Oxycontin and diabetes

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She is now in a position where she does not have the pain from the fibromyalgia, but still is taking oxycontin She currently is detoxing from the oxycontin she has been taking, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd it is a tough road. She has dropped from 1200 mg per day to 110 mg per day. Do you know anything about easing withdrawal symptoms? any advice is helpful. Thanks, a desparate caring husband.
I am a pretty much lifelong sufferer of pain related to multiple birth defects along my spinal cord. I've had multiple spinal surgeries. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd have a whole crapload of nuts <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd bolts holding me together. at this point I'm not sure what is causing me pain, my back, or all the stuff in my back. anyways I have been on 4 40mg oxys a day for about 2 years. My family and I recently moved to the wet green state of Wa. The health ins that I've been on for a very long time was not transferable to here.
Your thinking is correct in the fact that Methadone is just as strong <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd potent a Narcotic as Oxycontin / Oxycodone. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd will definately require weaning off of just as any Narcotic would. You an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>canan> not just Stop Taking once you have become Physically Dependant. BUT... One thing that you need to realize with Methadone, is that there is aLOT LESS (I an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>canan> not stress this enough) aLOT LESS Potential for abuse. Coming from someone who an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>canan> go thru 150 Tablets of 15mg Oxycodone in 4 1/2 Days.
and now i have the feeling of not getting my morning fix everymorning unless i dont have an oxycontin. Ive done many drugs perscriptions <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd street drugs, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd oxycontin scares me the most because they are easy to be addicted to. Should i tell my mother and maybe ruin his 24yr old marriage because if my mother found out that he has been abusing them she would leave him? I dont know weather im comming or going. Should i ask my dad to go to detox together?
I have been using a lot lately, maybe 400mg of oxycontin <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd then add in the heroin <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd it just is killing me. I am so miserable lately. I didnt really notice it til a few weeks ago, but i know i am not hte person i once was. I am so depressed all day, i dont want to do anything, i isolate from all the people who care about me, my thoughts are so impulsive, i am literally self destructing and bringing everything down around me.
I will say this, you may think that Oxycontin "cured" your depression, but it only exacerbates it, making it worse. Depression is the result of a chemical imbalance in your brain. Oxycontin gives you those happy chemicals to stave off your depression. However, with long-term Oxycontin use, your brain "gets used to" the Oxycontin supply of happy chemicals, and it starts producing less and less natural happy chemicals on its own.
I went to my GP complaning of no sense of smell, saw a surgeon and surgery was recomended, I was given a prescription for Prednisone, a steroid, this gave me some sense of smell, and here's the but, I had the operation and still could not smell, so more Prednisone, well the upshot is that the steroids have caused my Osteo-Necrosis, this is when the heads of the long bones die, so have now had core decompression on one hip <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd the other totally replaced. Oxycontin.
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I am off all med except zofran oxycontin <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd a little vicodin. The pregnany has been going well. I have a signifian style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>canan>t amount of pain daily, quite a bit of nausea, and my energy is non existant, but the baby is healthy and developing just fine. I have had a little more frequent, and earlier sqreening (especially for gestational diabetes) than the average pregnant woman, but all that matters is that the baby is healthy and we are both safe.
I have been clean from all drugs since june, but prior to june I was on methadone for about 4 years (I feel disgusted saying that). Prior to that I was abusing oxycontin daily for 3 years. I am 24 years old. I am not overwieght, nor do I have diabetes in my immediate family, but I am concerned that I may have developed insulin resistance or that my hormones might have been very adversely affected by the drugs I was on for the past 7 years.
I attended my ex's one time employee's funeral this past December. He had HepC, (tx relapser) di<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>betes <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd had had surgery on his tongue which for some reason did not heal properly and it was painful. I know he had neuropathy...from diabetes or HepC, I don't know. He also was an active alcoholic 41 yo. He saw a pain management team who had him on highest dose oxycontin, dialaudid, morphine (he had scripts for all at the same time!!!!).
) of the hips <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd DDD disease of the lower spine. I have terrible leg <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd thigh pain <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd take gabapentin for the neuropathy..this helps some..some days more than others. I have noticed when I take my celebrex(try not to use)..that the pain in my hips of course is less but also the thigh pain...so what I'm wondering does the inflamation in the hip joints radiate to the thighs????? this pain(thighs) somedays is excruciating. any thoughts?
I have been unable to bear weight on my feet some days, despite being on carefully monitored dose of OxyContin <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd Dilaudid...<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd this has gotten MUCH worse since I stopped taking the Prednisone. I have puffy,swollen hands and feet,which turn bluish/purple when the temperature drops to as little as 60 or 65 degrees.It appears that I have some muscle wasting in my forearms and backs of hands.
Like fentanyl was waaaay too much <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd so was oxycontin. I felt high as a kite! I just feel normal <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd pain free on norco, mostly because I have been on it for soooo long though. I think I do remember feeling some euphoria when I first started on them but it was nowhere near like it was on these other ones. My dr talked to me about taking the norco and she was primarily concerned with the tylenol and that it might not be healthy taking them long term. I don't really get it either..
