I too take narcotic pain meds on a daily basis, an extended release med for continuous relief plus a low dose instant release one for break through pain. No they don't take all the pain away but makes it more tolerable so I can lead a more normal life. When you have chronic pain you normally won't get the high feeling that you hear about
with drug users.
Anyway, welcome to the forum and keep us posted on how your appt goes. Maybe it would help if you started keeping a pain journal to take with you to your appts. This would give the doctor better information as to when you are experiencing more pain and this may help him & you figure out something to help with these times.
DDD, osteoarthritis, facet syndrome, fusion surgeries C-5/7 & L-4/5 both in 2006, torn meniscus surgeries left knee 2000 & 2002, buldging disc L-2/3