Oxycontin and diabetes

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Avatar n tn 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, and 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.
Avatar f tn I am a pretty much lifelong sufferer of pain related to multiple birth defects along my spinal cord. I've had multiple spinal surgeries. And have a whole crapload of nuts and 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.
Avatar n tn Your thinking is correct in the fact that Methadone is just as strong and potent a Narcotic as Oxycontin / Oxycodone. And will definately require weaning off of just as any Narcotic would. You can 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 can not stress this enough) ALOT LESS Potential for Abuse. Coming from someone who can go thru 150 Tablets of 15mg Oxycodone in 4 1/2 Days.
Avatar n tn And now i have the feeling of not getting my morning fix everymorning unless i dont have an oxycontin. Ive done many drugs perscriptions and street drugs, and 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?
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.
990354 tn?1307136486 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.
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 f tn 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.
Avatar n tn I attended my ex's one time employee's funeral this past December. He had HepC, (tx relapser) diabetes and 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!!!!).
Avatar n tn My point here is that everyone has something to offer, including some excellent chemical analysis and research skills and we welcome whatever skills you can offer, including moral support. My personal goal is consumer advocacy. I want to publish as much information and analysis about Tramadol as I can find. If you have something to share, welcome. My personal agenda: I am for personal empowerment through information. I am a lawyer who has done consumer protection class action work.
Avatar f tn I am off all med except zofran oxycontin and a little vicodin. The pregnany has been going well. I have a significant 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.
874521 tn?1424120397 ) of the hips and DDD disease of the lower spine. I have terrible leg and thigh pain and 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?
Avatar f tn I have been unable to bear weight on my feet some days, despite being on carefully monitored dose of OxyContin and Dilaudid...and 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.
1794671 tn?1338798991 Like fentanyl was waaaay too much and so was oxycontin. I felt high as a kite! I just feel normal and 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..
Avatar n tn I am so sorry to hear about your neuropathy....I am a nurse for an endocrinologist (diabetes doc) and 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.
Avatar n tn In 1999, I underwent back surgery and was left with chronic back pain, for which I was prescribed OxyContin. OxyContin caused acute pancreatitis, and 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.
Avatar f tn this one because I get a sense that many of you have included prayer and the importance of God's role in your overcoming the grasp of addiction and eventual healing, and that is also how I operate. Today I will start my taper from oxycontin (slow release) 40mg/day and oxycodone (immediate release)90mg/day. (Then, I will tackle ambien & methylphenidate or aka amphetimine).
Avatar n tn i was off it a total of 6 days not sleeping, head foggy, irritable, and shaky. I called him and 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn For 18 months prior to that, I had been suffering from headaches, nausea, extreme fatigue, times of just feeling woozy, and vision problems. My PC diagnosed diabetes type II and 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 scan.
Avatar n tn I was prescribed Topamax along with an appetite suppressant (Adipex) for weight loss a bit over a year ago and stopped taking them after two and 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.
Avatar n tn I want to give you my perspective as the Mom of a 16 year old girl who has had diabetes since the age of 21 months, and also the Mom of a 20 year old boy(non-diabetic). Hopefully, I can 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.
401095 tn?1351395370 Euphoria with opioids can always be achieved by increasing dosage because of the very process of agonizing the mu receptors and its effect in the limbic system of the brain. After morphine and 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 African game, like elephants and rhinos).
Avatar n tn I had that same problem from detoxing from oxycontin. I took a potassium supplement before bed, and that seemed to work for me. Good luck......
Avatar f tn I don't know any specific correlations with crack and diabetes (try googling it) but Type 2 diabetes is about taking care of yourself, diet, exercise and meds. He is highly unlikely to do this when he is high and doesn't care about his own life. If you want to scare him a bit tell him about diabetic complications such as blindness and amputations. But the bottom line is he needs treatment....yesterday.
Avatar m tn 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 and 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 can 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.
1684282 tn?1505701570 I have no cravings and the baby is growing good and healthy.” This got me to realize how important it is for me to address this issue. And 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.
356518 tn?1322267242 If you had say diabetes and needed insulin you would not hesitate and 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 can enjoy instead of living with pain.
356518 tn?1322267242 I was on oxycontin for 7 mos and 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.