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My L3 - L5 are herniated but from what I've read and how my treating doctor treats me...I shouldn't be hurting. She acts like I'm a drug seeker which I'm not, the truth is I hate pain killers because they make my depression even worse but I am at my wits end with pain. It's so bad that my whole body gets inflamed and hurts. It's unbearable. I'm given 50 mg Nycenta and 3 Norco a day. That is literally nothing. I metabolize meds very quickly and am at my wits end with pain. I have an appt to go over my latest MRI but what does everyone else take for this? Am Does it hurt this bad for anyone else? I'm a single mother and I feel like I'm letting my son down because I'm always hurting to do anything. I've already gone through 3 weeks of PTO at work and have started FMLA. I feel alone. Helpless and desperate. Am I alone?