I posted about this in my methadone journey thread but not everyone will see it. I have been suffering with a horrible toothache for about two weeks. I went to the dentist on Monday and he said he would medicate me. I assumed antibiotics which we discussed. His assistant asked me if I wanted Vicodin and I said no. I took the paper and left. I dropped off the script and got it the next day. A paper fell out of my purse yesterday and I picked it up and saw it was a script for Vicodin. It is only 10 pills but still, I told them no and they gave it to me anyway. I took it in to my counselor at the methadone clinic this morning and she said this was huge! I agreed because I would of normally got outside to my car and searched for that script and got it filled and ate all 10 pills. I just had my second clean urine the day before and don't want to jeapordize anything. Then I go to dose and tell the nurse. He says, I am allowed to get the script filled so long as I bring in the paper to tell them I got it filled. He said the methadone blocks the euphoria but will give me pain relief. Now why didn't my counselor tell me that? Oh well, I will keep taking Advil and hope the antibiotics start working soon. I am going to call the dentist today to see if they can get me in to Xray this spot instead of the spot they did the other day so he can see what is going on. I sometimes wonder if us opiate addicts punish ourselves due to the fact that we gobbled so many pills in our life?