I have intercostal neuralgia post thorocotomy and am on gabapentin 900mg tid and was on lortab 5/500mg q4hrs but pain clinic is concerned with amt of acetametaphen so has now prescribed MS Contin 15mg bid. I would like any info anyone has on this combination or on treatments for neuralgia. I am told I will most likely have this pain for life. Surgeon cut through a nerve bundle. Fun Fun Not. I am 51 yrs old and very petite 5ft 90lbs. Thank you.