By Crystal Lindell, Columnist This month marks four years since I first woke up with random pain in my right ribs Sometimes it feels shorter than that. Sometimes, it feels so much longer. I didn’t want to write this column. I didn’t want to acknowledge this anniversary. I’ve been doing so much better lately. The pain, which is likely intercostal neuralgia, is way more under control than it used to be, thanks in large part, I believe, to getting my Vitamin D levels into the normal range. But it lingers, it’s always there, like a black shadow and a heavy cinder block, pulling me back. And after taking myself from 60 mg of opioids a day down to 5 mg, I decided this month to go back up a bit because the pain…
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Spoiler: don't do it.
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