Hi grad and welcome to our forum family! I'm so sorry you're in pain. Your doctor should be working with you to keep that under control. It sounds like you need your medication increased to a level that it does some good. Get in there as soon as you can get an appointment.
Also, keep a pain journal. Write down times of day, your pain level from 1-10, what you took, how it helped or not, activities, etc. Take this daily log to your doc when you go and he'll get a good view of how your pain is and that you are very serious about needing some help. There's good pain control out there. You just have to get your doctor to work with you to find a level that works for you.
Keep us posted,
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