I am astounded by the fact that so many of the PD persons involved in this great blog are having to deal with pain beause their doctors won't prescribe medication. Their doctors feel they are already on too many meds. or they are afraid of addiction. PLEASE.........In this day and age no one should have to contend with dehabilitating pain. Not one single person. If you must take medicine every four hours for pain do so. Do not worry about addiction.Do we tell diabetics they are addicted to insulin? We need to find a life of quality. Our lives are short enough. Who is it that can tell us how much pain we should endure? Who is it that has the power to tell some people they must suffer? Anyone who thinks pain should be endured is NUTS. Unless the doctor has PD he shouldn't presume to know our pain. He should trust us and our evaluation of our bodies. We have the right to live without pain. We have the right to choose. We live in our bodies. We are adults.
Take charge dear ones and be the master of your own destiny.We can and should determine our needs and go forward without pain.