I've posted about how bad it has been for months, and then been offline for a while.
The pain, exhaustion, tears etc. obviously build up. I managed to get some good fentanyl patches called Durogesic. 6 weeks later having slept upto 17 hours a day, I started to feel much better and took myself off the patches. I've lasted a week on low dose cocodamol.
I want to set off fireworks to celebrate my return to almost normal! However, I'm aware how much it still hurts. The temptation to go back to the patches is huge. But I won't do that until I get back to the point where I literally don't want to live anymore. We have a responsibility to manage our medication. Don't take what you don't need, because when you do need it it will be less efficacious.