Hello teridactyl and welcome
Over the span of 7 years,I have been prescribed a plethora of different pain meds and doses.
The psychological aspect,not to mention the physical pain itself,was my downfall and yet my salvation at the same time.I was way too angry and running from myself;long story short,I am gaining control of my life in leaps and bounds,so to speak.
I hope and pray for your success.
A little pain(I have learned)can be a tolerable experience.
Good for you;wanting to do things different;change is good(positive change,that is).
NA(Narcotic's Anonymous) can also become a source of inspiration.Just something to consider.
With Respectful Intent