So the other night I ended up calling an ambulance due to feeling suicidal (I’m alright, not the point of this story) and, due to the pain I was in (about 12/10 on my pain scale) and their inability to find a vein, they gave me some Fentanyl instead. I told them it wouldn’t work, that no pain killer has ever even touched my headache and I was right.
I spent the next 3 hours in a hospital bed, my entire body feeling heavy and my brain foggy except for the searing pain that the medication refused to act on. Plus, as a consolation prize, it lowered my respiratory rate such that every time I almost fell asleep, the SPO2 monitor would start to alarm and wake me up. Needless to say, I didn’t have a good time in hospital.
If you’ve read this far, does anyone else have this kind of problem with painkillers? None of the relief, all (or some) of the side effects?