Do you take your pain pills when you have to drive?

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   Posted 12/31/2007 3:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Just a quick question?

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   Posted 12/31/2007 3:34 PM (GMT -6)   
When I first started taking my meds, absolutely not! For about 6 or 7 months if I had to drive, I'd hold off on taking my percs. Back then 5mg would get my way buzzed. Now 10 mg does nothing but help dull my pain, so I will often drive. But I still won't drive first thing in the morning after my first dose. My fist pills still leave me feeling to -fuzzy- to drive.

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   Posted 12/31/2007 3:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree, in the beginning nope wouldn't have done it. I even said that to my doctor once when my appointment was in the morning, that I was in pain because I didn't take my medication before going in, she asked "why, is that a personal preference?" Now I'm on the patch and always have medication in my system.
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cervical fusion 2006, with great result
L4-5 surgery with cages, plates, and screws in 2005, I have continued pain 
MEDS:  Fentanyl patch, Norco, Celexa, and trazodone
Im going to smile like nothing is wrong, act like everything is perfect, and pretend its not hurting me. (quote used with permission from "Tennis").

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   Posted 12/31/2007 7:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Same here. But each person has to find for them self if they can drive or not. If you drive and you are too fuzzy you can get written up for a's not just for alcohol. Please be careful.

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   Posted 12/31/2007 11:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I as well did not drive when I first started taking pain meds for the fear I would cause a wreak and hurt some one or worse.I am on the patch and I do drive now and it does not effect me like it did but I all so use take Oxycodone this I do not take when I have to drive.

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