I have had chronic pain due to internal bleeding leaving me w/adhesions along my stomach & intestinal lining.
I am in constant chronic pain, esp, when i eat or sit for long periods of time.
I dont think anyone should be in pain. My pain doc, started me at 250mg of Morphine,& Lyrica 75mg/day which was too much, so he lowerd the dosage.
My doc, worked from the highest dose for my height wieght & amount of pain according to the pain chart, which was for me 9.9 all the time.
After 5yrs of this, I decided to deal w/my pain in other ways, i was of no use to anyone in the cond, i was in while on the pain meds, aside from the actual pain itself.
I now am on Tramadol, & T#3's, i can function,think, & do things much more clearly than being on all those narc,drugs.
I have my bad days, very bad days, & thats when i phone my doc, & say im having a bad pain day, so i will be taking 6-8 T#3's today or next few days, then go back to my 4/day.
Doc has no problem, as long as i keep him updated & am truly honest w/him & myself about how much pain i am really in & how much is this med, going to make the just the pain better or my ability to function better as well.
Pain is the bodies way of letting yu know something is wrong. Once yu know however, then its up to you to do the right thing & really think about how is pain right now going to effect me mentally,& physically down the road of life.
Do i want to scarf down narcs, & die of liver failure at an earlly age, or do i want to try & walk,phone my best friend or lay down or maybe watch a comedy, when im in pain the last thing i want to see or hear is anything about it.
I want the exact opposite, try it, yu may find yourself in less pain than would ever have expected.