Thanks to all for your helpful replies. My old and new doctor had a phone conversation this week. I met my new doctor today, and it couldn't have gone better. Really, I couldn't write a better script, so to speak. She told me that she's going to stick with my pain regime that's in place. She was warm, friendly and very understanding. She even said that if we need to tweak it, lower or raise the dose in time, then she will. I walked out of there, like I was walking on a cloud.