and it you don't. Been on Hydrocodone for 3 years now and been trying EVERY day to get off of it. I push out the pain 1 then 2 then 3 hours then it's so bad I take the Hydrocodone but the pain is to high and I have to take another 4 hours later and another 4 hours after that( I am playing catchup to the pain). If I don't push it out or only push it 2 hours I get tolerant to it in a few weeks and have to go cold turkey for three days to get it to work again. Is this "normal" for chronic pain? Seems like every day is like walking a tightrope. I have amitriptyline and it works well but it turns you into a zombie so you have to minimize taking it during working hours. Any feedback on this would be helpfull, seems like the pain is moving target that pops up when ever and where ever it wants.
DDD s1-l4 herinated, severe sciatic nerve leg pain 24/7