... oxys, roxys, perks, cause it seems if I take the same thing for too long, they don't work as well. If drug tested how do these all show up? The same? They are all opiates, right? Or do they differenciate? I NEED MORE KNOWLEDGE!!! Please help, thanks. Oh, same with xanax, valium and just switching it up to avoid tolerance to any one
I will tell you one thing for sure, switching your pain meds does not avoid tolerance. As you said they are all opioids.
I did the same thing but not to avoid tolerance
I new I already was tolerant but psychologically I thought it helped to switch around. Not only am I tolerant, but I became non-responsive to opioids. My pain is refractory. Read my profile for some insight on my situation.
Unfortunately you are tolerant, this simply means that a drug becomes less effective over time. This is where things get serious. Please talk to your dr about this. Perhaps a long acting medication would be a better choice for you. Ideally the fentynol patch is best, because you can't abuse it. When you have a bottle of pills its too easy to take "extra" to get relief. Please get a hold on your medications. You don't want to end up addicted like I did.
Sorry I can't help you with the drug screening information but there are many people on here that will. God Bless and Good Luck, Sable
Codeine will metabolize in your system as morphine. As will heroin. Some opiates metabolize in to morphine/hydromorph. This I know for sure. I haven't researched other opiates yet but did hear that some opiates metabolize in to oxycodone. I can't validate that as fact yet, but am working on it. Once you test positive for opiates, they will determine the meds that cause a positive for the morphine metabolites and also the other metabolites. So not all opiates test positive for just opiates. They have a way of checking for certain metabolites to distinguish between the different meds that cause the positive. As far as the benzo's, I can't answer that one. But I do know this is one of the 2 addictive substances that could cause death if suddenly discontinued. The other is alcohol. Please be careful. The best thing to do is stick to the 2 prescribed pain meds that help the most. If you start to build a tolerance, ask your doc to increase the mg.
To control pain, the best thing is a good er med along with a good bt med. And should you grow a tolerance the doc will usually increase the mg of the er med. This is what my doc did recently and I was able to take less of the bt med. This was only my 3rd increase in 13 months, the latest increase just 2 weeks ago. So it was a good 6 months of decent pain control before an increase was needed. The first was when I was discharged from the hospital a year ago. And Linda is right. Regardless of the opiate, you still risk growing tolerant to all opiates. Good luck to you and ask your doc for better pain control.
Be safe. My best wishes,
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