Posted 01 June 2007 - 10:54 AM
Posted 01 June 2007 - 11:04 AM
Well, like "House," I'm a Vicodin junkie. I've been taking it for years for pain from another chronic problem I have. If it has any anti-diarrheal properties, they have been lost on me, but it's the only thing I've found that helps the pain from IBS in any way.Other than the obvious problem of narcotics being addictive, there are two main problems associated with these medications:1. Doctors are a real pain in the butt about prescribing them and pharmacies tend to be a pain about filling the scrips.2. Their effectiveness dwindles over time, and that's very discouraging.I hate to sound like a harpie, but even though you are getting some relief, finally, don't end your quest. The oxy will work well, but only for so long, and sooner or later, somebody will give you trouble about taking it.Good luck!Angie in Texas, US
After 9 year and many Gi docs and ER visits I finally was given a trial script for Oxycodone.........I tried not to smile as I dont want to be seen as a drug seeker. But I tell you now I woke up 20 minutes ago with horrid pain and took one little white pill. As im typing this last sentence I can feel my pain literally wash away.Of course there are many drawbacks to this drug, some of which will most likely be posted (and I hope they do because it makes these threads much more in depth.) but for me its what ive been trying to get for the last 4 years.
Posted 03 June 2007 - 03:06 PM
That's not exactly true for most people. For many it's just a mental perception. For some we tend to do things we normally wouldn't when we are feeling better, which may cause a flare and the need for more meds.In rare circumstances the body actually grows more receptors for the drug. In that case you would have to increase dosage or find a different med that affects different receptors.The effectiveness may dwindle, but it doesn't have to. I now take smaller doses than I used to with more effect the vast majority of the time.I also thought I had built a high tolerance for Librax, but I've now learned it was something else bothering me that was making that drug seem ineffective. When the other medical problem was addressed the Librax started working again at my normal dosage.
2. Their effectiveness dwindles over time, and that's very discouraging.
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Posted 03 June 2007 - 10:17 PM