I’ve been almost afraid to talk about it, but last week my pain management doctor prescribed breakthrough pain medication for the first time. I’ve been leery of taking it too often, so I’m taking it once every few days instead of once a day as directed.
Miracle of miracles, though: all the pain except for the neuropathy goes away.
And I’m functional. Well, I’m rather loopy right after taking the medication, but for the next day or two, I’m far more physically functional than I have been in a very long time.
I cannot stress this enough: if you have chronic pain, see a pain management specialist. There are no other doctors who are as qualified to treat pain.