[ibogaine] morphine vs oxycodone vs methadone

preston peet ptpeet at nyc.rr.com
Thu Jun 19 03:13:45 EDT 2003

Carla asked how things went at my visit, so here's a brief run-down:

Though he made a point to inform me that many people when looking at me
first off might naturally suspect that I am "into drugs" and would therefore
hesitate to prescribe me narcotic pain relievers, the pain specialist I
wound up seeing today after yet another silly teeny bit of drama along the "how the
heck am I paying for this again?" lines, he went ahead and increased the
dose of my normal pain script to the level I've found works best even though
it was just over double the dose being prescribed until today (and I wrote
the true amount of what I've been taking, and when he remarked on it while
looking over the info I told him point blank it was more than prescribed, to which he
responded with, "is that why your doctor sent you here," completely
understanding the "DEA causes unneeded stress and strain, to much to justify
its existence damn it" way of things.;-))
    So, the point of this is that I feel like a huge weight has been lifted
from my mind, not to mention all the hurting areas. He not only increased my
dose, but prescribed a couple of other things that should do me a world of
good, allowing me to finally once again sit here for hours upon hours typing
and phoning and scribbling and the rest of the stuff I do when writing one
screed or the other, instead of the very brief spurts I've only been able to
manage as of late.

And now as I reach the beginning of a new day, I can say that yes indeed, I've been helped remarkably well, and my pain has for now receded into the background. This guy was a blessing. I'm almost feeling as though I dreamed him or something.;-))

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Carla Barnes 
  To: ibogaine at mindvox.com 
  Sent: Wednesday, June 18, 2003 10:29 PM
  Subject: Re: [ibogaine] morphine vs oxycodone vs methadone

  Brett I wanted to ask how you're doing? You too
  Preston. What happened when you went in? 

  Both of you hang in there! 

  Carla B

  --- crownofthorns at hushmail.com wrote:
  > Bro this is probably none of my business but you are
  > posting all of this
  > to the ibogaine list so maybe you want some input on
  > it?
  > You've been here ever since I got here and that's
  > almost 2 years I think.
  > You always give good advice and the occasional rant
  > about treatment pimps
  > or addiction docs ;-) Which I agree with most of the
  > time. 
  > I think you've mentioned that you are on pain meds
  > some of the time before
  > like vicodan. But bro, what you're posting here is a
  > what sounds like
  > a whopping dose of opiates. What is wrong with you
  > that you need to take
  > all of this? And have you tried sticking with the
  > vicodan and using cannabis?
  > You may want to do what Howard mentioned a take a
  > full blown dose of
  > ibo at some point to clear your head. What are you
  > doing now low dosing
  > ibo with all of that at once?
  > Peace out,
  > Curtis
  > On Mon, 16 Jun 2003 12:51:31 -0700 Brett Calabrese
  > <bcalabrese at yahoo.com>
  > wrote:
  > >Just got back from the doctor.
  > >
  > >Basically yes he is licensed to prescribe methadone
  > to
  > >a pain patient BUT some RED FLAG goes off at the
  > DEA
  > >and they come crawl up his ass if he does. So, it
  > >comes down to "it is not a fight I am willing to
  > take
  > >on" - meaning him vs the DEA.
  > >
  > >So, in a nutshell I got a script for 60 oxycontin
  > >($175.00 - and that is just to see if it works and
  > on
  > >top of the other meds), a highly desirable drug on
  > the
  > >street - which is just fine and dandy BUT can't get
  > a
  > >prescription for methadone (cost about $12 for the
  > >month) because I might be a drug addict going to an
  > >orthopedic surgeon to score nethadone (????? as in
  > >what the F????). That makes so much sense that only
  > >someone working for the DEA that is absoulutely
  > >clueless about drug abuse could come up with it.
  > >
  > >Any suggestions, I am not above seeking out the
  > local
  > >methadone clinic BUT think that is more problems
  > than
  > >it is worth - and I am not going to do some daily
  > run
  > >to the clinic and wait to score... Humm, maybe that
  > is
  > >an idea, I could hand out IBOGAINE literature, that
  > >will go over great! 
  > >
  > >venting over, humph!
  > >
  > >I will likely wait and clean out before starting
  > the
  > >oxy. Doing stuff like that is good for the former
  > >addict not to become a current addict... If nothing
  > >else, I am in control, not the drug. And I like
  > being
  > >me, these last 10 days having to take that pill in
  > the
  > >morning (the morphine) sucked. I would wake up ME
  > and
  > >then get this coating over me from the drug, not
  > HIGH
  > >and nothing fun even if I would let it (and I
  > >wouldn't). That is not what I worked so hard for.
  > >There has to be some balance between being drugged
  > and
  > >being non-functional due to pain and they sure make
  > it
  > >a pain in the ass to find out what it might be...
  > >
  > >Brett
  > >
  > >
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