... leaves me in bed 20 hrs a day, sometimes more. I have chronic gout which has deformed my joints in my hands, feet. The gout is also in almost every other joint in my body, and has moved to my Achilles tendons. On top of this, I have pinched nerves from L2,3 and 4 caused by deteriorated disks, which is in my neck as well and I have Rheumatoid. I have been on Vicodin 10/325 every 6 hours for about 7 or 8 years and they no longer help as much. I discussed this with my doctor and he gave me Oxycodone 5mg, one every 8 hours which left me worse off. When I spoke to him he just put me back on the Vicodin 10/325's. I am 48 years old and have no life, it gets very depressing being in pain all the time and living in my bed. I'm not sure what to do, but what's the point of living like this? Are there any compassionate doctors in Colorado?