It can't hurt to try acupuncture. It does not help everyone, but can be very effective for pain management. Call around, though, because prices can vary a lot. Have you thought about seeing a doctor that specializes in pain management? I would definitely make an appt with a pain mgmt doctor is you have not. BTW- my husband had bilateral pleurodesis as he had several pneumothorax and had a lot of blebs on both sides. That was about 10 years ago and he is doing pretty well now, but stil has some pain, especially when he gets the hiccups. I'm sorry that you are in such pain and I hope you find some relief.
with breathing problems your doctor has probally ruled out using Duragesic pain patch ? right ?? If not it may be a alternative to all the pills.. I am weaning off it .. I just dont like the side effects of the patch.. Most pain meds carry the side effects I just want to see if I can live without them for a while before hip surgery,,