mother natures child said...
Do those unmentionable plants really work ?
Let's just say that I am ABSOLUTELY convinced that some of the pain meds on the market (Oxycodone) have been the most dangerous/toxic/addictive meds that I have put into my body. I'm not advocating anything here, just for me... I can't take the pain meds. They mess me up so bad and I'm messed up enough as it is. But, let me also say, that if the pain meds work for you and your body can tolerate them, then go for it... I WISH they worked for me.
Also, I absolutely cannot drink anymore (I'm a recovering alcoholic anyway). I didn't drink for 12- 13 years until I was a couple of years into LD... and I would do ANYTHING to get out of pain.... so I drank... and the world did not explode. It took the pain away. I've tried this 3 or 4 times for about 3 to 4 weeks each time.... and it just doesn't work anymore. My entire body aches and I feel very toxic.... and it's not a hangover... believe me I KNOW what a hangover feels like - haha!
And, my pain mngmt. dr. (although very knowledgeable and strict, etc.) just doesn't get Lyme disease pain. To go from Lyrica to Oxycodone to Hydrocodone.... and then to be "B&*^%$#ED" at for taking the Hydro as prescribed on the friggin' bottle... is just beyond me. I don't have the time or energy to make 3 trips a month to her office because she just won't write out an adequate script with a 3 month refill. If I had that kind of energy, time and money, I wouldn't need her!