How long would 150 normally last you? You said you bought them last month. Is that a one month script? How many of the other type did you 'reserve'? (I hate the term hoarding...it doesn't sound good).
My chronic pain is 'more of a worry' for me than 'acute pain', simply because acute pain has a foreseeable end to it. I had a basal cell carcinoma removed from my forehead by way of a 3 inch long incision. The surgeon would not call my pain management doctor about post op pain, so I was left to endure about 4 horrible days of pain! The tramadol I use for my chronic pain didn't touch it!
My point is, it was 'only' four days and I've 'moved on' quite nicely from it.
Chronic pain, on the other hand is a completely different animal. What else, if anything, brings you any comfort from your chronic pain? Warm soaks? Stretching? Heating pad? Ice? TENS unit? Plain old Aspirin in combination with any of the above? Not that I expect it to 'do the job' of what is missing, but it can help us endure the wait until we get the 'go to' med.
Watching for the light at the end of the tunnel in the meantime...you will reach your refill date...eventually. Just get through one day at a time.
multiple surgeries for rotator cuff both shoulders with residual chronic impingement syndrome, ulnar nerve transposition, carpal tunnel release, multiple wrist surgeries, multiple herniated discs, tarlov cysts, whiplash, bursitis of hips, grade 5 right shoulder separation and torn labrum, ovarian cysts, fibroid tumors of the uterus