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gja [TotalFark]
2013-05-01 02:38:46 PM
I never abuse my prescription drugs.
/i am as nice as can be to them as I take them
 
2013-05-01 02:39:35 PM
A PHD just means you can sell drugs legally.
 
2013-05-01 02:39:42 PM
Remember, only pity those struggling with addiction if their political affiliation matches your own.  Ridicule the rest.
 
2013-05-01 02:41:17 PM
Also, Heroin. (copyright Bayer)
 
2013-05-01 02:41:28 PM
I got Zocor 80mg for sale, 5 bucks a pill.
 
2013-05-01 02:42:04 PM
Is it really abuse if they're stuffed down your throat since early grammar school?
 
2013-05-01 02:44:43 PM
I guess I must be one of the fortunate few when it comes to pain meds, yes they work on me but the side effects make me want to not take them unless the pain is so unbearable I can't breath.

/Plus they knock me out like a light one Oxycodone and I am out for 9 hours.
 
2013-05-01 02:44:48 PM
I find it amusing how many drug-abuse help commercials appear during "Workaholics"
 
2013-05-01 02:44:50 PM
but the drugs I'm taking arent prescription though
 
2013-05-01 02:45:14 PM
FTA:  1. Drug overdoses now kill more Americans than motor vehicle crashes.

Solution: Raise speed limits and remove traffic lights.
 
2013-05-01 02:45:40 PM
My friend who has been on Oxy for years will look you right in the eye and tell you people using medicinal marijuana for pain are just making excuses to get high.

He'll be high as a kite on oxy while telling you this.
 
2013-05-01 02:45:55 PM
Stick to the street; way safer.
 
2013-05-01 02:47:23 PM
Just say no to opioids.  The constipation isn't worth it.
 
2013-05-01 02:48:34 PM
Can't remember where I heard it, but it sums up my feelings on pain medicine: "It's supposed to hurt, your f*cking arm is broken."

/I just plain don't take them
//why do we medicate our selves with the most addictive substance we can think of?
 
2013-05-01 02:49:25 PM
FTFA "How did America's drug problem shift from the streets to the medicine cabinet so quickly?"

um...we legalized
a lot of dangerous drugs.

dump the pill
grow a plant
 
2013-05-01 02:50:02 PM
Prescriptions are too expensive.  Until Obama starts paying for it all, I'm O-D-ing on Monster energy drinks and vodka.
 
2013-05-01 02:50:20 PM
Step 1. Manufacture several times more prescription narcotics than you know are needed for legitimate medical use.
Step 2. PROFIT.
 
2013-05-01 02:52:11 PM
Jokes on them. I only abuse OTC drugs.
 
2013-05-01 02:52:56 PM
Enough painkillers were prescribed in 2010 to medicate each American adult every four hours for one month.

Stupid bullet point.
What do they consider medicated? Half a tramadol could techincally 'medicate' someone. And for one month? So 1 out of 12 will get enough medication for a year. And considering that 1 out of 12 people injured/having problems that cause  enough pain to warrent the use of pain killers sometime in a year, it makes sense. If someone had wisdom teeth taken out, why not ease the pain? If you rupture a disk, or break a bone, should you just sit there and suffer? DEA has gotten to the point to where some doctors refuse to give *any* pain medication for fear of investigation.

/I go through 180 5mg vicodin a month for back/shoulder pain
//tolerance is a motherfarker.
 
2013-05-01 02:53:26 PM

Tom_Slick: I guess I must be one of the fortunate few when it comes to pain meds, yes they work on me but the side effects make me want to not take them unless the pain is so unbearable I can't breath.

/Plus they knock me out like a light one Oxycodone and I am out for 9 hours.


Me too.  They killed the pain but they made me feel just awful and disconnected and zombied.

Kinda suprised me since every other drug I've ever taken has set off a cascade of "Yeah!  Oh yeah!  Get more!" messages in my brain.  I assumed that the most-abused drug in North America would light up my addictions like a christmas tree.  Nope.  Just felt icky.  Held onto the pills as a "next time I'm in horrible pain" measure.
 
2013-05-01 02:53:48 PM

Kibbler: Step 1. Manufacture several times more prescription narcotics than you know are needed for legitimate medical use.
Step 2. PROFIT. Give doctors free vaca- er, medical conferences and load their offices with free advert - er, office supplies with your brand on it

Step 3. PROFIT.

FTFY
 
2013-05-01 02:54:17 PM
My 'doctor' says "Toke as Needed". A 'doctor' is still a doctor as far as I'm concerned.
 
2013-05-01 02:55:36 PM
Stand still laddie!
 
