Pinside Medical Support Thread!

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Pinside Medical Support Thread!


By Frippertron

76 days ago



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#151 56 days ago
Quoted from mcluvin:

Cool!

I don't think I'm old enough yet. Kinda surprised they didn't report those negatives in the article.

The study was funded, at least in part, by the manufacturer. So not a huge surprise, but important to get the potential negatives out there.

#152 56 days ago
Quoted from vireland:

The study was funded, at least in part, by the manufacturer. So not a huge surprise, but important to get the potential negatives out there.

Then it all makes sense. Ha! A very small study group as well, for that matter.

#153 50 days ago
Quoted from barakandl:

Look into kratom as it greatly helped me get off of a nightly too much vodka habit. Apparently works well / better for people with opiate dependencies.

Kratom is a very effective alternative to opiates, I've been using it for years to help cope with anxiety. I'd recommend using it with caution thou, it can be addictive just like anything else. I made the mistake of getting in the habit of everyday usage. The good news is that it's legal and inexpensive, I'd also say that compared to opiates the withdrawal is not a very severe one....More like having a cold for 4 or 5 days and not being able to sleep much. Still... use good judgment and it can be very effective. Perhaps a good way to curb an opiate addiction. I wish you all the very best of luck, seems like a very good natured group of people here

#154 50 days ago

I had a stroke and three brain surgeries.

Anyways, I use marijuana. It is the only thing that helps.

I hope to improve enough to be a casual recreational user again someday.

This is good though.

The marijuana allows me to not get heavily into the pain killers that do not work anyways.

I would have to take a lot of these.

I think what I'm trying to say is if you have any need for pain killers. Any need.

Maybe try the marijuana instead.

The marijuana alleviates so many pains. I am in a place physically where it becomes a miracle.

I'm not sure how much better I will ever get now.

Remember that the pain killers only hide the pain. Not cure it. We all must pursue our cures, or potential cures.

But being able to tolerate how I feel, is survival now.

Take care my friends.

#155 50 days ago
Quoted from Azmodeus:

I had a stroke and three brain surgeries.
Anyways, I use marijuana. It is the only thing that helps.
I hope to improve enough to be a casual recreational user again someday.
This is good though.
The marijuana allows me to not get heavily into the pain killers that do not work anyways.
I would have to take a lot of these.
I think what I'm trying to say is if you have any need for pain killers. Any need.
Maybe try the marijuana instead.
The marijuana alleviates so many pains. I am in a place physically where it becomes a miracle.
I'm not sure how much better I will ever get now.
Remember that the pain killers only hide the pain. Not cure it. We all must pursue our cures, or potential cures.
But being able to tolerate how I feel, is survival now.
Take care my friends.

The sad thing for guys like me is that my Dr will prescribe pain pills but I am subject to random UA’s at work and pain pills are ok if you have a prescription. If I were to have marijuana in my system it’s automatic termination (and they wonder why there is an opioid crisis) I am pretty much sticking to 800 mg ibuprofen and over the counter migraine meds to deal with the headaches and pain I am getting after my brain surgery as I don’t want to get whacked out on the pain pills they give me.

#156 50 days ago
Quoted from Concretehardt:

The sad thing for guys like me is that my Dr will prescribe pain pills but I am subject to random UA’s at work and pain pills are ok if you have a prescription. If I were to have marijuana in my system it’s automatic termination (and they wonder why there is an opioid crisis) I am pretty much sticking to 800 mg ibuprofen and over the counter migraine meds to deal with the headaches and pain I am getting after my brain surgery as I don’t want to get whacked out on the pain pills they give me.

I hope this changes in the future for you. I don't think marijuana should be regulated any differently than alcohol. Myself.

Age 21 seems appropriate and go forward.

I myself faced a weird predicament before my stroke and three brain surgeries.

My company did not do random tests only hiring tests.

But I was asked to take a drug test for access to an Intel facility.

I took it after 30 days of testing negative and no marijuana.

It came back positive for mj.

Now they had to decide what to do with me. This was a couple years ago.

The decision was I was a great employee and they needed me back on my job asap.

It could have gone another way.

I think it should all be handled like liquer is. In terms of age and governance.

I think we just need to make sure minors don't have access, which is nothing new.

Also even though I have a limited license to drive I never do. Anymore.

So even though I am medicated. It would never affect my driving.

Anyways. I hope you get some relief. Nothing else works for me.

I have unique issues, unfortunately.

#157 49 days ago
Quoted from Concretehardt:

The sad thing for guys like me is that my Dr will prescribe pain pills but I am subject to random UA’s at work and pain pills are ok if you have a prescription. If I were to have marijuana in my system it’s automatic termination (and they wonder why there is an opioid crisis) I am pretty much sticking to 800 mg ibuprofen and over the counter migraine meds to deal with the headaches and pain I am getting after my brain surgery as I don’t want to get whacked out on the pain pills they give me.

