Dagogirl I really do not have much to offer other than by all means talk to your dr. I am amazed that you have been able to control your pain for this long on the meds you have listed. Many times just switching to a different medication can do the trick. Some PM drs do require their patients to do a "drug holiday" but it is under supervision which is the correct way to do it. I don't understand why you feel the need to hide possibly going to a rehab from your dr. If anything he would most likely commend you for even considering the idea.
You have a very painful medical condition and that is most likely going to require you being on narcotics for the rest of your life, unless a miracle happens. As rotten as life can be at times with CP we are still entitled to quality life. Taking medication for pain is another tool that we have at our disposal to help achieve that quality life.
I do hope you will talk to your dr.
crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & psoriasis and psoratic arthritis. Several other health issues just not enough room to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 17 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.