I used to wonder why people get addicted to painkillers. I mean, addiction to gambling / shopping / eating / porn / alcohol / etc kinda made sense because it makes you feel good / excited / etc….but painkillers?? I didn’t get it….till recently.
Painkillers don’t kill pain.
If you are in pain physically / mentally / emotionally, painkillers numb and soothe all the pain. Taking so many painkillers make you feel woozy and all the pain is gone temporarily…the pain relief doesn’t last long, so you end up taking more and more…until the maximum dose of the day is reached…
Sooner or later, even taking the maximum dose of the painkillers won’t numb the pain…what do you do then???
That scares me.
I was sitting in the waiting room of the doctor’s surgery today. I started reading the leaflets.
Warning signs of depression :- insomnia / loss of appetite / mood swings / tearfulness / suicidal tendencies / etc
- if you experience these symptoms for a few weeks, please seek professional advice…
I think I may be stressed, bordering on depressed. sighs.
A second course of antibiotics is required for my disgusting wound which I don’t even wanna look at. Ugh! 4 weeks of sick leave…ugh! I am so frustrated with my poor wound healing abilities!
..I suppose it doesn’t help when I want that one person to care, but he doesn’t…