The Digital Nomad Posted September 24, 2012 Report Share Posted September 24, 2012 All medications get you high, lyrica, Vioxx, heck you even get a caffeine buzz from Excedrin. Foods get you high too, you feel euphoria from sugar, and drinks - alcohol sure - but what about Pepsi and Coke too? There is a medical or scientific term for "getting high" - they call it - "enhanced sense of well being" And doctors want you to get high off the medicine, any medicine - because as a part of your recovery or quality of life as a sick person - they want you to have a "enhanced sense of well being." They know that a patient who feels better about him/herself - will recover faster and stronger. Of course the foods, the booze, and the street drugs - those death dealers want to you get high simply because they want you to bring more money next time you visit. That is a sucker's play - they figure you are stupid enough to focus on getting high all day, chasing the ghost. We can be intelligent and make the distinction between 'getting high to get stupid' and 'enhancing my sense of well being so I can be normal'. If we are sick, there is no question we need this medicine. I can't tell you how many times I was sick and throwing up in the am - can't get pills to stay in. Smoking my medicine is radical - but it is necessary for me. To be social - with family, to function at work - I had to use. Was I high? no, I was mostly scared they would find out I feel good lol. So when people start giving you crap about "oh you are getting high" - you need to explain that for a patient with a chronic illness (meaning it does not go away and it can be bad or semi-good days) - you need "enhanced sense of well being' so you can get out and function through the pain, the depression, the nausea, and vertigo. Why shouldn't you have a right to feel good about life? Can I feel good enough to eat something, Can I feel good enough to get to church? The enhanced sense of well being decides if you will continue with living, it is that important - for me to get high. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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