“I Don’t Hurt Anymore” Side Quest Guide in Fallout: New Vegas
How to start and complete the “I Don’t Hurt Anymore” sidequest in Fallout: New Vegas

The sidequest “I Don’t Hurt Anymore” is a sidequest in Fallout: New Vegas that is started by speaking to Lt. Gorobets at Camp McCarran.

Quick tips before you start the quest:

  • Do not exit dialogue with her until you start the side quest. This side quest is notorious for having multiple ways of locking yourself out of it. If you enter dialogue with Lt. Gorobets and exit it without starting the quest, it will become permanently impossible to start.
  • Do not complete the “Three Card Bounty” quest before you start and complete this quest. Same reasoning as above. If you finish the Three Card Bouty quest, Lt. Gorobet’s dialogue will be replaced with generic lines, and the quest will therefore be impossible to finish.
  • NCR Quest. This quest takes place at an NCR base and around high-ranking NCR soldiers. If you’ve made the NCR hostile towards you, this quest will be impossible to start.

I Don’t Hurt Anymore

Starting the quest

To start the quest, you will have to enter Camp McCarran, located south of the Strip.

Location of CampMcCarran on the world map | Fallout: New Vegas
Location of CampMcCarran on the world map

Once inside, locate the 1st Recon tent. It’s located in front of the entrance, across a large courtyard. You’ll know you’re in the correct place if you see several people there wearing red berets.

Direction of the tent from the entrance | Fallout: New Vegas
Direction of the tent from the entrance
View of the tent from the courtyard | Fallout: New Vegas
View of the tent from the courtyard
Up-close view of the tent | Fallout: New Vegas
Up-close view of the tent

Inside, you’ll find Lt. Gorobets. The leader of the First Recon squad.

Image of Lt. Gorobets | Fallout: New Vegas
Image of Lt. Gorobets

Exhaust his dialogue tree. He will eventually reveal that another 1st Recon member, Cpl. Betsy, is suffering from mental trauma.

Look for this dialogue choice | Fallout: New Vegas
Look for this dialogue choice
Dialogue that starts the quest | Fallout: New Vegas
Dialogue that starts the quest

After this is revealed to you, the quest “I Don’t Hurt Anymore” will start.

Speaking to Cpl Betsy

Next, go speak to Cpl. Betsy. A woman from the 1st Recon squad. She should be in that same tent.

Image of Cpl. Betsy | Fallout: New Vegas
Image of Cpl. Betsy

Talk to her about her trauma.

Dialogue choice talking about her trauma | Fallout: New Vegas
Dialogue choice talking about her trauma

She will give you the details of what happened, then, you will get access to several dialogue options.

If you have a Medicine skill of 40 or more, you can convince her to seek treatment immediately. You can also do the same thing if you have a Speech skill of 60 or more. Selecting either option will allow you to skip to “Finishing the quest section”.

Dialogue choice about the mental trauma | Fallout: New Vegas
Dialogue choice about the mental trauma

Select either of those two options if you can, if you can’t, exit the dialogue and keep following the guide.

After that, you’ll have to go talk to some of her teammates. 10 of Spades, Corporal Sterling, and Cpl. Bitter Root (you will have to talk to him last). Exhaust their dialogue about Cpl. Betsy’s trauma, then go talk to Cpl. Betsy again.

Dialogue choice with 10 of Spades | Fallout: New Vegas
Dialogue choice with 10 of Spades
Dialogue choice with Cpl. Sterling | Fallout: New Vegas
Dialogue choice with Cpl. Sterling
Dialogue choice with Sgt. Bitter Root | Fallout: New Vegas
Dialogue choice with Sgt. Bitter Root

Tell her that the rest of her squad thinks she should get treatment for her trauma. She will agree to get it.

Second to last dialogue choice with Cpl. Betsy | Fallout: New Vegas
Second to last dialogue choice with Cpl. Betsy
Dialogue choice that convinces Cpl. Betsy to get treatment | Fallout: New Vegas
Dialogue choice that convinces Cpl. Betsy to get treatment

Finishing the quest

Next, go talk to  Lt. Gorobets again and tell him that Cpl. Betsy is willing to undergo treatment.

Final dialogue choice with Lt. Gorobets | Fallout: New Vegas
Final dialogue choice with Lt. Gorobets

Lastly, go to the New Vegas Medical Clinic, located northeast of Camp McCarran, and talk to the doctor there- Doctor Usanagi.

Location of the New Vegas Medical Clinic | Fallout: New Vegas
Location of the New Vegas Medical Clinic

Tell Doctor Usanagi that Cpl. Betsy is going to become her new patient. Doing this will complete the quest.

Dialogue choice with Doctor Usanagi that finishes the quest | Fallout: New Vegas
Dialogue choice with Doctor Usanagi that finishes the quest