In 2014, I came out as an HIV positive, and was diagnosed with Hepatitis C. I spent a lot of time thinking about it.
How many more deaths would I see, and how many more of my friends would be infected with hepatitis C. The virus is now so common that it is no longer even mentioned as a condition in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5).
So what was I missing out on?
It was because of the war on opioids.
As a medical student, I was given the opportunity to be a counsellor at a local centre, where I was asked to help people who were struggling with opioid addiction.
But I couldn’t help them because the war was already in full swing.
I had just been told that I would be given a prescription for methadone to ease my pain, and to make sure I didn’t relapse.
I couldn, and I did.
But it didn’t go down well.
It was like being on trial for a criminal offence.
I was called up to a tribunal and told I would not be allowed to practise medicine anymore.
I found myself at the mercy of the tribunal’s ruling and its decision not to grant me a licence.
In my own words, I told the tribunal: I am a counselled drug user, and the war has already started.
It has already made me a criminal.
So I am not going to let this go on.
My experience was just the beginning.
I continued my treatment at a community clinic, where they gave me a free pill every week, for free.
I would take it and have my first pill, and then I would stop.
They gave me another pill, because it was a new treatment option.
But then I was offered a prescription.
I said: I can’t do this, because I don’t want to be on methadones anymore.
They said: Well, we will give you a methadrone patch instead, so that you can do that.
And I started taking methadrones.
I did not take it for two months.
The first week I took it, it was horrible.
I got my first dose.
I remember waking up in the morning, having a headache, and crying because I was so scared that I was going to overdose.
I went to the bathroom and started crying, because methadroniches are very, very dangerous.
I used to say: ‘I don’t know what I am doing, I am just doing this, it’s so hard’.
I was very sick and was crying constantly, because the whole world around me was so dangerous.
My first time, it happened to me in front of my family, and they were scared to death, because my father and brother had been in the same boat.
So they left and I just ran to the hospital, because there was nothing I could do.
The ambulance took me there, and it took a long time for them to drive me home.
It wasn’t until a couple of weeks later, when I was at home, that I realised that methadrophes are the safest medication I have ever taken, because they are extremely effective at killing the virus.
Methadronichs are like a pill that you take and you take for a few days, and once you have taken it, the virus doesn’t kill you.
The drugs are very safe.
The pills are very low in the body.
The most common side effects of methadrops are mild nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea, and very low blood pressure.
Methadhrops also help you to sleep and feel better in bed, and are extremely helpful for the body’s immune system, so you feel better and more rested.
So methadrothes are incredibly helpful.
They help me to have more sleep.
I am very, not just very happy, but I am even happier than when I first started taking them.
They are incredibly effective.
I have been on methaderrops for a couple years now.
The one thing that I have noticed is that it has made me so much happier, because now I am actually feeling better, which is very important for me.
I know that this is not normal, but the fact that I am taking this medication, because so many other people are not taking them, is very good.
And so, I have learnt a lot.
My partner is very happy to take them because she knows that they are very helpful.
She says: I take them every day and I feel so much better, because this is a drug that has helped me so greatly.
I don and will continue to take methadrogens, because, because of my condition, I cannot take methamphetamine.
My life has changed.
I no longer have the problem of being on methads or the need to be sick all the time, and so I can do things that I used not to be able to do before, because that is not possible anymore. When