Pain Med Pagnes

13 May

Sometimes I think that the medical society wants me dead.

I was given a painkiller:  hydrocordone/acetaminophen.   I was alloted one every 6 hours, but a whole tablet made me so stoned that I take only half every 6 hours instead of the whole thing.  Recently, because of the acetaminophen, they started to make my stomach burn a little bit.  I know that long-term use of acetaminophen can be very dangerous for both stomach and kidneys, so I went back to the doctors and got a different med.  It seems like all they had either had acetaminophen and the only other option I was given was morphine.

So – I tried the morphine – low dose.  It was terrible.  It did nothing but make me sick. I think I also lost some weight as it made it almost impossible to eat and I never felt hungry once in the 9 or 10 days I took it.  I figured I just needed to adjust, but it never got better.  My digestive tract stopped, I felt dizzy standing up, fell asleep continually, couldn’t even flex my ab muscles enough to produce a decent stream of urine.  And that was low dose.  I can’t imagine what is in someone’s head that decides to take that crap for fun.

Long story short, I’m back on the first med with plans to talk to the doctor’s office again after the weekend.  It’s pretty hard for me to believe that is all they have to offer.  I will also be going and getting a CBD card soon.  I’m not sure if CBD oil will be enough on its own……..but at least I don’t have to worry about it being dangerous as long as I’m taking organic and not that new GMO trash that’s causing problems.  I’m also back to searching for a doctor that is taking new patients and can fit me in before too long.

All this headache makes me glad I’m handling most of this on my own instead of via the medical community.  They scare me. They just plain scare me.

One Reply to “Pain Med Pagnes”

  1. Ugh, ugh, and more ugh.

    Yeah, you gotta wonder sometimes about the medicine that they give people. I guess it must work sometimes, for some people, and yes, it is pretty freakin’ scary. But then again, it’s absolutely amazing (in a good way!) the things that we CAN do with modern medicine.

    I hope you are able to figure out what you need, and are able to get it, so you can start feeling better again soon.

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