That all makes sense. Its just hard when it's so evident that your pain is tolerable when your stress is low and so much worse when your stress is high. I agree that you may have to take a pain pill on these days that it's worse because its something I will probably be facing when I go back to the doctor as well.
I guess my big concern which is for u and also for me down the road is that you may take them to help the stress as much as you are for the pain. They are linked so closely that this is a tricky subject. Then at what point do we get stressed out more and them take more. I never had an issue with running out because my doctor would just write more or higher doses so I just have a hard time trusting myself to keep those separate. I think I will have to put a limit per week that I take and just stick to it regardless of how bad the pain ever gets.
I dont know, its all too confusing. Maybe I'll just see what you end up doing and how it works out for you LOL