My name is Marcia, I live and suffer in Melbourne, Fla. I have been a chronic pain Human for about 8 yr. I have been fighting with scoliosis, which has progressed to severe. Due to the CDC guidelines, my pain has not been under control since the new law was passed. I was doing fair on Fentanyl 50 and dilaudid 4mg. 3-4xday . Then pow, they cut it all down to Fentanyl 25mg and Dilaudid 4mg. 2xday. I was desperate and on July I had a pain pump put in. That was a most traumatic surgery I have ever had. It looked like I was 6mo. pregnant, and the lump was on one side. At my age, it was not appreciated It was finally starting to help, then 3 days after put in, an infection happened. I think hospital acquired. Pseudomonas. Then they call, get to the hospital asap. IV antibiotics, then MD says, you have to have it out. Such more pain and suffering, and expense. Now, my pain MD, still won't increase my meds. Hopefully when I finally get into see him, he will change my meds. But,when I asked the PA, she told me, if I change to methadone, he will not rx the fentanyl or any other long acting med. 10mg. of methadone doesn't sound like enough to me. Years ago, I took methadone 40mg 2 or 3xday. This DNA testing sounds interesting, I appreciate that info. I'm going to ask him about this. And today, my home care nurse told me about genomic testing with CBD oil. To find out what certain kind of plant will suit my needs. I use OTC CBD oil now, around 250-350mg, and that helps to relax me a little. I appreciate all knowledge on chronic pain.