Is there a general consensus on this site about whether to use painkillers while grappling with TMS? I've used Tramadol, a mild-ish opioid, when in enough pain that I cannot sleep, or cannot easily interact with people without the distraction of pain. But I wonder - is this a crutch? Might it be retarding my recovery? Dr Sarno mentioned somewhere (maybe the video of his lectures) that he did prescribe painkillers to help those with significant discomfort.