Don't know how big or reasonable your company is, but maybe talk to them about your situation and pain management. Stress that you don't want to become a heroin user because your only choice now is opiods. If your doctor will prescribe MMJ and your work uses a little common sense (by also looking at the giant scar on your head), maybe you can affect change in their rules for specific circumstances like yours so others after you will have an easier time, too.

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#159 6 days ago
Quoted from Frippertron:

I have a history of pain pill prescriptions, if I lost my hand in a wood shop accident, I doubt I would get anything for the pain but I haven't had a script in over 5 years. Such is the life of the abuser. I wanted to let you guys know I have to go back into the operating room for open heart surgery again. Apparently I have too much scar tissue and want too make people around me proud, so I must endure! This stuff scares the hell out of me though.

#160 6 days ago

Sorry about double post, thought I just edited it.

#161 6 days ago

Well good news! My EEG went well so I finally get to come off of my siezure medication. I have to taper the dose down over the next two weeks but I’m already feeling much better!
I have played more pinball in the last 3 days that I have in the last 3 months.

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#162 6 days ago

Good for you! What meds where you taking, if you don't mind me asking? I've never had a seizure and have been taking anti seizure meds for years now.

#163 6 days ago
Quoted from Frippertron:

Good for you! What meds where you taking, if you don't mind me asking? I've never had a seizure and have been taking anti seizure meds for years now.

Its called Vimpat and it is a very powerful drug, I am so happy to be getting off of it!

#164 6 days ago
Quoted from Concretehardt:

Its called Vimpat and it is a very powerful drug, I am so happy to be getting off of it!

Good for you man. I take Topamax. It's not strong once your body gets used to it, but I gotta get another open heart surgery and I'm bummed. I honestly don't know how much of this stuff a body can take. Actor Bill Paxton went for routine open heart and died and this will be my third time rolling the dice.

#165 6 days ago
Quoted from Frippertron:

Good for you man. I take Topamax. It's not strong once your body gets used to it, but I gotta get another open heart surgery and I'm bummed. I honestly don't know how much of this stuff a body can take. Actor Bill Paxton went for routine open heart and died and this will be my third time rolling the dice.

Oh man sorry you have to go thru that! I know how scary it is to lay down for a major surgery, when do you have to have the operation?

#166 6 days ago

Two weeks

#167 6 days ago

It's scar tissue from my previous surgeries which is causing the problem. It's not a dire emergency but I can't wait on it either.

#168 5 days ago
Quoted from Frippertron:

It's scar tissue from my previous surgeries which is causing the problem. It's not a dire emergency but I can't wait on it either.

Hey, we're all pulling for you. Makes my issues really trivial.

#169 5 days ago

MRI tomorrow for abdominal pains I have been having. Lymphnode mapping next week for routine follow up. I really think that the worst part is the paranoia whenever I don feel right.

Chris

#170 5 days ago
Quoted from SilverUnicorn:

MRI tomorrow for abdominal pains I have been having. Lymphnode mapping next week for routine follow up. I really think that the worst part is the paranoia whenever I don feel right.
Chris

Completely agree about the anxiety and paranoia. Before my first open heart surgery I was literally having nightmares where someone was sawing me in half. The anticipation is the worst of it and coughing, try to cough or sneeze with a sternum that has recently been sawed in half, fun times!

#171 5 days ago

I feel for all you guys!

To give you something positive to think about I think you are all doing better than the guy I saw in the emergency room when I went to visit my mom there a couple nights ago. I walked around the corner to get the nurse and they were all gathered around him and one Dr. was beating on his chest just like on TV. Didn't seem to work.

Keep the faith brothers!

#172 5 days ago
Quoted from o-din:

I feel for all you guys!
To give you something positive to think about I think you are all doing better than the guy I saw in the emergency room when I went to visit my mom there a couple nights ago. I walked around the corner to get the nurse and they were all gathered around him and one Dr. was beating on his chest just like on TV. Didn't seem to work.
Keep the faith brothers!

Code Blue man. It happens every day in hospitals. I don't know how you can ever get numb to that. I personally do not do well with death, even complete strangers, it's just not something I'm naturally equipped to deal with

#173 5 days ago
Quoted from Frippertron:

Code Blue man. It happens every day in hospitals. I don't know how you can ever get numb to that. I personally do not do well with death, even complete strangers, it's just not something I'm naturally equipped to deal with

Believe me, it took me by surprise!

#174 5 days ago

When I was in hospital last year, the guy in the bed next to me received a terminal diagnosis
he was told he had 6 months to live
it made me realize that while I was doing things hard, many are doing worse

#175 5 days ago

I'll admit seeing my 95 year old mother suffering with a UTI strapped to a hospital bed tonite because she was fighting them was a little unsettling.

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