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    Default Toradol.

    When I was about 24, I broke a molar playing paint ball.. I didn't realize it, so it abscessed and then all at once.. the pain came .. or it was rotten when it broke.. I dunno..

    But picture a pain that will make you scream and cry..

    Anyway.. I went to the hospital that night.. The doctor gave me that sideways look and said .. let me give you a shot..

    He shot me up with 20mg of Toradol. The pain was less than 10% in 5 minutes.. Amazing.. He smirked.. thinking I wanted morphine.. but I didn't care.. (so innocent then)

    Toradol is a non, narcotic pain killer .. it has some bad side effects, similar to asprin .. (but worse).. but its not a narcotic..

    When taken orally, its about as strong as a Tylenol # 3 .. The stomach destroys much of the potency.. when injected its a super strong pain killer..

    I think if your an addict, it would be a great idea to talk to your doctor about it .. if you had a non surgical, non medical emergency, you could request an injection in the office, and not risk taking an opiate..

    I am not recommending that anyone take it .. only that they ask their doctor about it, so that if you ever have an emergency in the future, you know if its an option..

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    I should explain better.. Toradol is not as safe as Vicodin or Oxy. (for non addicts)

    I have a bottle of the pills in my cabinet, and take them sparingly.. Not for a tension headache..

    One big concern is allergic reaction.. Allergy to Toradol is very serious.. some doctors don't like prescribing the drug ..

    When I got injected.. I had to stay for 45 minutes before they would release me..

    I would never give anyone a Toradol for fear that they could be allergic, or have an ulcer they didn't know about ..

    I just think that an addict might want to discuss it with his or her doctor in case a need ever arose..

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    Toradol is a strong medicine It may be non narcotic but so is tramadol & it is addictive so be careful. My doc gave me toradol with hydrocodone years ago when I herniated several disks in my back. It somehow enhanced & prolonged the opiate. Back then I did not abuse the meds just used then for pain as directed.
    Just my 2cents. Your right, most doc's won't write it because of allergic reactions.
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    Are you sure you don't mean Tramadol? THAT can and does cause problems for addicts. I've had Toradol in the past but it's basically Motrin in a shot.
    Don't be afraid of withdrawal. The sick feeling will pass and then the real work starts: staying sober. For me, the rooms of AA were the last thing I tried and the first thing that worked, but it will only work if you work it.

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    Default Re: Toradol.

    My husband checked into Toradol, and was told it cannot be used for more than five days. Therefore, it cannot be used for chronic pain conditions.

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    When I got out of detox, I was prescribed Toradol for back pain problems (tablet form from the medical detox) and took it as prescribed and it did help with the pain. I took a stomache protector and with food, but ended up a few weeks later with HUGE stomache problems, which later found out was due to Toradol. But then again, I have stomache issues and can only take it for a day or 2 at the most. But for people with regualar stomaches, it is a great non-addictive pain reliever, but must be taken with food.

    I was wondering though, I had heard that people can be prescribed Toradol shots from their doctor's for home. Perhpas not a good idea for I.V drug abusers, which I am not and was wondering if taking Toradol in shot form, will that be easier on my stomache?? Does anyone know?
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    That I don't know. I guess I'm just confused since I've only ever received it in shot form at the ER. I didn't know it could be 'scripted. Huh, learn something new everyday.
    Don't be afraid of withdrawal. The sick feeling will pass and then the real work starts: staying sober. For me, the rooms of AA were the last thing I tried and the first thing that worked, but it will only work if you work it.

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    The reason I posted about it is because of another member hear who developed a tooth problem.. Most addicts experienced Toradol while using.. because it wont make you high, it didn't work.. lol.

    Sober, Toradol is considered a pain killer for severe pain.. I have a bottle of 10mg tablets, but it will last me more than a year..

    If as an addict, you bite down and snap a tooth, injectable Toradol would help with pain.. its better than suffering, and better than Vicodin, for us folks !!!

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    Good to know. Thanks!

    I had to have Carpal Tunnel surgery seven months into my sobriety. My greatest fear while active in my addiction was "what happens if I need surgery or break something..will I have too high of a tolerance?". Well, I was fully awake for the surgery: they shot up my hand with lidocaine. That was the worst part. After that, I was sent home with 40 VicodinES, but the warden made me flush all but eight of them. The truth of it was that the Vicodin didn't touch the pain, but the Motrin 800 did.
    Don't be afraid of withdrawal. The sick feeling will pass and then the real work starts: staying sober. For me, the rooms of AA were the last thing I tried and the first thing that worked, but it will only work if you work it.

    1/31/2008

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    Default Re: Toradol.

    Joplin
    No I checked back & it was toradol he gave me, a shot in the office & a script for the pills. My confusion was he said NOT to use if for more than 5 days in a row. I guess I thought it was addictive but in reality it was for the stomach problems.
    He also gave me Ultram (tramadol) & told me it was a non narcotic ,non addictive medicine. It probably wouldn't be a problem if it was taken as prescribed ,as in really for pain once in a while, when the OTC stuff does not take the pain away.

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    If I take Toradol for 4-5 days, I start to get an upset stomach.. For me, its a drug that is very good, but I wont take more than 4-5 in a day, and for as shot a time as possible..

    If I broke an arm, tooth.. whatever, I would use it.. A terrible headache (which is why I am here) .. I would use Toradol sparingly ..

    Injecting Toradol is way stronger, but its a progressive blood thinner.. so no long term use..

    I think of it as an emergency drug for me.. (addict)

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