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    Old 08-16-2010, 10:32 AM   #1
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    Using NALTREXONE after Percocet addiction.

    I am a 41-year-old male who has had numerous surgeries all from weightlifting injuries. To make a long story short, I was taking Percocet for the last 12 months and became addicted to them. I went to a Rapid Detox Hospital 2-weeks ago for 4 days and I no longer use any painkillers AT ALL!!! I also have no desire nor craving for Percocet anymore. I will NEVER take a painkiller again. MY QUESTION IS THIS: I now take a medication called Naltrexone since leaving the Rapid Detox Hospital. Can anyone please tell me of their own experience with Naltrexone? How long did you take it, what dosage, side effects, did it help you, etc...? But I would especially like to know how many weeks or months you had to take it. This question is only for people that have taken Naltrexone due to a previous drug or alcohol addiction. NOT for fibromyalgia or pain problems.
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    Old 08-19-2010, 07:32 AM   #2
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    Re: Using NALTREXONE after Percocet addiction.

    Anybody???

     
    Old 08-20-2010, 11:11 PM   #3
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    Re: Using NALTREXONE after Percocet addiction.

    Wow! I never heard of that drug before. Sorry I can't help you on any side effects or usage, but the drug does look interesting for opiate addiction recovery.

     
    Old 08-23-2010, 09:17 AM   #4
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    Re: Using NALTREXONE after Percocet addiction.

    tho i have not personally taken this med,i was NOT at all aware that they even made naltrexone/narcan in any type of pill form so i did a little search on this med, which i very HIGHLY recommend you also do becvasue of all of the "possibles" warnings/contraindications in even using this at all? just look up naltrexone pill oral form and it should bring you the info I got? i do get the very distinct impression that this med must be extensively metabolized within the liver only becasue of what it stated to watch for as warnings which were all sirgns of liver function impairment? and it also stated to NOT drink ANY alcohol at all while on it as well? those two things are a really good indicator that this just IS a liver metabbed med, rather heavily at that?

    it also DID mention the use that you are using this for and stated the 'usual' length of time ON this is about one year? but quite honestly, anything really having to do with how long anyone is actually ON any given med is more up to what the rxing doc actually tells you than anything else, and per "your' particular situation? but i would seriously research this med and gain as much info ON it as possible right now. it also mentioned, for some rather obvious reasons that you should be wearing a medic alert bracelet with this med listed on it so if you are EVER in a situation where you simply cannot speak for yourself, all anyone treating you, including the medics who would simply already KNOW exactly what narcan/naltrexone does and NOT give you ANY type of possible narcotic since it would have some pretty profound effects considering just what narcan does?

    narcan has been around now for many many years and just IS the very standard emergency treatment for a suspected narcotic OD so trust me here, the medical professionals and medics do KNOW enough NOT to give you anything narcotic while you are on it? but you just DO also NEED to let them know it is something you are taking on a daily basis too by wearing that medic alert tag somewhere visable? trust me here, this just IS for YOUR own safety. i worked ems back when i had a life and we used this med many many times, and the very dramatic impact it has to actually bring someone 'out' after ODing on any narcotics is absolutely astounding to watch. so the impact if anyone accidently gave you any narcotics would be very dramatic and very sudden too. so DO get that medic alert so something does NOT accidently happen with this while you are on it? but like i mentioned above, just do some searches on this in order to get the best correct info ON IT at all,and speak with the Rxing doc as well? you just really DO need to be as fully informed as possible about all contraindications of this particular med. ya just need to make sure you are safe while taking any med at all. good luck with your staying clean now that the crap is fully out of your system. regular NA meetings can also really really help you with ongoing support too, they helped me as well. marcia
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    Old 08-23-2010, 02:45 PM   #5
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    Re: Using NALTREXONE after Percocet addiction.

    feelbad:

    I want to thank you very much for helping me out with all of your research. It is very ironic that you posted all of this information today because at 4 PM this afternoon my doctors office called and told me that I can stop taking Naltrexone. So I took my last pill this morning. Thank god. It really was causing severe side effects such as very blurry vision and bad fatigue and nausea. I hope I feel better soon. The nurse said I should feel better within 24 to 48 hours. I only took Naltrexone for 18 straight days so it doesnt sound like much. I will let you know how I feel in about 48 hours from now.

