I am 58, I have had scoliosis all my life, in my early 20's I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. I have been fighting chronic pain for over 30 years. 18 years ago I was also diagnosed with severe osteoarthritis, bursitis in my hip, carpol tunnel syndrome in both arms and narcolepsy. 5 years ago degenerative joint disease, siatica down both legs, and bursitis in my other hip, both knees and one elbow, which is becoming more deformed all the time. I have 3 disc that are crushed. My bones crumble so surgery is out. Over the years I've tried everything available for a normal life. Specific exercises, herbal medicines, acupuncture, diet change and then I had to go to pain medications. Everything I take causes constipation, including my blood pressure medication. I take Oxycontin 40 twice a day which is for long term pain and does what it is supposed to. The problem is I have been on Lortab for 30 years and they do not help anymore for break-through pain. Are Percacets better than Lortab 10? What about the information on this website that said you shouldn't take a stool softener with Percacet, is that a real problem because I have to take something regularly?