Welcome to the CP forum, I am sorry you have to here but so glad you decided to hop over. I too have crohns so I know where you are coming from. I am in with a pain specialist and have been for quite some time. One thing I will caution you on is never ask a dr for a specific pain medication. It wil send a red flag up and make you look like a drug seeker. We have a hard enough time getting drs to believe us and give medication. I have a Medtronic Pain pump so my situation will be somewhat different. My former pain clinic dr when I went to him initially he did a physical exam and went over everything. He wanted to know what medication I was and if it was covering the pain, along with asking what I had been on previously for pain. Yoy should always make it clear to the dr if your medication is not working. He did change my medication because what I was on was not helping. Depending on the kind of pain you have many pain drs are do different kinds of injections and procedures to try and lessen the pain. You may want to make a pain journal of a sort for him to see so he can perhaps get an idea of your peak times when the pain is at its worst. Is you pain constant and where is the pain located? Is there anything in particular that makes the pain worse. I have been on just every medication there is and none of it ever interferred with my crohns. One thing I will tell you, is taking strong medication you must eat something before taking the meds otherwise you can end up sick at your stomach.
I hope you will hang out with us as this a great group of people. Please keep us posted on how you are doing. Susie