To start with, I don´t really know what´s wrong with me. My health has gone south and the local healthcare system is awful. I still take that godawful clonazepam (2mg). In the country I live in it is sometimes prescribed in palliative care ... Recently I´ve had a few experiences with opiates. Dihydrocodeine to be specific. It didn´t do much for actually suppressing pain, but that drug increased my self confidence and ability to tolerate pain, but only a bit. No euphoria. Then, the day after that I may actually feel pain that I didn´t feel before. Specifically, I lost a lot of muscle mass and it feels like the muscle fibers in my upper body are thin wires. Right now I feel pain in muscle fibers on my chest and arms, even a bit in my legs. Or perhaps I feel it in my brain, not sure how to put it. Time may also seem to pass more slowly the next day. I´m familiar with the concept of central sensitization. I know I certain doc Cheney used to prescribe it for that purpose ... opiates, GABA or otherwise, my CNS is rather sensitized. Do these (mostly unhelpful) experiences with opiates seem familiar to members ?