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Re:Opioids,TRD,Oxycodones' stimulant effect+ADHD

Posted by dmlvt on September 6, 2007, at 14:08:26

In reply to Re:Opioids,TRD,Oxycodones' stimulant effect+ADHD, posted by rina on September 5, 2007, at 1:10:07

For a few years before my diagnoses for depression and ADHD and GAD, I had numerous prescriptions for Vicodin.

I have a history of sinus infections and headaches, and my previous doctor gladly gave me Vicodin for those. Then, I tore my ACL and I got more Vicodin while I was dealing with the pain from the injury. And then, I got Vicodin for a few weeks after my knee surgery.

I kept my dosage fairly low, but I could not believe how good I felt. I was starting to worry that I was becoming dependent because I would get nervous near the end of a bottle, when it was time to ask the doc for more. At the time of the surgery, I was dealing with a very tough work situation - a very competitive individual who wanted my job and used blatand dishonesty to try to discredit my work. In the end, he was laid off and I stayed, but the time I spent using Vicodin allowed me to function well at work without things boiling over with the other individual. The meds allowed me to like my job and get work done.

After I was finally diagnosed with ADHD and depression and I got treatment for them, I came to believe that the Vicodin had simply been giving me the same relief for a condition I simply didn't yet recognize.

In many ways, I would prefer to take a small dose of Vicodin every day ( was taking 2-3 pills per day) rather than a cocktail of Wellbutrin, Cymbalta, Ritalin and Ativan. But, the latter four drugs are more acceptable to my PCP and my pdoc than Vicodin, so I go with what's available and what works.

But, I'd switch back to just Vicodin in an instant. Well, I'd at least give it a try. It's possible that my current relief is better than what Vicodin provided and I just don't remember the difference. I took enough of it over a multi-year period with no dosage increases and no withdrawal symptoms that I believe it could have been a long-term solution for me.





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