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    Old 08-24-2010, 06:50 AM   #6
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    Re: Using NALTREXONE after Percocet addiction.

    hey, no problem CP. i just know some of the ins and outs of narcan and has also never heard of this being used for anything BUT the standard reversal of a narcotics OD. you got my curiosity way up the CP, lol. but i DID see where they have this now as "revia'(i think that was the name i found?) for pain?? thats a new one on me too. it was alot of really interewsting info i never knew, so YOU helped educate ME here too, lol.

    its just one of those very specific meds that DO have potential consequences when other meds(any narcotics) would/could have to be used without patient consent. and anytime you have THAT goin on, you just DO need to wear the old medic alert tag somewhere? the chances of being given narcotics is just much higher if anything should ever happen to someone on this med than i would think just about any other, if a person simply cannot advocate for themselves for whatever real reason? just way too many potential scenerios there that 'could" indicate the need for pain relief?

    i am glad you are now off of it, really. it just sounded pretty impactful on the liver(among other potential issues), esp when drinking any alcohol too? kind of like combining tylenol and alcohol just is only becasue those two things just happen to share the very same enzyme in the liver to even metabolize both things? it depletes that ONE badly needed enzyme for both to even 'work' much more quickly, and thats when cell damage occurs.

    i do hope things continue to go well for you CP, really. things will 'feel' a bit differently inside your head once the narcan clears your system, and that just IS when you seriously need to be very very watchful/careful about the potential choices, and 'triggers" you make, and just can feel from there on out? like i mentioned above, getting to some good NA mettings really WILL help with your continued transistion here, mostly since without going thru the really needed self discovery that is just what goes on during any good treatment program, you kind of tend to bypass alot about truely finding out underlying 'whys' of how you actually even became addicted in the first place? and THATS something that you just very much DO NEED to find out(or you face a higher risk of relapse). and going to the NA meetings can really help with THAT part, trust me. plus you need to make some NEW friends who now share your being clean, who you can actually trust and who will simply have your back from here too? and getting a good sponser with alot of sobriety under his belt really IS a crucial thing for YOU too. someone who you can call on day of night should you EVER feel tempted? that can and does work/help CP, trust me on that one. is there ANY type of actual ongoing aftercare with this form of detox or nothing?

    anyways, good luck CP,and do check out your local NA chapter, i just seriously feel this, esp in your case, is something VERY much needed? thay ARE there to actually help you with this stuff, not hurt you, just always keep that in mind, K? Marcia
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    Old 08-24-2010, 02:05 PM   #7
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    Re: Using NALTREXONE after Percocet addiction.

    feelbad:

    Again, Thank You very much for your interest and research. If you have ANY questions for me about the Naltrexone, I will answer anything you want to know! Dont forget: All the research in the world cannot compare with my real life experience using it for about 3 weeks.

    Thanks, Cowpin8

     
    Old 08-24-2010, 04:49 PM   #8
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    Re: Using NALTREXONE after Percocet addiction.

    Since this med came up I thought I'd mention that they have been doing alot of studies on low dose naltrexalone for pain control and for certain auto-immune diseases. They jury is still out and with those side effects mentioned and with the risk of liver toxicity, it may not be as promising as first thought.

    Cowpin, I wish you all the best in your recovery!

     
    Old 08-26-2010, 06:46 PM   #9
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    Re: Using NALTREXONE after Percocet addiction.

    Thanks Im feeling a LOT better already just 3 days after stopping the Naltrexone. Im going to the gym twice a day like the good old days. Yes...Im an idiot and always hurt myself lifting too heavy. I just had a Lumbar MRI today for pretty sharp lower back pain. I never learn!!! But I love it.

    Thanks everyone.

     
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    Re: Using NALTREXONE after Percocet addiction.

    CP, glad to hear you are feeling better and back at the gym. I too am a personal trainer or was in my healthy days. I miss it a lot so enjoy it!!

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    Old 08-27-2010, 09:00 AM   #11
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    Re: Using NALTREXONE after Percocet addiction.

    just PLEASE be very very careful in what you are doing again there CP or this whole cycle of surgeries and the NEED for any level of narcotics after what you just went thru, could very easily occur again? the one really hard thing as we do age or in my case suffer injuries to certain areas(and age,lol), we simply HAVE TO realize our 'new' limitations and accept them and learn to deal with them or work around them, or we WILL suffer the consequecnces and it can ALWAYS get worse than you could ever possibly imagine too.

