Posted by James K on March 17, 2006, at 15:16:19
In reply to Vicodin questions............, posted by fairywings on March 15, 2006, at 0:57:52
I've had enough surgeries in my life to have a lot of experience with vicodin. I have also had big substance abuse issues. The two never seemed to intersect in my case. I've seen though in rehab the people who became very addicted to pain pills.
For a while, when I had some, half a vicodin would get me through the last half of the last day of the work week. My aches and pains of chronic fatigue, and annoyance at the world would fade, and I could enjoy and be productive. In a perfect world, I would be allowed one a day as needed for ulcerative colitis and chronic fatigue. But in today's political climate in US at least it is sinful.
I wouldn't (my opinion only) mention "misuse" to you doctor, or he may yank it. And I've never had access to enough of it for a long enough period of time to discover if it would have become an abuse drug for me.
Oh, and the tylenol issue is very real, and my mind is blown when I'm in a rehab situation and hear how many some people take in a day. A medical disaster waiting to happen.