Wow have not been on for a very long time but popped in and saw your ? Alot of folks do seem to think the suppos. work better and they have been around a very long time. We use them alot in the nursing home where getting those folks to swallow meds are difficult or maybe impossible due to medical conditions. The do however get into your system faster and are absorbed quicker therefore work faster to alleviate the pain as for possible working on contact given your DX I would say that might be a given and to your advantage although burning on contact may be a problem. Hope some of this helps and I agree that talking to your Doc may give you some better insight.
Bilateral knee replacements,spondylosis of L-3,4,5 and S-1, osteoarthritis,premenopausal migraines.
Meds: Methadone,xanax,zanaflex,maxide,prempro,K+,indocin,lexapro,neurontin(coming off) lyrica(going onto)