Re: Oxycontin...To Sally, Patty, and Tonya

From: Rainchild (
Sat Feb 1 12:04:28 2003

No problem Jenny! That's what we're all on here for is to compare experiences and to see if we are all having the same side effects and stuff like that. I just read your letter to my fiance and he had to laugh. I thank God for my Honey that understands my ramblings too. They put up with a lot due to our pain every day and our silly side effects like talking too much. My Honey even reads the posts almost daily to keep up with what I'm learning from this site and then when I tell him something that I've learned, he's on the same page as I. It's nice to share this with him. We need to give our Sweethearts tons of credit for their support and love. I know that I felt so lonely and isolated before I met him.

Before I get started on the rambling...I'd better get off of here. I won't be on much today or this weekend for that matter. I'm not feeling very good lately and am just going to lay in bed. But I had to answer this.

Love and hugs and prayers to all of my sisters in IAS, Tonya

>----- Original Message -----
From: Jenny <> To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS <> Sent: Saturday, February 01, 2003 4:06 AM Subject: Re: Oxycontin...To Sally, Patty, and Tonya

> I just wanted to thank all of you for responding to my post about the
> oxycontin. It really has eased my mind alot! I started taking the
> oxycontin around the beginning of last summer. I took 10mg twice a day.
> My pain management doctor just increased it last visit to 3 times a day.
> I also take Zanaflex 4mg 3 times a day. He prescribed me Sonata 10mg to
> help me sleep at night. It works pretty well but I think I am building
> a resistance to it because it hasn't helped me sleep lately. It could
> be the fact that I have been in more pain the last couple of weeks
> though. I just can't seem to get comfy enough to sleep. ANyway, about
> the oxycontin, when my hubby's friend told him it was derived from
> heroin and considered poor man's heroin, that freaked me out a bit. BUt
> you are right, I am only taking it because I am to the point of getting
> up out of bed, and moving to the couch. Sometimes I get a little more
> active. I went to a movie and to eat with my honey tonight! Thank God
> for good honeys! You were talking about the pain meds making you more
> talkative, well they do that to me too. Ted says that I get alot more
> loveable too. I'm always loveable, but I get even more so when my
> medicines kick in. I think it is because I am tense from the pain and
> when I start feeling better, I go back to the real me. The one thing is
> when I first started taking the Sonata I would start saying crazy
> things. I fell asleep while eating banana chips with tehm half hanging
> out of my mouth. When my kids said something to me about it I told them
> I was saving some for them. Then a few minutes later I sat up and
> looked at my son and said I'm gonna kiss you between them big 'ole brown
> eyes. They said I sounded like a hick truck driver. Well, I am a hick
> so that wasn't too hard. At first I really didn't believe them when
> they told me that I had said that. But I am sure now that I did.
> Sometimes I take Benadryl to help me sleep if the Sonata doesn't work,
> especially when I am having problems with my allergies too. Well I
> guess it was my time to ramble on. Anyway, thank you all for your
> responses.
> Love and hugs,
> Jenny

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