You can try a drug called amitriptyline. Talk with your doctor about it.
Hi and welcome to the Migraines & Headaches Community.
The best thing you can do is talk to your doctor. And you are already half there in the fact that you are taking excellent notes. Take your notes with you and show the doctor and see if y'all can come up with a good game plan. Best wishes to ya.
To treat his severe and chronic pain, my husband has an intrathecal pump that automatically releases 29 mg of dilaudid daily. He uses short acting opana for break through pain.
Whereas you build a tolerance to oral, IM or IV dilaudi (and other narcotics) that requires increased doses of meds, once it was 'in balance', to where his pain level was a 4 to 5 , the dilaudid dose moving through his pump has never changed.
Every chronic pain patient ought to consider having a pump--it's changed his (and our) life! No more ER visits; no more arguments about so-called addiction; no more 'it's not real'; no more accusations of drug abusing; no more counting meds afraid that you won't have enough; no more organ damage (pumped meds go directly into spinal fluid)....
Docs don't let their pets suffer pain, yet it's okay for patients? Allow people to suffer when there is relief available is simply sadistic.
Consider testing yourself for heavy metals blood toxicity, it's a very common problem that often goes undiagnosed. I had similar daily troubles and was able to find my way out once I tested positive. Buy two test kits (approximately $10 ea) and use a timer to do them accurately. I buy mine from heavymetalstest.com.
ps: I am not related in any way to heavymetalstest.com