Thursday, June 9, 2016

MS Lessons learned from a broken leg

On April 27, 2016, I broke my femur into at least three pieces. I was in the hospital for the next two weeks. While in the hospital, I had essentially no spasticity, even though I had no access to cannabis. After a few days of no spasticity, I was shocked. I couldn't figure out why that was happening.

Here's what happened: Percocet.

Percocet (oxycodone) absolutely nullifies spasticity, in addition to nullifying a significant percentage of pain from MS. I was on 10 or 12 Percocets a day while I was in the hospital for two weeks. When I got out of the hospital, I quickly made an effort to decrease my Percocet dosage as much as possible. Within a week or two of getting out of the hospital, my daily dosage was down to about 20% of what I had taken every day for two weeks in the hospital. Surprisingly, I had no withdrawal symptoms.

What I now know is that with 2-4 Percocets a day, I no longer have to deal with spasticity, or the extreme pain that's a byproduct of spasticity. I will run out of Percocet within a couple weeks. Hopefully I can find a doctor who is not a fucking idiot to prescribe me more of it. I have no interest in abusing Percocet. My only interest is in decreasing my pain and spasticity, which has made my life miserable.

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