Just because you increase medication does not necessarily mean you are headed to zombie land. In fact most narcotics are safe and really do not have a ceilling, you can increase until side effects become not worth. Yes, being a zombie can be a side effect, but of meds are titrated properly, side-effects like that can be avioded. Now I am not saying loading up on meds is the way to go, but in addition with other things, increasing the dosage should not be automatically discounted.
Shaw, I am near Tampa, and I actually travel about an hour to my pain doc. I think someone posted about a doc in the Orlando area, but I don't think I've seen them on here in a while. I've also heard that pain.com is a good resourse. Once you got to the site on the top click on consumers and then pain clinics, put in florida and then scroll till you get to Orlando. At least it's a start. My doc was referred to me, but he is also listed there.