If they tell you your pains normal and won't see you, tell them you need an increase in dosage, you might also suggest trying Neurontin
or Lyrica. It help me a little bit when I was recovering.
I hope I misunderstood you about the smoking, because you can't smoke AT ALL, cutting down isn't going to do it. I used to be a smoker too, so I understand, but this is real important. Do you want to go through this all over again because of some lousy cigarettes?