    i was a ff/emt for many years before my whole life got turned upside down from first finding out i had herniated a c spine disc and needed an MRI done on it to see how bad it was? this was in 2001, life, still normal, except on lt duty. but on my lil MRI, it showed a glob of blood vessels sitting right IN the left side towards the freaking middle of my spinal cord that i had actually just been born with that had actually even bled at least once(but no one told ME that til i actually found an NS who had over 30 years of exp working at the U of MN. also my 3rd opinion?)? did NOT see that one comin at all. after undergoing my needed decomp fusion, and the NS i was seeing pretty much downplaying the overall impact of the glob even being where it was(the bigger problem is this NS simply had NOT yet seen enough patients with what i had to even BEGIN to have correct info?). i just assumed i would heal from my surgery and get back on the trucks and my rig again and continue on. no freaking way.

    also BECAUSE of the jobs i did for so may years that all pretty much involved using ME as in having to physically 'do" things all the time every day, and me thinking i was actually 'helping 'me' to stay in shape and just staying strong, since i was only 5'2" and bout 115 but could lift way more than i wieghed back then, what i was actually doing to my body was trashing like all my freaking joints and creating alot of real underlying damage i had no clue about either til after my needed resection of my glob surgery up at the U of Mn here was done and i landed in a good rehab facility that regained my leg and some of my fine motor muscle i lost when certain areas were just going to be hit since they were in the way? i was told this pre op which of course made this decision a torture for two weeks. besides being so completly 'humbled' by that freaking surgery, but i STILL thought i could get ME back, and merely work around my fine motor losses in my left hand? but that is whern allll the other damage also started to show itself too with having to have another c spine surgery even before my resection was done, then after that, first my knees needed two seperate surgeries then i devleoped a brain annie that needed to be coiled, than right after that, my rotator tendon that runs across the very top from neck to top of shoulder and the MOST commonly torn just snapped right in half one day. all led to other surgeries too that has now left me in very severe and excruciating pain(two particular pain syndromes "gifted" to me by my level of SCI do NOT in any way shape or form even remotely respond to any narcotics whatesoever either,and those, i simply have to suck up every freaking day now) and had to go onto an LA form of narcotics that after well over fifteen years of non use of this crap that practically destroyed my life, HAD to be utilized just so i could actually even move my neck,and many other body parts in the morning?

    this has all really been a sick ride thru hell for me with my entire life no soo totally different than what it had been and after everything i simply went thru to NOT use narcotics now down the tubes too? but i AM in a good pain clinic with both my primary who i have had for over 20 years well aware of my situation as well as of course my PM clinic too? but i am very heavily monitored and as with anyone who is in PM care, had to sign a contract witht them that allows them to force me to do the standard UAs even if they call me over the phone, i have to be there within 24 hours and also the random pill counts, which honestly i do not mind and for ME is most needed to just let ME know that above everything else, i have to, need to stay fully and totally conpliant no matter what my pain feels like? i am limited to ONLY that days meds no matter what, or I WILL pay the bigger price in ever being able to just get my very out of control pain ever treated anywhere.

    sorry for the long story there CP, but after reading that you ARE and have gone back to actually even doing what was the MAIN cause of sooo many surgeries(you stated right in your original post that ALLL of your many suregeries WERE from lifting wieghts?) because you did NOT head the warning signs after even the very first or second surgery(the signs WERE there, we just sometimes "choose" not to head them then WE do pay that heavy price for it leter), you so very easily hon could end up right back where you were, again CP seriously. our bodies can only take so much then they give and believe me DO very much tell us in no uncertain terms, you ARE injured and should be 'done" with what generated that hell in the very first place even? trust me when i say you do NOT want to end up where i am or many other people end up cuz we "think' we are still 20 and our bodies will simply 'blow it off' and we will be able to go back there again after some down/healing time occurs? it does not work that way after a certain period of time and age enters the picture?

    i am 'only' 49 years old with the body of an 80 year old right now. too much wear and tear and on areas i KNEW were getting bad, like my knees with repeated pain and swelling, but still kept on going on and using and abusing my body parts anyways til one day my body parts, kind of one by one simply TOLD me sooo completely, are ya stupid? i do not know how old you are right now CP, but i can tell you right now, if you do keep up what is abusing that area of your back that you already HAVE to know at this point simply IS a highly vulnerable area, you will screw things up again. its just the 'only so much' that our bodies will even allow us to take before IT steps in and shuts us down for good after repeated injury simply takes its toll on any given area. you just do NOT want to go there CP, not by a long shot. so maybe its time to find another "way" to get what you get out of lifting??? just a huge suggestion from someone who does NOT want to see you crippled up BECAUSE you simply had a choice and chose not to stop doing what you just already know has already created absolute hell for you, not to mention the addiction aspects here?trust me hon, even TRYING to find good solid pain management once you have suffered a documented addiction is NOT an easy task no matter what any PM may want to try and use either, even without the use of narcotics? its taking you on as an actual patient at all in some cases? its just that for right now CP, you simply DO have that choice. you may NOT have that option if you should either end up injuring that very same area, or the other areas that have also been succummbing to this ongoing stress and strain start to show themselves for you too? then that choice simply gets made FOR you hon. and thats is.

