Need Help To Stop Snorting Meds
Posted: May 31, 2006, 8:42 PM


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baloo,

number one, you are not a horrible loser. no one on this board is and neither are any of the addicts in their families that non addicts come here to help. my son just finished rehab, and if anyone ever called him a horrible loser, i would smack them right upside their head. well, honestly, that's what i would lilke to do, but i can barely kill bugs... needless to say, no one here, and no addict is a loser.

number two, i don't know much about snorting meds, but from what you have described, i don't think you have a choice but to call a doctor. be honest... explain it just like you did to this board.

please try to get some professional help. it sounds to me llike you need it. i dont' think they will take the pain meds away from you since you need them and you only started snorting them when you couldn't take them orally.

remember, you are not a loser.

keep posting,
patricia

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Posted: May 31, 2006, 9:29 PM


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How do you snort that s***? It's bad enough just even taking it. 25 years ago, I did coke for awhile, until my nose started to bleed then I quit that crap. Wasn't worth it. I had a hard time taking stuff orally, never mind snorting it. Why would you snort it?

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Posted: June 1, 2006, 11:42 AM


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baloo

I was told by a fellow AAer that I could save my face or my a** but not both..so which do you want to save, your face...or your posterior....?

I also must ditto what vinny said...

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Posted: June 1, 2006, 5:28 PM


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It's easy, you just wash the time released coating off, crush it up, and up it goes, the rest of em (like oxy IR) have no coating so you just crush em. Stuff like percs and vics you can snort too but they have tylenol or ibprofen so it hurts and is wayyyyy bad for the sinuses (not that the other stuff is any better, rots your teeth, kills your gums)

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Posted: June 1, 2006, 6:54 PM


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I used to work at a clinic ..very small ,that woyld speacilize in nose damaged,now if you have sores and pain ,and they will not heal ,,you might be to late ,,ive seen a complete nose removed and new one put on ,,but the inside damage was very sevser ....people used cocaine ..not so much opiates ,,but overall ...the sores are very bad ,,,,the dr would take a white waxed string pull it throw the nose come out the mouth ,and if it had brown colar to it was ,nose rot ,called something esle ..but??// many people died of this ,now in the new age we live in ,,alot of meds will cure ,,GO TO A DR NOW ..POOPIE,,YOU MIGHT BE TO LATE ,,YES i COULD BE TO HARD ON YOU ANGEL ,,BUT THIS CAUGHT MY ATTENTION ,I have seen frist hand and my dad had a freind that lost hes nose to cacer but its alot alike ,,go now rite now ..poopie worried and wish you no harm sweety ,,xxooxx can you imgine not smelling life anymore ,,no stack no candy no cottoncandy no smell of freash baked pie ,,baby smell ,,freash air ,dog poo ,(wink)little humer ...well please angel go ,,you dont want to walk around noseless do you ??????????????????

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Posted: June 3, 2006, 11:44 AM


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Thank you all again for the replies and the great advice. I will see if I can get to an ENT without my doctor's referal and get help that way. For the couple of people whom seemed angry at me, I am an addict. Does that satisfy you? I am trying not to be and get help. I was told by more than a dozen specialists that I will need pain meds for the rest of my life because the nerve and spinal cord damage I have will not improve and my body no longer makes natural pain relief to fight it.
I never thought when I was unable to swallow (Yes Vinny that was food and drink too) and a friend suggested snorting it that I would end up addicted to snorting and be in this bad of shape, scared, hurting and so ashamed I can hardly look in the mirror. I have been using bacitracin that I had for now and will buy Neosporin as soon as I get paid. I appreciate all this support and being told I am not a loser. I wish I believed that but when I wake up every hour having the worst burning and stiffness pain ever I feel like a monster and it makes me think how much I deserve this as I did it to myself. I am scared and hope to God it can be fixed and is not a permanent condition.Please continue the advice. I am praying for all of you as well and truly ask that God blesses each of you with recovery, health and joy abounding forever. Thanks mostly for not judging.
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Posted: June 3, 2006, 12:10 PM


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Hey Baloo,

I am an addict too....I have chronic pain issues and just started going to a pain managment/Diagnostic clinic....Right now I don't know if I will need narcotics for the pain or even if they will help with nerve pain/damage....i also wonder about how to manage addiction issues with chronic pain issues....

