I'm new here and just posted a bit ago about
having some upcoming medical tests for the back pain I've been having these last few months.
I felt the need to make an additional post about
taking OxyContin for pain management. I was just started on it yesterday, and so far it seems to be pretty helpful. What I'm struggling with, however, is that I seem to have to "justify" being on it to everyone in my life (except my husband) - a lot of people seem to feel that my pain "couldn't possibly" be bad enough to warrant the treatment, that I'm "too young" to be on such a medication, and that it's just "such a bad drug." Maybe I'm just venting, but it almost seems like the people around me would rather see me be in pain than be taking OxyContin. I find this sort of invalidation just aggravates the whole situation.
I don't feel the need to convince anybody of anything, but I'm not really sure what to tell them, either.