I too suffer from low back and hip pain as well as a slew of other things but that is for another time as this is about you. Have you tried going to a pain management clinic or seen if your regular doctor would refer you to one? I have been treated at one for about 2 yrs now and they are wonderful. My doctor truly listens to my needs as I have tried numerous medications and have had adverse reactions to a lot of them, yet he is willing to keep trying. You are welcome to come vent here as needed as I also came here for the same reason and have found a lot of nice caring individuals who can relate to chronic pain and will offer their advice or a shoulder to cry on. Trust me, I have found myself on the verge of giving up and the kind words relayed through this forum gave me the strength to continue. I hope you take some solace from what I'm trying to say and I hope you are able to find some relief. keep posting, it will help.
intercostal neuralgia, degenerative disc disease, atherosclerosis, depression, & anxiety
meds: gabapentin, oxycodone 30 mg, lipitor, xanax, effient, cymbalta, carbamazepine