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Re: Maggie
Jun 22, 2007
[QUOTE=reachout;3059466]Hello

So, the opiates and benzo combined and potentiated one another so well, that for a long while, I was not aware opf pain so much and could function in what I thought was a better way. Wrong! It only lasted for a while until I needed to up doses for the same effect. Multiply the number of tabs, decrese the pain. The flip side of that is that while potentiating the 'good' effects, we ALSO potentiate the unwanted side effects!... fatique, depression, and such. And unhappily, this, unlike the physical pain does not reach a plateau, but keeps climbing up a higher and higher mountain.

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Hey REACH:
I really liked the paragraph above bcuz it brings a good point to the table. Which is that we think we need these pills when actually these pills are what's making us feel worse and then we take more. Something like that.
The pills cause so many other "side effects" that we begin to believe that these "side effects" are things that we've always dealt with and now these "magical pills" are helping us. When in reality, "these pills" are causing us to have feelings of depression, legarthy, etc.....and these feelings come when the chemical is making its way out of us....so we need more pills to make those feelings go away. All the med. is doing is causing our bodies to have EXTRA unwanted symptoms when it is lacking in our bodies, so that we THINK we need that pill to make it go away. It is something that i remember very well when i was sober. I remember thinking "wow!, i can feel normal and have normal energy", but when we're in the throes of using, we can't recall those times as easily and it becomes something we can't belive is possible.
I feel like i'm not making much sense here, but what i'm trying to sum up is that OPIATES CAUSE SYMPTOMS THAT WE TRY TO IGNORE AND PASS OFF AS SYMPTOMS WE'VE ALWAYS HAD......WHEN IN ALL ACTUALITY, THESE SYMPTOMS ARE A RESULT OF THE OPIATES. AND WHEN WE STOP THESE OPIATES, WE WILL BEGIN TO GAIN OUR NATURAL ENERGY AND NATURAL PAIN FIGHTING ON OUR OWN. OTC MEDS. WILL BEGIN TO WORK BCUZ THERE ISN'T ANYTHING ELSE "CLOUDING OUR JUDGEMENT"
Thanks for the email!!! :wave:





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