Demerol: The Killer painkiller

@ip5217 (1656)
July 3, 2009 5:02am CST
I've read in the news that Michael Jackson died because of overdose. He was taking a numerous painkillers that his body can no longer endure. One of which is Demerol. Demerol is listed one of the dangerous drugs board and doctors recommending this medicine require special license. Wrong prescription can lead to death or overdose. At the same time, this contains addictive substance with its opium-based ingredients. So far, do you know someone using this drug? What are your experiences with this drug? As a take away from Michael's experience, don't depend everything on your doctor. Conduct your own research as well. You've got nothing to lose if you are aware of what you are getting into.
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• United States
3 Jul 09
they gave me demerol when i was in labor with my son, it didnt take the pain away just made me feel like i was stupid and I didnt like it at all. I told them I didnt want anymore of it and I just wanted to let what was already in my system work it way out and every time I passed out they would pump me with it again and again. My husband actually got kicked out of the hospital for almost beating the crap out of the doctor. Its sad what happened with michael and I hope they figure out exactly what happened and if it was his doctors fault then they get them for it.
• Canada
3 Jul 09
My only experience with Demerol was with my mom. She had cancer and was in and out of surgery many times for it. After an unrelated surgery many years before, she was given Demerol in recovery and became incredibly ill. Evidently, she was allergic to it. During each of her cancer surgeries, my sister and I repeatedly told the doctors and nurses NOT to give her Demerol. Most times, it was respected. However, after one particularly invasive surgery, they administered Demerol to her when she was brought back to her room. It was the most awful thing because she was stapled up and down her neck and head (her cancer was in the salivary gland) AND she was vomiting every couple of minutes, like clockwork, without even being awake from the surgery yet. Needless to say, my sister and I had quite the screaming match with the doctor at that time. Didn't happen again.
@tdemex (3547)
• United States
3 Jul 09
I had polyps in my colon and had to get the roto-router done to me! As it's so painful they gave me a Demerol drip in an IV, when they first put it in it was an unbelievable rush, a good rush I can see how it would be addictive! I stayed awake the whole time and never felt a thing! tdemex