Oxycontin and blood tests

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Avatar n tn He said that I had all the symptoms of Lupus and severe arthritis at that time. I was just feeling lousy all the time and fatigued. After several blood tests, I was diagnosed with hepatitis c and advanced liver disease. It has gotten progressively worse even though I've had the combo therapy of Interferon and Ribivirin. I'm whats referred to as a non-responder to treatment and need a liver transplant ASAP. I'm waiting for one right now. Hope that answers your questions, Dee. J.B.
Avatar f tn I started on Loratab, then went thru some chemo and got onto Ms Contin, now the Oxycontin and Oxycodone....so it has escalated into bigger and worse drugs....they are so scary. Some people obviously, are not meant to take things like this. I promise to let ya'll know what I find out...please say a prayer for me (if you believe in prayer, that is) that all will go okay tomorrow??...Thank you...
Avatar n tn Hi everyone, I have had problems with many drugs including, oxycontin, vicodin, cocaine, lorcets and alcohoal. I am 23 years old and have experienced many hardships and I now sleep on the coach at my parents house. I am currently seeking treatment in a 12-step program. It has really helped me. Also, I do have to endure lots of pain. I get constant migraines that I am now taking blood pressure medicine called clonidine. It is not an opiate.
Avatar n tn Since my back fusion inwhich in 1991 I received blood from the blood bank,I have tested positive 3 times and negative 3 times.I have been labeled a carrier.What do you know about this.I have been to a doc 6 times in the last 6 months and I am not showing any signs but this does worry me a bit. By the way my cat sits and paws at the monitor as I post. He is still a baby but he is insane.And yes he types too.
Avatar n tn My boyfriend had to be inhouse detoxed for 5 days, they used Methadone and Clonidin, and Trazadone. Clonidine is to keep your blood pressure normal during withdrawals, so you don't get too anxious and the Trazadone will help you sleep. The best way to detox is to have proffessional medical help, call your county hospital for a recomendation for an Addiction Psychiatrist, he will be able to perscribe the medications you need for withdrawal.
Avatar n tn I wrecked my motorcycle and was on oxycontin and oxycodone for 4 months and if the transplant team didn't object to it I figure it can't be that hazardous to the liver. Of course, 5 years is quite a long time and I have no idea about proplonged use.
Avatar f tn If the liver is injured, the liver cells spill the enzymes into blood, raising the enzyme levels in the blood and signaling the liver damage It seems the doctor has waited a long time to do these, but, maybe he feels it is time to see if the dosages needs to be changed and just how well your liver is working while you have been on them for this length of time.
Avatar n tn I doubt the oxycontin has anything to do with her memory loss. Oxycontin is a systemic vasodilator, and when you are on vasodilators and come off such drugs the blood vessels constrict. Constriction of blood vessels causes anoxia and ischemia. This can cause brain cell death. So there is a possible link. But sometimes damage is done by the dye contrast substance. Try some good video gamesor a playstation.
Avatar n tn As of now I've been off oxycontin (used them for 9 months) for about 5 hours and am already experiencing withdrawals. I see so many people talk about getting med's perscribed to help with these. My Dr. knows I'm doing this and has never offered any help. Can you recommend any med's that I could call and talk to him about? He was carefree in giving them, but doesn't seem to think about me going off of them, just that I need to. Please any help would be so very much appreciated!!!!
1697690 tn?1329127238 I have been using for like 4 and a half years now, I used to be pretty social and would go out a lot and drink and do coke and then one day its like I traded it all in for oxycontin and got so addicted it was shocking. Id never really been addicted to something before the way ive become addicted to oxy. Its literally taken over my life and I want so bad to stop it. Thanks for the suggestions on vitamins, i have 5-HTP that I will take and some valerian root and melatonin so I will try all those.
Avatar n tn Just to calm your mind and fears, go ahead and have the tests done to determine if there is damage right now, and you'll be glad to find that there isn't (yet). As for the swollen ankle, it could just be a reaction to something, as I have never heard of this before. My dad has been on various narc's for over 20 years, so that's another reason I know you are okay (for now).
1697690 tn?1329127238 I have been using a lot lately, maybe 400mg of oxycontin and then add in the heroin and 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.
Avatar m tn Before I stopped the tramadol I went to the Doctor and got Clonidine for Skin bumps hot/cold and blood pressure (.
Avatar n tn I am a male, 40 yrs old, and have been taking oxycontin and percocet for about 3 yrs. It started with a leg injury, and I liked the feeling, so I kept getting the pills on the street. I have been doing so for 3 yrs. When I try to stop cold turkey,I get shakes, feel cold, etc etc. So I am weening myself off of it. I have a couple of other questions that I would like to ask, as I go through this very difficult time. I have been taking a large amount of oxycontin for the past month.
