I take Oxycontin and Hydrocodone. A lot of times they don't even come close to easing the pain. But when I smoke pot, the pain goes away. Not only does the pain go away. It puts me in a better state of mind. It makes me happy. The only thing is that the effects don't last long. I wish the government would make it legal in my state for medical use. I am so sick. I need it just to relax and cope with the pain.