How many millions of doctors, companies, and researchers are out there, that I should waste my time worrying what 37 think?
Of course there are people out there who disagree with me and how I feel about these medicines. Everyone should be aware of that and do what they can do to protect themselves. But I am not going to worry needlessly about this group.
I do understand chronic "compression of the nucleus annulus". You explained this much better in this post.
Taking the opiate 8x a day comes to every three hours. These meds are designed to last 4-6 hours.
I suggest you read, "Managing Pain Before It Manages You" by Dr. Margaret Caudill, MD, PhD. She is trained in pain management and has lots of very good suggestions on how to learn to cope better with chronic pain. This book is a life changer.
I don't think you are posting in the wrong section of WebMD.
I also have FMS, I have not been pain free for about 15 years or so.
Stop wasting your time hating what it has done to you, you are in charge of your own life. Exercise as much as your doctor says is okay, apply for whatever SSDI you are eligible for, continue making the jewelry and please post where we can go so see it!!