    my rotator cuff ijury was actually started WHILE lifting wieghts to get in shape for my FD agility t6est? i lifted one day and felt this really horrid burn in what was somewhere around my shoulder? i did not realize it back then, but according to my ortho, that one LIFT IS what actually started my initial supraspinatus tear in my rotator cuff which anytime i lifted anything really heavy, just kept a tearing teeny bits at a time til it simply gave out and fully snapped back in 07? did NOT have a freaking clue things were even THAT bad til my MRI showed TONS of wear and tear damage and alot of shredded crap in there.

    the one other area among a few that just DOES take impact whenver we are lifting wieghts,and anything heavy actually IS very much that rotator cuff area. that shoulder joint is simply amazing in what it CAN even do with the high mobility/abilities it has to actually even move the way it does? but the many muscles and tendons and ligaments and that ball and socket joint up there, those ALL have to be working 'right' and be healthy in order for us to even do all the possible ROMS it just is even capable of too.

    like i mentioned above CP, i do not know how old you are, but things do take their toll on our bodies the more we allow it to saimply be abused in certain ways? and all those many little 'injuries" that we used to be able to actually just blow off when we wweere even in our teens and twenties?? they DO come back to haunt us as we age? i felt like every single stupid thing i ever did and blew off while i played alot of sports(softball was my love but also casued me a ton of real injuries too over the many many years i simply played it) back in my 'earlier' days, that allll seemed to start "showing themselves" in certain ways at age 30? then at 40, everything just started to fall apart in my body. and from there it has been surgery after surgery and a nightmare of after cord injury crap too.

    sorry for the 'book" here CP and anyone else reading this, but man do we EVER NEED to really seriously 'protect' what we actually still DO have the abilities to do cuz anything we DO in some cases(and this most certainly DOES include addiction), has a huge a$$ price tag attatched to it at certain points. thats really what i am trying to tell you, but really needed you to hear how this all can just so completely 'kill' your life as you once knew it if certain things just continue that we already know are 'bad areas" already once injured? you seriously do NOT want to end up anywhere NEAR like me. it sucks more than i could even put into words to wake up in THIS newer body after ME always being totally in shape, strong, independant and being able to just even HAVE the choices to simply even DO what I either wanted to do needed to do for my family or simply 'felt' like doing before this all hit the fan? its all "dictated" to me now by what my body even CAN do on any given day, and that ungodly pain too. just DO seriously think about things in the grander scheme of the bigger picture here CP. set your real needed priorities right now an go from there.

    i just really felt i needed to tell you this after you mentioned you were back at doing what seriously created the original problems in the very first place? just DO seriously think about what i said CP, or things CAN always get worse than you could ever imagine. i only took the last two hours(my typing as you can see was seriously impacted by my SCI)becasue i do NOT want to hear that you ended up hurting yourself soo badly that you may never ever have your own life back the way it was again? we DO tend to take for granted having a healthy body or assume that nothing will ever actually happen to 'us" of course til it does. just be very very careful CP. and make the best possible 'choices' for YOUR situation while you still actually have that wonderful ability to even do so, K? life simply CAN totally change for us in a friggin heartbeat, and in many cases, we do NOT even see it commin. it just 'happens" and we are left to pick up the pieces, and do NOT have any real choices and try and move on from there? good luck CP, marcia
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    Old 08-27-2010, 02:21 PM   #12
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    Re: Using NALTREXONE after Percocet addiction.

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    I read every single word you wrote and truly appreciate and understand your point. By the way I was a cop in New York City. I am a 41-year-old male. It is so hard to accept the fact that my body is hurting. I have been going to the gym but clearly I am not lifting what I used to. I honestly dont think I will ever give up the gym but I will certainly heed your warning and modify my weightlifting to that of an injured 41-year-old guy.
    Its amazing...last night I went to the gym and did a 30 minute calf workout. My lower back hurt like hell afterwards. Today I did a Back workout for 45 minutes and I had no lower back pain whatsoever.
    Its funny that you mention the rotator cuff because I do rotator cuff exercises almost every day. Very light high rep cable work to keep the rotator cuffs ready for when I do my real Shoulder workout which includes Military presses. I dont want to jinx myself but I have NEVER had any knee, shoulder, elbow,wrist,or ankle injuries. Only spinal injuries and a few hernias. I appreciate your response and thank you for it.
    One last thing...I take absolutely no pain pills at all anymore and even try not to take Advil or Tylenol if I can help it.

