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Re: The Cure is Worse than the Disease

Posted by MoQ on January 5, 2003, at 8:15:11

In reply to The Cure is Worse than the Disease, posted by Cisco on January 4, 2003, at 12:34:01

> Opioids will absolutely relieve many depressive symptoms.
> However, due to the unavoidable progression of tolerance and dependence, or withdrawals and abstinence syndrome, opioids are a "Pandora's Box", which should not be opened, except for emergent nociception, IMHO.
> Cisco

Cisco, I still would much rather live with a few days every once in a blue moon (in my case, everyone is different, I know) of "withdrawal" and then re-start the 1 pill per day of Vicodin and relieve my symptoms than live 24/7, 365 days a week with the awful suicidal, depersonalization, depressive, and panic problems. Doesn't that seem to make some sense at all? I know it is probably hard to relate to how different things affect different people if it is not that way for oneself. People with Crohn's disease (at a very progressed state) are on CONSTANT morphine, in the form of a pump, 24 hours a day. Would it be better to take them off the morphine and just have them suffer? Sorry, I'm soap-boxing now, and this is not at all directed at you, Cisco. I just am completely and utterly perplexed at why a substance would be invented to help people and then people are told they are not allowed to use it. I have never tried ecstacy (nor will I), but I have watched a lot of documentaries on it and (as I am sure just about all of you are familiar with) it was invented as an antidepressant to help those who really were not responding to anything. The doctors had FABULOUS results!!!! But then MDMA got into the wrong hands and people who didn't need it for MEDICAL reasons ruined it for everyone. It is still out there for people to obtain illegally, but those who may really benefit from it are not allowed access to it. I for one am not the type of person that is going to dabble in something that is only available on the street. I want my treatment to be supervised by a doctor, psychiatrist, psychopharmacologist, etc., so I am doing everying in the most possible "correct" way. All I want and hope for is to be healthy once again and enjoy life. I work a hard job, am a very responsible person, am a wife and mother, and am certainly a "benefit" to society by whatever standards "THEY" have given. So I am at a loss as to what it is that I am doing that is so taboo.




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