Jesses5 and Shoreline,
To my knowledge, I have never, ever taken a pill that made me feel euphoric.
Never have I had a sense of "well being"
"I've taken almost every kind of pain medicine. The only one that causes a sense of "euphoria" IN ME is hydrocodone (Vicodin, Norco). It cures the pain, gives me energy, and so on." --- I understand these words, they make sense.
IF a pill cured my pain and gave me energy I would think I had died and went to heaven. I have hydrocodone here, 5mg I think. Before my PM&R doctor , I was out of town and in a lot of pain. I don't remember how many vicodin I took, maybe a dozen in a day? Maybe more. It did NOT do a thing for me.
"All others that I've taken (I haven't taken demerol), such as Morphine, Oxycontin, Dilaudid, and so on, do not cause any euphoria. They all make me tired, slow and stupid, and foggy in the brain."-----I understand these words and that is me exactly..tired, slow, stupid and foggy in the brain. YES, thank you for putting these words together for me.
NO PILL has ever made me feel like the first quote. I wish they had. Nearly every pill I take makes me feel like the second quote. Now I wonder why I don 't ever seem to feel like the first quotation.
Don't get me wrong, I have had many, many euphoric moments from my kids, hiking thru the mountains, scuba diving, playing sports. But for some reason these pills do not make me feel euphoric. The 180mg of morphine, the first time I took it several days ago, I didn't hurt for awhile, but I was "tired, slow and stupid, and foggy in the brain." No pain, but I'm as sharp as the leading edge of a fogbank.
"Demi is a stronger kappa receptor binder so it causes more euphoria, or a false sense of well being. If you switch to a med that doesn't create as much euphoria, you have a clearer head, but if you relate that feeling to pain relief, it becomes hard to replace with drugs that create less euphoria."
"Demi is a stronger kappa receptor binder so it causes more euphoria, or a false sense of well being."
----- 150mg of demi does nothing for me. It doesn't always relieve the pain anymore. It sort of dulls the pain some. Never, ever a sense of well being. Not from day one.
"If you switch to a med that doesn't create as much euphoria, you have a clearer head, but if you relate that feeling to pain relief, it becomes hard to replace with drugs that create less euphoria." ---I think I understand what you are saying Dave, and I agree with your statement.
One of the things I read from others is the feeling of euphoria. They might as well tell me how it feels to walk on the moon. I have no comphrehension of it.
I do not remember any pill or med in my life making me feel euphoric. Maybe I am not "wired" right. I think I envy people who feel that way, but if I felt that way I might want more and more pills. Followed by addiction as opposed to dependency. Thank you for taking your time to explain this to me. I appreciate it.