Hydrocodone: Worse than Pain?
My story is not that dramatic, but it is something I have noticed about how I react to pain relievers that have a narcotic effect.
They don't really do much for my pain; they just make me rather dull and unfocused. For instance, I had a tooth extraction about two years ago, and the Hydrocodone they gave me was worse than useless.
It made me feel dizzy and disabled, and it did not do a lot for the pain.
Frankly, the most helpful thing was to swish with warm salty water and just keep from moving my mouth or jaw very much for the first few days. Since I don't like to talk a lot, that wasn't too difficult.
Anyway, I ended up giving eight out of ten of the Hydrocodone pills to a friend who had a completely different problem with pain, and who found them useful. I have done this with other prescription meds as well.