hello snowgoer68. Sory to hear about your situation. What type of opiates were you taking?. I'm taking Oxycontin and Percocet and don't have any side effects. Perhaps you can switch to a different type of narcotic pain medicine?.
As for spinal cord stimulator, never tried it but have heard from some people in this board that it helped them. For most of them anyway.
How were you injured like that if you don't mind me asking. I'm also injured badly in my neck for the rest of my life and suffer from severe chronic pain but it's controlled now.
I wish you a happy new year