2013-05-01 02:56:39 PM

Russ1642: Jokes on them. I only abuse OTC drugs.


but let's face it though, doing rails of tums just isn't that fun
 
2013-05-01 02:57:12 PM
Oh noes, the Scientologists were telling the truth!!
 
2013-05-01 02:57:30 PM
No. There is no abuse. They are all prescribed by a professional psychiatrist, who has a college degree. IT"S SCIENCE!!!
 
2013-05-01 02:57:57 PM
I injured my upper hamstring last weekend.  It's been feeling worse every day so far this week and I've only been able to get about 2 hours of sleep at a time due to the pain.  Thanks to all the folks abusing opiates I haven't even considered seeing a doctor and trying to get some pain medication because I know they will simply tell me to ice it and perhaps prescribe an NSAID.  It ticks me off with every painful, hobbled step I take.
 
2013-05-01 02:58:47 PM
I'm pretty sure my tooth is abscessed so I'm getting a kick out of this thread....
/Pharmacy wants $18 for 20 tramadol.
//fark that.
 
2013-05-01 02:59:56 PM

MythDragon: Enough painkillers were prescribed in 2010 to medicate each American adult every four hours for one month.

Stupid bullet point.
What do they consider medicated? Half a tramadol could techincally 'medicate' someone. And for one month? So 1 out of 12 will get enough medication for a year. And considering that 1 out of 12 people injured/having problems that cause  enough pain to warrent the use of pain killers sometime in a year, it makes sense. If someone had wisdom teeth taken out, why not ease the pain? If you rupture a disk, or break a bone, should you just sit there and suffer? DEA has gotten to the point to where some doctors refuse to give *any* pain medication for fear of investigation.

/I go through 180 5mg vicodin a month for back/shoulder pain
//tolerance is a motherfarker.


Pretty much, you're addicted.

That's 10 MG every 4 hours a day I would assume.

Speak to your doctor about that, it's really unhealthy, and unsafe for you and those around you.
 
2013-05-01 03:00:30 PM

A Terrible Human: I'm pretty sure my tooth is abscessed so I'm getting a kick out of this thread....
/Pharmacy wants $18 for 20 tramadol.
//fark that.


if I knew you and you live in the same town I'd give you the ones i have.
/A pill junky would have a field day if they got their hands on my medicine cabinet
 
2013-05-01 03:00:54 PM
4. Roughly one in 20 people in the US reported using prescription painkillers for non-medical reasons in the past year.

Oh?  Their "non-medical" use includes people other than the one it was prescribed for.  Where's the evidence they weren't in pain, though?

They need to restore some sanity--there's a lot of abuse which has put the DEA on the warpath and they're going after the docs who prescribe it to those who really need it.  Idiots, of course the oncologist prescribes a ton of it!
 
2013-05-01 03:01:22 PM

mediablitz: My friend who has been on Oxy for years will look you right in the eye and tell you people using medicinal marijuana for pain are just making excuses to get high.

He'll be high as a kite on oxy while telling you this.


I'm sure there's no way he's an addict, and he can quit anytime he wants.

/This is my shocked face.
 
2013-05-01 03:03:09 PM

tricycleracer: Just say no to opioids.  The constipation isn't worth it.



No shiat, that's the truth!
 
2013-05-01 03:04:23 PM

TrainingWheelsNeeded: dump the pill
grow a plant


sooo much this!  I am willing to bet that if we legalize weed, people using pills will drop big time.  Plus, those opids make you feel like crap.

/smoke em if ya got em
 
2013-05-01 03:05:22 PM

Bill_Wick's_Friend: Me too.  They killed the pain but they made me feel just awful and disconnected and zombied.


I don't even take Benadryl for seasonal allergies anymore because I hate that drugged feeling when I wake up.

/I didn't mind waking up hung over for years on end, though. Don't ask me why.
//Recovering...
 
2013-05-01 03:06:36 PM

argylez: sooo much this! I am willing to bet that if we legalize weed, people using pills will drop big time. Plus, those opids make you feel like crap.

/smoke em if ya got em


It'd drop but probably not big time, I've got injuries that grass doesn't help. That being said though I don't take anything for those injuries until they become unbearable though
 
2013-05-01 03:07:16 PM
You'll have to pry my Percocets  from my cold dead...

/oh wait
//never-mind
 
2013-05-01 03:09:20 PM
I don't know -- overdosing on five different pain meds plus an antidepressant seems pretty All-American.  I guess he could have washed it down with a bottle of Jack to remove any doubt.
 
