Sorry for writing so much stuff tonight--- been gone for awhile. I'll slow down after this =P
It sounds like this topic has been researched A LOT---- given the Billion dollar industry that it is.... being such a profitable industry, It's always fun reading how "non-dangerous" and "unaddictive" this medicine is, so long as you take wha the doctors give you.... well, it's bullshit.... people get psychologically and physically addicted ALL THE TIME from doctor prescribed Oxycontin.
Anyway... it's pretty hard to find any info on oxycodone being damaging to the human body.... You can overdose and you can become an addict.... You can get constipated too... Other than that, I just dont see anything relating to the health consequences of chronic oxycodone use, but I am fairly certain that there is some. My health has been suffering lately------ I suspect the oxycodone is the cause, but no evidence exists to prove it. I take 400-600mg a day, insufflated.... terribly, I know... roxie 30s. Last few months, I've experienced heavy episodes of in-day fatigue where my eyes are closing at work (especially after I eat).... im getting abdominal pains... I am showing signs that my endocrine system is not functioning properly (lab tests are just off.... too much estrogen, liver enzymes high). Sometimes I start peeing excessively... I hear ringing in my ears sometimes (once for 5 days straight). It sucks, but I don't know if drugs played a part or are to blame. I have dark circles under my eyes and sleep pretty shitty.... often don't feel physically well. I sleep too long, wake up late, and still am tired. I also gained 15 pounds in the last 4 months. Oxycodone keeps me chronically constipated (this I know is rightfully to blame) and I suspect it's just slowed my metabolism down in general and thats why im geting heavier and harder to lose wegith, but dont know of any evidence pointing to the fact. I tried to eat well and exercise and barely lost anything in a month... very discouraging. Im going to a doc soon... but he'll probably blame drugs or something and i dont know if thats the case.
I have always told myself opiates are not harmfull to your body cuz im in denial and this is what I read.... but how about you guys??? Has opiate abuse shown physical consequences to you? Anything I mentioned above, something which happens to you or something you believe heavy daily opiate use could have caused?