Why Do Some Pain Meds Effect Me Nicely, While Others Are a Disaster?
- 15 Oct 2011 by Thor283
- 18 October 2011
I have noticed a very interesting phenomena with myself, and I'd like to know if you all have noticed this too. Going back to me younger years, I reckon the first opiate I ever had was Codeine, as in Tylenol # 3 & 4. Then I had Vicodin which is Hydrocodone. Next came Percocet and my all time favorite opioid drug, the infamous Oxycodone. Now to the best of my chemistry ignorant mind, these are all related to Codeine, and may be even derivatives of Codeine. All these drugs agree with me. But further, they now say these drugs are derived from a part of the poppy plant known as The Baine. Interestingly, Buprenorphine also comes from The Baine. And as we know, me and Bupe are a hit. Bupe seems to really cure what ails me. So it seems to me that anything that comes from the Baine is good for me. But Morphine does not come from the Baine. I don't know where it does come from, but I don't think it's the Baine. Morphine kills pain just fine for me, but mentally I become depressed. I also know that Methadone, which is synthetic Morphine, is very bad for me. It's a disaster in me. So I think Hydromorphone (aka Dilaudid) and Oxymorphone (aka Opana) are very closely related to Morphine. So wouldn't that mean that long term use of Dilaudid or Opana would probably also make me depressed and maybe worse? Anyone brilliant here with Chemistry?
And what about the rest of you? Have you noticed anything like I'm saying?
I do believe that morphine comes from the More Pheen plant, tis a derivative of the fibrous part of that plant. OK, that was total and complete inane BS, but I so wanted so sound educated in Chemistry101, yet I AM NOT, so hence, the idiotic answer!!
I have noticed that Opana makes me feel a bit depressed actually.
And don't all thebaine's affect the MU receptors, making us feel good? Oh man, this is too deep for me, you know what I did today, with the medicinal stuff, and I just can't think that deeply at the mo!!
But tis a good question!!!
Lara the Irish witch
Hey Thor: I am pretty sure that morphine is from the poppy plant also. I think that heroine is from the poppy plant. I have never heard of Buprenorphine and I have no idea what kind of med that comes from.
You wanted to know about how other notice things about the different meds. I can take a million Dilaudid's and they will not TOUCH my pain. Isn't that amazing/? Yet others swear that it is the best med that they have come across. Oxycontin (before they changed their formula, and I PRAY that they change it back), was my answer to life!! I actually didn't even need breakthrough pain meds when I was on it, but alas, they changed that formula (Thank you government), and it made me sick, and never worked on the pain. So now I am on long acting morphine... not even 1/2 as good as Oxycontin (which I believe is Percocet long acting), and I take oxycodone for my breakthough meds and don't do nearly as well with pain control.
I'm so sick of being in this constant pain. I'm fat from not being able to exercise, and I hate myself for that. My son is getting married in May, and all I can think of is "oh my, they are going to be taking millions of pictures of fat me, and everyone is going to talk", or "I'm the fattest person in this room". It really is a nightmare being overweight, the way people treat you differently. Besides, half of the weight is caused by tons of prednisone and gabapentin. I swear I slosh when I walk.
Anyhow, off the subject, feeling sorry for myself, but tis the truth.
Have a good weekend all!
Ok, you asked me how they make me feel?? NOTHING. I don't get high, dizzy, weirded out, shaky or funny. When I was a kid and I broke my arm, they gave me Demerol. I LOVED taking it. I wouldn't take it if I didn't need it, but boy did I love when I needed it. As an adult, when I got irritractable headaches, I used to get injectable Demerol. I think that must have given me some kind of high, because I use to use it all up before I could get another script, then for five days I was sick! But, alas, no one will give me demerol anymore except if I go to the hospital emergency room of a "hospital headache", no way else to describe it. I guess they would call it a 10. Unfortunately, they will only give me 75mg, and no more, and that is simply not enough for a major migraine. When I have one of those, I am desperate to get pain relief. So there is your answer on how I "feel" when I take these meds.
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