I lived with severe pain for years. I bounced from one doctor to another. My Gastro doc flat told me that he didn't believe in pain pills. That if I was in serious pain that I should go to the ER and they would figure out the cause and proceed accordingly. One day I was in excrutiating pain and called his office. I explained to the answering maching the reason for my call and asked them to contact me as soon as possible. Twenty four hours later I still never received a return call. That was the end of that guy.
When I go to the hospital I bring my own pain pills. I do not believe in pain no matter how slight.
This may be the problem...your age. The doctor has to consider the "long term" effects of any medication that he/she gives you.
When one of my doctors cites the possible long term effects of pain pills to me I remind him of my advanced age. This is one of the perks of getting old.
I wish you well.