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Thu Nov 5, 2015, 01:46 PM

commercials for opioid caused constipation HA!

I cannot think of anyone in my disability support groups who get opioids for any chronic pain. those commercials are a bitter joke.

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Reply commercials for opioid caused constipation HA! (Original post)
irisblue Nov 2015 OP
immoderate Nov 2015 #1
brucefan Nov 2015 #2
irisblue Nov 2015 #4
brucefan Nov 2015 #6
Runningdawg Nov 2015 #3
irisblue Nov 2015 #5
Runningdawg Nov 2015 #7
Galileo126 Nov 2015 #8
happyslug Nov 2015 #9
mackerel Nov 2015 #10

Response to irisblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 5, 2015, 02:04 PM

1. For who, then? Is it like ads for GE (unknown language,) BDO? ADM? Boeing?

 

Just who is expressing OCC?

--imm

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 5, 2015, 02:06 PM

2. However

My brother who suffers from B cell non Hodgkin's lymphoma and takes Dilaudid daily thinks the Naloxegol he takes for constipation is a godsend.Come on,it's really not that funny.

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Response to brucefan (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 5, 2015, 02:12 PM

4. no, it's not funny at all.

I know a few people who could use opioid pain control/relief to be able to participate more fully in life, and their doctors won't prescribe adequate properly applied medicines. Watching my mom try to walk, using a walker, knowing both her knees are bone on bone, and at age 84, her dr has told her to take ibuprofen. Makes me sad and frustrated, hence the venting.

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Response to irisblue (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 5, 2015, 02:16 PM

6. On second look

maybe I was a little harsh.I'm frustrated too.

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 5, 2015, 02:09 PM

3. They must be marketing

to the people who use them for recreation. My MIL said the same thing.

My favorite commercials in OK are the ones for mental health screenings. What a fucking joke. My X spent 10 years as a councilor at the same OK mental hospital and the suicide hotline.
He committed suicide by hanging 4-29-15


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Response to Runningdawg (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 5, 2015, 02:13 PM

5. I am so sorry for your great loss

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Response to irisblue (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 5, 2015, 02:16 PM

7. Thank you

n/t

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 5, 2015, 02:27 PM

8. I took simple vicodin when I broke a rib

and even that caused constipation for 5 days. I called my doctor, and asked "what's up with opioids and constipation???"

I threw the bottle away, and would rather deal with the pain than not have my morning sit-down (personal choice here).

There must be some alternative to opioids by now.... sheesh.

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2015, 12:41 PM

9. Most of my clients with severe pain take opiates not opioids.

 

The only difference between the two is Opiates are a subcategory of Opioids, in that opiates are derived from NATURAL sources, white other opioids are from artificial sources.

Although the term opiate is often used as a synonym for opioid, the term opiate is properly limited to the natural alkaloids found in the resin of the Papaver somniferum (opium poppy), while opioid refers to synthetic substances.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opioid


Thus Opioid is the name generally used for drugs that would be called Opiates, but technically NOT derived from the opium poppy. Opioids work on the same nerve endings as opiates.

As I said, most of my clients, who are on pain medication NOT reduced by other drugs, are on opiates (including Morphine). Please note these are RARE CASES, I do a lot of Social Security Work and get such a client about once every five to ten years (Most people on that level of Morphine get Social Security on the initial application). I do get them, but as I said, most are on Opiates not Opioids (With each defines as defined above, Opiates are derived from Opium poppy, Opodis are NOT).

One of the reason for the rarity is a lot of doctors do NOT want to be accused of drug dealing. Thus Doctors will refuse to prescribe opiates for the simple reason they fear being called a drug provider by the DEA. One of the attacks on the laws being passed to permit assisted suicide is that many of the people who are looking at suicide is do to the lack of access to opiates, and that if opiates were easier to get, that is a better solution then assisted suicide (It is better to be high and alive, then dead).

Just a comment that such drug use does occur, but only in the most severe cases of pain and then only after every other pain medication had failed to ease the pain.

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2015, 09:47 PM

10. Norco is the big one in pain management that causes all the constipation.

It can cause partial bowel blockage. Good idea to keep Senna on hand and take it once of twice a week.

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