429155 tn?1205676864 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 and the other totally replaced. Oxycontin.
Avatar n tn ALT is the most specific marker and then it's AST and finally GGT. Hepatitis is a blood born virus and you cannot get it from drinking or taking drugs because it is transmitted by and large by blood to blood contact. Sharing needles, straws (the nasal passages can bleed), tattoos, transfusions etc are the most likely ways to get it. But, it's possible to be infected by your dentist or anyone intimately working on you where blood is involved. Monogamous sexual transmission is rare at about 3%.
961762 tn?1265233311 she said that she wanted to run a battery of blood tests, have me see a neuropsychologist and also have a cervical floor/spine MRI. i met with her again on August 11th for the results. bloodwork was all normal (except for a higher LDL cholesterol at 115 which she said i should take an aspirin for and also work with Dr. Cox to get on a medication), the neuropsych appointment was also normal and she said that i operated at a "high cognitive level" and the MRI was clear.
Avatar n tn yeah you snort a line..oxycontin is a pill but people just crush it and snort it..like i said i have admitted to two of my friends what i had been doing but for some reason i lied about how much i was doing and i dont even know why..the most important thing is quitting if he can quit then who cares how much they were doing..for someone doing oxys for 9 months i doubt he went many days without it, especially if he was selling them..id be surprised if he went any days without it..
1684282 tn?1505701570 Extremely professional, yet caring and kind, I knew he was going to take good care of me. I had blood work, a psychological examination from a psychiatrist, and a complete medical workup by Dr. George. I think that one of the most important steps that put me totally at ease was that Ann, “my angel”, came to the center to meet me. I will never forget that selfless act from her because she certainly didn’t have to do that.
Avatar m tn It's been 4 months clean and I just went for blood and Urine tests and explained my history. The next day the Dr.'s office called and said the Dr. wanted to see me A.S.A.P. for the results of my blood tests (and I'm assuming my urine tests as well). I'm very scared to go. Could you conclude anything, from my past abuses, that would at least prepare me for what I might hear. It's keeping me awake and I'm, just really scared. Thanks for a quick response.
424839 tn?1268189846 This class of drugs includes heroin, morphine, codeine, methadone and oxycodone (Oxycontin).
182493 tn?1348056515 For the last 4 years I’ve been using nutrition—Intravenous and oral—to rebuild and repair the biochemistry pathways in the body and mind. Over four years experience —this includes heroin, and all other street drugs, alcohol, and prescription medications--has taught me that natural detox works 100 times better than detox formulated and predicated by the use of other mind altering chemicals.
Avatar f tn Again I've been on several meds since 1994, the only thing my doctor does once a year is take blood and when the blood tests are taken, given to labs, what do they test for, just the generic run-of-the-mill tests? Would anyone know how we can get together and find out if we are getting sick because of the meds we are taking? Any help out there?
503250 tn?1210825782 I have tried and tried and tried. My son called me in the restroom and I just about fainted. It was PURE blood in the toilet! Lots of it, it was as if someone poured a whole bottle of red dye in the toilet. he said he has had it now for about 7 months. He is always blowing his nose and has a nasty cough especially when he gets up in the morning.
1684282 tn?1505701570 Tramadol abusers compare its high favorably to heroin, morphine and OxyContin and they say it lasts somewhat longer. No wonder the popularity of tramadol as addictive substance is growing by the day. Physicians continue to be unconcerned and when faced with patient complains often pooh-pooh them and simply refuse to treat symptoms of withdrawals. As you have read in patient letters above, the withdrawals from tramadol are no different from any other narcotic.
Avatar f tn Then when I had my attack and went to ER, they did all of the blood clot tests which came back negative....since them, I still have the anxiety and my legs just ache all over...like I have been exercising alot. No tingling...but I have read that anxiety can cause both pain and tingling.....
Avatar f tn All of a sudden I am showing positive for oxycontin and I have NEVER taken this med. Now I know that actiq,opana,stadol,and oxycontin are synthentic oipioids. Now I have taken a blood test for oxycontin only to make sure this is negative and a true false positive because I do not take this pain med. I am so upset because I have had to go through withdrawls and they are worse than the pain.
Avatar f tn This database plus so many of the PM clinic rules have been mandated by law-- like making you sign a contract, making you do urine or blood tests and more. In TN the clinics have to do this or they lose their license. Still if the Doctor has taken the time to completely note when and why you have been prescribed your drugs; including any unusual circumstances that are medically feasible-- they can if they choose-- treat you.