Re: new here from tn and love lortabs
I could be completely wrong here, but the amount of pills that you are taking, doesn't even exceed the recommended daily dosage. (I know that part is right) But maybe you need to talk to your doctor and explain your fear of having to take more, because you aren't getting adequate relief. They do have long acting pain medications so that you can dose less often. Just a thought.
If you are just being honest with us and yourself and you already know that you will end up addicted and abusing these meds, I apologize for suggesting that you get something stronger. Your post wasn't very long or detailed so I am not sure if you feel dependent on these pills for pain relief, or just flat out addicted. It sounded to me, like you have a lot of pain, especially in your line of work.
Just my thoughts....