Thanks for the replies.
OK, so first of all, I am turning 30 . I would have the proper diagnosis to prove my complaints if the health care here in Ottawa, Ontario Canada was better. I have been waiting for 8 months now to see a neurologist. This is a huge city. Before I realized what this was, coupled with undereducated, rude, dismissive doctors, I was tossed around to different specialists all of whom were not the right doctors. I figured out on my own ( online, and by simple elimination) that burning, numbness, etc was nerve related.
I did in fact try fentenyl already. It was inconsistent as hell. I was either couch bound from being so sedated, or I had no pain coverage at all.
I should point out that for the first year of this, I did not ask for or use any medication.
The lyrica did seem to help after 2 weeks for about 2 months, and then sort of just stopped helping. However, if I decrease my dose or miss a dose, I am worse off.
I don't really care that kids are abusing this drug. Its not my problem, and should not affect my care.
That's like banning the sale of alcohol because some people are alcoholics.
Anti depressants cause side effects, with drawl symptoms, and usually the body develops a tolerance and as a result, the dosage needs to be increased. People also overdose and essentially become addicted to the way it makes them feel.
If something is working, why change it?
Give me the oxyneo, which can't be abused, if I seem so suspicious.
What happened here is the doctors tightened their grip on this drug, so kids then went and started abusing fentenyl. See how that doesn't work? They are now overdosing and dying because of the potency in comparison to oxys.
I have better things to do than ruin my life making up a story about being in pain. Had exploratory surgery, quit a good job, lost a long term relationship, etc.
Anyway, I hope to hear more ideas. And please, no judgement.