I'm not going to get on your case too much, but hey, buddy, we all have to watch the tylenol, aspirin and other OTC amounts we ingest - double so for those of us with GI issues. So I'm glad you got the help you needed and an "awakening", shall we say!
Seriously, forgive me for not remembering, but what's the status with the chemical ablation for that nerve? I wish I could remember if you had it but some part of me says it got canceled for some reason, but I don't trust my memory one bit these days.
If that's not going to happen then you really do need to find something more to help with the pain - or perhaps I should says someone else to help you more effectively. And we sure know on this forum that's far easier said than done.
My new PM has switched me from the percocet to taking 10mg oxycodone IR's to decrease the amount of tylenol I was getting (although I was still way under the max). It doesn't seem to help as much as the percocet, so I gave him that feedback and he's considering putting me back on them. To tell you the truth, I'm not sure which helps more. I know I can take more of the oxocodone a day than of the percocet, and I have found that extra 10 mg a day really helps. I was limited in the amount with the percocet. But my PM said he will work with me but that it may take us up to a year to get the right "mix". Doesn't help that I also don't have prescript
ion drug coverage, but I'm hoping I'll become eligible for Medicaid soon. None of the generic meds are covered by the prescript
ion assistance program.
Anyway, that's not your problem! But pain is and you have a right to get some better help, but you may have to travel for it.
Wishing you some better pain relief, friend! I'm trying to get relief from the heat as I have no A/C with this heat wave and have a lot of work to get done here at the house so I can't go visiting friends who do just yet!