My brother is screwed now because he smokes the weed?

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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 10,619
    There’s a big difference in partaking vs living your life high
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  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 3,390
    verb wrote: »
    @Dabutcher how's it going? Couple of days since you posted, worried about ya brother!

    Same here...things went on a socio-political rant and your brother has gotten lost in the process. Hope he can find a light at the end of this tunnel.
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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,358
    I'm 60+ and never met a person who was sun-up to sun-down looking to get high from herb. But many who AFTER work liked to smoke a SMALL bit AND maybe have a beer or two and that's it for the night for them. ;)

    Now I knew 2 guys who were sun-up to sun-down looking to have alcohol in them. One could work around you all day and you wouldn't know he had vodka in him but the other, he would go on binges for 2 weeks at a time with his vodka. This second guy was awesome when he was straight. He could go 6 months straight but that urge was always there he said. He killed himself when he was about 26 with a pistol. SAD.
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  • HzTweakerHzTweaker Posts: 534
    edited May 11
    My twos cents: Pot should be decriminalized on a STATE government level nation wide. Going to jail for a couple joints needs to stop. Save the cells for real criminals. On the other hand Pot should not be decriminalized federally (I mean come on they run a lot of the country and military). So with that said if you want that federal job, then you don't smoke. On the subject of jobs: Companies and business owners have every right to enforce a drug/testing policy's So again if there's a job out there that you want but they test for drugs, then don't do them!

    More to the OP, okay the patient got tested but the question we aren't asking (because it isn't any of my business) is: was the patient tested out of suspicion for any number of abuses? In this case mostly likely not. So the scrip should not have been discontinued IMO.
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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,358
    edited May 11
    Another side post.

    I was told facilities test to see IF the patient is taking the meds prescribed. If they test 0 for their hydro script... :s ...they're selling them or their kids or somebody else gets them after the script is filled probably.

    I was tested early on 10 years ago by the pain management facility ( which that place didn't do too often ) and I'm then waiting for the doc to come into the exam room. I hear this young girl saying to another..."He tested positive! He tested positive!" The older woman said "relax...he's supposed to be taking that drug." Then they got quiet. :D
    The things I could tell about concerning my experiences with the medical world and rules and crap.

    DON'T EVER TELL A CDL driver's license renewal Doctor that you SNORE! NEVER!!!

    They grounded me right then and there UNTIL I got another Doctor to give me clearance from having that lack of sleep s**t they came up with 15 years ago because long haul drivers were falling asleep at the wheel. I was a local driver for god's sake. BS!
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  • DabutcherDabutcher Posts: 2,124
    Latest news from my brother is he has to wait three more weeks before he can get the meds he needs to get through the day. We live five hours apart so I do not see him to see how he looks right now? I am still recovering from my total knee revision surgery. Another month before I go back to work because of the physical work I do I cannot back sooner like if I had a desk job. My knee is coming along great. My brother wants me to get a script from my Doctor for my OxyContin and mail it to him, but that ain’t happening. He is just going to have to suffer through these next three weeks .
    Thanks for all the love and support.
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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,358
    Tell him to try BIOFREEZE roll-on!
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  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 12,180
    I lost track of the comments. Did he get any relief from smoking pot? If so why not just stay with that. Better than being addicted to an opioid.
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  • daddyjtdaddyjt Posts: 1,082
    Dabutcher wrote: »
    Latest news from my brother is he has to wait three more weeks before he can get the meds he needs to get through the day. We live five hours apart so I do not see him to see how he looks right now? I am still recovering from my total knee revision surgery. Another month before I go back to work because of the physical work I do I cannot back sooner like if I had a desk job. My knee is coming along great. My brother wants me to get a script from my Doctor for my OxyContin and mail it to him, but that ain’t happening. He is just going to have to suffer through these next three weeks .
    Thanks for all the love and support.
    Love yours,
    D

    When I had my hip replacement, my orthopedic told me to take 2x 500mg Tylenol and 3x 500mg ibuprofen together, up to every 6 hours. Worked like a charm, and I never used the prescription pain meds when I left the hospital. I still use that combo today when I tweek something.

    Maybe worth a try...
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  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 12,180
    That’s what I did for knee surgery. I did have pain meds to take twice a day, but I doubled the morning dosage, and was ‘happy’ all day. That was good for a couple of weeks. I can see how people get hooked on these things.
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,492
    edited May 12
    daddyjt wrote: »
    When I had my hip replacement, my orthopedic told me to take 2x 500mg Tylenol and 3x 500mg ibuprofen together, up to every 6 hours. Worked like a charm, and I never used the prescription pain meds when I left the hospital. I still use that combo today when I tweek something.

    Maybe worth a try...

    My PharmD wife says that liver damage could occur using a dosage like that. If you do it, I would not do it for long, and eat a BIG meal first or you can also get a stomach bleed due to irritation from the Ibuprofen.
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  • daddyjtdaddyjt Posts: 1,082
    daddyjt wrote: »
    When I had my hip replacement, my orthopedic told me to take 2x 500mg Tylenol and 3x 500mg ibuprofen together, up to every 6 hours. Worked like a charm, and I never used the prescription pain meds when I left the hospital. I still use that combo today when I tweek something.

    Maybe worth a try...

    My PharmD wife says that liver damage could occur using a dosage like that. If you do it, I would not do it for long, and eat a BIG meal first or you can also get a stomach bleed from irritation from the Ibuprofen.

    Well chit, that sucks...
    Too much stuff to keep track of.

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  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 1,379
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  • lunazullunazul Posts: 739
    Tony M wrote: »
    Tell him to try BIOFREEZE roll-on!

    Isn't BioFreeze just basically Icy Hot? I think Icy Hot has a higher concentration of menthol, the active ingredient. Capsaicin is also supposed to have pain relieving qualities.
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 1,379
    edited May 12
    lunazul wrote: »
    Tony M wrote: »
    Tell him to try BIOFREEZE roll-on!
    Isn't BioFreeze just basically Icy Hot?

    Yes but Icy-Hot doesn't have the little smoking hot, half naked fairies that massage you in that "special" place. I LOVE BIOFREEZE!
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  • xschopxschop Posts: 1,088
    BlueFox wrote: »
    I lost track of the comments. Did he get any relief from smoking pot? If so why not just stay with that. Better than being addicted to an opioid.

    Agree. I hope your bro gets the relief he needs. He's lucky to have a brother like you that wants to help. Is there a Go Fund Me started for him? I'd pitch in for his "medical" treatments....

  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,642
    Maybe the better question is....if your on pain meds, be it prescription or medical MJ, what are you doing to correct the problem to begin with that's causing the pain in the first place ?

    All your really doing is masking the pain, but the underlying problem is still there. Maybe seek out a good doc who is more inclined to do the detective work and try and cure the problem to begin with. Chances are, much of the problems can find solutions, if one is willing to make those changes.

    Obviously I realize some problems can't be cured and pain management is a real thing so one can function and live as much of a normal life as possible.
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  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 2,127
    One of my best friends back is all screwed up. His neck was a sneeze away from being totally gone. In the last few years he's had at least 4 surgery's and is on daily Oxy with others. Takes like 4 pills at a time 3 to 4 times a day. Sucks because sometimes he is so high on the meds he can't do his job. In the last few months he has been getting better. he smokes a bit and doesn't take as much of the meds which does him good. Smoking a bit also helps him eat some food. I was talking to him today at work. He said he smoked 2 joints over the weekend and only took the pain meds in the morning and before bed.

    I asked if he is worried about the doctor making him do a drug test. He said no, he will just go to Mexico for meds. He currently gets some of his meds already down there at a cheaper cost.
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