I've had a misaligned jaw for a couple of years; my orthodontist messed up with braces, and causes a lot of problems. I can't afford the treatment to re-align my jaw at the moment. Even with health cover, it'll cost a few thousand. Because of the misalignment, I get severe TMJ pain, headaches, nausea and referred pain to my neck and back. To manage it, I take large amounts of codeine, as well as oxycodone and naloxone when it's particularly bad. (Please note; I was prescribed all of this, but some of it wasn't intended for this purpose.)
Some of my friends and family have expressed concern over the amounts of painkillers I take, but I simply can't function without them.
I'm wary about telling any guy I date about the drugs, even when I stay with him. I either try to be discreet, or try to soldier on through the pain (very difficult), because I don't know how he's going to react.
Would any of you have a problem with this? Can you please explain?
- I would have a major problem with it. Undateable.
- I'd have a minor problem. Mostly just concern.
- I wouldn't care.
- Other/show results.