wadicals73 saidBe careful with that shit man. I understand that it feels good and helps with the pain but I was using it too, built a tolerance to it and was soon addicted. I couldn't even function with out taking any. When my prescription was done I was so sick and hurt. I started buying it off the streets then it became too expensive. Started using heroin cause it was cheaper. Ruined my life!. I gave up everything for it. Family, friends, my life. It took complete control of me. Was a totally different person. Started stealing and doing criminal things. Was no good at all. Took me losing everything, living on the streets, locked up 3 times and a year of rehab to realize how it ruined my life.
A similar thing happened to my brother. He had shoulder surgery around 8 years ago and never stopped taking OC. It led to heroin.
Eventually, he started stealing from the family business (over $500K before he was caught). He then faked cancer, ran off to CA for "experimental treatment", ended up flying back to OH while his wife and three boys were away for a weekend and emptied their house of everything, and I do mean everything.
He has disappeared, though we heard he's living in a homeless shelter somewhere around Huntington Beach, CA.
He went from having it all to having nothing ... left his three boys for me to help raise, which I'm not all that happy about, by the way. I love those boys, but I always thought that being gay meant I'd never have to deal with kids.