A netizen shared how she is addicted to pain meds.
Here is the story:
“Not really sure of where to start. I’m 23 and I’ve been addicted to really strong painkillers since I was 12.
My mum first gave me them when I was 12 when I had my first period and was dealing with a lot of pain.
The pills give me this euphoric feeling about half an hour after taking them. This feeling lasts about 45mins to an hour but after that feeling wears off I go into the worst mood.
I can always feel myself coming down from the high and I become tired and angry. Then it’s another waiting four hours before I can take more.
It’s the only thing I look forward too everyday. I’ve been quite sick from them lately (nausea, headaches, dizziness and hot flushes).
I have managed to come off of them once before for 6 months but I injured myself and ended up being given the same pain killers in hospital which restarted my addiction.
I’ve been to a therapist for it but it didn’t really help. My doctors have no issue giving them to me even though they are aware of my addiction.
The last time I tried to come off of them I couldn’t take the anger and miserable feeling of knowing I have no high to look forward too.
I forgot to mention the reason I think I’m addicted to pain killers is because I’m already on antidepressants and anti anxiety pills.
I guess my plan is to come off of pain meds eventually but I’m not sure what will give me the same high safely. No one knows about it and it is awful.”
Editor’s note: PLEASE speak to someone about this, talk to a psychiatrist.