In 1999, I underwent back surgery and was left with
chronic back pain, for which I was prescribed OxyContin. OxyContin caused acute pancreatitis
I was switched to hydrocodone
, which I took regularly for four years. In 2000, I started to feel severe depression and insomnia. In 2002, I was diagnosed with
bipolar disorder, and was given Zyprexa. Zyprexa help
ed somewhat, but triggered diabetes and seemed to lose effectiveness after the first month or so.