Have you gone to any addiction specialists or counseling of any kind yet? I am thinking of going back to counseling just to learn how to accept the pain/disability issues that are fairly new in my life (9 months) I think an objective view might help....

You sound like you genuinely need pain meds but need to solve some addiction/abuse issues at the same time. IMO an addiction specialist might be just the person you need to speak with (also the ENT doctor)

Best Wishes to You,
Jan

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Posted: June 6, 2006, 7:52 AM


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Thank you lilypad. Yes I am still seeing an abuse counselor and have been for almost 1 year. He actually has been championing my cause and trying to get me a doctor to get me back on the pain medication regime I was on when I was abusing them. He read my doctor's file and said that he agreed with all the doctors before that say I will need the pain meds for life. He now monitors my usage and can test me anytime. The problem I still face is how to stop snorting due to the excrutiating pain. I have messed up in the fact I have not told my counselor that I still have to snort or I cannot stop this debilitating pain. I feel like such a piece of human garbage being a liar, addict and snorting mess. I really do want more than anything to stop this rollercoaster from hell that I seem to have a lifetime pass to. I will need a referral from my PCP to go to the ENT. I am afraid when I ask he will want to check my nose himself and then he will discover my dirty little secret and that will be the end of his prescribing my much needed opiod therapy and possibly of being allowed to even stay his patient. That would be my dimise.Does anyone know what I can say or do at this stage? I have tried to deal with the pain narcotic free and became almost bedridden from all the pain and bones locking me up and I was suicidal. I would rather be dead than live in this much agony so I asked to be put back on the narcotics. During that time I was snorting plain Tylenol to stop the burning pain and it seemed to work although that itself is a catch 22. Snorting Tylenol seems to be what did the most damage to my sinuses and yet it was all I had to stop the pain which it was actually causing.Bam!! Back to hell and the rollercoaster of very slow and very painful death. Please anyone if you have a solution for managing the burning pain ( I am now using the earlier suggestion of Neosporin but it hasn't done the trick enough to not need a little Tylenol) and how to get a referral to the ENT without arousing more suspicion,PLEASE let me know ASAP!!!! I love and pray God blesses each and everyone of you for caring and sharing all you have with this pathetic lying loser who needs so much help it feels hopeless.You all are truly saving my life because I had noone I could tell this to before and felt invisible and like no one cared if I died tomorrow. I now care and that is the biggest life altering gift to me from me.Thanks to you all for making that even possible. God bless and please continue the sharing of helpful suggestions.
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Posted: June 16, 2006, 5:01 PM


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Hello all! I wanted to update everyone who has helped me out with my addiction and my hard knocks as a result of them.
I have been able to quit snorting the Tylenol because I followed advice given here. I used Neosporin up my nose for several days. It healed up the sores and stopped the burning. No more bleeding, cracking or sore nose or throat! Praise God for all of you people out there and for caring about total strangers enough to write back and give your great advice. I need your prayers to stay off of all of the nose meds now though. You are all in my prayers as well and I ask God to bless each of you that helped me through this. Love and honor thyselves! Peace, Baloo

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Posted: June 16, 2006, 6:01 PM


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Brilliant news Baloo

You sound good

God bless you

Emily

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Posted: June 16, 2006, 6:28 PM


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dear baloo
i would definately see an ear nose and throat doctor and tell him the truth, you cannot let this go untreated, since he is not the doctor that is prescribing your pain medication you have nothing to worry about because you will still be able to get your meds from the doctor who is helping you with your chronic pain, i have found alot of relief from liquid lidocaine, its the same drug as novacaine and it will temporarily numb the painful nose canal until it heals. ask the doctor for a prescription for liquid lidocaine. good luck julie
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Posted: September 3, 2013, 2:53 PM


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I have same problems went to ent had one sinus surgery still Did not help. I am desperate for a solutions and all I get are antibiotics and predisone the only thing that helps is snorting again I don't get it and when I stop I can't take the pain. When I had surgery I stopped but it was bad and was using a wash with a antibiotic and still did not get better till snorting again. Any suggestion
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Posted: April 19, 2018, 3:27 AM


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Flonase sp? Will stop the burning
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Posted: May 2, 2018, 2:35 AM


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Does anyone have any updates on how she quit?
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