I hear you on the chronic pain. Plain & simple it's the hemp or the liver...the pain pills on the market will destroy the liver & the pharmceuticals have way too many side effects & addiction issues. I think in terms of what is the best I can do for myself & my answer is confront the pain itself so I've ben trying to do that. Meditation helps & I have found crystals to be helpful as well. There has ben a difference since I added MMS combo to my drinking water everyday. It has enabled me to begin working out again which is a big deal as I use to be a body builder & then just had to stop working out cold turkey. Gained about 20#'s so now I am beginning to deal with that.