... I, after four years of constant pain, decided to finally do something to improve my quality of life. I am 25 years old and while I don't know much about this as of yet, I'm devastated that being so young I'm facing something that, pain wise, I will likely never overcome. My doctor has started me on a 10mcg BuTrans patch along with six 325mg oxycodone a day. I absolutely do not need six and because I am terrified of my body forming an dependency on them, I do my best to suffer through the day without them and typically just take two before bed so I'm able to sleep. I'm wondering if anyone has had any luck with alternative measures of pain management - maybe acupuncture? I'm not excited about the idea of going through the rest of life on medications. Any information anyone has on how to cope with all of this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!