Opioid Comparison

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Ray...rip
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Real life Opioid Comparison

..It's funny, because I had a colonoscopy done last Monday, I know you didn't want to know that, just as much as i didn't' want to have it, but they gave me 20mg versed and 500mcg of fentanyl and I don't feel like it affected me as much as it should have and compared to all the other people i saw everyone was zonked and i was WIDE awake, and it kinda scares me ...and it's also weird that i've not taken either of those drugs extensively, versed once or twice and that was the first time for fentanyl, don't get me wrong, i didn't feel any pain or discomfort during the procedure, but I makes me wonder about anesthesia awareness...God, would that be HORRIBLE!!!

Ray

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Reckless methadone prescribing

 I went to my FAMILY DOC of like 25 years complaining about migraing headaches....and outta the blue he writes this script for methadone....LOL, I was floored, it workedSealed..still to this day he hasn't done it again, although i haven't seen him  in years, he dropped me as a patient when he found out I was HIV+and the was in 1999 (YES, it still happens, this is rural ky)......Ray

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tolerance and response

It all depends on other drugs you're taking, your particular response to the drug, the effects of the other drugs on the narcotics, and just how they affect you and how you metabolize them...something i might take might put someone else underground....It's subjective as a function of tolerance.

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Yeah, since you're not what

Yeah, since you're not what they call "opiate naive" they affected you less.  Your receptors need a certain amount of any opiate (tolerance), so that's why you were probably far and away the least affected.

If there is a next time, let them know that you aren't sedated easily, they'll adjust the dosage.  If worse comes to worse, act like you're panicking and don't feel anything.  haha.

Edit: Wow, I just noticed this was a few months old.  Apologies.

 

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Drug doses

Just my opinion, but I can't say I believe either of the drug doses mentioned in the above post for a Colonoscopy!!!  Not only is 20 mg Versed high, but 500 mcg of Fentanyl is out of the ballpark.  Who are you trying to BS Ray? 

 

 

 

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Agree with director

There is no way anyone can take 500mg of Fentanyl!!!

Keep in mind I am not a; doctor, a pharmacist, a counselor, or any professional for that matter.  My posts are not meant for medical advice, nor should you use it that way.  I am simply a college student/ guinnea pig/ drug addict. Thanks for your concern.

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Director said mcg which is

Director said mcg which is micrograms not mg. 500mg of fentanyl will kill any breathing animal on this planet regardless of tolerance. 500mcg on the other hand if it is in patch form and 500mg per hour wouldnt be so deadly as long as someone has built up a tolerance over a very very long time but i have never seen anyone prescribed that much anyway. The most i have ever seen anyone prescribed was 150mcg/hour with a breakthrough med which is still a lot. but i think if someone has a sufficient tolerance and has abused opiates long enough they could survive 500mcg/hour but very very few people could 

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Maybe I'm misunderstanding

Maybe I'm misunderstanding you, but... I wear the 100mcg patches, I take 8 - 12mg dillaudid for mild to moderate BTP, and I take 800mcg fentynal x*#&ers for mod. to severe BTP. When I take the x*#&ers which disolve within 10 min. I am taking 900mcg in that hour. I am not only still in pain with this dose (although more tolerable) but I can still drive and do all my ADL's. I have obviously built a tolerence, but have never abused any of my meds. I actually have left overs every month.  My perscriptions are filled to get 120 x*#&ers and 120 dilladid per month with both written for every 4-6 nours. Now there are days that I use only 1-2 and days where I use 4-6, at 800mcg each plus the 100mcg patch, thats alot of fentynal but I just want to clarify that not everyone on these amounts are abusing their meds. Maybe I'm being a little sensetive today, or I just took it wrong and I'm sorry if I did, but I felt defensive when I read "abused opiates long enough" and the the dose was almost half what I'm taking.

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I'm sorry I do see now that

I'm sorry I do see now that you said "if someone has a sufficient tolerance" but you put and abused, This must of been what set me off. Sorry again, maybe I shouldn't read these posts when I'm irritable. I know alot of people abuse and that has to be addressed when discussing tolerence. I had to go to a dermatologist yesterday and gave my list of meds, mind you I'm petite at 5'3'' and 120lbs, only 36yo, but, when they read my list and say "I highly doubt you take all that yourself, you wouldn't be walking", it ticks me off. I wanted to say "If I ate all the food your fat ... ate I wouldn't be walking". Again, I'm sorry for getting defensive with you, everyone here is very supportive of eachother and I just started typing without re-reading or thinking. Sorry.

 

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lol your right they should

lol your right they should not make comments like that.  They dont know the pain you are in and your tolerance levels.