I think I'm a weirdo. Pain meds, anti-inflammatories, and such all make me so groggy that I cannot function. To give you an idea, I was on Ultram and Flexerill. In order to try and stay awake (I have a 3 year old and 5 year old), I had to cut them into quarters. And I didn't feel confident enough to drive so we were stuck at home. On days where I need to go some place I would just take Aleve or Advil, try to suck it up, and pray for the day to pass so I could take one or both of the RX meds. My neuro changed me from Ultram to Vicodin. hee hee hee I'm loopy on 1/4 of one (they are 500 mg) and will not even entertain the thought of driving down my street. The PM put me on Celebrex and said not to take the Aleve or Advil any more.
I feel like I am the only person on the planet that is so out of it from such a low dose of meds. If I take 1/2 a Vicodin, I feel like I've had one too many drinks. If I take the whole thing, it feels as if none of my thoughts or words will come together without a lot of effort. My pupils look like pinheads. It sucks. Without some sort of pain med, I struggle to get through the day. With them, I'm stuck at home. I'm in the process of doing cortisone injections. The first one was horrid. The second one is Wednesday.
My question to all of you is: Are any of you as sensitive to meds as I am? Or am I a freak of nature on this? If you are sensitive, what do you do?
I cannot risk driving feeling like this. At least one of my kids are with me most of the time. Plus I'm trying to become a teacher. I think a DUI at this point would be pretty bad and make it harder to try and get a job. KWIM? I'm hoping that the pain gets managed so I can teach one day.
Thanks for any input. Or just for reading.