I do like it when Sandy comes along!
Wow that is a lot of pain meds. And you were right not to list the quantities. Eloise is a pharmacist and I always tell people to PM her if they have concerns over their meds. I am so out of date now I cant really advise on any of it.
But I would try what Sandy suggests, I suffer from that and I find stretching it out and turning, I am not good at explaining this as my body just seems to know what to do! But it is similar to what Sandy says.
If you can, you need to get some you time to practice relaxation and to take you away from your caring responsibilites. Time to just be you can be a good medicine in itself, as can meeting up with friends for lunch for a laugh.
Have you done a pain management course yet? If not have a look through the pain management threads. I am glad your GP is now using the correct term, there is hope there after all.
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