12-23-2009, 09:31 AM
This has been a Very Informative Thread!! If I may Caution on One Thing: Through My PCP, My Blood is Checked every 3 or 4 Months to Check My Levels of the Kidneys and Liver. As soon as it was Noticed that I had a Small Rise in my Liver Count, two Weeks Later it was Checked again, and still High so I was Referred to Gastronomic Specialist Immediately, and My PM Dr. was Informed. 14Tubes of Blood was taken, and I Believe over 25 Tests were Run to Test My Liver, and All was found to be O.K., just a Bit of Fat on My Liver. But My Liver is handling My Drugs Very Well, and being Emulsified as it should by My Liver. Please be Proactive when it comes to the Effects Long Term Opiate Use can do to the Body. As My PM Dr. Informed Me, If My Body Starts to Reject the Methadone and Other Meds, My Liver can Actually Make Them Toxic, and I can Actually Poison Myself!! So Pain Relief is a lot More than just getting the Correct Meds. it's Making Sure Your Body is acting Properly with Them!! If I didn't take the Meds. I do,I cannot Walk, and would be Bedridden, so I Chemically Walk at this Point!!