Opioid Users: The Hyperalgesia Paradox

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Hyperalgesia:
Hyperalgesia is an enhanced pain response. It can result from either injury to part of the body or from use of opioid painkillers. When a person becomes more sensitive to pain as a result of taking opioid medication, it's called opioid-induced hyperalgesia

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This is something many opioid users don't know about. Its something I only found out about after getting off opioids. For the first year after my fraciotomy I was prescribed a ton of opioids. I was on 10mg of Dilaudid a day. I started cutting back on my opoid use and they downgraded me to Oxy. yes.. DOWNGRADED to Oxy. I noticed my skin on my body would get very sensitive almost like what people talk about when they have shingles. Then I would become very jumpy and feel pain like sensations when people just touch me suddenly anywhere. In NJ it is very hard to get opoids if you not in the hospital. Your put on watch lists, it's crazy. So I decided to check into Hemp, CBD, and MMJ.

After about a month of completely stopping all opioids all that sensitivity vanished, my overall health improved 10 fold.

The Paradox is you get more sensitive to pain as you take pain killers. The only way to treat it is to lower your pain meds or quit completely.
If you taking ANY pain medication please look into HEMP/CBD/MMJ. Your life will change!
 
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Opioids are the devil. Big pharma makes a fortune getting people addicted then treating that addiction with more drugs. I say back to nature is the best way.
 

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Opioids ate not allowed in my home. Not even a script 4 them. As both my wife and i are recovering addicts. Theyd lead us back down a dark road and prob death.
 

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I fell into a very dark hole with opioids that I thought had no way out. It's shocking what they can do to your body, while creating a tolerance that takes you much, much deeper. Like DammitJanet said, they're the devil in disguise. I've been free of those for 15 years now, was left with profound hearing loss and neuropathy. Gotta say, though, I'm still winning.

I'm really grateful for this place and you people!
 

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I fell into a very dark hole with opioids that I thought had no way out. It's shocking what they can do to your body, while creating a tolerance that takes you much, much deeper. Like DammitJanet said, they're the devil in disguise. I've been free of those for 15 years now, was left with profound hearing loss and neuropathy. Gotta say, though, I'm still winning.

I'm really grateful for this place and you people!
Well then we are 2 of the lucky ones that got out from opioids grip alive. Ive known many not so lucky.
 

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Opioids ate not allowed in my home. Not even a script 4 them. As both my wife and i are recovering addicts. Theyd lead us back down a dark road and prob death.
Yep I know if I stayed on that stuff longer It would have been hard to kick. I was shocked It wasn't harder after a year but I had MMJ almost immediately to help me. I'm not sure how bad it would have been without it. From your stories I'm assuming extremely bad.
 
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Yep I know if I stayed on that stuff longer It would have been hard to kick. I was shocked It wasn't harder after a year but I had MMJ almost immediately to help me. I'm not sure how bad it would have been without it. From your stories I'm assuming extremely bad.
Unfortunately it often leads to heroin. As its cheaper, always readily available and needs no script.
 

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Unfortunately it often leads to heroin. As its cheaper, always readily available and needs no script.
That's where an old friend of mine ended up and it shocked the hell out of me. I DON'T want to end up back there, it was tough enough the first time. I'm so glad that boyfriend is incredibly supportive of my decision to use CBD. He knows the pain I'm in. He sees it on my face and grimaces, himself.
 

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I did overdose on Vicodin, once. Got thoroughly 'chewed out' by my Dr., seems I 'coded' several times in the ambulance and the ER. What the Hell, It was the third time* I died (meaning having to be medically 'brought back') *separate years. From that time on I have never been able to get effective pain medication of any kind. Which brought me to CBD.

By the way: You never really want to hear a Dr. scream "What the Hell did you do?" to the attending ER Dr. Then hear this unpleasant droning tone as everything goes black... You wake a day later, I did, hurting all over. It was nice how the Hospital staff seemed to cater to my every need. But overall, I wouldn't recommend it.
 
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Unfortunately it often leads to heroin. As its cheaper, always readily available and needs no script.
One thing that never hit me were street drugs because I don't know who is making it. I'll take pain over death (most of the time). Even the street cannabis im hearing they are sprinkling with fentanyl to make it "stronger". Which is crazy.
 
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I did overdose on Vicodin, once. Got thoroughly 'chewed out' by my Dr., seems I 'coded' several times in the ambulance and the ER. What the Hell, It was the third time* I died (meaning having to be medically 'brought back') *separate years. From that time on I have never been able to get effective pain medication of any kind. Which brought me to CBD.

By the way: You never really want to hear a Dr. scream "What the Hell did you do?" to the attending ER Dr. Then hear this unpleasant droning tone as everything goes black... You wake a day later, I did, hurting all over. It was nice how the Hospital staff seemed to cater to my every need. But overall, I wouldn't recommend it.
Scary sh*t!!
 
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