It’s the drugs, stupid.
K, so I think I know what the problem is. Codeine.
This shoulder whatever hurts a lot when I do too much, walk too much, all kinds of “too much.” Last fall I took the codeine regularly like prescribed and figured out in a few months it was messing with my head big time. I quit the regular doses in January and went to PRN. I figured out a couple taken once would help me get by like when we’re on vacation or, like last Friday, we went to the zoo. Lots of walking, moving, I started hurting and took the pills.
Today, again, I feel like crap. Same thing happened last week. I had taken some pain pills when we went to Houston, to Kemah, out and about.
The pain in my shoulder is very debilitating. If I don’t take pain pills eventually I am totally sidelined. BUT, if I take the stupid pills I do fine until they wear off and then in a couple days the withdrawal hits.
“Damned if I do, damned if I don’t!”
The lousy part is that doctors never tell about these side effects or withdrawal. I had to figure this out on my own. I copied the effects / withdrawal just below. I’ve run the gamut of both side effects and withdrawal.
So if I have sounded depressed, freaked, sickly, confused, blame the drugs.
So, shute, that’s that, huh?
Maybe in a year or two I’ll be my old self… if I don’t die first.
Paranoia & Depression, some of the symptoms. Go figure.
Codeine Side Effects
Codeine side effects include but are not limited to:
The worst codeine withdrawal symptoms pass within a few days, but it can take months to feel normal.
Codeine Withdrawal symptoms include but are not limited to:
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