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Posted by thanbey
on November 28, 2000 at 10:21:01:
In Reply to: medications posted by Lean on November 28, 2000 at 07:27:50:
: I am also the surviver of a serious vehicle accident in 1982 after which it has taken them (the doctors) 36 operations so far. I am a severe chronic pain suffrer
: and have to take up to 800 mg of oxycontin/day. I am interested in the opinions of anyone of you who are educated in the area to let me know if the oxycontin which is basicly -to my knoledge just narcotic is doing further damage to my liver. I have hepc since 82 when they gave me transfusions after the accident. I have to add that my quality of life without the narcs is such that ----well i'm not going to get into that.
: Would appreciate any responses God's love to all George
: @ GHilterbri@AOL.com
If you have not had a consult with a gastroenterologist, this would be a good reason to do so. You should also have a biopsy to determine what, if any, damage your liver has.
Some drugs are friendlier to the liver than others, as you have guessed here. And I probably don't need to tell you that no drugs are better overall. But your quality of life is important, and it is only through a trial and error effort with the liver doctor and the pain doctor consulting with each other, that you can find some midpoint.
Your question is a very good one, but the answer depends on many factors specific to your situation. You owe it to yourself and to your liver to take the time to investiogate the whole question against your particular medical circumstances.
I hope this helps,