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Posted by Paco ( on May 14, 2000 at 21:41:21:

In Reply to: Self control posted by sailpappy on May 14, 2000 at 21:03:58:

...to slam. I think your walking away from drugs with holistic self-control is awe-inspiring, but I'm frankly unsure what you are suggesting to the rest of us. Should those who are holding the beast at bay with Verapamil or Lithium or Prednisone, chuck them in the trash and face the devil with a heroic resolve? Should I turn in my oxygen tanks and others their Imitrex? Or are you simply condemning the use of alcohol and tobacco? I don't know of anyone who thinks that bourbon and Marlboros will abort their attacks. I do agree that many preventives have the potential for future payback in organic damage, but I, like many others, have gone through that regimen in a desperate trusting of doctors. I don't believe in magic wands, but I sure as hell believe that O2 @ 9 lpm. for 10 minutes will almost always make the pain go away. If only I could exercise a little self-control, the pain would probably go away on its own in say, THREE HOURS!

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