Trust- I have been on some pretty heavy duty pain medications for about
8 years. I have never had any problems with my spouse or family. Believe me, my husband will tell me like it is, and he has no complaints (well, other than I always hurt so he doesn't have the services of his wife enough!) I also do not fall asleep anything like he does, and never have for that matter. Some people get a rush, euphoria, or ecitability from the meds, especially if they are abusing them. He is probably getting the euphoria and rush of energy, which is why he stays up all night. He needs help because soon it is going to take him more and more of the medication to get his high and he will run out....then have to deal with withdrawals until his next appointment which are VERY ugly.
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, trazodone, and Parafon Forte
To handle yourself, use your head...to handle others, use your heart
I'm going to smile like nothing is wrong, act like everything is perfect, and pretend its not hurting me.