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I had a Baker's Cyst on a knee 5 years ago and the pain was very intense and my doc gave me Tramadol.a narcotic with a  high risk for addiction and dependence. Can cause respiratory distress and death when taken in high doses or when combined with other substances, especially alcohol.Funny thing was when he gave it to me, no comments on what it was are how dangerous it can be or anything.  I really stretched out the use of the pain pills and still have some left.

 

Before I retired I was a physical and mental wreck (I'm such a whiner) I was barely sleeping a few hours a night.​ and I was prescribed a sleeping pill, the one that makes people get up in the middle of the night and go off wandering around or fixing sandwiches or god only knows what else you might do in the drug induced trance.  I only took one pill and disposed of the rest of them.  

 

I'm still not opposed to the use of pain pills, sometimes they are just absolutely needed

 

the thing with handing out the Oxycodone like candy to people reminds me of the 1960's and early 70's when Big Pharma and the medical profession were handing out amphetamines like nobody's business. And Valium. The availability and quality was really quite extraordinary. 

 

Once again showing how we are treated like lab animals, sure folks, this is completely safe. 

 

 

Regarding Valium: I remember one newspaper story (from the 1970s) about a pharmaceutical company which repackaged Valium under a different name; explaining to doctors that it was an ideal substitute for patients who had expressed a reluctance to use Valium. Is it possible to get any more cynical than that?

 

I can see the problems for a young person who is accidentally addicted to OxyContin because they have a whole life-time ahead of them. In my own case, however, it is not so much of a problem because my time is limited anyway.


Edited by Joe Bloe, 06 April 2019 - 06:38 PM.

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Before I retired I was a physical and mental wreck (I'm such a whiner) I was barely sleeping a few hours a night.​ and I was prescribed a sleeping pill, the one that makes people get up in the middle of the night and go off wandering around or fixing sandwiches or god only knows what else you might do in the drug induced trance.  I only took one pill and disposed of the rest of them.  

 

You didn’t fire off any racist tweets while you were out, did you?


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Regarding Valium: I remember one newspaper story (from the 1970s) about a a pharmaceutical company which repackaged Valium under a different name; explaining to doctors that it was an ideal substitute for patients who had expressed a reluctance to use Valium. Is it possible to get any more cynical than that?

 

I can see the problems for a young person who is accidentally addicted to OxyContin because they have a whole life-time ahead of them. In my own case, however, it is not so much of a problem because my time is limited anyway.

That sounds about right, just renaming something and then passing it off as something less harmful or addictive.

 

Joe I think you should be able to have anything you want or need to make you more comfortable, but it seems the Oxy was just being handed out willy nilly to everybody and anybody who wanted it, 

 

You didn’t fire off any racist tweets while you were out, did you?

LOL that could go a long ways into explaining some bizarre behaviors.


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I've just spent another week in hospital and the results were pretty good. The doctors have come up with a combination of two "puffers" and one drug which help my breathing immensely. Consider:

 

When I arrived at the hospital I was gasping for breath and had to call for a wheelchair to take me to my ward.

This morning (a week later) I walked out of the hospital under my steam with just a small amount of heavy breathing (certainly not gasping).

 

 

 

I might have a go at next week's half-marathon.  :-)


Edited by Joe Bloe, 06 April 2019 - 06:46 PM.

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That sounds very positive. Good to hear!


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I've just spent another week in hospital and the results were pretty good. The doctors have come up with a combination of two "puffers" and one drug which help my breathing immensely. Consider:

 

When I arrived at the hospital I was gasping for breath and had to call for a wheelchair to take me to my ward.

This morning (a week later) I walked out of the hospital under my steam with just a small amount of heavy breathing (certainly not gasping).

 

 

 

I might have a go at next week's half-marathon.  :-)

Hi Joe, I'm glad to hear this. Keep up the good work. 


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I've started running short of breath again.

 

Had an appointment for an X-Ray yesterday, but when the time came to leave home, I just knew I couldn't make it, so I called up the hospital and rescheduled the X-Ray for next week.

 

Luckily I don't feel at all unwell and while I'm sitting at the computer I feel as good as I did twenty years ago. It's just that when it comes to doing anything physical, I have to get the timing just right.

 

5AM I tested myself out and cooked bacon and eggs for breakfast. Delicious. (But now I need a rest before I wash the plates.)


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Ya gotta do what ya gotta do for yourself.


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Back in  hospital again. Had a disastrous gasping episode during the week. Ten doctors and nurses in my room at the same time. Morphine, Clonozepan, Oxygen increased from 1/2 litre to 2.5 litres, and all sorts of instructions: "In through the nose, out through the mouth, take it easy, nice and slow." At least I've learned to manage the feelings of panic when these breathing attacks occur.

 

Can't go home again - too  many stairs. Off to a Nursing Home soon.  


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You need to do what is best for you now. Thinking of you often.


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My very dear friend, I'm so sorry you are going through this. Listen to JadeBlackOlive and focus on being comfortable.
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Back in  hospital again. Had a disastrous gasping episode during the week. Ten doctors and nurses in my room at the same time. Morphine, Clonozepan, Oxygen increased from 1/2 litre to 2.5 litres, and all sorts of instructions: "In through the nose, out through the mouth, take it easy, nice and slow." At least I've learned to manage the feelings of panic when these breathing attacks occur.

 

Can't go home again - too  many stairs. Off to a Nursing Home soon.  

Joe I haven't been around much, but I think of you often and hope you are doing as well as can be expected, I'm so sorry to hear you won't be going home again, but you will get the care you need and won't have to be alone. 

 

All my best to you dear sir.


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