Hey there! Thanks for sharing that with me.. It is definately a good perspective for sure. There seems to be a lot of options that I wasn't fully aware of for the pain if needed down the road.
My pain level is only about a 2 right now so I consider that very manageable without taking anything. The issue is that I work long hours, 50 hour minimum each week and most of my work hour is on my feet. I enjoy it for the most part but there are days that I feel like it's manageable but then I come home and within the hour the pain has tripled just during the drive home.
I can see how this could be a trigger to take the pain meds again if I let it get too bad. For me, I don't think I would really want that to be an option even in small quantities because my tolerance for most medications is very high so even the initial starting dosage is a lot higher then most. If I have to take so much of it that I no longer want to use it then it is counterproductive. I do agree that I will need to figure out a plan long term because the pain will not just go away. It will be something I'm going to have to live with for a while.
Anyways, did you go out for your walk/run? Was it cold???!!! LOL
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That could be why most doctors say its safe to use longterm. If its that simple to taper down then it may be a long term option. I fractured my back in an accident and it does seem a lot more manageable then it did 2 years ago. The thing is that the dosage discussed seems very high to me but I again don't know too much about it. It was 400mg 3X daily initially. I guess I'm just scared to use medication LOL I need to be able to trust the doctor and I struggle with that.