Re: Anyone else see this?
- From: Michael B <baughfam@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2012 06:43:17 -0800 (PST)
I normally would be throwing in a website or two when I post,
but in this one I had a "what's the point" moment. But just in
case someone is out there with chronic pain that needs to be
able to make their body put out a better supply of morphine
than it has been (After all, the dose is calculated based on
"normal" need), here's an article from a couple of years ago,
because it was handy.
And as a personal aside, my wife has osteoarthritis, and had
been taking industrial-strength Ibuprophen for many years. Her
gastroenterologist told her after an endoscopy that all NSAIDS
were to be stopped, all prescriptions for such were canceled.
She went for a few months of the pain, then asked me to make
her up some LDN. It's worked for her, when she is getting close
to finishing a 50mg stock, she's sure to let me know. 4mg is
working for her.
Ya know, in these days of budgetary concerns, a person dealing
with Medicare costs would do well to become aware of LDN. For
the sake of putting a lot, not all, autoimmune conditions and drug
addictions, and cancer into a lot less costly categories. And the
DEA could go away, too. And doctors could actually consider
becoming pain specialists rather than switching away from that
specialty because of the deliberately adversarial governmental
climate against them and their most natural and sensible tool, the
Now THAT, as a budgetary matter, would be a way to get political
On Feb 11, 6:36 pm, Michael B <baugh...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
You asked what we think.
And so I'm gonna tell you, and anybody can start ignoring right now.
First of all, anybody that acknowledges that there are indeed people
that abuse narcotics have fallen into the same trap as the
I say that there is no such thing as narcotics abuse.
That's probably a revolutionary thing to say in the current climate,
let me explain to those who have not already 'heard' the story.
In the early 1980's the drug Revia was approved for narcotics
This drug would be given to an addict at the local community center,
they would have to stay in the room for a half hour, and then they
could go about their activities, on probation contingent on taking the
drug as administered every day by a person assigned to the task.
They were able to be out of jail, but it made them feel TERRIBLE.
It kept them from getting any benefit from any narcotics, so there
no point to mugging, knocking over a drug store, etc. And it made
own endorphins unavailable as well. Later, an implant was created to
slowly leach out a dose, so that it wasn't even necessary to have them
get the pill.
A New York neurologist, Dr Bihari, was involved with the Revia
and was interested in finding out what kind of endorphin levels were
common for the narcotics addicts, and hired a researcher to determine
their "clean" levels, and found that they were only running about a
of the levels of a "normal". So their body was simply not making much
endorphin for them. Not a lethal thing, but suggestive of why
and alcohol addiction tend to be a familial thing.
But anyway, Dr Bihari experimented with the administration of the
He certainly had plenty of addicts to serve as participants. If they
only feel crappy at one part of the day, it was better than all day.
Long story shorter, they found that if you only give less than a tenth
the dose at bed time, the body checks its level at around 2 in the
finds the level at zero, and actually brings the endorphin level up to
much as 5 times what it would have been. So the addicts were waking up
in the morning feeling good, and not having the need for the
They had been using the narcotics to bring their "feel good" levels
a self-medication, to the sort of levels that I would be taking for
After all, the word "endorphin" is a short term for "endogenous
So, there are a lot of people out there whose endorphins are low.
not to say that I wouldn't need a pain med if I had an injury,
But they are a lot more needful than me, because their personal
are low as a baseline, so even the little aches and pains that I would
unaware of can occupy their whole awareness. So they resort to
So I say that even the people that are getting more narcotics than
are not really abusing them, I see it as an abuse of the American
Low Dose Naltrexone isn't an over-the-counter medication. But if that
happen, the "normals" would raise hell because they would also be
Drug Enforcement Agency being disbanded for lack of work.
And this doesn't even go into the LDN function for being able to beat
multiple sclerosis, Crohn's, and a lot of other things seen as
End of pitch.
On Jan 19, 4:03 pm, Happy <cppati...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Physicians are reporting to the New England Journal of Medicine
citing a long list of concerns with the regard to persistent,
long-term irretractable pain including lack of access to pain
management specialists and inadequate consumer education about pain
The report's authors are calling on the medical community to educate
more doctors capable of effectively treating pain patients - more than
116 million people nationwide - nearly 1 in 3. There are fewer than
4,000 pain management specialists. Dr. Philip Pizzo, the dean of
Stanford University medical school it's time for primary-care
physicians to help address what he calls a nationwide epidemic.
Dr. Brian Durkin, director ot the Center for Pain Managment at Stony
Brook University Medical Center in New York is quoted "People are not
looking for narcotics, they're looking for pain relief."
Sadly this is not an AP or UPI story. The Columbus Dispatch put the
story on A7, lower right. Reporter Delthia Ricks of Newsday wrote the
piece. Front page is reserved for articles on the Ohio smackdown on
"pill mills" in the appalachian counties of the state, pharmacist
convictions for illegal distribution of narcotics, and the shutdown of
the narcotic "expressway" between Ohio and Florida. Oh, and, of
course, the "tattoos for memorabilia" mess that toook down St. Tressel
at OSU don'tcha know.
Can anyone think of any other "medical issue" affecting 1 in 3 that is
What d'yall thinK
What do y'all think?
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