About Me: Male, 36, beverly hills, CA, member since May 2008
i'm a recovering oxycontin 800mg a day nurse. been clean 1mo. and have no cravings or pain. i have full health coverage from kaiser permanente & deductible $5. i started taking this med when i had a complication from a grand mal seizure from kids verbally fighting & i h
[More]ad little sleep that night. when i had the seizure i fell off my bed & hit something, maybe my laptop. my dr & several specialists, such as pain mgmt, diagnosed me as intercostal neuralgia. i just had right mid rib pain, i think it was more muscle pain than that. they couldn't give me cortizone shots because they said it was too close to my lungs. i had negative xrays, mri's, & in neurology no s/s of epilepsy. so, i was given oxycontin for 1yr. even when my mind said i didn't need it, my body would shake or my legs would kick, i lost 10lbs, my job, house everything except my mind, cars & family. i had to take mattters in my own hands. i tried to taper with no success, this med is very dangerous 20x worse than vicodin. mwith my medical background i decided on rapid detox. i live in los angeles, ca. usa. & waismann institute was the closest 45min from los angeles. here is the link http://www.opiates.com/media/rapiddetox-usatoday-08132002.html but price is 16-18k now & at a hospital. Not discreet, if you are amovie star or someone popular the paparazzi will find you. also, with their method yes you are out in 2-3 days, but what about post operative care. it's not true you can just go back to work right after. your body is vleaned from opiates, but you're body is very weak. you need to rest at least a week & have a nurse or doctor follow up. with them they give you revia generic for naltrexalone & should be on it for at least a year. Also, this method is alot better than a 30day detox program, where they just monitor you & you go cold turkey. no way!!! then go to group sessions, not me maybe for people with mental issues who have no positive friends or need to be around sober people. for me i can handle it myself & have alot of friends, but they don't even know i was on oxy, but they knew i was losing weight. they just thought i worked alot, since i'm a nurse. opiates when taken, you lose your appetite, you're body builds a tolerance, then you need more & then the doctor who prescribes it makes look like a junkie also the pharmacy techs. You try to find more. I didn't i researched the net, tried almost everybodys way of detoxing. seems like everyones a backroom doctor. in the end it worked for a year, but i relapsed because i didn't rest post op. i went back to work the next day. the 2nd time i called them it was now $18,000. So, i found this http://rapiddetoxlasvegas.com/ this dr thomas yee is the best!!!! discreet location, $9500 will pick you up from airport with a limo & stay at a very nice hotel with a nurse till stable to go home. he comes over to see you at least 4 times in that week to see how you are doing, brings food, meds, red bull gatorade & goes out of his way just to keep you comfortable & safe. especially having a nurse there to comfort you, educate you on what complications or normal withdrawal feelings, appetite, weakness etc...and reports right away. very professional!!! saved my life. i now gained 5lbs, working out on vacation right now for a month. so when i get back i should be totally rehabbed. he thought of everything on this type of detox. there are only 4 i found in the whole usa & range from $8000-18,000. but it's the aftercare that makes the difference relapse rates. i pre operative took ensure to gain alittle weight, vitamins, b12 injections, then went to detox. I feel mentally & physically healthy. Now i can re-start my business & get my life back.
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