Originally Posted by Carlota69
Interesting and very timely subject for me.
I jacked up my knee a month ago and I am going to need surgery. The thing that scares me the most is hAving to take pain pills. I have never taken anything stronger than plain ol tylenol or Motrin. I've had my wisdom teeth pulled and some of my female parts taken and I did not take pain pills after those surgeries. I'm gathering howeve, after a full ACL replacement and miniscus clean up, I'm going to need pain pills. Vicodeine is what my doctor told me he was going to subscribe.
I'm even looking into medical marijuana as an alternative. I really don't want to take pain pills. Shit makes me nervous. I don't want to get sick cuz that would suck right after knee surgery, and I don't want to fall in love with them either. I have an addictive personality.
The whole idea just sucks....
I don't think you need to worry about it. If you have legitimate, short-term pain like you'll have after a surgery, you won't get addicted to the pain killers unless you want to. Just take them until the pain gets to a tolerable level and then switch to over-the-counter meds or nothing at all.