2013-05-01 03:09:28 PM

Fuggin Bizzy: I don't even take Benadryl for seasonal allergies anymore because I hate that drugged feeling when I wake up.

/I didn't mind waking up hung over for years on end, though. Don't ask me why.
//Recovering...


This is why I started getting allergy shots.

/quit the hooch b/c of the hangovers too
//still partake in the herb.  moderation isn't a problem, no hangover and no calories.  vape
 
2013-05-01 03:10:00 PM
I am prescribed pain meds for a shoulder problem I am having, that would not get better after months of doc visits, physical therapy, etc. I kept being diagnosed with one thing, when in my gut I thought I had multiple problems with the same shoulder. I finally pressed the doc to let me have an MRI. I have two different problems (paritally torn bicep and bone spurs in my AC joint) and I need surgery. Before all of this, my doc was pretty much like "take pain meds and it'll work itself out with PT and rest", which it wouldn't have. Did my shoulder hurt when I was on the meds? No. Was it getting better? No. Leads me to wonder I wonder how many actual, fixable injuries are just being medicated instead of actually treated.
 
2013-05-01 03:10:45 PM

gja: I never abuse my prescription drugs.
/i am as nice as can be to them as I take them


yep. that's it
 
2013-05-01 03:11:29 PM

Der Poopflinger: It'd drop but probably not big time, I've got injuries that grass doesn't help. That being said though I don't take anything for those injuries until they become unbearable though


I meant for recreational use.  Weed does help with some pain, but not all.  Sorry about your injuries.
 
2013-05-01 03:12:03 PM

tricycleracer: Just say no to opioids.  The constipation isn't worth it.


I've gotten a Vicoden scrip twice (wisdom teeth, bassackwards back pain diagnosis), and took maybe 10 pills total. Both times they made me nauseous and fall of the world dizzy. Yeah, they helped with the pain, but after a day or two the side effects were worse.
 
2013-05-01 03:14:16 PM

argylez: I meant for recreational use. Weed does help with some pain, but not all. Sorry about your injuries.


In light of this new evidence I agree 100% with your previous statement
 
2013-05-01 03:14:52 PM
Alright guys... If anyone is concerned that the drugs around them are too tempting and may result in addiction, you can send them to me and I will dispose of them.

EIP.

You're welcome.
 
2013-05-01 03:17:19 PM

Jubeebee: tricycleracer: Just say no to opioids.  The constipation isn't worth it.

I've gotten a Vicoden scrip twice (wisdom teeth, bassackwards back pain diagnosis), and took maybe 10 pills total. Both times they made me nauseous and fall of the world dizzy. Yeah, they helped with the pain, but after a day or two the side effects were worse.


I was given oxycodone after I had my wisdom teeth removed and when I got dry socket I was eating those farkers like candy and it still didn't help. The pain only stopped when they stuffed the holes with that clove tasting gauze,they still gave me another script of pain meds though.

Der Poopflinger: if I knew you and you live in the same town I'd give you the ones i have.
/A pill junky would have a field day if they got their hands on my medicine cabinet


The saddest thing is I can illegally buy better pain meds cheaper than the price of legally getting the tramadol filled.
 
2013-05-01 03:19:42 PM

mediablitz: My friend who has been on Oxy for years will look you right in the eye and tell you people using medicinal marijuana for pain are just making excuses to get high.

He'll be high as a kite on oxy while telling you this.


Remember kids, MJ is the devil's weed and will make you psychotic!

Most of the people in our Methadone clinic are people addicted to pills, not heroin. But any doctor can give you a script for Oxy, no questions asked.

/Oxy is dangerously addictive
//Dentists should NOT prescribe oxy for wisdom teeth removal
 
2013-05-01 03:19:45 PM

NeuralSpike: tricycleracer: Just say no to opioids.  The constipation isn't worth it.


No shiat, that's the truth!


They have the opposite effect on me, the good news is I'll never be addicted.
 
2013-05-01 03:19:45 PM

Jubeebee: tricycleracer: Just say no to opioids.  The constipation isn't worth it.

I've gotten a Vicoden scrip twice (wisdom teeth, bassackwards back pain diagnosis), and took maybe 10 pills total. Both times they made me nauseous and fall of the world dizzy. Yeah, they helped with the pain, but after a day or two the side effects were worse.


This.  I don't know how people take these things for fun.  All that they have ever done is make me ill.  The benefits did not outweigh the side effects.
 
2013-05-01 03:19:51 PM
Here's an interesting little fact: Oxycontin are now manufactured so that you cannot crush and snort them, yet Percocet is still made the old way (so that you can crush and snort them). Hmmm.....
 
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