Hey ya'll. I've been clean from Oxys and Percs since December 27, 2010. It's felt soooo wonderful! Yes there are times when I get cravings and times when my body tries to convince me that I'm in pain, but other than that I've been great.
***Warning, TMI & girl talk ahead***
I originally got pain pills for my polycystic ovaries and related pain right before & during my period. Unfortunately Mother Nature decided to give me a gift the other day: yup, it seemed I was starting my period. I got a Toradol shot (NSAID) in the dr's office the other day, and that helped a bit. Today, however, I was in loads of pain and felt nauseas. The pain was in my left side (front and back). I suspected a kidney stone, and since that's the only kidney I've got, I started to panic. My period has also been acting strange: I have been *barely* bleeding for a good 3 days now. That's not normal for me.
I wound up going to the ER to rule out the kidney stone and to see what's up with my period. (I have lots of different medical issues, so I'm extra cautious in order to avoid compromising my health.) They said that I have a ruptured hemorrhagic cyst. These can be very painful. I'll cut right to the chase: they gave me 10 mg Percocet in the ER and I accepted. I also got an Rx for 20-5 mg percocets. That's the bad news.
The good news is that someone else is holding most the pills for me. I took 15 mg tonight because, hello, I'm in pain and I have a tolerance! Did I get high in the hospital? Nope, it just helped with the pain. Do I plan to get high off of the pills I have at home? No, not at all. To be completely honest I have 3 more with me at the house and that's all I'm going to take for this darn thing. The other 14 are going to disappear and not down into my stomach.
I feel like a failure & like I relapsed, but then again I don't. I'm taking the pills for legitimate pain, and I'm taking just the minimum I can to feel relief. They say studies show that if addicts take narcotics for legitimate pain, their addiction doesn't activate (at least as quickly).
I *will not* go down THAT road again!! I do not like the "high" that these things give me...really they just make me sleepy and dopey. Ugh.
So what do you all think? I think I'm doing the right thing. I suppose I could have/should have been "stronger" and toughed it out, but at the same time I feel like I deserve to be comfortable. Opinions? Thoughts?