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    Old 08-29-2010, 08:22 AM   #13
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    Re: Using NALTREXONE after Percocet addiction.

    wow you sure DO like to stay in shape there joe. you said you 'were" a cop, what line of work do you do now? did you have to stop becasue of your back or just decided to do something else? for some really crazy reason, in my family between hubbys wives and cousins, like five are in some form of law enforcement and many others are all FFs too? very strange how that all worked out. for me it was simply liking to work with people and wanting to help? and also quite the rush at times too, lol. but it was also the hardest thing i had to give up after my cord surgery in 03 that just killed me and i grieved that loss for a very long time.

    sorry for the length of the other post joe, sometimes when i just feel strongly about something my hands just go on and on and.... ya get the idea? you just really DO have to adapt to the weaknesses as things are going to change on you with simple aging and esp with having ANY spinal surgeries at all? the whole normal alignment of your levels above and below an area that has a fusion(i am assuming at least one of your surgeries probably included that?)or anything that takes away integrity esp any laminectomies from that back side, just impacts the way weight distribution just "is' from that point on will create more susceptability to spinal injury. just modifying things so you can make the areas stronger and watch what you do as well will help. just always be very careful and 'thinking about 'only' what you are doing when lifting weights or anything else.

    with the way you detoxed off of the oxy and all, you will have to be much more aware of your triggers that are still underlying in you too should you ever 'feel" any urges, which can pop in at the most insane times. and for you with the narcan, once that completely leaves your entire system, the brain will return to its "before" kind of mindset? so you just DO have to watch for stuff that can sneak up on you, esp in times of high stress or crisis in your life? thats when we can turn back to our best 'coping tool', the meds? anytime we simply 'have to cope" with anything, esp we don't see comin, we ARE vulnerable to relapsing. going to the NA meetings and having people who knew about my problem and could talk me thru the crappy stuff truely helped soo much for me esp since i did not have places like this back then to even come to for help or support? just something to think about there joe. there just ARE many ways to help you to stay the way you are right now, thats all.

    i DO hope everything stays stable for you and YOU stay out of that OR, i am working on this one too, lol. good luck joe, marcia
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    Old 08-29-2010, 08:37 AM   #14
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    Re: Using NALTREXONE after Percocet addiction.

    feelbad:

    Youre good. I did have a 2-level fusion in my neck (C 5/6/7) with a titanium plate and a cadaver bone implant. I also had a laminectomy in my lower back with the microdiscectomy surgery at the L4/5 level. I got hurt on September 11, 2001 at the WTC site. I was there that morning when the second building collapsed. I retired in 2007 with an Esophagus disease attributed to 9/11. It is a very rare disease called Eosiniphilic Esophagitis. Hey...if you ever heard of it please let me know about it. It took almost 2 years to diagnose.
    How long before the Narcan leaves the system because I still have blurry vision and fatigue not to mention anxiety and depression. The gym relieves all of that temporarily. Thats why I go even when Im in pain. Its a mental thing!

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    Old 08-30-2010, 09:00 AM   #15
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    Re: Using NALTREXONE after Percocet addiction.

    i was merely "assuming" since you mentioned you had had several spinal surgeries from lifting injuries that you probably had at least herniated out something which would require at the very least, a decomp/fusion. i had mine at c 6-7 and then another surgery to place titainium plate and screws after non fusion 9 months later. just two of way too many surgeries since then.

    the sheer horror of watching all that occured on that 'day' was bad enough on a TV, i cannot even begin to imagine just what you went thru that day and the aftermath too. what a sick nightmare. trust me, you do have my sympathies on everything you had to have gone thru that day and the people who you probably knew as well who died in that nightmare. ending up actually becomming addicted to anything after that and the depression levels that many people are still suffering simply DID make you very very vulnerable to becomming addicted simply to cope? this is kind of what goes on in a person in order to kind of 'set them up' to even become addicted in the first place? and depression usually IS the main thing that many many people are dealing with at some level that ends up with leaving them more vulnerable to it too. i know depression was going on when it happened to me too. did NOT know that when it was going on, only after?

