I'm glad to hear you're choosing life, Kleo! It's a shame that society so often stigmatizes people for taking pain medication. Nobody thinks anything about it if we take medication for diabetes or high blood pressure, but we're somehow suspect if we take medication for pain.
I'd like to suggest an article that explains the difference between addiction and physical dependence when it comes to pain medications. Not only is it important for you to understand the difference, but it may help you in dealing with pain management doctors as well. Here's a link: Opioids: Addiction vs. Dependence
I don't live in your area, so I can't recommend a specific doctor, but I can give you a link to a directory of pain management doctors so you'll at least know who's available in your area. Hopefully another community member might be able to give you a more specific suggestion. Here's the directory:
I wish you the best. I hope you're able to find a good doctor and get some relief very soon.
I have been on about every opiate there is. I finally found a combo that works, they have me on percocet for breakthru type pain with oxycontin, 60mg, every 8 hours. Do not be afraid of them. They work and give you some quality of life. The only problem I have is occasional constipation. That is minor to deal with than the awful pain I had. From your post, I would also consider something for depression, pain does that to us. You can feel better, just let yourself.
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