Hi Sean and welcome!
I'm sorry you're finding out another down side of taking pain medications. We get labeled and unfortunately doctors don't give us any benefit of the doubt when t comes to needing them.
Under the circumstanced I would ask for a referral to a pain specialist. But be careful about
who you take on too. Some are compassionate and not afraid to prescribe pain medications while others will cut you off cold turkey. Please interview the doctors you are considering using for CP control Remember...You are hiring them, not the other way around. If your philosophy doesn't match theirs then interview another. Be straight forward with them. You are NOT a drug seeker but since you've been on the medication so long your system has built up resistance. It takes more and more over time to do the same job of controlling pain. That's very normal and just how our bodies work. Don't be pushy but be
open and honest. And Yes, crohns causes pain!
People like you, me and the rest of the member with CP deserve the respect of honest and caring treatment. There are so many good types of pain control medication but many doctors are afraid of the stigma and legal hassles that they perceive may follow. In the mean time people suffer needlessly with intense pain for days, years or nearly a lifetime because ot this cruel treatment.
OK, stepping down from my soap-box
Please keep in touch and let us know how things progress...OK?
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