I had a big rotten molar extracted, and they gave me paracetamol with codeine added. I did not want to take painkillers either, but when the anesthetic started wearing off in my jaw, and I felt a whole new level of pain with which I had been unfamiliar with for my whole life, I started reaching for the panadeine forte
. Two of these, and the pain was almost totally gone, but that night I kept sort of floating out of my body (or so I perceived it) while trying to get to sleep, so I sat up to meditate, and kept floating out even with that, although a bit less. In case anyone thinks this 'floating' was pleasant, no,
it was quite un
pleasant...In the end I got up and put some music on, and waited till I became so thoroughly exhausted that sleep just descended upon me...opiates don't seem to agree with me!