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    Long term effects of insuffalating Oxys 
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    Background:
    I've been a pain regiment for 3 years now. OxyContinER 10mg 2x/day, and OxyIR 10mg 3x/day for BT. I generally only take 1 IR a day and end up insuff.throughout the day a total of 2. My pain comes sharp and usually doesn't last long. So I find that knocking back a bump or two when needed works better than ingesting an entire pill.

    My question is this:
    Has anyone had long term experience with insuffalating Oxycodone? What are the side effects, damage? Any advice?

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    I don't have much direct experience since I very rarely snort anything but I believe possible damage to the lungs and nasal passages are a real threat when snorting pills long term.
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    Sometimes I would get irritated sinuses and a stuffy nose from snorting oxycodone. I haven't done it in years but one thing that used to scare me was a sleep apnea type thing where I would wake myself up snoring and gasping for air. I've read about people getting pulmonary talcosis but have no first hand experience with this. I found some old threads that you may find helpful:

    http://www.bluelight.org/vb/threads/...ungs-dangerous

    http://www.bluelight.org/vb/threads/...mp-LUNG-ISSUES
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    I snorted oxys and various other pills for 8+ years. I have been clean from pharmaceutical opioids for 3.5 years, but I have chronic sinus issues I can only attribute to snorting. It feels like I have a constant sinus infection, but I don't. It's sometimes painful from the inflammation, but mostly it's annoying.

    Quote Originally Posted by falsifiedhypothesi View Post
    I don't have much direct experience since I very rarely snort anything but I believe possible damage to the lungs and nasal passages are a real threat when snorting pills long term.
    I never thought about the lung damage aspect, but at times it feels like I have asthma, and I'm not a smoker. Inhaling all that talc in pills definitely isn't good..
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    I'm with T. on this one. The primary issues that you are likely to encounter with this route of administration as opposed to say, oral ingestion, are going to be along the lines of Sinusitis of varying intensity, sore/irritated throad and nasal passages etc. however, they can be worse, in theory. Pneumonitis (inflammation of the lungs) is a real possiblity and can progress to more serious complications like Pneumonia or Pneumonic infection.

    Continued insults to the Lungs can lead to more nasty complications like for instance, Pulmonary Fibrosis, which is a more or less permanent scarring of the Lungs. My point is that it's possible to do serious damage by inhaling powders directly into your lungs, whether accidental or not.

    The good news, is that insufflation of drugs rarely develops into extremely severe complications or even anything worthy of an in-person with a physician. I would say that it's more uncommon to experience a complication in the course of their insufflation drug-use than to not, which is different than for instance, Intravenous use, in which most people you talk to who have been at it for years have experienced an issue or two. The only one who's going to be able to tell you definitively if you have an issue though is going to be a medical professional.
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