In the darkness the trees are full of starlight (henwy) wrote,
In the darkness the trees are full of starlight
henwy

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Either I've become a soppy little girl, my pain threshold has dropped ever since the tooth situation resolved itself, or the pain issues have been getting worse. None of those options are mutually exclusive of course.

It's gotten to the point where I can't get through a day without some sort of opiate pain management. I've tried to fight that step for ages, years in fact, medicating instead with handfuls of ibuprofen. I was always worried about what it would mean if I had to take codeine or whatever every single day. Things like side-effects, addiction, reduced drug efficacy, withdrawal, maintaining a constant drug supply, etc all begin to rear their ugly heads. Instead, I've always tried to just live with the pain in the moments it spiked and bulled on through. If these past few days are any real indication, that might no longer be possible. Maybe it's just a flare up and things will go back to normal in a few more days. I certainly hope so because the alternatives are really not pretty.
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