Tuesday, January 09, 2007


I went to my doctor yesterday because my back is just not geting any better. She gave me good news - that I didn't do any serious damage (although it feels like I broke my back) but that it will be/might be a long healing process. I left her office with a script for both Tylenol w. Codeine and Vicadin. Good, right?

I took the codeine and promptly fell asleep. I woke up two hours later feeling groggy, but not in any less pain. Six hours after that I took a vicadin, praying that it would take the pain away and let me sleep. Nope. I was up at least 5 times in the night with screaming pain in my back and leg. As a result, I didn't get up and start the day until noon.

I decided to try again. Another codeine made me drowsy. Four hours later I took a vicadin. NOTHING! No relief from this pain at all. It's almost time for another vicadin and I don't know if I can even be bothered. There's no use killing my liver if I'm not getting anything out of it, right?

I don't get why people say that vicadin is awesome. Hell, I can't even see how people can get addicted to it. It's done absolutley nothing for me and I'm pissed. So I'll have to call my doctor tomorrow to see if she can either 1) up the dose or 2) prescribe something different.

Because I cannot handle another day of this terrible pain.

1 comment:

Something dirty said...

That's too bad, not only for your chronic pain, but because Dr. House makes it look so good!