Hi Domanique, I'm sorry you are having so much pain. I know it can be scarey to ask the doctor for pain medication but you need to just be honest with him/her. I seriously doubt if you tell them that you have been taking the same percription of pain meds you have had for the past year that they will think you have a problem with drugs. Yes we all have to be careful about what we take. Having a chronic illness means long periods of time on meds. After awhile they don't work as well. Having said that You deserve to be as comfortable as possible. You didn't ask to get sick and if your doctor doesn't help you out with somthing for pain you should switch doctors. IMO. I am perscribed 120/ 5 mg. vicodin every month. Some people here take more pain meds than that and some take less. Everyone is different. Just go in beleiving you have a right to ask for help. That's why they make the stuff. I wish I could take flexoril. My lungs are bad and it makes them worse for some reason. if it wern't for that it works really well for my pain.
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