I also want to welcome you to this forum, I am sorry that you have so much pain, but you have come to the right place for support and comfort! There are a bunch of great people here so make your self at home! You know pain meds affect me differently than what they do some people, Vicodin and also percocet keep me awake if I take one before going to sleep I will be awake for hours, and not a bit sleepy every one is so different, and meds affect every so differently!
I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on ful disalbility!
Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!)
Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV