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Cyborg Ninja
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   Posted 6/26/2009 12:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Does anyone get prescribed demerol? I've only known it to be taken at hospitals and outpatient clinics for procedures. How does it compare to other opiates?
Current DX: Graves' disease, Crohn's disease, gallstones, scoliosis, syringomyelia

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   Posted 6/26/2009 8:01 PM (GMT -6)   
To my understanding, Demerol is only to be used as a short term pain medication (two weeks or less).My old Dr. told me that studies have shown that deadly toxins will build up in a patients blood if prescribed for longer periods.I have since been able to find the same information on the net although I never doubted his word.I have only been prescribed it in small amounts after dental surgury twice over the years.It worked fine for that.

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   Posted 6/27/2009 11:23 AM (GMT -6)   
My husband was on Demerol for 8 months. Recovery from two shoulder surgeries.

39 yr young female with,
Chronic Kidney Stones, PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease), Chronic Kidney Failure, Severe Hypertension, Urological RSD
Also CHF (Congestive Heart Failure) and Sleep Apnea
Hopefully NO MORE........ I think I have it all

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