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is something wrong with me? *cw, substance abuse*

Discussion in 'Addiction & Recovery Forum' started by lilygrace, Feb 9, 2021.

  1. lilygrace

    lilygrace Well-Known Member

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    i used one of my prescriptions the other day. i wasnt trying to self harm. i was just trying to cope so i wont get down.
    i dont feel guilty . but i know it is wrong. i feel like i would do it again if i feel low enough. i just know i would confess about other things but otherwise i jsut dont know.
     
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    Tone Well-Known Member

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    What's wrong with using a prescription?


    Also, what's wrong with getting down...or feeling low?


    Personally, I've simply been letting whatever feelings want to wash over me...wash over me. I've been clean for about 6 months and I recently quit cigarettes. I was smoking one here and there. I also greatly diminished my caffeine intake.

    I hope that you will find a place of solace amidst any kind of storm washing your way.

    Yah bless.
     
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    lilygrace Well-Known Member

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    i dont know what to say......
     
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    Tone Well-Known Member

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    Well, I just smoked a cigarette...

    Now I'm having some double chocolate fudge brownie ice cream to take the taste away!
     
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    I wrongfully turned to a cigarette to deal with some turbulence...

    But, there were other ways I could've responded that would've been way worse...so...

    I guess I used the cigarette as a tool.
     
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    ok so i been taking triptans which were prescribed for migraines.
     
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    I used to take those but didn't notice anything associated with them.
     
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    Thing is...it was my own turbulence...and I saw it coming.

    Does this mean that I wanted to smoke a cigarette...?


    I guess I can psychoanalyze all my thoughts and behaviors ad nauseum, but in the end...it was plain and simply...doubt.


    *Sometimes I think I may be addicted to looking at the wind and the waves...
     
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    devin553344 Well-Known Member

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    I quit for 10 years, started back up after bad divorce :( Now I'm trying to quit again :)
     
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    Waaaaaay too many "I"s here...
     
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    Do you take them in doubt?

    Thanks for sharing by the way.
     
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    Sorry to hear about the D word.

    And may Abba Yah bless your efforts to not be ruled by any substance.


    For me, as far as the drugs are concerned, I just found that I could not be of any use to others when I indulged in them.

    Some people may be able to use certain substances as a tool that actually aids them in being in a position to help others.

    Cigarettes are known to contribute to serious health issues, so I do not smoke them regularly, because it is more profitable to be around to help others...for now.

    But, then again, I ride my Ebike everywhere like a madman...and I've had several accidents...


    In fact, I just got a ticket today for riding against traffic. This is the turbulence that I mentioned earlier...

    I do not like any police contact...especially in my circumstances...
     
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    devin553344 Well-Known Member

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    Be careful on the Ebike. I go for walks and people that drive are always distracted by their phones and swerving into my direction. Being on a bike even more dangerous.

    Yeah I got into some trouble when I wasn't taking my psych meds a decade ago, I understand the police thing. I almost got shot.
     
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    Yeah, I just take it as Him telling me to slow down.


    That was an expensive cigarette though...sheesh...

    :rolleyes:
     
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    I'm just worried about getting cancer. I don't really see it as a sin, but it does, like you said, get in the way of serving God. For me it's a selfish habit.

    What about the triptans? Like I said, I didn't notice any affect on me when I took them, but that was 15 years ago.
     
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    Have you tried drinking a little coffee instead of triptans for a slight upper. It's probably safer as if you abuse the triptans then when you get a migraine it might not work. At least that's what my neurologist told me.
     
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    Hmmmm, I don't know...all the drugs I've taken were at the street level...

    Well, actually, I snorted some Wellbutrin a long time ago (like 20 years ago), but it was someone else's prescription...

    I'm sure there's some adverse side effects...there usually is with all synthetic substances.

    @lilygrace may be able to shed some light on this.
     
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    Found this:

    "Triptans have few side effects if used in correct dosage and frequency. The most common adverse effect is recurrence of migraine. A systematic review found that "rizatriptan 10 mg was the only triptan with a recurrence rate greater than that of placebo".[19]

    There is a theoretical risk of coronary spasm in patients with established heart disease, and cardiac events after taking triptans may rarely occur.[20]"
     
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    Yeah my neurologist told me not to take them unless I'm having migraine auras. Then it can stop a migraine attack, but it's not for chronic migraines as they will stop working after repeated use.
     
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