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  1. Thanks Cindy! So great to hear from you! Hope you and your son are well. Scott
  2. Hey Ting!!! Great to hear from you. Yes I am still slugging thru it. Hope you guys are doing well. Thanks for the comments! Scott
  3. Awesome to hear from you Mystina. It's just like hooking up with old friends. Thanks for thinking of me and thanks for the comments. I hope you are doing well! So nice of you. Best, Scott
  4. I think that's me Jeeb. Just look for the Junkyard Angel tracks. And yes, Cindy was cussing!
  5. Saw Paul in Atlanta about 3 years ago. Best show I have EVER seen.
  6. I'm glad I did not love them. Thanks buddy. Scott
  7. Right on blueballs. Nice user name! To be honest, I would trade 3 weeks of opiate wd's over this protracted Benzo wd. The hardest part is accepting it. Accepting that I am going to feel his way for a while longer. But knowing that I am healing every day.
  8. My channel: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9zmgZqEx4nKu3kjTGiIcWw?feature=mhee
  9. Hey, we are now on YouTube. While you're there, you can also check out some hilarious footage from St. Patty's Day in Savannah, Ga. My wife was railing! We played downtown from 2-5 and the video is of Cindy and I trying to get the hell out of there! Enjoy! Scott
  10. Hey folks, It's been a while so I thought I would pop up through the floor and give ya'll a shout out. I hope all of you are doing well and keeping the beast at bay with your sacred medicines I have not browsed the board so I really don't know what's up with everybody. My HA is pretty much under control thanks to Cymbalta. That is the great news. The other great news is that I started a fantastic new job March 2nd and I recently drove an entry level luxury sedan off the lot....Lexus IS 250. Ha ha...hope there is no class warfare here. I worked hard for this little reward ;D Finally, the BEST news is that my daughter, Cassidy, had the ostomy bag taken down in February and she is doing great! The wife is doing well also. The only problem is that I am still suffering the effects of all the drugs I recently took. In particular, Ativan, a benzodiazepine. Very, very evil shit with very long lasting withdrawals. I am over 70 days off of it and I still have tinnitus and body ache/fatigue. It sucks large but I am better off than many others. I joined a benzo wd support group and learned a lot. I had no idea it would do this to me. Neither did my pain specialist...big surprise uh? Here is a brief history: Chronic nerve pain in head since Nov 2009 due to shingles episode. Left me with Post Herpetic Neuralgia. Addictive drugs not taken in earnest until Aug 18 2011. Took Hydrocodone from Aug 18 2011 - Oct 9 2011. Began taper Oct 10. HC = Hydrocodone TD = Tramadol (non-addictive synthetic opiate - right!) AV = Ativan 120mg HC x 5 days 60mg HC x 5 days 30mg HC x 1 day (too fast - dosed up) 55mg HC x 4 days (then went mad) 100mg TD x 3 days (also began 2mg AV per nite) Continued TD 100-400mg per day along w/ AV for 2-1/2 weeks Last week of TD did quick taper. Took last dose TD on Nov 4. Continued AV thru Jan 27. Was having interdose wd from AV but did not know. Quic 10 day taper: 1mg AV x 5 days .5mg AV x 5 days Last dose Jan 27 Good thing is I am benzo free and pain med free. Now if I can get to that finish line where complete healing lies. I will get there. Later gators, Scott
  11. Wow, appt with Goadsby. Fantastic! I wish you guys the best. Scott
  12. Thanks Ting. I will never leave this message board. Sorry but I'm here to stay. I have made many great friends and I care about what is going on with you all. You are one of the truest friends Scott
  13. Hey busters, I just read somewhere that neurpathic pain gets worse at night. Maybe that explains why my HA has had that pattern for the last 21 months. Been on 900mg days now and its starting to make me sleeeeeepy. It also seems to be trying to alleviate the nerve pain. I will begin a slow taper off pain meds tomorrow. Hoping for the best. If Mayo is right and I do have shingles without the rash, I guess it erupted 21 months ago and went untreated. Now what I have is post herpetic neuralgia. Nerve damage I guess. I am really not sure. All I know is that the Mayo doc said my trigeminal nerve is firing pain signals. Based on some bad experiences with the staff of my local Neuro, not to mention that fact that it appears he misdiagnosed me when after I practically handed it to him on a silver platter, I am changing doctors. I have found a good one and will be making an appt soon. Thank you all so much for the support thru all this. It has been a crazy and challenging time in my life and it's still ongoing. But I see some light at the end of the tunnel. Busting helped me. It had some effect on the pain signaling. I cannot explain it but it did help to a degree. No busting for now but I have something put aside for a rainy day Bye for now but I will be around. Love vibes, Scott
  14. Love me some Hendrix at Monterey. Man, i cannot imagine how mind blowing it must have been for all those peace and love freaks, high on Owsley's, to see and hear Jimi for the very first time. What an introduction. I read that he got a 20 minute standing ovation! Very groovy 8-) Scott
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