I just recently stopped taking pain bed from the headaches I got after having the AVM. I have been so emotional and really starting to realize how much I’ve truly been through. It really upsets me. It’s like the pain meds were numbing my feelings & now I have to deal with them. Has anyone else experienced something like this?
My emotional issues got worse about 6 months to a year after the surgery but I did not attribute it to getting off the pain meds. It almost felt like a post tramatic stress syndrome kind of thing. I felt like it just took that long for me to process what I went through and start to deal with the fact that I’d never be the same person again. I guess the pain meds may have played a role though. Once you stop taking them you regain some of your energy and kind of wake up to things around you more. Maybe they were sedating you a little bit.