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  •  Pain is horrific when it goes on and on..... (19+ / 0-)

    And yup. The drug laws are for those making money. Not with helping people.

    I was recently given RX's for Oxycontin and Tylenol 3. I left them at the hospital.

    Taking T1's instead which is also far more than I would like. '
    I am hoping my pain will be gone soon, and cannot imagine what your poor wife is going through....sleeping your life away is not a way to live.  It is hard on the kids as well.  

    The pot war has to stop. Such a simple non toxic common sense solution, and here we are still reliving reefer madness.

    "As the days go by, we face the increasing inevitability that we are alone in a godless, uninhabited, hostile and meaningless universe. Still, you've got to laugh, haven't you?" - Holly, Red Dwarf

    by pale cold on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 06:21:00 PM PST

    •  And BTW (15+ / 0-)

      My husband and I have been together for 12 years now, and married for almost 10.

      Yup. Met online.

      You would not imagine the stuff we have gone through together in the last years, and he is still here. Many other marriages would not have lasted through some of the trials and tribulations.

      And we still kinda like each other. :)
      A Lot.

      Amazing how that happens hey?

      "As the days go by, we face the increasing inevitability that we are alone in a godless, uninhabited, hostile and meaningless universe. Still, you've got to laugh, haven't you?" - Holly, Red Dwarf

      by pale cold on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 06:28:37 PM PST

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    •  can't handle the T3, me. (5+ / 0-)
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      Codeine affects me in about the same way as a skillet upside the head...

      however. When I stopped being able to do the copay for Imitrex, which if you have the make-you-vomit-your-head-hurts-so variety of migraine is quite literally a gift from all the gods working together, I discovered something that's almost as good.

      You want two of the orange-coated ibuprofen, two of the red-white-and-blue acetaminophen, two of those little blue oval sodium naproxen pills, and two full-size aspirin, taken with eight ounces of water; you may want to have an Alka-Seltzer or Pepto-Bismol nearby, because no matter what, you must not barf.

      Then you want a dark, quiet room and a blanket. Yes. You probably will wake up soaked in sweat. But your head will have stopped hurting.

      It's the NSAID-of-DOOM; it'll eventually rot your liver and your kidneys. But it does work.

      LBJ, Lady Bird, Anne Richards, Barbara Jordan, Sully Sullenberger, Ike, Drew Brees, Molly Ivins --Texas is no Bush league! -7.50,-5.59

      by BlackSheep1 on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 09:53:19 PM PST

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      •  Sounds dangerous (4+ / 0-)
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        glorificus, FloridaSNMOM, twigg, DvCM

        Don't hurt yourself. We need you 'round here.

      •  When I got migraines. (5+ / 0-)
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        BlackSheep1, twigg, wader, FloridaSNMOM, DvCM

        3 advil, 4 tylenol and a  REALLY good dose of Gravol.
        Gravol induced coma works well. Do not throw that up. LOL.
        EVER. The taste.

        I used to use the nasal spray Imitrex, it stopped working. Well, it got rid of the pain but exaggerated the other symptoms.

        However for my particular current set of problems, no NSaids.

        Bastards at the hospital gave me a blood clot from my knee to my pelvis. So daily rat poison.

        I bruise like a Georgia peach now.

        Bah. LOL.

        "As the days go by, we face the increasing inevitability that we are alone in a godless, uninhabited, hostile and meaningless universe. Still, you've got to laugh, haven't you?" - Holly, Red Dwarf

        by pale cold on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 10:38:00 PM PST

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