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   Posted 10/31/2007 12:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Ok heres the problem as quick as I can explain.

I never took drugs I started having anxiety attacks 10 years ago and I was on a few meds but they made me lifeless and I stopped taking them altogether and just dealt with the anxiety. I have been diagnosed with Adult ADD and I am 44 years old happily married and own a business

This past april I was playing Basketball and ruptured a disk in my back and a piece went into my nerve. The gave me percocet for the pain I was in.

If anyone here knew me I am mean, I can't finish things, I curse a lot and I have trouble focusing always going from one thing to another and never sleep over 4 hours and have at elast one panic attack a day.

After a month or so the pain in my back decreased I started to slowly walk again. But as I healed and started going back to work and out of the house My wife, Mother, Workers all started noticing that I no longer cursed and things that used to upset me now I just let go and dealt with them without the yelling. All my panic attacks went away. Normally I would have at least one panic attack a day

After a few months I was off Percocet and the anger returned and the Panic attacks came back with vengence . But whenever I took a percocet everything was great and I could focus again. As an example I have a retail store and a Big internet company. We get about 400 emails a day normally I can answer 10 at a time and just move to something else but on percocet a 2.5 mil tab (I cut a 5 in half) I answered in one sitting 240 emails. The following week I did the same thing.

I got so excited that I saw a Psych hoping to finally cure what I had because I finally saw how normal people lived and not only myself but my family and friends like me as well.

I am on Straterra but nothing worked like Percocet and no Dr will perscribe them for me I am signing up for one of those Buy your Pills overseas I did not have a Percocet for almost a week I am not withdrawing and I only took 1 5mg pill a day (Cut in 1/2 took 2.5 and then 2 hours later the other 1/2) I only took them when I really had to concentrate on work or I was going out with my family or any situation that I thought could bring on an attack Like stress at work on shipping day.

I don't drink and until I hurt my back I never even took a asprin (My anxiety attacks happened a lot whenever I had to take meds I always thought I was having an allegic reaction and I could not breath)

So Now what do I do? My Panic attacks are back big time I even tried Vicodin but that does not do anything for me. I tore my ACL in my knee and am going for surgury next week and my Dr only percribes me Vicodin which I dont take. I can deal with the pain

Post Edited By Moderator (freezinginAK) : 10/31/2007 12:07:51 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 10/31/2007 1:06 AM (GMT -6)   

  I know what you mean about some pain meds that do help but the talk of using these kind of drugs on the forums here are not aloud that come from the Internet from out of the country and may not be safe as per the FDA on the sells of this kind meds and will not be allowed on these forums of HW so I edit it and if you would please read the rules on illegal activates or you may email me about this or the other forums moderators about this that is if my email is working again but Howlyncat and Kitt are the other mods that may be able to help on a more personal level as may email is up and down

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Post Edited (freezinginAK) : 10/31/2007 12:39:19 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 10/31/2007 10:17 AM (GMT -6)   

Dear Mezz,

I would suggest that you talk with a therapist or a physician that deals in drug dependence and addiction as you are sounding like you are using the "high" you receive from Percocet to make you feel good.  When you start cutting them in 1/2 so you can keep the good feeling going then you are not using them for their intended purpose which, as you know, is for pain control.

Percocet is a combination of oxycodone and Acetaminophen. Oxycodone is in a class of drugs called narcotic analgesics.

It is classified as a Schedule II drug, meaning it has a high potential for drug addiction and is only available by prescription from a licensed physician.

Using Percocet forever is not the answer to your anger, anxiety and other symptoms you described.

Please follow up with your physician and share your concerns, ask for help.Take care of you.



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Post Edited (stkitt) : 10/31/2007 9:50:54 AM (GMT-6)

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