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Is Lorzone A Narcotic
A natural or synthetic alkaloid compound that has morphine-like qualities. Other examples are codeine, heroin, Meperidine (demerol). They are classified based on their intrinsic activity & where they interact in the central nervous system. They are involved in pain transmission ...Read more
Yes: They can be harmful. There are risks with any treatment or medication. Risks of opioids (narcotics) are tolerance, dependence, addiction, decreased immune function, decreased testosterone levels, breathing problems, and death. Opioid related deaths now outnumber deaths related to cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamines combined. It's a serious issue in the US, as our prescriptions rate has skyrocket. ...Read more
Depends on the drug: Different drugs have different rates that the body can eliminate them from the body. The common measurement for this is "half life, " which describes the average time needed for the body to eliminate one-half of the current level of drug circulating in the body (it is always an estimate because people differ in their liver's capacity to metabolize different drugs). ...Read more
Paradoxical Effects: Some individuals have what are called "paradoxical reactions" to opioids or other central nervous system depressive medications, leading to excitement or stimulation. These reactions are more common with smaller doses of the medications, and sound consistent with what you are describing. The reason for paradoxical reactions is unclear. ...Read more
Opium-like Chemical: A natural or synthetic alkaloid compound that has morphine-like qualities. Other examples are codeine, heroin, Meperidine (demerol). They are classified based on their intrinsic activity & where they interact in the central nervous system. They are involved in pain transmission and other physiological functions.. ...Read more
Time: This should not take more than a few days. ...Read more
Physician: Physician trained in pain management is your best guide. Technicks could include rehabilitation therapy, phisical therapy, antinflammotary drugs, antidepressants, psychological counseling, surgical correction in some cases. Find the pain center in the University Medical Center where they can offer broad spectrum of options. ...Read more
It depends.: What are the narcotics, what dosages have you been on, for how long and for what ailment? Need answers to these questions before a meaningful answer can be suggested. My advice would therefore be seek medical help in an attempt to get answers to the above questions first. A good place to start would be with your pcp first. Be well. ...Read more
Activity: Mild to moderate activity is always beneficial especially if it can address some of the underlying causes of the pain. There are non-narcotic meds that can substantially reduce the transmission of pain signals to and in your brain. You should probably see a pain specialist and discuss your goals. Don't rely entirely on passive therapies such as interventional pain procedures or chiropractic. ...Read more
This can happen in: Two ways. One, you actually increase the number of mu receptors by chronic use of opioid medications and making you have an increased sensitivity to pain along with developing a resistance to the opioid effects at current levels, always needing more. Or, second, you can develop opioid induced hyperalgesia, which is an acute reaction to opioids leading to exquisite pain that gets worse with dosing. ...Read more
Talk to prescriber: Most doctors would love to stop prescribing opioids so talk to your doctor about it. Typically you slowly wean down the meds as tolerated. Good luck. ...Read more
Continue to get help: If you are being treated for narcotic addiction, I say keep on the program. The fact that you are feeling better is a good sign. You are breaking the chemical addiction. The fact that you are worried about going through life without narcotics tells me that you need more help with the psychological addiction. You need counseling to explore how you became addicted and how to keep it from happening again. ...Read more
Can you recommend a medication that can actually help me sit still (no narcotics) and stay still?
I cannot: Without knowing what you are asking I will be unable to answer this question. Why do you need to sit still? ...Read more
Can drugs affect your behavior even after they have left your system completely? This is first time use of the narcotic
Yes be careful: Inappropriate use of narcotics is the main reason for the drug problem in America ...Read more
I need your expertise, is highly restrictive due its classification as a schedule 2 narcotic. Would this eventually become even remotely possible?
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Why do strong narcotics have no reaction to some ppl unless given stronger doses? If I take such drugs I feel nothing, not even the high others feel
Several possible: Reasons for opiate resistence include over saturation (tolerance), unique source of the pain, emotional issues, etc. Try to work with your ohysicians to tinker with drugs, dosages, schedules, adding in psychotherapy and other non-drug interventions like accupuncture, meditation, massage, exercise, diet, hormones, etc. Best wishes. ...Read more
OxyContin: Very high on the list in us. When people take narcotics for pain, they are unlikely to become addictive to the drug. However, narcotics gives an intoxicated high when use in high doses. Also powerful anxiety reliever. Dilaudid, heroin, vicodin, Duragesic (fentanyl) other powerful narcotic that induced rapid addiction if use for other reason than pain. Close follow up with physician important. ...Read more
If weight lifting hurts - need to find out why or you should not be doing it.
It should be fun.
Need to see a trainer - let it heal and start under supervision
If it still hurts you must see a physician ...Read more