Is oxygen addictive?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by matieofleaves803, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. matieofleaves803

    matieofleaves803 New Member

    There has been some talk of the possibility of addiction to oxygen and sense I am on an oxygen regimin, I wanted to learn more. I went on 3 sites and all of them said you can't get addicted to oxygen. They did say that since supplemental oxygen is 100% and room air isn't, it has to be treated and prescribed like a drug. Which mine is.
    just sayin'
  2. karynwolfe

    karynwolfe New Member

    It's not addictive; if I used that word, I'm sorry. Addictive is when you feel like you need it, even if you don't.

    You CAN become dependent on it, though, just like any other drug. Your body can become so used to functioning on it that it creates a new balance of homeostasis and becomes unable to function without it. It's just basic biology. If you take anything for a long time, consistently, your body adapts to always having it present.