narcs work for limited time 4 me

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Posted by gary g ( on August 02, 1999 at 12:08:35:

In Reply to: Just a quick survey posted by Troy on August 01, 1999 at 17:30:07:

before I got hooked up with the 02, my core defense was alternating cafegot and oxycodone (generic perscoset; a synthetic morphine in tylenol base, several notches up from Co-Tylenol in "strength, similar to Percodan, which is same thing in aspirin base, if I remember right)

the "regular" analgesics (ibuprofen, tylenol, etc do absolutely nothing for my CH - can't tell any difference whatever using them)

problem for me w/oxycodone was that I rapidly build a resistance (tolerance ?) to it and that is the jumpoff into the addiciton spiral - and for this forum I'm only addressing the addicition angle from the angle that it takes more to achieve less when that starts

then I'd switch back to cafegot for a while

PROBLEM with narcs:
I often get 6-7 attacks / day
obviously can't take the narcs EVERY attack
takes 15-25 minutes for the relief
by that time the attack is full blown
so, have to try to guess which attacks warrant the Rx usage

that's where the 02 is a miracle - I can use it for EVERY attack at the very beginning, without the declining effectiveness

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