The Bitch Inside

So it turns out that co-codamol turns me into a bit of a bitch. 

I have realised that I am feeling consistently more hassled and more annoyed than I used to. I have less patience. I snap at my kids (and others). This adds up to there being many moments throughout the day where I don’t like myself very much. 

There is a lot that is tremendously difficult about being in pain all the time, but adding not liking your own personality into the mix makes the mental side a bit too much to deal with. Thankfully one of the people I like most on twitter made the observation that co-codamol makes her feel bitchy and horrible, and I realised I am at my worst when I have been taking it. 

It is one of two drugs I have been prescribed. 

It doesn’t help with the pain. In fact, I can’t even tell I’ve taken it. 

I have decided to stop taking it. 

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2 responses to “The Bitch Inside

  1. Sounds like a very good call! No pain relief, and negative, new personality traits. Come on modern science, throw her something else. Not that it needs saying, but you are the least bitchy person I know, so I can’t even imagine how horrendous it must be to have morphed into a new, unpleasant person. xxx

  2. But in a way it’s quite simple – if life doesn’t feel right we all turn into our worst selves sooner or later. And pain in any shape or form never feels right

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