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2013-05-01 03:04:23 PM  
3 votes:

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 02:49:25 PM  
3 votes:
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 02:47:23 PM  
3 votes:
Just say no to opioids.  The constipation isn't worth it.
2013-05-01 04:06:35 PM  
2 votes:

mike_d85: 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?


wow
just WOW

so the studies which show clearly that pain is bad and slows down the healing process, so we should jsut ignore that?
so the people who are in so much pain, that they can not sleep, well fark, they should just be in pain?

FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
and everyone else who is fighting this immoral war on drugs
I hope everyone you know gets bone cancer. SERIOUSLY.
Because it is supposed to hurt. So no pain meds for you or your family and friends.

/seriously - DIAF
/I know too many people with cancer and chronic pain. death to anyone who thinks that those people dont deserve proper treatment.
2013-05-01 03:09:28 PM  
2 votes:

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 02:44:43 PM  
2 votes:
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.
kth
2013-05-01 04:22:33 PM  
1 votes:
The prescription person (nurse I assume) at my neurologist has decided that it is her job to try to shame me for taking pain medicine for my migraines. If my neurologist wishes to lecture me, she has earned that right, but just take my damn message to the doctor. This is the third time in a row she's given me trouble. My neurologist and I have a course of treatment that we have agreed on, a contract we've both signed, and a history of intelligently discussing my options.

I've managed to be on some form of painkillers off and on from the age of 14 to 40 without once having addiction issues. I think I've earned the right to not be treated as an addict, you twit.
2013-05-01 03:47:55 PM  
1 votes:
On the other hand, I tripped and fell down a flight of stairs fracturing my hip socket.  My GP sent me to an Orthopaedist with the directive to take Aleve for the pain.  I could barely move and getting the X-Rays was like being put into a torture chamber.  The tech asked me if I needed to take a pain pill...uh, yeah, if I had anything worth taking I would have!  The Ortho put me on Vicoden and finally I was able to sit still and not feel like my hip was cracking more.

/need a new GP
2013-05-01 03:35:14 PM  
1 votes:
I don't take pills because they seriously hamper my ability to drink.
2013-05-01 03:34:06 PM  
1 votes:

argylez: sooo much this! I am willing to bet that if we legalize weed, people using pills will drop big time


Follow the money...
2013-05-01 03:22:19 PM  
1 votes:
trueslant.com

YES, YOU
2013-05-01 03:19:42 PM  
1 votes:

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 03:17:19 PM  
1 votes:

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 03:14:52 PM  
1 votes:
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 03:10:00 PM  
1 votes:
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 03:09:20 PM  
1 votes:
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 03:03:09 PM  
1 votes:

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



No shiat, that's the truth!
2013-05-01 02:50:20 PM  
1 votes:
Step 1. Manufacture several times more prescription narcotics than you know are needed for legitimate medical use.
Step 2. PROFIT.
2013-05-01 02:48:34 PM  
1 votes:
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 02:45:40 PM  
1 votes:
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 02:45:14 PM  
1 votes:
FTA:  1. Drug overdoses now kill more Americans than motor vehicle crashes.

Solution: Raise speed limits and remove traffic lights.
2013-05-01 02:44:50 PM  
1 votes:
but the drugs I'm taking arent prescription though
2013-05-01 02:41:17 PM  
1 votes:
Also, Heroin. (copyright Bayer)
2013-05-01 02:39:42 PM  
1 votes:
Remember, only pity those struggling with addiction if their political affiliation matches your own.  Ridicule the rest.
2013-05-01 02:39:35 PM  
1 votes:
A PHD just means you can sell drugs legally.
 
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