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Old February 27 2014, 08:54 PM   #31
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I did love the day's rest when I was in the hospital for my appendectomy. And I love Percocet. I sleep like a baby on that stuff. Vicodin, though... I be trippin' on that stuff!
Really? I've taken both of those drugs and all they do for me is relieve pain, which is what they're supposed to do. Never got high, buzzed or trippy on hydrocodone or anything of that ilk.

Maybe you've got some weird brain chemistry or something.
The second time I took a Vicodin pill, I slept well. But that first time... I was wired almost all night, saw the oil painting in my room go from still life to a really cool African-American influenced artwork and saw a scorpion on the wall! Weird night.
I've never taken Percocet, but I actually rather love Vicodin. It makes me happy. I think I'd have the potential to become addicted to it if I wasn't careful.
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Old February 27 2014, 08:55 PM   #32
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But that first time... I was wired almost all night, saw the oil painting in my room go from still life to a really cool African-American influenced artwork and saw a scorpion on the wall! Weird night.
Sounds like my experience with Ambien. Veerrrry interesting!

I hope your surgery goes smoothly and you recover quickly.
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Old February 27 2014, 08:57 PM   #33
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I think the primary reason I take Ambien is for the hallucinations!
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Old February 27 2014, 08:57 PM   #34
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You guys are reassuring me, should it be imminent. I shall wait for the specialist as the prednisone isn't doing anything this time...
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Old February 27 2014, 09:01 PM   #35
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Finally, a drug I dislike: Prednisone.


You'll be fine, Wookie.
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Old February 27 2014, 09:24 PM   #36
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I think the primary reason I take Ambien is for the hallucinations!
So I'm guessing that there'd be a lot of...

(puts on sunglasses)

....Ambien-ce.

YEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!
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Old February 27 2014, 09:30 PM   #37
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I think I'll put Ambien on the list of things I shouldn't take. Who names these drugs? Take Cialis... That sounds... dirty.
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Old February 27 2014, 09:33 PM   #38
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^ Reminds me of that old George Carlin bit where he thought of what would happen if birth control meds became patented. They'd have names like Mommy-Not, Fetus-Fail, Kiddie-Kill, Papa-Stopper, Womb-Broom, Humpty-Dumpty...along with ones that maybe don't work all the time, called Baby-Maybe! (available in the six pack, the sex pack, and the handy shack pack for you weekenders)
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Old February 27 2014, 10:59 PM   #39
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Got my tonsils out when I was 14, and I'm not sure why they even waited THAT long. I got my adenoids out at a much earlier age and they really should have done them both at once.

Mostly what I remember is how sore my throat was after the surgery, and I think it took me about a week to not feel in pain any more. I don't think it was so painful that it put me out of commission much though. Then again I was used to having upper respiratory issues like sore throats and the like for years leading up to that. I don't remember which drugs they gave me, may it was Tylenol 3 (the type with codeine) like they did for my ear surgeries. I don't have much experience with other pain meds that I remember other than most everything making me sleep A LOT.

Even since I had my tonsils out I've still had periodic bouts of laryngitis, usually at times of high stress. But having them out has definitely reduced the amount of colds and other upper respiratory issues I've had. Since I've grown up I've had a cold maybe once a season if even that, but before the tonsillectomy it was probably 3-4 a year usually leading to ear infections as well.

Good luck! It may be initially painful but it'll end up being worth it not to get sick nearly as often during the cold and flu months.
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Old February 27 2014, 11:42 PM   #40
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I think the primary reason I take Ambien is for the hallucinations!
I can understand that! I've never taken a recreational drug in my life. Never been interested. But I was so fascinated by my reaction to Ambien that it kind of scared me. It was probably a very good thing I never tried LSD or something when I was young.

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I think the primary reason I take Ambien is for the hallucinations!
So I'm guessing that there'd be a lot of...

(puts on sunglasses)

....Ambien-ce.

YEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!
Excellent!
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Old February 27 2014, 11:58 PM   #41
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I think the primary reason I take Ambien is for the hallucinations!
I can understand that! I've never taken a recreational drug in my life. Never been interested. But I was so fascinated by my reaction to Ambien that it kind of scared me. It was probably a very good thing I never tried LSD or something when I was young.
Hallucinates are fascinating things. Honestly, the only things keeping me from doing LSD or shrooms are the fear of a bad trip and the fact that they're not really very safe for people with bipolar disorder. In my college years I did take special k a few times and had pleasant hallucinations, though they were very mild; I took only small amounts because I was scared of getting trapped in a k-hole. I also hallucinated once from lack of sleep. I think I'm lucky in that I've never been delusional: every time I've hallucinated I've known exactly what was happening (at least as far as I know! )
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Old February 28 2014, 12:16 AM   #42
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^ Oh, Lord. Special K. <shudder> When I had my neurosurgery three years ago, they used it (along with something else) as the anesthesia. Apparently you can still respond while under it, so they can tell you, for instance, to move your right toe, and monitor how your nerves are being affected. The surgery was over twelve hours -- that's a hell of a lot of ketamine! Took me almost eight hours to come out of it, and it was not a pleasant eight hours. I remember some of it. The rest I was told about afterwards. At one point there were five people holding me down, I was kicking and fighting so hard. At least they knew my legs were still functioning well.
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Old February 28 2014, 12:47 AM   #43
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^Oh no! You poor dear! At least you seem to be taking it with humor, and now you have a good story to tell! I did know a guy who got stuck in a k-hole and for half an hour all he could do was lay on the sofa and say, "I'm trapped inside a grape."
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Old February 28 2014, 01:52 AM   #44
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^ Oh, yeah, once it was over, I was fine. I've never heard the term k-hole before, but boy does it fit! I was convinced it was still the night before the surgery and I was having a nightmare that I couldn't wake up from.
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Old February 28 2014, 02:06 AM   #45
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^I assume it was because it was brain surgery that they used ketamine as opposed to another form of anesthetic? They don't use it much in people anymore precisely because of experiences like yours! It sounds like an intense experience! My first hallucination was brought on by anesthesia, when I was a child. I had that feeling of being one with the universe, and hallucinated that my body had come apart into all it's particles and was floating around the room like rainbow glitter!
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