I feel foggy when I take my pain killers

United States
July 15, 2011 9:59am CST
but I don't feel like I have any choice. Without pain medicine, I can not function at any level because I hurt too much. I have fibromyalgia as a result of a car wreck that I was in. I also have been dealing with a virus that has been in my ear canals and it is now in my neck and back as well. The muscles are so tense and sore that I have to take pain medicines to even function. The doctors have had me on tramadol, tylenol with codeine, vicodin, and right now I am on percocet because of the virus in my back and neck. The emergency room doctor wanted to do a spinal tap to make sure there is no infection in my brain but I could not handle the idea of having a needle in my spine.
3 responses
@ravisivan (14055)
• India
15 Jul 11
They will give medicine and then only do spinal tap so that u do not feel the pain. If it is necessary please get it done. wishing u early recvoery.
@sswallace21 (1824)
• United States
15 Jul 11
I understand your hesitation in having a needle in your spine but it would definitely be a good idea to make sure it's not an infection. If you end up with and infection in your spine, the pain you are enduring right now won't compare to the pain you will be experiencing. Sorry, to hear you have so many medical problems and unfortunately they won't go away. Best Wishes!
@GardenGerty (99413)
• United States
15 Jul 11
That is a lot of meds to be on all at the same time. Percocet makes me sort of hallucinate. I hope that virus works its way away really soon.