I am so sorry to hear about your neuropathy....I am a nurse for an endocrinologist (di<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>betes doc) <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd I know how you must be suffering, but I am concerned that you are so hard on yourself, as if you deserve to suffer and feel this horrible pain because you drank? NOT TRUE...you stopped drinking, and that is a huge HUGE step...and you know there are lots of people who have neuropathy that have never drank.
In 1999, I underwent back surgery and was left with chronic back pain, for which I was prescribed OxyContin. OxyContin caused acute pancreatitis, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd I was switched to Hydrocodone, which I took regularly for four years. In 2000, I started to feel severe depression and insomnia. In 2002, I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and was given Zyprexa. Zyprexa helped somewhat, but triggered diabetes and seemed to lose effectiveness after the first month or so.
to help clean <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd cook a meal). He says he *an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>canan>'t live like this* <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd I try to talk to him <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd he snaps at me and says he needs to get out and leaves me home alone and I'm stuck. I know it's hard for him, but what an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>canan> I do? My son moved to China and I am all alone, I am scared and so sad. I have no one else. I was trying to cope and do meditating and breathing (thanks omhome, dalubaba) but it doesn't help my personal situation.
i was off it a total of 6 days not sleeping, head foggy, irritable, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd shaky. I called him <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd he said it would take 7 to 10 days to get out of my system. On the 6th night I had a major anxiety attack. So now I am back on the Klonopin 1/2mg every night before bed, I sleep now my head is foggy my jaws hurt and I still feel shaky inside and nervous. I want to go off this and will try again. I wish I new more about this before I went on it. i was told it was a safe drug to take.
You've posted here in the past haven't you? anyway, your handle rings a bell. I have drank alcohol while on Xanax with no remarkable results other than than normal for me. However, I would not recommend it! My dose is quite low to begin with at .25mg and I don't tend to have more than two drinks at a time(beer). I also weigh 235 pounds and am a male. If the bottle says not to use with alcohol, pay attention! a dear friend of mine nearly died because he drank while taking diabetes medicine.
For 18 months prior to that, I had been suffering from headaches, nausea, extreme fatigue, times of just feeling woozy, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd vision problems. My PC diagnosed di<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>betes type II <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd Fibromyalgia. These two things could explain everything, right? Just before last years surgury I had a horrible headache that I went to my small local hospital for pain relief. The ER docotr ordered a CT san style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>canan>.
I was prescribed Topamax along with an appetite suppressant (adipex) for weight loss a bit over a year ago <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd stopped taking them after two <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd a half months. I did not lose all of the weight I had wanted to, but most of it. I had gained 55 pounds while on Paxil over the course of two and a half years. By taking a combination of the two medicines, I lost 22 pounds the first month, 10 pounds the second month, and 8 pounds the first half of the third month.
I want to give you my perspective as the Mom of a 16 year old girl who has had di<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>betes since the age of 21 months, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd also the Mom of a 20 year old boy(non-diabetic). Hopefully, I an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>canan> add to the insightful response from JDRF-Team-LRS. There are also quite a few terrific and interesting responses in the Diabetes Forum's archives that you may want to read before approaching your son.
I have no cravings and the baby is growing good <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd healthy.” This got me to realize how important it is for me to address this issue. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd the issue at hand is the deception that is practiced by the “addiction Physicians” and “Rehab Clinics” that have sprung up like mushrooms throughout United States in the last twenty years.
I had that same problem from detoxing from oxycontin. I took a potassium supplement before bed, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd that seemed to work for me. Good luck......
Euphoria with opioids an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>canan> always be achieved by increasing dosage because of the very process of agonizing the mu receptors <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd its effect in the limbic system of the brain. after morphine <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd diacetylmorphine (heroin) stopped doing it for me as effectively, I switched to fentanyl, and that hit the spot. There is always a stronger opioid (carfentanyl, an analogue of fentanyl, for example, used to tranquilize big afrian style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>canan> game, like elephants and rhinos).
My pain was never as severe as yours sounds but never the less were very limiting in what I was able to do. I've been on oxycontin for 6 months now <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd it does help the back pain and mobility, however I find it doesn't help at all with the leg/thigh pain. I've also read on the pain forum where TENS machines an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>canan> do wonders for some people and back pain, have you looked into that? I'm glad epidural is no longer an option for your sake, and I sure hope surgery is a last resort also.
If you had say di<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>betes <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd needed insulin you would not hesitate <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd the same goes for chronic pain. It is true that chronic pain is treated with narcotics mostly but this should make no difference as the medication is needed for relief and to have a better quality of life. We only have one life after all and we should be able to live as pain free as possible and have a quality of life that we an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>canan> enjoy instead of living with pain.
I was on oxycontin for 7 mos <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd just stopped taking it 10 days ago as I had a nerve block and was hoping that would deal with the pain, it hasn't yet and so I have booked a second nerve block with the hopes that it will work. Right now I am pain killer free and not easily but I do not want to go through the withdrawl again. Still not completly through it yet but pretty sure that I am over the worst of it.
If we had done the same for cholesterol medications or di<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>betes medications, or even smoking patches <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd pills, we’d be paying for it in countless ways. So is there something unique about developing medications for obesity? Obesity is considered by many to be purely a “lifestyle” disease, and some are biased against the obese as a result.
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