This recent thread made me wonder, because I have never felt euphoria from opiates.
My only two experiences with opiates (I think) are:
After a surgery, I was in recovery. I was still groggy, but experiencing a lot of pain and starting writhing. A nurse came by and asked me if I was in pain, I nodded my head and she said she would up my pain med drip. The pain got better and I got sleepier. Eventually an alarm went off and the nurse returned and said that my breathing rate got too low so she had to reduce the pain meds. No euphoria, just slipping off to the darkness…
I have taken hydrocodone for about a day after another surgery. No euphoria, just sleepiness.
Is this normal? Am I strange?