I’ve been living with CCI pain since 1995, and on opioids since 1998. I’ve had 4 spinal surgeries during those years, and they helped reduce the pain, but were never able to rid me of it.
OxyContin was a miracle drug for me, in that it allowed me to function at all. I’ve been stable on it (with breakthrough oxycodone pills when needed). In the past 20 years I never once came up short, and my pain management specialists have always trusted me.
I had resigned myself to being dependent on opiates for the rest of my life, but in the end that didn’t bother me. Every few years I would voluntarily reduce my dosage and I always re-learned just how much they were helping me live a somewhat normal life. I don’t abuse it, and there is no fear of me overdosing.
But now with War on Drugs v. 2.0, I’m being reduced in my dosage, even against my doctor’s will. (On a positive note, my pain specialist tells me that those in the pain management field are up in arms and think that the hysteria will die down in a year or so).
Anyway, I too am new to Kratom, and hope it will help with breakthrough pain. Reading this thread has helped me, so thanks all for sharing.
I’ll let you know how it goes.
PS: some might not know what I mean by CCI pain. It stands for Chronic, Constant, and Intractable.