I've come to the conclusion that for me painkiller medication is just a poisoned chalice. Having suffered severe neuropathic pain in my hands for four years following surgery for stenosis I have tried many different medications and nothing has made the slightest difference.
Everything one takes has side effects that can be as bad as the pain itself and there are unseen side effects such as liver disease so I have now stopped taking all meds after a blood test revealed exceptionally high gamma levels.
I think so many in the medical profession that fob us off with drugs without a thought to the long term damage to our bodies are totally irresponsible.
There has to be another way to cope with pain than being dosed up to the eyeballs on so called pain killing drugs.
Although my pain level is still really bad I feel so much better psychologically having cleansed my body of the medication poisons.
Does anyone agree with me?