Demerol is Evil

By Lola
@Lolaze (3164)
United States
May 3, 2016 8:45pm CST
Never, ever take Demerol! I was given this pain killer a few weeks ago for my tooth that needs a root canal. What the dentist didn't tell me is how addictive the stuff is. I found out when I went to the doctor the other day about a weird migraine I had and she told me. Not good for someone who's had past addiction issues. I mean, I knew it was addictive but not that it was one of the worst painkillers for addictive properties. Oh God, am I paying for taking it now. I didn't take any yesterday and today I've been going through withdrawals. I was up since 2 AM, shaking like a leaf, and crying uncontrollably. Even taking a dose of my sleeping medicine this afternoon didn't help me take a nap. I finally gave in about 20 minutes ago and took half of a Demerol pill. I hated to do it, but I was going insane! I'm going to have to wean myself off this stuff I guess.
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@Hatley (164507)
• Garden Grove, California
4 May 16
what yo u have to do is do it in stages like y ou took a half so next time the pain is bad take a fourht of one and eventually you wll not crave it at all
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@Lolaze (3164)
• United States
4 May 16
That is my plan :)
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@Hatley (164507)
• Garden Grove, California
4 May 16
@Lolaze good for you I had the same problem with demerol too but I did not bet hooked on it as I just phased it out
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@Lolaze (3164)
• United States
6 May 16
@Hatley Had to try to come off it cold turkey again, for reasons not of my choosing, and man does it suck!
@jstory07 (69265)
• Roseburg, Oregon
4 May 16
That is crazy I will never take that.
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@IvySaysHi (4342)
• United States
4 May 16
I would call your primary doc and ask what you should do and how to go about dealing with withdrawal and weaning
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@Lolaze (3164)
• United States
4 May 16
She already told me to just not take it at all, which obviously isn't working.
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@MGjhaud (20679)
• Philippines
4 May 16
ive had several pain killers last year and i went crazy like you cause the doctors were slowly reducing the dosage every 2 weeks and i was always not prepared. go easy on it. i hope you'll get through it soon. prayers..
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@patgalca (14557)
• Orangeville, Ontario
4 May 16
I don't think I would take demerol on my own, especially after reading your story. But I sure loved it when I was labour and when I was experiencing a miscarriage. It was administered by a doctor by injection. No chance for improper use. I know I had 4 shots during my labour with my first baby but I was in labour for 36 hours... but a little under 24 hours in the hospital. The doctor gave me Oxycodone when I had really bad menstrual cramps. I would never take that again. I stick with my Tylenol 3.
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• United States
12 May 16
they gave me that once to break up a migraine cluster.knocked me right on my butt lol
@Sweetsona (302)
• India
10 May 16
Shocked.. Even medicines can be this addictive
@marlina (76757)
• Canada
5 May 16
I was given Demerol at the hospital and didn't like it one bit.
@toniganzon (53229)
• Philippines
5 May 16
Not sure if demerol is being sold here in my country. But i don't usually take pain killers.
@LoriAMoore (4696)
• United States
4 May 16
I've never taken a painkiller.
• Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
4 May 16
Sorry to hear that, I had an issue like this when I had back surgery and they prescribed me Vicodine and It took me about 4 months to get off that stuff