Oxycodone: The cost of pain relief

I’ve been taking Oxycodone (Percocet) for several weeks now to treat pain. It is the only self-administered drug that provides any relief from the pain I am suffering. Like any drug, particularly narcotic drugs, there are side effects, as indicated by the photo. I am certainly experiencing some of them. There seems to be another effect on me, though.

Oxycodone, like many narcotics, can cause drowsiness. In my case, it does occasionally cause drowsiness. Unfortunately, it interferes with my ability to sleep. Over the last week or so, my sleep pattern has been to stay awake all night until physical exhaustion forces my body to shut down and sleep for a few hours. The following night I am able to fall asleep. The next night is another all-nighter to exhaustion.

Last night was one of the all-nighters, so I should be sleeping now. It isn’t working tonight, though. It’s now after midnight, and I am still wide awake. I’m going to call it a night now, though, and maybe I can get a few hours sleep.

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