I am 70 years old and was started on Oxycodone about thirty years ago. Back then the bad effects were not really known, so my Doctor started me on two 5mg a day, which withing a few years became 6 -40mg oxycontin plus 10 10mg Percocet a day. At one point i was taking over 400mg a day of oxycodone. By the way, i was in two accidents and have seven herniated discs. I was examined at the University of Virginia hospital and their team of neurologists recommended no surgeries because it would be too dangerous and with just a 20% success rate they advised against it because they said i could be crippled and have to use either a walker or Wheel chair. I get around pretty good so i didn't want to risk being in a wheelchair forever. So that's when the high doses of pain meds started. Due to becoming totally addicted to pain meds, i abused them until i ended up in a fist fight with two big cops. I volunteered to go to rehab. That was about fifteen years ago, and although i still take 40mg of Hydrocodone per day, my pain is so severe i am miserable. I think the Hydrocodone relaxes my muscles which in turn cause my neck and upper back to hurt much worse. I also have arm injuries. I have pins and screws in my elbow and torn ligaments in both arms which hurt bad. Both rotator cuffs are bad too. In other words i need pain meds. I am still in a lot of pain, but learned to deal with it. I just ordered some thc gummies and they are arriving today. I will be careful but i am hoping they help with the constant and very severe pain. Sorry for the novel, but i don't ever tell anyone my troubles and i guess this is venting. God Bless all of you dealing with the pains and addictions.