I've been to a slew of doctors over the past 13 years. Things I've tried:
--botox injections (around my head)
--steroid facet joint (cervical) injections
--anti-depressants (e.g. Cymbalta)
--off-label meds (neurontin, topamax, elavil)
--trigger point injections
The ONLY thing that made me pain free for 2 weeks, a 3-day hospital stay where I received DHE IV followed by two weeks of steroids. The doctor retired and abandoned my case.
I was on Percocet for 4 years, when I realized it didn't help the pain, but made me "not care" and by the last year, I was physically dependent on it. I took the initiative to get off of it when I realized I was taking it to avoid withdrawal symptoms. I used Suboxone to end the cycle. I have been off of the Sub for a few months now.