    but most alcoholics and addicts usually ARE pretty depressed poeple before the addiction actually occurs, thats been proven in research, and it DOES make alot of solid sense too?

    your current Dx from 9/11 is one of many i would imagine that just came out of all the huge amounts of crap that was initiated by the fire itself with alot of toxic crappy stuff that just comes along with ANYTHING that burns? then you add god only knows what that was IN the buildings themselves(from the inner building materials, insulation furniture(just the actual cushions in any given couch just burning creates everything from like cyanide gases to basic carbon monoxide for example?)) that also added to the mix. and i do know a ton of esp FF and law enforcement who really were the closest to that scene DID end up with insane types of lung/resp types of conditions/disease processes that really had not ever been seen before? so can only imagine how long it took to really fully define what YOUR process was too?

    i really do not know anything about what it is that you have there joe, but i would be willing to bet that there would simply HAVE to be at this point, with sooo many thousands upon thousands of people who were exposed to what in reality was one extremely huge haz mat scene of crap, that there would be some sort of actual database/website out there now where people who just ARE suffering with the aftereffects of that type of ongoing exposure would have all kind of come togehter in one place to simply discuss their own symptoms and not getting any real dxs for what THEY are now presenting with too? it would make good common sense by now ya know?

    if i were you i would maybe ask some of the people who still are working the job about anything they may have heard about existing for this? or any FF you may know too and see what youc can find out? i just would think given the situation being what it is that someone would have started up 'something' by now? or check with the local hospitals in your area too maybe? you just need to be comparing lil notes with ohter survivors to see what they have and what you have kinda thing? thats the best advice i can give ya there hon.there just HAS to be something, you just may have to play a bit o "detective" to try and track it down?

    as far as the narcan goes? i can only tell ya what i have seen with this stuff? the way you were taking this is very very different from my experiences with it. it is, when used for an actual narcotics OD a pretty short lived type drug, but man does this stuff EVER hit extremely well and very quickly when its given to even someone who ODs on like heroin and has almost no respirations goin? the impact is almost instant with these seemingly dead looking and appearing people just waking RIGHT UP and usually they start screaming at you cuz you took away their 'high'? even tho they would have just simply died had the narcan not been given? but they will usually be totally alert(but this also depends upon anything else they may have also taken or used too that the narcan does NOT reverse) and oriented til the narcan wears off pretty shortly after? so it has to be given over and over per the patients status just to keep them in the awake/alert state til the actual time frame that the drug they took simply would normally wear off or they just go right back to almost where they were in status like when you first intiated treatment on them? so going by THAT, i do know that it has a very short life as far as reversing the OD and needing to keep it going, but that does not mean the whole entire drug is not still somehow storing itself into their system tho, ya know what i mean?

    in your situation, you simply have been taking this for weeks if i recall? soi i would imagine it just would be potentially stored possibly in the fat cells as alot of other meds are, but you also have the effect on your brain here too to simply consider that has to kind of have time to get 'used' to the new "you' up in there as well? certian brain chemicals all need to get back to proper balances and alot of that simply does take time(this just goes on with ANY med that impacts the brain heavier like ssris do kinda thing)? i would actually call the facility and speak with them and find out exactly what all will need time to adjust in you. since they are using this drug in a very different way, it would store very differently too? but 'they" would simply HAVE TO be the ones who would know and who to ask about anything per your individual treatment too. hopefully the symptoms will just continue to get a bit less with every day that passes. it wouldn't hurt tho to be drinking alot of extra water at this time just to try and get the crap out a bit more quickly? that usually does help with trying to rid/clear most meds from your system.

    i DO hope you feel better soon there joe. and DO make certain to get your depression well evaluated and properly treated so THAT will not place you in that more 'vulnerable" place again? it in and of itself just IS a solid risk factor that we are aware of, ya know? i myself have been Dxed with severe recurrant depression just from all the insane medical crappy stuff that occured with my youngest son then to me,then to him again and back to me again? if i wrote a book on everything that has simply been found in me and my son and the stupid stuff that has taken place all since 1999? no one could possibly ever belive that that much really impactful medical crap could ever occur to only two people in one family in such a short period of time. its just that crazy and sick. this IS the main source of my ongoing depression. lexapro has been a godsend for me. just be very careful in alot of the things you need to right now and of course in an ongoing way? adapting and adjusting is what we have to keep doing in certain ways for the better? it sucks to have to 'accept" this crap tho. take care joe, marcia
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