I finally gave up and gave in yesterday and went to the doctor for my back. I got an injection (muscle) and it really relieved the nerve pain. It's been a long time since I've had to have one of those, but it sure helped.
Also learned my blood pressure is not as good as I thought. Really thought I had it under control... but it was high again. So "we're" taking the bp med morning and evening - and this is just one dose - when I started out, I halved it because I was so tired taking the whole pill at one time. Now hopefully this will help and I'll "adapt" as we do when we have to take medications. Or try another one... I hate changing meds.