Yes, I was addicted to the meds because I needed them for real pain. They never made me feel high or anything, and I would rather not have had to take them.
Wanna hear a funny but not so funny story?
When I was on a high dose Vicodin (60mg daily) for pain I called my doctor for a refill and they said that I had missed more than 2 appointments in a 90 day period and she was no longer my doctor and could not give me a refill. I was like, oh you have GOT to be XXXXXXXXXX kidding me! She was the one that convinced me to start taking it!
Anyways, after 24 hours or so I started to go through massive withdrawals. I called this thing called "ask a nurse?" (idk if any other hospitals have something like this but it's basically just for medical advice) I explained all my symptoms to her and asked her if there was anything I could do to ease the symptoms. She kept asking me if the symptoms were bad enough that I would want to hurt myself or something and I kept telling her no. She insisted that I come to the hospital for some methadone but I declined. about
ten minutes later I hear some pounding at the door and I look out and there are 3 county cop cars, a fire truck, and an ambulance in my driveway with their lights on!!!!
opened the door and was like, "Yyyess? Can I help you?"
They said that the ask a nurse had told 911 that I was probably going to kill myself!!
Oh for cryin out loud!!!!
After mmmmuch persuading, they finally left!
So to summ up, NO! I don't think anyone that doesn't take meds for chronic pain understands anything about
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