball65]HHHHHHmmmmmm.
Now lets see.I don't know where to go on this one.

BRILEY who started this post:How ya' doin? I also had back surgery,and a number of other treatments to my back I won't bore you with.
You're Md. sounds like a good one.If you are really in pain,Vicodin stinks.When I was in pain the stuff was nOT what I wanted...I wanted to get out of Pain!!

It's funny looking back.....you just brought back a memory.I remember when I was in your shoes,I used to give away my meds to all these guys who reeeeally seemed to need/want them bad.I had a seemingly endless supply,and since THEY DON'T REALLY MAKE THE PAIN GO AWAY I couldn't care less about them.They would all tell me how bad their back/knees/ankle/whatever hurt,and hey! they aren't workin' for me..take 'em!

I ended up in a chronic pain center,and would be given 100 norcs at a time being told to take 3,3 times a day.I couldn't IMaginE taking that many!!

so......

after a full recovery and NO more pain!(different story) I had about 800-1000 pounds fall on me at work......NOW the fun began...I was really angry about the circumstance of the accident,my bosses attitude,etc,etc.My hand didn't work for two months so no guitar,baseball or work...depression!!

So....5 years later I'm finally off the vics(on sub) for 2 weeks and feeling good about my prospects for getting off for good.

Because you are concerned about addiction,you probably never will be.That thought never crossed my mind back then.

BigTUNA is entitled to his opinion.I actually agree with him/her that it's not a disease.I do wonder why he/she had to come on this board with it.I don't think I've ever bought or sold hydro on the street,or if I did it was .01% of my total consumption....No..I had those dope-pushers in the white suits get me all my dope...you know the ones. The ones with the stethoscopes hanging around their neck...they glance at your chart and then throw a scrip at you because they're late for their golf game.

Hey BigTUNA...I don't have a disease..but I AM addicted to hydro and doing something about it,and so are all the other people in this forum,whether they know it or not.

The fact that someone comes to an ADDICTION forum and participates,generally means they know they have a problem and are working away from it.Sometimes when I clean my house,I temporarily have to make it look worse as I tear it apart to re-assemble it.

I came here to NOT do them,as has everybody else here.

Love ,peace and woodstock
----Baseball[/QUOTE]

Morning Baseball: Sorry that I caused such a stink with my inquiries about Vicodin! I had an appointment with my back surgeon last week and we discussed my pain problems. I told him that my butt, thigh, legs and feet hurt every day, all day long. He suggested that we try Neurontin along with the Vicodin and, lo and behold' it does HELP. I had been inquiring about that particular medication which is primarily used to treat nerve pain - so I was extremely happy that he wanted me to try it. I have been on it now for 5 full days and I can honestly say that my pain has diminished about 75%. It is not a narcotic. Thank God. I have spoken with other people who have been treated with it and they say it works for a while, but after about 2-3 months, it quits working. I am going to be optimistic and at least give it a good long try. If I didn't have to sit for 8 hours every day, I probably would not have all this pain. Let me say however, that if anyone warrants taking pain medication, it is people suffering with back problems, surgery. etc. I do long for the day when I can say, "I am pain free!" I feel for all the people using this forum for help with addiction. My heart goes out to anyone suffering, whether it be physical pain, emotional pain, or addiction, etc. We need to try to comfort and encourage each other in whatever way deems appropriate. Good luck to all of you. May we all reach our common goal - freedom from whatever.





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