Professional Salesman, 8:30am--5:30pm, Mon--Fri.
Typical work day consists of corporate meetings, dozens of phone calls, emails, faxes, proposal preparation, contract review; but most of my day is driving to/from appointments and face-to-face sales meetings.
Percocet, Lortab, Flexeril, etc help with the majority of pain caused by injuries to my neck and lumbar. Problem is these meds sometimes make me slur, and make me feel slow and unmotivated to be the sociable over-achiever that I am.
Let us not forget the label on the pill bottle that cautions driving and I am on the streets driving at least about 6 hours daily. I realize taking pain pills during my workday is not good and can be harmful in many ways to many others besides myself!
Problem is I suffer from non-stop lumbar and neck pain. If I don't take the meds, I easily transform out of my suit and tie into a grizzly bear out of hibernation ready to growl at every creature in my path.
Guess this is what you call a "catch 22"...any suggestions?