And all my doctors, primary care, pain management and orthopedic think I should go back on a long
with breakthrough but I'm not. At least not for now. If it gets really bad, I will take something but I've found I can manage the pain with a lot of other things (prescription gels, advil, lidoderm patches, etc.) And with a clearer head I've found I can distract myself and sort of remove myself from the pain. Hard to explain. It took me a while to get there.