Originally Posted by Shlongor
I've never understood the abuse of pain pills. I must be resistant to opiates or something. When I had my wisdom teeth taken out, they found a large cyst (with 4 baby teeth in it... I must be a mutant) and had to cut it out. They prescribed me Vicodin and it did precisely nothing except make me nauseous. Some years back I broke my hand and refused pain pills for this reason (also my insurance sucked and I would have paid mostly out of pocket).
There are fairly common differences in chromosome characteristics (I've read about this somewhere years ago) that causes some people to have complete resistance to the effects of different kinds of pain killers, such as codeine. That's probably true of Vicodin also, since it is basically just a mixture of acetaminophen (Tylenol) and hydrocodone.