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Old 10-14-2013, 03:59 AM
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Re: Women Face Dramatic Increase in Painkiller Overdose Deaths

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Interesting... My sister died in 2008 from an overdose of mixed pain pills, mostly soma and fentanyl. This had been an ongoing issue with her for years, so she was convinced she knew what she was doing and knew how much she could take safely. Repeatedly in that last year I tried to talk to her, even reminded her that it would most likely be me who would find her body. She sincerely promised me that would never happen, swore she wouldn't do that to me. When she died she had two fentanyl patches on and the equivalent of 40+ soma tablets still in her stomach.

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Old 10-14-2013, 04:03 AM
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Very sorry for your loss but 40 soma and two fentanyl patches sound like a suicide, rest and bless her soul. I am so sorry for you and her.

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Old 10-15-2013, 06:11 PM
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Re: Women Face Dramatic Increase in Painkiller Overdose Deaths

My mother died from an OD in 2005. Several of her friends have died from the same thing since then.

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Re: Women Face Dramatic Increase in Painkiller Overdose Deaths

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Very sorry for your loss but 40 soma and two fentanyl patches sound like a suicide, rest and bless her soul. I am so sorry for you and her.
Not when you're a long time drug addict/user. I remember my mom once saying, at that time, she was taking up to 14 7.5 hydrocodone a day.

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Old 10-15-2013, 09:55 PM
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Re: Women Face Dramatic Increase in Painkiller Overdose Deaths

I could have been one of those women. I am a recovering heroin addict and I have overdosed twice. Thank God that someone was with me both times and they resuscitated me. My addiction started at 16 due to dental work and subsequent prescriptions. Tennessee, where I unfortunately happen to live, is number one in the country for drug overdose deaths. There's a higher purpose why I survived, to pay it forward and help others who are taking the same path that I did. Peace and love to all the addicts out there who are still sick and suffering.

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Old 10-30-2013, 03:00 AM
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Re: Women Face Dramatic Increase in Painkiller Overdose Deaths

A high amount, pardon the pun, of the increases is due to methadone being prescribed for pain conditions. Methadone is too long acting and has a llooonnnggg half-life. Notorious all over the books for causing accidental and not so accidental overdose deaths. Do not let a doc give you this except for opiate withdrawal, ask for some other short acting O. And for Mercy's sake dont take painkillers unless you really need them. Addiction is a living hell nightmare with no wake-up.

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Old 10-31-2013, 03:59 AM
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Re: Women Face Dramatic Increase in Painkiller Overdose Deaths

where is the pic?

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Re: Women Face Dramatic Increase in Painkiller Overdose Deaths

I've actually noticed this from personal experience with Death Certificates

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