I had posted a month or so ago that I thought Neurontin was helping me function. So guess what, I'm back to work fulltime meaning 10, 12, sometimes 14 hours a day of sitting at a desk or in meetings. Now, my pain is worse than ever and I still feel Nauseas from the Neurontin. I feel like I'm back at square one and I'm faced with the choice of increasing my medication in order to be able to continue to work these ridiculous hours, or go back out on partial disability (working like 6 hours per day) and take a pay cut for the time not worked. I feel like I have been putting my job ahead of my health, and now I need to cut back my hours, increase my PT and other therapy, in the hopes of reducing my pain and getting off of all of this pain medication.
How have others dealt with this issue? Is it right to be expected to take all of this medication in order to be able to make it through the work day? Or, do I have a right to limit my activity in an effort to eliminate the pain?
I'm very conflicted about this whole situation because I want to work and I don't know if they will allow me to keep my position if I only work 6 hours per day.