First of all, I need to say that everything I say here is based on my personal experiences and is NOT representing what any doctor has to say.
A sold member here ( WolfpackSVB ) gave me the urge to create this thread.
Narcotics has been one of the more active topics here as well as in the papers. So much to be said about the DEA and how difficult it is to fill a prescription at your pharmacy. But that is not what I want to talk about here.
Its the effect of your pain medication.
I think anyone who has taken any narcotic(opiate) drug can testify that in the beginning the effects are pretty strong. You get that euphoric feeling, light headiness, cloudy, on cloud nine, etc. That can last a few hours. Besides taking your pain away, it sends you off on a trip, not like Timothy Leary, but still something that soothes you.
But then you notice that after the next pill(s) you do not get that same feeling . Here is where the danger can come into play.
So, if you take those pills and you have pain relief, fine, but you are not getting that same high feeling, begin warning....
When you want that high feeling, that is when you start to ask your doctor for more and stronger dosages. Thats when real trouble
I've been on narcotics probably half of my life. And yes, I can remember all those times when I had the medication and it drifted me off. But I can also say that 99% of the time, I am not in any 'drifted' state. What I do feel is less pain and I am more comfortable.
I have had several tests done by doctors and by law enforcement personnel to judge any impairment due to narcotics. At this point in my life and with a relatively low maintenance dosage ( Oxycodone 5mg prn).
I can get into a much deeper relaxed higher state by mediating , using aroma therapy along with relaxation music.Pain medications
- Those people that come down on anyone that is using them.
- Those that want them now, more and stronger so they not only don't feel pain, they don't feel life!
- Those that recognize their purpose and work with their doctors. They only want to enjoy each day
- Those that want to horde them, maybe steal them, perhaps buy them illegally or even sell them.
- Those that are in pain, but for their own beliefs, will not take narcotics
- Then luckily , those that understand
I invite everyone to talk about their concerns/issues/comments regarding narcotic medications.
I am asking everyone here that do not ridicule anyone for their opinions about this subject. Everyone here is entitled to their honest opinion. We are not here to judge anyone for being right or wrong. Yes, there are other threads that we do interject , but please let this not be one of them.