Please help Swim! Swim needs help deciding what pain meds talk to the doc about, for severe pain. appt was just moved and is in 28 hrs!! Here is the situation: I have been on opiates for 3+ years. I have had some major injuries, one after another. These injuries are usually followed up with a surgery or two. I have had 8 months since his last operation and is in severe lower back pain with leg/sciatic pain. I have been getting really under-prescribed pain meds since the last operation. I have finally convinced his doctor that he is really in pain (needed help from those around him to "verify" his daily pain and disability). I went to a pain specialists that verified his MRI's and physical pain. The specialist thought my pain was legit and wanted to start swim on meds, but swim'd PCP was already perscribing to swim. This brings swim to the question. What meds should I ask for pain relief? Current Meds: 10mg OC 2x ED 5/500 Vicodin PRN 6 hrss (swim taske 1 every 6 hours, actually 24 hours after each pill) This is no where near close enough to ease the pain. Swim can take a 40 OC every 4-6 hrs and feel good (pain wise, not abusing at all). I have an ungodly tolerance for ANY substance. This is a dose that will allow swim to function normally and act his age instead of someone 50 years oldat than swim. Luckily It does not affect swim that much (as in being "high") because I has severe pain. Swim doctor told him to try the current dose out to see how it does. I got the pain management doc to switch the hydro to oxycodone IR. The doc has mentioned: Morphine, Hydromorphone and fentanyl patches. Idealy, I would like to be able to get 30% more meds than needed so they can be taken at times of severe pain that always happen (and the doc never believe, one doc labeled swim a drug seeker b/c my flair-ups). Swim's pain is as real the death and taxes..I could continue on OC's but Swim can only ge the genetic ones as Swim don't know how to get others.. It would be nioce to be able to get something "abuseable" for those times once every month or so when I would really like to feel like I was alive and above near-death.. So, how does Swim approach my doc and tell him Swim's MAJORLy under prescribed w/o looking like a drug seeker? I could honestly break down and cry & cry in front of him as b/c this is so stressing and I feel like I have been a prisoner in swim's body for 3+ years.. Doctor knows my mental state and it is "firm"lol.. Swim just wants to be able to do a full days work so swim cand find a job, and be able to move the next day. Now swim can oly work 2-3 hours a day and then there is hell to pay afterwards. Any suggestions here are GREATLY appreciated! I am about to lose it and has thought about calling the game of life quits more times than swim can count b/c the pain is so unbearable. Also, I was on 200mg OC / day and stopped in 3 days. I have done this 3-4 times to go through withdrawl. Let swim say that withdrawl is a PUSSY compared to the pain that I live with every day. 200mg ED and only unse 5, 5mg percs to wein off in 3 days.